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Fractal Design Core 1000
8.9 out of 10

Fractal Design Core 1000

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Overall 8
8.0

Relatively small and weird, but good.

KATHLEEN P., Newegg
15 June 2015
  • 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.
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Overall 8
8.0

Decent Case for the $$$$$

Bruce P., Newegg
3 June 2015
  • Summary: Build Specs: AMD A8-7600 3.1GHz X4 CPU MSI A78M-E45 V2 Motherboard Team Elite Plus 8GB 1600MHz DDR3 RAM Crucial MX200 250GB SSD Lite-On DVD-Burner Rosewill Stallion Series 400 Watt PSU
  • Pros: Solid construction, 120mm fan mounted in the front, unique mounting for HDDs and SSDs, Internal USB 3.0, 3.5 inch adapter for Memory Card Readers, and plenty of room for most mATX builds.
  • Cons: Only issue I have with the case is that their should be mounting holes for a 120mm fan on the rear. Also, the PSU should've been bottom mounted, but it wasn't an issue for this build.
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Overall 8
8.0

Simple, streamlined design

Stephen C., Newegg
31 May 2015
  • 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...
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Overall 8
8.0

Great Case with Minor Issues

Josh W., Newegg
19 May 2015
  • 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....
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Overall 8
8.0

Great case for the money.

Annamarie E., Newegg
11 May 2015
  • 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.
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Overall 8
8.0

ALMOST

rodney r., Newegg
15 February 2015
  • 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.
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Overall 8
8.0

ok case

Anonymous, Newegg
3 February 2015
  • 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
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Overall 8
8.0

Fractal Design Core 1000 FD-CA-CORE-1000-USB3

Beverley L., Newegg
2 February 2015
  • Summary: Have opened a support ticket with Fractal design. Will wait and see.
  • Pros: Good Case. Included Fan and Filter. Liked the rubber HDD mounts. Case was part of a DIY combo.
  • Cons: Missing case speaker and 5.25" to 3.5" converter shield as pictured.
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Overall 8
8.0

Fractal Design Core 1000

Luis G., Newegg
2 January 2015
  • 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
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Overall 8
8.0

Decent case, missing some components

Dennis G., Newegg
27 December 2014
  • Summary: I have an email into Fractal, we'll see how they respond about the missing pieces.
  • Pros: Bought this on sale, $20-$25ish if I recall correctly and at that price you really can't go wrong. Fit and finish is good, perfect for a budget build. I've read a lot of reviews saying this case is "small", it's no smaller than any pre-built I've bought from a major manufacturer. Running a non mo...
  • Cons: Missing pictured case speaker, 5.25" to 3.5" front grill, and hard drive bay adapter. Cpu cooler height is limited, but honestly if you're overclocking you shouldn't be looking at this item anyways.
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