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Fractal Design Core 1000
8.9 out of 10

Fractal Design Core 1000

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Overall 6
6.0

Pretty nice looking budget case. Take it only if you love it, because it has been a pain.

Kyle B., Newegg
5 March 2015
  • Summary: I'd suggest taking the 5.25" bay dust filters and fixing them up to cover the side and rear fan openings. It looks like you might be able to rig it up so that you can mount a second 120mm fan in the front panel. I sure did list a lot of cons. And it really pulled my pork at times.
  • Pros: Very affordable. Looks great. Front USBs and jacks are convenient. Most of the screws are thumb screws. Comes with a front-mounted 120mm fan. Fan runs silent at low speeds, but a fan controller can make it hum if you need it to. Entire front panel has a dust filter.
  • Cons: Cable management? Nope. It was my mistake to get a non-modular power supply. Highly recommend you pick up a modular one for this case. I just stuff all the wires between the PSU and the front bay and stick them behind the odd side-mounted hard drive space. That probably messes up the front panel ...
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Overall 6
6.0

only if

rodney r., Newegg
24 February 2015
  • Summary: i fault newegg for the parts that where missing on this case, the user's manual subject a vertical Harddrive tray which mounts Hdd's on anti vibration silicone grommets PAGE 3 OF THE USER'S MANUAL, if newwegg would have said this is as is it would have been ok but that's not what was advertised,...
  • Pros: the core series 1000 is a nice budget case that's pretty solid
  • Cons: as for the case it self it's ok for my itx build
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Overall 6
6.0

Average

Charles T., Newegg
24 February 2015
  • Summary: I'm not trying to be down on this case, the styling is good, the build quality seems great, and it fulfills its purpose. I didn't give it 3 eggs because of any problems, but rather because it didn't wow me.
  • Pros: Sturdy, came in good condition despite less desirable stiff foam packaging. Not that heavy, but still sturdy feeling. It's a plain box to put components in for a super low price, that's about it.
  • Cons: This was used in a build for a new office PC. Drive mounts aren't that great, and could have been a lot better if there had just been an HDD cage to begin with, instead of the fancy little side mounting thing. If you have large hands like me, prepare to get them bruised up building in this thing....
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Overall 6
6.0

Not the best for a first build

Lachlan M., Newegg
19 January 2015
  • Summary: >Not the best case for a first time builder, but also not terrible. 7/10
  • Pros: >The case is cheap. Nothing like saving money. >It is very sturdy and I did not feel cheated on quality due to the proce
  • Cons: >This is what sparked me to write this review. The blue LED is bright, incredibly bright. I put translucent tape over it to tone it down. I can see it in the middle of the day from the top of the stairs in my house. >The screws for the PSU did not line up. Only used three of the four screws. >Cab...
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Overall 6
6.0

Good cheap case

Courtney H., Newegg
22 December 2014
  • Summary: All in all, great case! I'll probably get their new Core case if I do another build in one of these. I was kinda saddened by this case though. Maybe I just had a bad unit, but as far as build quality goes, I wasn't very impressed. Maybe it's because I have the Define R4 right next to me.
  • Pros: Very sturdy, budget case. The filter was easy to access, it was easy to build in. The USB 3.0 up top was nice and it was pretty easy to work with
  • Cons: I had a few things that annoyed me. If I was building for a client and not my friend, I would have returned this. I had a few things wrong with the case, one I believe is probably a design issue. 1: One of the pins holding the front panel on is near impossible to get off. I was worried of breakin...
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Overall 6
6.0

Plain Jane

Anonymous, Newegg
12 December 2014
  • Pros: Well laid out for this type of case.the Vertical drive mounts are nice.
  • Cons: very thin metal, there are reinforcement brackets in the corners but my case was twisted would not sit level. Slippery hard plastic feet amplified this problem. This is not a high end sound dampening fractal design case this is a budget case.
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Overall 6
6.0

Does the job but has some issues

Delia ., Newegg
3 December 2014
  • Summary: It held my parts and looked alright doing it, wish it was designed better. Uses thin sheet metal common for cases at this price.
  • Pros: Good looks Features did the job
  • Cons: Flimsy construction - The top will give in to light pressure and the side panels flex VERY tight motherboard installation - you will have to leave one of the standoffs off and actually bend a corner of the motherboard to make it fit (I used a Gigabyte 78lmt-usb3) The front fan is also not very quiet
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Overall 6
6.0

Cheap

Yashar F., Newegg
8 November 2014
  • Pros: Nice looking mesh. I got this for $29CAD + shipping. It is very good for $29 but nothing else. This thing is not even close to build quality of Core 3000 for define series.
  • Cons: Very cheep construction. Case stands are solid plastic. Case glides on your desk. It was somewhat pain to remove the front panel. I actually couldn't remove it completely. No hard drive trays.
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Overall 6
6.0

Fractal Core 1000

Roger S., Newegg
15 October 2014
  • Summary: For $20, you can't beat it. But I would look elsewhere if you're looking for a quality case.
  • Pros: Cheap. Easy to build. Looks Nice.
  • Cons: USB and speaker front headers are glitchy. USB cuts out. Headphone out is noisy.
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Overall 6
6.0

Meh

Joshua H., Newegg
13 August 2014
  • Summary: For $20 AR, it's hard to beat. Without a good rebate, I'd look elsewhere.
  • Pros: Cheap, especially after the rebate. Looks good. Front cooler is fairly quiet. Doesn't use the tool-free mounting system (are screws really that difficult?).
  • Cons: The motherboard area could be expanded by half an inch on the top and side by the drive trays. It was pretty difficult to sandwich in the motherboard and I/O shield. The sideways SSD/HDD mounting system is terrible for cable management. I purchased a semi-modular PSU, but had to use a second set ...
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