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Fractal Design Core 1000
8.9 out of 10

Fractal Design Core 1000

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Reviews and Problems with Fractal Design Core 1000

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Overall 4
4.0

Give and Take, Pros and Cons

Max C., Newegg
25 November 2015
  • 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...
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Overall 4
4.0

Mediocre at Best

Anonymous, Newegg
23 October 2015
  • Pros: Cheap
  • Cons: I realize that this is a cheap case, but I did not expect so many issues when building with this. First thing I noticed was that everythig felt flimsy and easily bendable. Second, when I tried to open left side panel, it would not come off right away. It took a great deal of effort to remove it. ...
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Overall 4
4.0

Unsatisfied

Lauren K., Newegg
29 November 2014
  • Summary: I don't particularly like the design, it's pretty simple, but for the price I don't think it's right to consider this a con. The front panel audio is also messed up on mine (sounds "underwater") when I tried using headphones, though that may be a problem with my installation and not with the case...
  • Pros: It holds all the parts I bought
  • Cons: At times it felt like the motherboard wasn't going to fit, and pressure was definitely applied to it while trying to get it in properly. This is because an optical drive holder in the case that goes too far back and gets in the way. The motherboard I used is an MSI A78M-E45. The LED lights are br...
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Overall 4
4.0

Nice case, weird issue.

blake h., Newegg
9 May 2014
  • Summary: I'm not sure if this issue is limited to the case I got, or if it is a design flaw in all the cases. This also seems a bit weird and random, but I double and triple verified, as well as having some of my techie friends check it out as well.
  • Pros: Sleek, minimalistic. Power buttons on the side keep the front looking sharp. Quality Materials
  • Cons: None other than the issue described below...
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Overall 4
4.0

No Full Size HDD

Jeffrey D., Newegg
19 January 2014
  • Summary: I had a 2TB conventional desktop hard drive. I had to resort to using zip-ties to mount it in this case. I would have used the tray for installing a card reader, as this PC didn't get one. However, the holes wouldn't line up right. Besides, I like the front fan to blow cooling air by the hard drive.
  • Pros: It looks clean and offers decent cooling capacity. A GTX 760 card went in without hassle for me. It's cheap, but it has what you'll need for a basic micro ATX PC, except...
  • Cons: ...you can only use notebook-style SSD or hard drives. If you want to use this then you aren't going to want a cost-effective, high-capacity 3.5" desktop drive.
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Overall 4
4.0

You get what you pay for....

KEVIN H., Newegg
24 October 2013
  • Summary: Do their customer service even exist? I submitted a support ticket and still no response in 3 days already.
  • Pros: Price is cheap as metal sheet, and especially bottom makes boom sound for free.
  • Cons: Bad front usb2.0 cable with single side 4pin instead of 8pin, so can't even work with Asus or Gigabyte motherboards.
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Overall 4
4.0

Soft Metal. Do Not Buy

Andrew C., Newegg
25 August 2013
  • Summary: This is my 2nd review after owning for 2 weeks. I have a standard size Asus M3A78-EM and it was very hard to install it. The top right corner would not fit. After finally fit the MB, it was hard to install the screw at the top right corner.
  • Pros: Cool looking black case. Cheap price.
  • Cons: Case materials are fragile and soft. Very little room to install motherboard.
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Overall 4
4.0

Cheap Case

Andrew C., Newegg
25 August 2013
  • Summary: The large drive cage is badly designed. It bends easily. The sheet metal is very soft and damages easily. Also, it is very hard to install a standard micro ATX motherboard. I had to bend the MB to get it in.... I'd avoid this case and find something better.
  • Pros: Cheap price. Look cool.
  • Cons: Cheap metal. Fragile. Design is flawed.
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Overall 4
4.0

Better low end than this

Bonnie L., Newegg
4 July 2013
  • Summary: Even with discounts, still not as good as normal cheap cases from other makers.
  • Pros: Looks good on paper
  • Cons: Poor design and implementation. All screws are painted, meaning this tool-less setup requires a screwdriver. Fit and finish is clearly low end, with many low end cases better. USB ports are on wrong side, since being a mATX you might stuff this in a small area, pushed toward the right to allow le...
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Overall 4
4.0

Poor QA

Peter Z., Newegg
8 March 2013
  • Pros: Inexpensive case that doesn't look cheap. Scores extra points for being (virtually) badgeless.
  • Cons: I have ordered 20+ of these now, and every shipment I receive comes in with problems. The order I received yesterday is indicative of my experience as a whole. Of the four systems I received: two were fine, one was missing the coverplate for the top 3.5" slot, and one was missing one of the padde...
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