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Fractal Design Core 1000

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Fractal Design Core 1000: How Little is Too Little

13 April 2012
  • Conclusion: Producing a good enclosure for the extreme budget sector of the market is, as far as I can tell, an incredibly difficult balancing act. There's a lot of balancing that honestly goes on with any enclosure south of $150, but the latitude you have with which to work just gets smaller and smaller, and when you eventually get down to the $40 price tag that the Fractal Design Core 1000 is sitting at, you start actually having to see if the case supports everything you...
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Overall 8

Fractal Design CORE 1000

8 September 2011
  • Summary: The Fractal Design CORE 1000 ventures into a territory where cases like the Elite series from Cooler Master or the Asgard chassis from Xigmatek reign supremely. When comparing the case to the Asgard line, the CORE 1000 has a few obvious shortcomings, which may turn away some system integrators. The biggest drawback is clearly the number of drive bays, as this is an area where both the Elite and Asgard cases manage to offer much more.
  • Pros: Great price, All black interior, White Fractal Design accents still there, Plenty of space for large PSUs, Possibility to install long graphics cards as long as the power connector leads out back, 5.25 inch to 3.5 inch adapter included, 3.5 inch hard drive rubber mounted, Thumb screws for external drives and expansion slots, One silent fan included, Well placed spot for side cooling, Adequate quality for the price range
  • Cons: Only two external drive bays, Only two or three internal drive bays, Limited CPU cooler clearance, Side mounted I/O, No hole under the mainboard tray, Most long graphics cards have side mounted power connectors - hard drives will get in the way, No real cable management possibilities
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Overall 6

Fractal Design Core 1000 review

6 March 2012
  • Summary: A great budget case for smaller motherboards, but room for further expansion is limited
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Expert Review

5 August 2011
  • Summary: Assurément, le Core 1000 n'est pas le boitier de l'année. Il est en retard dans sa conception, et souffre de très nombreux défauts. A 29.90 €, nous ne lui trouvons pas de réel intérêt, si ce n'est qu'il propose un physique assez sympa et une platine HDD intéressante. Dans ce cas, on pourrait lui adjoindre une configuration d'entrée de gamme, qui sera à même de remplir les entrailles dénués de fonctionnalités de ce dernier.
  • Pros: Design Sobre, Tarif, Platine intéressante
  • Cons: Chassis, Emplacement prises additionnelles, 120 mm Bruyant, Vibrations parasites, Finition du Mesh
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Overall 5

Fractal Design Core 1000

7 July 2011
  • Conclusion: wyposażono w dwie wnęki 5,25-calowe, szkielet i boki wykonano ze stalowej blachy, panel przedni z plastiku i stalowej siatki. Zaskakuje rozmieszczenie wnęk na twarde dyski - w pionie, a nie w poziomie, jak w większości obudów. Obudowa jest sztywniejsza od tanich modeli, jest też od nich dużo lepiej wykonana (grubsza blacha, wykończenia ostrych brzegów). Wewnątrz, podobnie jak na zewnątrz, pomalowano ją na czarno.
  • Pros: Niska cena, Mniejsze wymiary, Możliwość zamontowania trzech wentylatorów
  • Cons: Mieści tylko mniejsze płyty główne
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