Reviews and Problems with Fractal Design Core 1000
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Nice little case
Eugene J., Newegg
9 September 2015
Summary: Having built dozens of cases in all price ranges, I was pleasantly surprised by this gem. The build is of good quality and the steel sides are thicker than most at this price range. Make sure to pick quiet components as the mesh front lets every inside sound out.
Pros: Nice little case. about medium size for micro-ATX. Black finish inside and out is classy, as are the knurled-knobs just about everywhere. The mesh screen front looks upscale also. Pleasure to build. Beautiful to own.
Cons: Getting a full sized micro-ATX mobo in here is a VERY close fit, but can be done best in an empty case. The blue case light is a beacon coming out the side of the case, really now... The beautiful mesh front also lets all the inside sounds out, making this a study in purchasing quiet components. ...
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.
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: the rear fan is one of the most important fans in the case and should be thier i didn't buy from an open box
Pros: nice small itx and mini itx case, firm and steady the design is that it's small enough to put anywhere and not be an eye sore
Cons: i took one egg because it didn't have a rear fan in the case, but the spec's from the pamphlet says it should have one but since it was on sell and i had ordered some fans prior i'm not that upset.
Summary: This was originally going to get a much lower score because of the missing parts, but the customer support was really good and I got my replacements in less than a week. Still really bummed about the speaker though....
Pros: -High quality components -Whisper quiet fan -And grade A tech support
Cons: -The case didn't come with a few part. Namely the hard drive adapter. -The far right side standoff screws holes are way too close to the optical drive bay -Unlike the original this version of the case doesn't include a system speaker
Pros: price has big fan in the front. and it has some kind of air filter. with is nice everything fits perfect. running micro atx
Cons: make sure you count the motherboard jumpers. and put only the ones you need, either my motherboard has missing screw hole. or the box has an extra jumper hole. so be careful you don't wanna fry anything