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8.8 out of 10

Fractal Design Core 3000

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Overall 4

mediocre product and lousy QC

Min J., Newegg
2 weeks ago
  • Summary: The holes to position the motherboard are misaligned, had to really bent the motherboard to fit the position. other reviewers also mentioned this problem, seems common to this case. Although the price was right, I still feel disappointed. My next purchase will be likely an Antec again. They replaced a broken front USB panel after 2.5 years of use when I emailed them without any questions asked (warranty was 3 years), and I received the parts within only a few days.
  • Pros: cheap.
  • Cons: feels flimsy. The only reason I bought this case is for the USB3.0 ports that my Antec 300 does not have. lousy QC. the top fan included is defective. It gives loud noise no matter how I adjust the position and tighten/loosen the screws. Have to buy a separate fan to replace it and all is well. I put the defective fan on hand and it feels unbalanced - my hand can feel the shake when turn it on. Bad QC.
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Overall 4

A flimsy case with lots of features

Mark G., Newegg
18 July 2013
  • Summary: I admit my bad review is partly due to the damage it received in shipping. But if this case were not so incredibly flimsy to start it probably wouldn't have been damaged so badly. I have built quite a few computers over the years and I've never run in to a case this weak. Even $30 bargain generics beat it.
  • Pros: The best part about the Core 3000 are the three large, quiet fans and excellent bottom PSU ventilation design. It runs cool and quiet. The washable dust filters are a nice touch. The top hard drive bay can be both removed and rotated and there's good cable management with the raiser to run cables behind.
  • Cons: Unfortunately the cons far outweigh the pros. This case is flimsy and made out of thin, easily bent sheet metal. In fact mine arrived with the entire hard drive bay bent. It had buckled inward through compression sometime during shipping so that the bays were paralellograms instead of retangles. Because the material is so thin and weak I was able to bend most of it back into place by hand. Unfortunately this left some metal crimping and angle. There were also thumb sc...
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Overall 4

User Review

19 October 2013
  • Excerpt: Плох этот корпус, или хорош, зависит от ваших ожиданий и от того, что у вас было до этого. Металл тоньше, чем у бюджетных Inwin-ов, ничего не дребезжит, но особого уважения тоже не вызывает. Качество изготовления ниже среднего, отверстия под матплату как-будто гвоздём пробиты, сзади рваный металл. Шпеньки советую закручивать не ключом, не плоскогубцами, а закрутив в них винтик. Не расчитывайте собрать корпус быстро, несколько часов придётся повозиться.
  • Pros: - три вентилятора в комплекте, с достаточно длинными проводами в оплётке; - наличие двух фильтров; - наличие USB 3.0 на передней панели (брал доработанную версию);
  • Cons: - отсеков под устройства 5,25" всего два, установить, к примеру, два привода и картридер нельзя, только один привод и картридер, или два привода; - отсеков под устройства 3,5" нет, картридер крепится в специальном лотке в отсеке 5,25", если он короткий по длине, то придётся ещё повозиться с его закреплением; - отверстия под шпеньки для материнской платы закрашены, винты крашенные, металл везде мягкий, после пары операций "откручивание-закручивание" срывается резьба; -...
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