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Fractal Design - Core 1100 MicroATX Mini Tower Case

( 3.9 Average / 11 Ratings )

Specifications

Manufacturer

Fractal Design

Model

Core 1100

Part #

FD-CA-CORE-1100-BL

Color

Black

Type

MicroATX Mini Tower

Includes Power Supply

No

External 5.25" Bays

2

Internal 3.5" Bays

2

Motherboard Compatibility

Micro ATX, Mini ITX

Front Panel USB 3.0 Ports

Yes

Maximum Video Card Length

170 mm / 6.693" With Drive Cages
350 mm / 13.78" Without Drive Cages

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Reviews

chcottrell 9 points 45 months ago
from completed build Alpha Dawn

All around great looking case. it is easy to work in. However, the hard drive mounting configuration is terrible. With a graphics card you can only fit one 3.5" HDD. 2.5" drives are recommended and even then it's rough. Other than that, good case

-PCMatt- 3 points 38 months ago
from completed build First Build on a Budget

Overall I was quite satisfied with this case: it has a clean, sleek look; it's low profile; and the build quality is solid. I do have a couple complaints however. First, this things has no room at all behind the back panel for cable management, which is a complete nightmare. Secondly, it was a pain to mount my micro atx mobo in here. The drive cages, which are not easy to remove, made it nearly impossible to mount this thing in properly. Nonetheless, I am quite satisfied still because of the low price of this case.

Pawacorn 4 points 30 months ago

Getting the 9.6'' by 9.6'' motherboard in was scary but I like the simple design of this case. I like the direct airflow to the motherboard without the drives getting in the way. Perfect for office work, no fancy distractions. No reset button though.

chulalongkorn 3 points 30 months ago
from completed build Brucey

This case has great aesthetics, however it has absolutely no cable management space behind the motherboard tray, and the drive mounting solution is exotic to say the least. These disadvantages are made up for by the brilliant price

frcguy 5 points 26 months ago
from completed build Grandma's Computer

Not bad to build in but kinda tiny

keniken416 3 points 24 months ago
from completed build 1st Build. Fractal Core 1100

In my opinion: Pros: 175mm width, which means very slim mini-ATX capable case; space for 3 2.5" SSD and 2 5"drives; Top PSU mount helps with ventilation I suppose; Comes with one simple 120mm intake fan.

Cons: no cable management. limited options for fans: 120mm front, 92mm rear and 120mm side. Cannot put side fan with the GPU card I'm using. limited options for CPU tower coolers: Cooler master T2 was a fit but better to use low-profile ones.

Over-all I am happy with this case.

daes0707 9 points 14 months ago
from completed build Out with the Old; In with the New

Boring, but it's what a micro case should be, small(ish).

Still think they could cut some of the space out and reduce the size further,

I really like it.

I used an adapter to convert one of the 5" drives down to a 2.5" drive so I didn't need to use the vertical storage mount. I used the remaining space to try and tidy up some for the cables.

I put a 92mm Be quiet! at the rear and a 120mm at the front. Both were PWM. I used an Aska Y-splitter from the single fan header on the mobo. So far so good.

TimoHalofan 7 points 13 months ago
from completed build Raeburn the basic tasks PC

Pretty decent case.

Pros: Looks good. Has a lot of included accessories (also zip ties included would love to see more low-end case manufacturers include those). Pretty easy to work with.

Cons: Bad cable management. Inside of the case was getting scratched really easy when I tried putting in the motherboard standoffs.

everybodyvscapcom 5 points 13 months ago
from completed build *creative name*

Nice, sleek, and minimal case. Only problem is that there's not much space for drives.

iridi 6 points 10 months ago
from completed build First Build

Wish it had 3 USB ports on the front instead of 2. Looks very unassuming. Tray/holder for drives is kind of a pain to use as it holds them sideways instead of laying them flat and has like a billion screws you need to use to keep it secure--would rate it 3 stars just for that but the price makes up for it.