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Fractal Design Core 1000 Cases, Black (FD-CA-CORE-1000-BL)

3.8 out of 5 stars 19 customer reviews
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  • Optimized for performance in a compact, Micro ATX form factor with multiple cooling options
  • Innovative, easily removable HDD-tray which mounts the HDD's vertically with anti vibration silicone grommets
  • Supports graphic card lengths up to 210mm when using both HDD slots in the removable HDD tray
  • Supports graphic card lengths up to 350mm when using only the top HDD slot in the removable HDD tray
  • Supports CPU coolers with height of 135mm

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Product Description

The Core 1000 combines a stylish, minimalistic design with performance, multiple cooling options and signature Fractal Design black and white color scheme that are unique in a case of this size and price. This Micro ATX case features 3 fan slots. The innovative, vertical and removable HDD mounting bracket enables the Core 1000 to support long graphics cards up to 350mm. The case can support 2 x 3.5 " HDD trays or 3x2.5" SSDs for optimum storage flexibility. The Core 1000 is a great choice for the price conscious customer seeking maximum functionality and style in a compact case.

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Summary : Screen Size, Screen Resolution, Graphics Coprocessor, Graphics Card RAM
Number of USB 2.0 Ports 2
Brand Name Fractal Design
Item model number FD-CA-CORE-1000-BL
Item Weight 8 pounds
Product Dimensions 16.5 x 6.8 x 13.9 inches
Item Dimensions L x W x H 16.5 x 6.8 x 13.9 inches
Color Black
Audio-out Ports (#) 1

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ASIN B0074V2UXI
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3.8 out of 5 stars 19 customer reviews

3.8 out of 5 stars
Best Sellers Rank #1,480 in Computers & Accessories > Computer Components > Computer Cases
Shipping Weight 10.3 pounds
Domestic Shipping This item is also available for shipping to select countries outside the U.S.
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Date First Available May 1, 2012

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I made an APU build with this case and it makes for an awesome small form computer. Getting the motherboard in was a bit of a pain, but you'll know for sure your mobo is secure. Comes with it's own dust filter. Getting the front panel off for the first time is difficult too, but subsequent openings are easier. You can move the front panel fan to the side, I added a white LED fan to the front and it looks beautiful when powered on. Lots of space, good airflow, doesn't take up too much room. Might not be so good for multiple hard drives, but my build was only 1 SSD so it suited my needs perfectly. The top mounted PSU also allows you to put this computer on carpet.

I'm very satisfied with this case.
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This is the best cheap case I have had the pleasure to work with and I've worked with quite a few. The design of cheap cases has always been wanting. They typically didn't feature large enough fans, good looks, or smart engineering. This case is nicely designed and looks good.

The case is made of very light gauge metal so it is a little bit flimsy, but this is expected in an inexpensive case so I will not fault it for that. The front panel though is attractive and comes with a large 120mm fan and dust cover which is a nice touch in a cheap case.

The case is very small so don't expect to fit multiple harddrives and multiple GPUs in this thing, but it can fit a high end GPU and a mATX board and short tower cooler. Massive tower coolers will not quite fit but the cooling in the case is good enough for a high end GPU and an overclocked CPU so the only thing you can't have is a lot of drives.

The only thing I can fault the case for is the location of the power button and ports on the bottom right side of the case sticking out to the right. It would be better if this pointed forward but they designed this case to sit on your desk and I guess it makes sense in that position, though I never put my computer on my desk.
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I'm going to copy the review I did for the newer version of this case as the cases are exactly the same other than on the new one there is one USB 3 port and one USB 2 on the side of the front panel instead of two USB 2 as this case has. I see a few low star reviews on here that are not quite justified as they did not know how to build using the case, the HDs mount fine for example on the side panel, they do not have to installed in your 5 1/4 bays. Anyway, here is my copied review. I used about 12 of these, and 18 of the new version and they are the same case other than the USB port change.

First off, I do not show up as having purchased this case as the ones I purchased from Amazon are the older variant that is USB2 only. The new version has USB 3 and was not available on Amazon when I got mine, so they were purchased at that Egg store...

Anyway, I have used both versions of this case now, I built about 30 new machines for my office using this case and overall I'm very happy with this case. There are some minor issues and it is by no means perfect, but for the money I've never been so happy with a budget case. I used standard ATX motherboards, and standard CPU coolers for i5 processors. There is room for bigger CPU coolers and the like wither reason, and cooling has been great for our normal uses. Case is quiet, looks good in the office and has been easy to build when working on getting them done too.

I like the removable hard drive tray on the side, it is unusual but works very well. I used all SSD drives and they mounted just fine, the overall build went great with no issues for room in my basic builds.
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Positives:
Front fan is good quality. Quiet and moves a lot of air, and the white blades look good behind the front foam.
Paint is nice, doesn't look cheap.
Side mounted hard drives are easier to access than reaching inside a case.

Negatives:
Power supply screw locations were a little off, making power supply installation a headache. (Tried two PSUs to ensure it was this case that was off).
Front panel covers aren't cut very well
Power LED is equivalent to a thousand forces of a million suns

I'm not used to micro-atx cases, so it felt a little cramped to me. But glad I went with it now that it's sitting on my desk. Has a 3.5" drive bay adapter installed so you can mount a card reader or third hard drive. The single front fan is quiet and looks to be high quality. It looks expensive, and the power LED doubles as primary lighting for the room.
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Product was in great condition and shipped right on time with all the screws listed in the description. This is a sleet looking case that is easy to take apart and work with. This case is perfect for my gaming pc build. Again, a 5/5. Well done.
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This case is very nice, build went together perfectly smooth, powered it on and it is extremely quiet. Running a cx430 psu, looks great in it and is a great combo for how quiet the case fan is. The front grate does seem pretty flimsy but hey for the price, just be careful when handling it and you'll be fine, how often do you move your pc around anyways.

Highly recommend, my only regret is I only bought one since great cases are hide to find especially for a great price.
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