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Fractal Design Core 1000 mATX Computer Case 2X3.5IN 3X2.5IN USB3.0 *No PSU*

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Part #: FD-CA-CORE-1000-USB3-BL

SKU: 81159
Shipping Weight: 10.4 lbs

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Experience: 8 Months

Decent case


Clean looking
Front mesh
IO on the right side
So the Fractal Design Core 1000 is a pretty good case in my opinion. It has its pros and cons. In my setup its to the right of a desk so it doesn't stand out and thats what I wanted. The one problem I have with it is that the front IO is on the right side. If this wasn't there then I would have really liked this case. The cutouts for the 3.5" drives are also very ugly. In my opinion I would only get this case for an htpc or a PC you want to hide away.

Experience: 20 Days

Excellent value Verified OwnerVerified Owner


-Can't beat the value when on sale ($35-40 range)
-Compact and lightweight
-Removable front panel with dust filter
-Solid metal construction
-Cut outs for 3.5 inch drive bays are unnecessary and look ugly/out of place
You cannot beat the value this case offers. The included intake fan in tandem with a 120mm exhaust PSU provides adequate airflow.

Experience: 8 Months

Decent on a budget.


Very basic design
A good cheaper case, but it looks quite utilitarian.

Experience: 1 Years

Great budget case


Great budget case, fits everything that you need in a small mATX
nothing much at this price point
Overall a great budget case for office pc

Experience: 2 Months

Very impressive at this price Verified OwnerVerified Owner


Solid thick metal construction
nice modern layout
very easy to clean
I think it's a steal at 40$
only 2 to 3 drives can be mounted (if you really needed more)
idk, it's only 40$ it shouldn't have cons
I was considering this case among other very low price cases and I really didn't expect something this good to be priced this low. the other options usually have a deadly flaw (bad layout, flimsy thin panels, or something) this amazingly had none of that and was the cheapest option.

Experience: 1 Years

Excellent Case; Don't let it Fool you Verified OwnerVerified Owner


-Dust filter on front
-No top vents to reduce dust
-Looks quality on outside
-Smallest I could get with my needs including cheap price
-vertically mounted HDDs result in the drives not getting in the way of working on the board. Also, easy install for both SSD and HDD due to bottom screws.
-Cheap case so not much cable management
-side vent has no dust filters so needs either a fan or to be taped over
-vertical mounting design results in support for only two HDDs/SSDs
This isn't the most fun to work inside due to being a cheap case but once it is done, it looks very nice and with some tape or a filter over the side panel on the inside, is extremely dust proof for the price.
It is the smallest case I could find that:
-has good dust filtration/proofness
-under $60
-looks professional and good quality on the outside
I just purchased this unit from NCIX but have been using another one in a build for about a year or two.

Overall, the unit becomes perfect for a professional or industrial environment due to the mentioned qualities.

This review was modfied by poster @ 08-11-16 05:42 PM

Experience: 2 Weeks

Little simple mATX case


All Black
Fan Filters
No cable management
Power LED light is really bright
Top Mounted
Does the job for a nice price

Experience: 1 Weeks

All the features I need


Limited functionality
Good product. Looks and feels very nice. It has everything I need and at a good price.

Experience: 3 Years


Sleek design, good accessories (toolless screws, rubber grommets, etc.), quiet fans, sufficiently wide enough to allow for taller heatsinks.
Limited options for internal drives without buying trays for the 5.25" slots, no cable management, no front USB 3.0, though an updated version of this case now includes this.
This was my first Fractal case, but not my last. I was very impressed with it overall, and am replacing it after three years due to my new motherboard being full ATX. Looking at making this into an HTPC as I don't want to give it up.

Minor quibbles include:
- the power supply should have been located on the bottom of the case
- they should have introduced USB 3.0 front ports sooner
- some cable management would've helped, particularly as it's a fairly small case

Experience: 1 Weeks


nice little case
not a lot of room for cable management with a dvd drive and multiple hdd if u have a non modular psu
nice quality for the price, i love small case

Product Videos [ Edit ]

Features [ Edit | History ]


The Fractal Design Core Series offers a unique combination of design, cooling performance and value.
The Core 1000 USB 3.0 brings forth many features usually only seen in more expensive and larger cases. It supports long graphics cards up to 350mm in length as a result of the innovative, vertical HDD mounting bracket. The front panel is easily removable and pre-fitted with fan filters to ensure a dust free interior.

The sleek black interior is contrasted with white expansion slots while all HDD mountings are fitted with anti-vibration silicone grommets for optimal silence.
Quick Specs:
Package Contents
  • Core 1000 USB 3.0
  • Accessory Box
  • User Manual
  • 1 x FDD Slot Converter (using converter in ODD slot).
Material Steel
Motherboard Supported Micro ATX Mini ITX DTX
Limited Warranty 2 Year
Weight (Approximate) 9.04 lb
Color Black
Form Factor Mini-tower
Height 14"
Width 6.9"
Depth 16.5"
Number of Fans Supported 3
Number of Fans Installed 1
Number of External 5.25" Bays 2
Number of Power Supplies Supported 1
Number of Power Supplies Installed No
Number of Internal 3.5" Bays 2
Number of Total Expansion Bays 4
Number of Total Expansion Slots 4
Total Number of USB Ports 2
Installed Fan Size 4.72"
Total Number of Audio In Ports 1
Total Number of Audio Out Ports 1

Specifications [ Edit | History ]

     Number of External 5.25" Bays: 2
     Number of Internal 3.5" Bays: 2
     Number of Total Expansion Bays: 4
General Information  
     Brand Name: Fractal Design
     Manufacturer: Fractal Design
     Manufacturer Part Number: FD-CA-CORE-1000-USB3-BL
     Manufacturer Website Address:
     Product Line: Core
     Product Model: FD-CA-CORE-1000-USB3-BL
     Product Name: Core 1000 USB 3.0
     Product Series: 1000
     Product Type: Computer Case
I/O Expansions  
     Number of Total Expansion Slots: 4
     Front Audio In: Yes
     Front Audio Out: Yes
     Front USB: Yes
     Total Number of Audio In Ports: 1
     Total Number of Audio Out Ports: 1
     Total Number of USB Ports: 2
     Package Contents:
  • Core 1000 USB 3.0
  • Accessory Box
  • User Manual
  • 1 x FDD Slot Converter (using converter in ODD slot).

Physical Characteristics  
     Color: Black
     Depth: 16.5" (420 mm)
     Form Factor: Mini-tower
     Height: 14" (355 mm)
     Material: Steel
     Weight (Approximate): 4.10 kg
     Width: 6.9" (175 mm)
Power Description  
     Number of Power Supplies Installed: No
     Number of Power Supplies Supported: 1
Technical Information  
     Fan Size Supported: 4.7" (120 mm)
3.6" (92 mm)
     Installed Fan Size: 4.7" (120 mm)
     Motherboard Supported: Micro ATX
Mini ITX
     Number of Fans Installed: 1
     Number of Fans Supported: 3
     Limited Warranty: 2 Year

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