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Fractal Design - Core 1000 USB 3.0 MicroATX Mid Tower Case

( 3.9 Average / 28 Ratings )

Specifications

Manufacturer

Fractal Design

Model

Core 1000 USB 3.0

Part #

FD-CA-CORE-1000-USB3-BL

Color

Black

Type

MicroATX Mid Tower

Includes Power Supply

No

External 5.25" Bays

2

Internal 3.5" Bays

2

Motherboard Compatibility

Micro ATX, Mini DTX, Mini ITX

Front Panel USB 3.0 Ports

Yes

Maximum Video Card Length

8.27" (210mm) With Drive Cages
13.78" (350mm) Without Drive Cages

Dimensions

16.50" x 6.85" x 13.94"

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Prices

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Newegg $39.99 +$5.99 s/h In stock $45.98

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Reviews

liammc 13 points 29 months ago

not the beast case but is way better the an some HP cases

Fennex 11 points 21 months ago
from completed build West

Love it. This was my first time using a FD case, and I will definitely buy from them again. Even for mATX, there are tons of cable management options. The build quality is great for $30, though I had one problem. The side panel bends very easily, and is hard to take off. Other than that, it was actually the best case I've worked in, and I have worked in a Air 540.

sc2020j 6 points 21 months ago
from completed build First PC Build: Shieva

It is a very hard case to work in, and no cable management room but it gets the job done.

Darrell9909 3 points 21 months ago
from completed build The Viperon

Cool looking case!!! kinda a tight fit with a MSI R9 380 4GB in there but it's fine, the Only thing i dont like about it is that the case can dent easier then other cases :( which already happened to me but its does not effect the performance of the computer just the look of the case so its ok-Ish

FaultyOdds 8 points 20 months ago
from completed build Amazing $215 pc Almost all new

Decent case. Side panel is kind of flimsy. Cable management could be better.

OccamAsylum 16 points 20 months ago
from completed build Surprise, It's an AMD!

Fun to work in. I definitely prefer this case over the last micro ATX case I worked in. For the price it's hard to complain, but there are a few things that would've been nice if they had been done differently.

The front fan is mounted via clips. While it's not a huge deal, I find it odd and would rather it be screw mounted. On that note, there are no fan screws included with the hardware. Luckily I had some extra lying around. There is no opening behind where the motherboard sits, so keep that in mind when installing the backplate to your CPU cooler. Do that before securing your motherboard in the case!

Cable management was surprisingly good in this case. There is a removable tray in the lower 5.25" bay that will open up cable routing options, provided that you are leaving the HDD/SSD mount in place. I found the mounting option to be strange, but it works and it's convenient for hiding the cables.

BryceCook 32 points 20 months ago

Wish there was cable management, but otherwise a gret case for $30 no shipping!

Tigels 4 points 9 months ago
from completed build Smaug- Budget PC Build

Okay case. I wouldnt really recommend it for gaming, as it doesn't have the best cooling options. Cheap and does its job, but has its flaws.

  • Not really any cable management options other than shoving everything into the optical drive bay.
  • Limited airflow options- only 1x120mm option for intake and only 92mm for exhaust. Side fan mount may be restricted by other components such as the GPU. I feel that Fractal design could have offered the option of another 120mm in the front for intake, as there seems to be enough room.
  • I would prefer a bottom mounted PSU.
fpolanco 5 points 7 months ago
from completed build Stepping Stone

Pros: For the money, this case is really nice. Front filtered fascia with large fan from factory. Painted black inside and out. Rubber feet. Thumbscrews.

Cons: Flimsy metal panels. Challenging to do proper cable management.

Pawacorn 9 points 7 months ago
from completed build Spare Parts Build

It's compact and looks great. There is a problem with the clips that hold the fan in the front. It just doesn't hold the fan perfectly and feels cheaply made as sort of an afterthought. The power LED is very bright! Otherwise, it's a good case.