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Fractal Design Core 3000 Black ATX Mid Tower Gaming Computer Case 2X5.25 6X3.5INT No PS Front USB

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Part #: FD-CA-CORE-3000-BL

SKU: 58342
Shipping Weight: 19.60 lbs

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The Core 3000 has plenty of cooling options, up to 7 fans of various sizes can be installed. The front panel is easily removable and pre-fitted with fan filters to ensure a dust free interior. The sleek black interior is matched and contrasted with white expansion slots and HDD trays. Similar to the Define Series, all the HDD trays are fitted with anti-vibration silicon grommets. The upper HDD cage is removable and rotatable, which enables support for even the longest graphic cards.

Quick Specs:
Material Steel Plastic
Motherboard Supported Micro ATX ATX Mini ITX
Weight (Approximate) 15.65 lb
Color Black
Form Factor Mid-tower
Height 16.9"
Width 7.9"
Depth 18.9"
Number of Fans Supported 7
Number of Fans Installed 3
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 6
Number of Total Expansion Bays 8
Number of Total Expansion Slots 7
Total Number of USB Ports 4
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: 6
     Number of Total Expansion Bays: 8
General Information  
     Brand Name: Fractal Design
     Manufacturer: Fractal Design
     Manufacturer Part Number: FD-CA-CORE-3000-BL
     Manufacturer Website Address:
     Product Line: Core
     Product Model: 3000
     Product Name: Core 3000 System Cabinet
     Product Type: Computer Case
I/O Expansions  
     Number of Total Expansion Slots: 7
     Front Audio In: Yes
     Front Audio Out: Yes
     Front USB: Yes
     Top Audio In: Yes
     Top Audio Out: Yes
     Top USB: Yes
     Total Number of Audio In Ports: 1
     Total Number of Audio Out Ports: 1
     Total Number of USB Ports: 4
Physical Characteristics  
     Color: Black
     Depth: 18.9" (480 mm)
     Form Factor: Mid-tower
     Height: 16.9" (430 mm)
     Material: Steel
     Weight (Approximate): 7.10 kg
     Width: 7.9" (200 mm)
Power Description  
     Number of Power Supplies Installed: No
     Number of Power Supplies Supported: 1
Technical Information  
     Motherboard Supported: Micro ATX
Mini ITX
     Number of Fans Installed: 3
     Number of Fans Supported: 7

Customer Reviews of Fractal Design FD-CA-CORE-3000-BL

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Experience: 6 Months


looks great
a lot of fan slots
cable management is difficult
PCI slots kind of hard to take out
screws kinda hard to install/take out
Overall this board looks great and for its price the cons are manageable. The cons of this case are not really serious issues.

Experience: 5 Days


Great look
Very low price point
Comes with 1x 120mm and 2x 140mm fans
I did mod this case extensively so it probably would not be appropriate to comment whether not everything is in its right place.
Case looks and feels awesome and for such a low price point, it certainly does not feel cheap!

Experience: 5 Days


Nice looking case, lot of supplied fans.
not that solid material. Feels a bit cheap
For 45$ it was a nice deal. It's not worth more than 50$ though. The haf 912 and zalman z9 just have as much features as this one for cheaper.

Experience: 6 Months


-Sleek, no nonsense design
-Fan controller
-7 fan slots
-Excellent airflow
-Poor cord management
-Motherboard stand off screws were a bit annoying to get in
-PCI slot screws are a pain to take out and screw back in
Even with the cons I'd say this is a 4 star for me, the pros more than outweigh the cons.. Excellent case for the price when on sale.

Experience: 3 Months


-Sleek Design
-Cable Management
-Dust filter included
-Could have used a bit more ''info'' in the package
I bought this for my GF's brother gaming rig
Good ventilation, even enought space for the mighty Noctua NH-D14
PSU Fan grill b Bottom (good thing)

Nothing to say, good case

Black inside

Experience: 2 Weeks


HDD brackets come with screw holes to fit SSDs, no need to buy 2.5 inch mounting adapters
Middle drive cage is removeable to provide better airflow
Comes with three silent, pre-installed fans with a nice fan controller, too
More than enough screws and zip ties included
No dust filters for the side and top locations for fan mounts
I'm a first time builder so the case was easy to use and had enough features to make installing my parts easy. I'm pretty sure there are better cases out there but for the price its a great budget case. I upgraded from a really old PC so I'm quite happy with how easy this case was to work with.

Experience: 8 Days


Smart design, useful features, case fans included with fan controller, simple yet stylish
-motherboard stand-off screws and pci slot screws were hard to screw in
I bought this case to house a computer I building for music recording and production. I had to use tools to get the motherboard screws installed as well as some of the screws for the PCI slots. That issue aside, my install was very clean and easy and was surprised I was able to fit in my EVGA GTX580, mind you I had to keep the middle hard drive tray in the sideways orientation, but I also had to take it out to fit the card in (or take it out). Overall I am very pleased with this case and would buy another one if I was on a tight budget, but I would 100% definitely give their higher priced cases a run.

Experience: 1 Weeks


- Comes with 3 fans + Fan controller
- Has all the features you need in a budget case.
- $$$, more expensive than the average budget mid-tower case ($25-50)
Great case with a simplistic design. Fans with filters and controller is a nice bonus. I would recommend this case, if it was on sale. I don't think this case is worth more than $60.

Experience: 60 Days


Well built and simple. It was very easy to add everything. It even includes a fan controller for 3 fans and silicone grommets for all drives etc. well done Fractal
I just wished that the instructions would be more detailed, which could help to find easy answers to questions like; what is the designated spot for this flash drive? I still don't know where so I insert ed it in one of the hard disk drives slots. Their website is also useless for this kind of support. There is also a strange design choice that was made, a strut that is part of the frame of the case runs behind the lower optical drive opening. I believe I will have to hack saw it out if I need to insert  a second drive. I was thinking of getting a blue ray and that would be its place.
Good simple case well put together and it includes many little extras and some minor draw backs but nothing major.

Experience: 45 Days


Looks good, comes with lots of parts
hard getting dvd/cd covers out, removable hd basket not usable in fan blow through position
As advertised, not bad quality and not the best. Would buy again for budget build.

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CFM of fans ? (SantaClauss- Feb 06, 12, 9 Replies)
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Comment: The Fractal Design Core 3000 provides a terrific cost/benefit ratio for users who are looking for a mid-tower case with nice features at an affordable price.
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Comment: The bottom line is Core 3000 is a beautifully designed case. It looks great with its two tone white and black elements and is one of the best value for money mid-towers on the market due to the cooling fans and other features. It comes highly recommended by
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