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Monday, 01 August 2011 11:05

Fractal Design Core 3000 computer case tested - 2. External

Written by Sanjin Rados

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Review: Mid tower case with a bunch of space

The Core 3000 measures 445x200x490mm (HxWxL). Note that we measured together with the front and top bezels and feet.

The Fractal Design logo breaks the monotony of the simple but stylish front panel. The company used a thick mesh grill, which indeed reinforces the image of toughness and quality of the Core 3000. The front panel has two 5.25’’ slots for optical drives, with a 5.25’’ to 3.5’’ converter also included.

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There are four USB 2.0 connectors on the top panel but, as we said before, there are no USB 3.0 ones.

The Core 3000 comes stocked with three fans but the case will take as much as seven. The top and front panels hold 14cm fans (1000rpm) while the rear panel has a 12cm one (1200rpm).

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The front and bottom panels will take 12cm fan each, whereas the top and side panels can be equipped with 12cm or 14cm fans. Fractal Design strapped the Core 3000 with a fan controller that can handle three fans, which is a nice touch.

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You’ll find dust filters on the front and bottom panel below the PSU. The bottom filter can be taken out for cleaning with a tug from the back of the case.

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The Core 3000 stands on rubber feet that are stable and tall enough to allow the air to be drawn in from the bottom of the case.

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A look on the rear panel reveals an important thing – the Core 3000 is wider than classic mid-tower cases. The side panel isn’t very close to the I/O panel, which is good as it means extra room for cable management.

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