Reviews and Problems with Fractal Design Core 1000
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Low end builds!
2 weeks ago
Summary: Great little case for the price point. However I decided to choose the Fractal Design Arc Mini R2 as I need more cable routing options as well and a motherboard cut out for my aftermarket cooler. Recommended for budget builds such as i3s, Pentiums and Celerons.
Summary: I am well pleased with this case. I had no problems in assembling a new computer in it - apart from (as someone else has mentioned) getting the blank out to fit the DVD unit. I've noticed that information on the size of computer cases can be quite wrong. This one is advertised as being 40 x 20 x 45 cm. I've just measured mine and it's 35.5 x 17.5 x 42 cm.
Summary: I used this case for my gaming pc build and I used a ASUS M5A78L-M/USB3 motherboard which is a micro ATX motherboard which barely fits in the case it scraped against the case when inserting the motherboard which wasn't my favourite experience. this case is good for fitting in high end GPU's I had plenty space for my XFX DD 7870 Tahiti LE which is quite a big card.
Summary: This is a great case for the money. Sturdy, relatively well built and it used thumb screws which makes it much easier to perform maintenance. However, both the Amazon page and the box in which the case comes in does not specify that the case does not take a Micro ATX power supply unit, it takes a full sized ATX power supply. This would have been fine apart from that Amazon refused to take back the PSU that I had bought in a bundle with this case.
Summary: Second Core 1000 l have owned, great for a low powered system, keeps it cool enough without too much noise. Full sized GPU will fit, running two SSD's and a 3.5" HDD. Cable management is pretty limited to say the least, however a modular PSU is highly recommended but not essential.
Summary: For the price this case is of very good quality. You may be able to save about ten pounds on a cheaper case but they will tend to flex when screwing devices in or have sharp edges that cut your hands. It has a very simple, trendy appearance. I must have put about ten of these in our office now.