Reviews and Problems with Fractal Design Core 1000
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overrated, disappointing case
10 March 2013
Summary: My biggest beef with this case is that the hard disk apparently only fits into the 5.25" bays where one usually puts CD/DVD drives. It can only accommodate two total, and that means you get one and only one hard disk if you want to have DVD drive too. And thermal issues are likely to arise down the road. From the pictures, it looks like the hard disk can be put about midway high, similar to just about EVERY OTHER CASE on the market. But no.
Summary: The case is nice and small, and looks great from outside. However, inside, there are several flaws. 1. The pre-installed intake fan which the case comes with is extremely noisy at full load. 2. Installing a micro ATX motherboard required me to put force on the motherboard and push it in, due to the small space between the mounting area and the hard drive cage. 3.
Summary: I use lots of cases. I tried this one because it was half the price of the Coolermasters i normally favour I regret trying something so cheap because the quality of the fit and finish was just barely acceptable. Ease of use/installation internally was somewhat compromised too OK if you're on a mad budget but my advice would be to step up to the £30 area
Summary: It seems to have been generally well thought out and the supplied fan is quiet enough. The case is lightweight and one side panel tends to make a twanging sound when moving/lifting the case. It is acceptable but would benefit from being a bit more rigid. The case is neat and small. That does make for a very tight micro-ATX motherboard fit. Access to any connectors at the bottom can be awkward. A good idea to choose the components and cable connections before buying.
Summary: I went to a lot of trouble to get this case. and I still love most things about it. the drive mounting can be partially removed, making it a tardis like case, with tons of space, maybe the largest mAtx case i have seen. and the drives are mounted vertically, which is brilliant and unique. i dont know why other cases dont do it. It also looks the business, with the lovely grid front.
Conclusion: Kabinettet er helt greit for den som ønsker liten størrelse og lav pris. Det tar m-atx så knøttlite er det ikke. Mitt kom med to defekte festepunk i den ene sideplaten, men denne siden hadde en ekstra skrue midt på så det hang bra fast likevel. Virker som at kvalitetskontrollen er så som så. Snodig løsning for feste av hdd, men det fungerte.
Summary: + Behändigt format + Snygg design + Priset - HDD placeringen - Tunn plåt - Ingen plats för kablar - Medföljande fläkt - Hopsättningskvaliteten Ett mycket trevligt och snyggt format till lågt pris. Möjligtvis för lågt pris. Tyvärr katastrofalt dåligt ihopsatt och i princip varenda tumskruv rejält sneddragen med resulterande gängpaj - går inte att montera expansionskort ELLER hårddiskhållaren tack vare att det är saboterat av totalt odugliga montörer...