Reviews and Problems with Fractal Design Core 1000
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Relatively small and weird, but good.
KATHLEEN P., Newegg
15 June 2015
Summary: - I had to google how to mount the hard drives. The vertical mountings are weird, and inconvenient at first. But, become useful later on down. - The slot for the 120mm side panel has a hard time letting out air if you have a big video card.
Pros: - Lots of headroom for being the size it is, fitting most air coolers that aren't high end or Gigantic. - You can fit virtually any graphics card inside if you forgo a possible hard drive mounting slot. - There are two SSD mounts, but come on really. You're ever - Has 2 5.25" drive bays with an i...
Cons: - Very few places to find legitimate cable managing spots. You have to jimmy rig a few places with black zip ties to discretely hide away every wire. - Can fit only 2 3.5" HDDs out of 3 with any kind of real graphics card.
Summary: This case would be perfect if it were about 1/2" wider and included a 120mm rear fan. Maybe put the PSU on the bottom and with the added width include some room for cable management.
Pros: Price on sale is a phenomenal value. Looks better in person than pictures show. Includes a 3.5" bay mount in 5.25" bay. Mounting of HDD/SSD is unique, but not unreasonably difficult to mount.
Cons: No included rear exhaust fan. Space for exhaust fan takes 92mm max instead of more common 120mm. No cable management space. Buttons/ports on right side of case (I don't mind side buttons, but in my application, the left side would have been much better).
Pros: The case is very simple in design, with no flashy logos or blaring lights. It's going into an accountant's office so that's a good thing :) It's also pretty well made, with tight construction and a durable finish. Pretty easy install of components.
Cons: Thumbscrews were more than thumb tight, and the side panel took more force than expected to remove. Not exactly clean cuts in the metal, so watch your fingers. Things you'd expect from the lowest end cases. That being said, it was tightly constructed so at least it's not loose or flimsy or missin...
Summary: Slapped a mini-ITX board in this case with an i3 - 4370. Sadly had to use the stock cooler because I didn't' have time to order a different one. Other than that, building in this case was an easy experience.
Pros: Very nice case and great quality for a sub $40 case. The layout is perfect and the chassis really light. All black paint inside and out looks super nice once the build is complete. Awesome air-flow...
Cons: Some issues: 1. Piece of paper stuck where the motherboard mounts that got painted over at the factory. However, the motherboard covers this. 2. Not wide enough for the ever popular Cooler Master Hyper 212. Only 3mm more width would just fit this amazing and favorite CPU cooler. 3. FINGER PRINTS....
Summary: I'm pretty sure Fractal could've made room for dual 120mm intakes in the front. Should fit. But oh well.
Pros: Great little ITX/M-ATX case. Decent to build in, unique drive mounting. Overall good experience. Would recommend. Build came out to be silent.
Cons: My only gripes were that the PSU was top-mounted, and that they should've made room for at least a 120mm fan in the rear. Also, I had to use my only extra fan screws to mount the front 120mm fan on the side because it didn't include any.
Summary: I've built several types of systems in this case and I love it. Of course I love my higher end cases but I really cannot think of one con about this inexpensive case.
Pros: Very versatile case. Nice and roomy. Nice sturdy chassis and not cheap / thin aluminum like most inexpensive cases. The front bottom half has an easy removable filter witch is a nice addon. This is going to be great for any M ATX or ITX build.
Summary: Has room to fit longer GPUs but you sacrifice HDD space to fit them. Has a really unconventional way of mounting the HDDs sideways on a pillar up against the case wall to fit those big cards in. I don't think you could fit 2 there if you have a large card.
Pros: Great Little case for my old gaming guild to go into for my Girlfriend. Easy to use and put together with tooless screws all over. Got it on a discount to for $30. Runs pretty quiet too!
Cons: Fingerprint magnet on the top and feels a bit flimsy at points but thats to be expected from this price point.