Reviews and Problems with Fractal Design Core 1000
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nicely painted piece of junk
Guy W., Newegg
12 August 2014
Summary: I won't take a chance on Fractal Design again.
Cons: --optical drive cage makes installing the motherboard nearly impossible --sharp wire edges on the optical drive bay covers --no instructions at all --never did find the adapter to mount a hard drive in one of the optical bays --overall, not worth the money. I should have spend a few more bucks and bought a case with some room to work, and better QC.
Cons: The worst thing about this case is it is almost impossible to fit a mATX motherboard in there. The only way i got my motherboard in was by ruining the i/o shield panel. There was literally no other way to get it in there. I was very afraid that I was going to break the whole board because it had to be bent and force in. That's my biggest complaint and for that reason alone, I would not recommend this case. An extra 1/8 inch or by making the drive bay removable would h...
Summary: I have put 15 different cases together, but this one is the worst in terms of mounting HDDs and SSDs!
Pros: cheap, looks good
Cons: there is no hard drive cage, so I am not sure how to mount the HDD and SSD "vertically." The screw openings on the bracket that is provided don't line up with the openings on the side of the SSD/HDD.
Summary: For some reason, my case's build quality was not really up to scratch, one of the motherboard stand off holds wont fit inside, the other ones fit fine, only one doesn't fit. Leaving my Motherboard unstable. Also the edges of this case don't fit well, leaving it to stick out slightly. Also the USB, headphone and microphone sockets on the front right hand side of the case are also poor. They move around quite a bit when I plug in my headphone jack.