Reviews and Problems with Fractal Design Core 1000
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Nice little touches...
Mr. D. C. Spagnol, Amazon
19 March 2014
Summary: This case has a few nice little touches, the removable vertical mount for drives means that you can have 2 hard drives if one or both is 3.5in, and 3 if they are all 2.5in. No adaptors are required. There are two front-accessible bays, the lower of them has a 5.25>3.5" adaptor which can be removed. There is a spare blanking plate with a cut out for a floppy disk or 3.5" multi-card adaptor.
Summary: Great little case for the price point. However I decided to choose the Fractal Design Arc Mini R2 as I need more cable routing options as well and a motherboard cut out for my aftermarket cooler. Recommended for budget builds such as i3s, Pentiums and Celerons.
Summary: I used this case for my gaming pc build and I used a ASUS M5A78L-M/USB3 motherboard which is a micro ATX motherboard which barely fits in the case it scraped against the case when inserting the motherboard which wasn't my favourite experience. this case is good for fitting in high end GPU's I had plenty space for my XFX DD 7870 Tahiti LE which is quite a big card.
Summary: It was fiddly installing my MBoard and Hard disks and replacing CPU Air cooler due to me having large hands. No manual came with the 30 screws and bits to show how to mount the Disks. Otherwise, it is fine Case is much lighter than my previous case. Can accommodate my gtx670 as well without issue but you may have issues if the PCIxpress power plugs are located at the end of a long card.
Summary: I love his case the fan at the front is very good however within 2 weeks of using my pc dust had build up on the foam where the fan is and I had to take it out and give it "a good bashing" apart from that great case
Summary: The Fractal Design Core 1000 case is perfect for both first time system builders and those that desires a small, compact system. It has a very sleek design, fully painted inside and out (which is rare for cases of this price), full front mesh cover with filter including detachable mesh parts on the front for DVD/RW drives.
Summary: This is a very attractive case. Only downside I would say would be the lack of cable management; so I would recommend going with a modular power supply. The pre-installed fan is semi noisy so I would also recommend getting a quieter after market 120mm. Apart from that, great value for money.
Summary: a good quality build - robust and timeless design. it's just too bad more of the cases on the market aren't as good, as i did think the price was a tad too high nonetheless it'll last me years so an investment, i figured, worth making
Summary: I wanted a micro ATX case to house a budget gaming computer in the living area. This one looks good from the outside, all black and no fussy detailing. I would describe the look as minimalist. Putting the components in was trouble free. There are mounts for two hard disk drives, but if you have a long graphics card (I use an HD6870), only the upper one can be used. The HDDs are mounted to take up minimal space, on rubber grommets that reduce vibration. Very nice.