Reviews and Problems with Fractal Design Core 1000
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Good Little Case with some Exceptions
3 weeks ago
Summary: Bought this as part of a DIY bundle. The case overall is good, you might not be able to tell that from the pros/cons section but it is just hard to come up with interesting pros. It seems to be solidly built and has a decent amount of space in it.
Pros: - Clean looking and minimalistic - Entire front has built in dust filter - Top mounted PSU (this allows you to sit this computer on the floor because no bottom intake fan)
Cons: - Only 1 case fan - Vertical mounted drives - No cable management, none (I had to improvise) - Useless manual - Power Switch light is REALLY bright
Summary: This is one of my first choices for a computer build, I have built in this case 3 times and have been happy with it. I would not recommend spending much more than $30, because it is a cheap case.
Pros: Overall this is a good case, it is decently built, the inside is painted, uses 120mm fans in front and and one on the side. This is a good case to use when you build a computer for someone who does not want a "gaming" computer. It blends in well when you use it in an office environment.
Cons: The steel used in the case is a little thinner than I would like, I wish the case came with a USB 2.0 to 3.0 adapter so older motherboards can use both front USB ports. Be careful when using larger Micro-ATX motherboards as one time I had to cut and bend part of the 5-1/4 drive bay so I could ins...
Summary: If you're going for a simple build, this case is pretty well made. With the placement of the "front" panel ports, I couldn't recommend it to anyone who was going to do any sort of serious computing, it just doesn't work.
Pros: - Roomy. Could easily fit a 980 TI in there. - Solid construction - Good options - Comes with loads of screws and mobo mounts, just in case. - No glaring LEDs, doesn't look like an alien landed near your desk.
Cons: - Power, USB, "front panel" ports all on bottom right of case. This is pretty terrible placement.The only way I can see these being usable is if you have the tower on your desk. - ZERO options for cable management within the case. This was a shocker for me, as a 9-year old Dell case had loop hole...
Summary: Four eggs mostly because of the faulty LEDs on the panel and the missing screws. I checked the box upon receipt and there was no tampering. So i'm not sure why I got bilked out of the screws. Otherwise I would recommend this case for anyone looking for a solid descent looking case.
Pros: The case is well-built, solid and perfectly suited for my needs. Leaving out the second internal drive tray leaves plenty of room for a video card. I really like the mesh
Cons: The LED light on the power button stopped working a month after purchase. The hard disk LED is excessively bright (I've seen some bright LEDs on computer cases in my time. This one has to be the brightest I've seen by far!) Did not include any screws.
Summary: This is the second one I bought from Newegg and love this model. The people who complain about the hard drive mounting system because they can't mount a whole stack of drives should get a bigger case.
Pros: Design allows big video cards Attractive and sturdy Good air flow Has with plenty of fasteners needed for mounting mobo and internal parts Unique hard drive mount makes it very easy to mount drives and has vibration grommets
Cons: Upper cage is long and goes farther back than needed. This is the only tight area to work with when you are installing mobo and hooking up other parts. This is common for alot of matx cases. The manufacturers could make those cages shorter in depth. That extra inch beyond the rear drive mounting ...
Pros: Air flow, style and overall look, simplicity on the outside and inside, great cable management, and cost. There's a lot of great things about this case, which normally aren't features for low-cost cases. This is a true microATX tower, so it will be smaller than a normal mid-sized tower, and you n...
Cons: OK the hard drive mounting system is so atrocious that it took off two full eggs for me, as well as took me a lot longer to install than normal. I didn't fully read the specifications, I sort of just looked at the case, saw where you'd have space for 3/4/5 HDDs towards the front, and assumed that...