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Fractal Design Core 3000 FD-CA-CORE-3000-USB3-BL Black Steel ATX Mid Tower Computer Case

  • Steel ATX Mid Tower
  • 2 x USB 3.0, 2 x USB 2.0 and Audio I/O ports Front Ports
  • Side Air duct
  • 2 (with one 5.25 > 3.5 inch converter included) External 5.25" Drive Bays
  • 6 compatible with SSDs Inte
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The Core 3000 USB 3.0 has plenty of cooling options with space to install up to 7 fans of various sizes. 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 six HDD trays. Each tray is fitted with anti-vibration silicon grommets and supports both 3.5" and 2.5" HDD/SSDs. The upper HDD cage is removable and rotatable, which supports graphic card up to 420mm in length.

  • newegg Simple front panel with USB 3.0 front I/O Simple yet elegant front panel with mesh and filter enables maximize airflow. Easy-access front I/O includes two USB 3.0 ports, two USB 2.0 ports and two audio ports.
  • newegg Exceptional Cooling Performance Featuring a total of 7 fan slots, the Core 3000 USB 3.0 comes with three Silent Series R2 fans: one 140mm in front, one 120mm in rear and one 140mm in top.
  • newegg Bottom-Placed PSU The bottom mounted PSU design enables better case stability and independent PSU cooling.
  • newegg Stylish and flexible HDD trays 6 HDD trays can support 3.5" and 2.5" HDD/SSDs. The anti-vibration silicon grommets reduce noise and vibration for stable, silent system running. The upper HDD cage is rotatable and removable easy installation.

Learn more about the Fractal Design FD-CA-CORE-3000-USB3-BL

Model

Brand
Fractal Design
Series
Core 3000
Model
FD-CA-CORE-3000-USB3-BL

Spec

Type
ATX Mid Tower
Color
Black
Case Material
Steel
With Power Supply
No
Motherboard Compatibility
Mini iTX, Micro ATX and ATX
With Side Panel Window
No

Expansion

External 5.25" Drive Bays
2 (with one 5.25 > 3.5 inch converter included)
External 3.5" Drive Bays
1 (when converted from one 5.25" drive bay)
Internal 3.5" Drive Bays
6 compatible with SSDs
Expansion Slots
7

Front Ports

Front Ports
2 x USB 3.0, 2 x USB 2.0 and Audio I/O ports

Cooling System

120mm Fans
1 x 120mm Rear Fan
140mm Fans
1 x 140mm Front Fan
1 x 140mm Top Fan
Side Air duct
Yes

Physical Spec

Weight
15.65 lbs.

Features

Features
Excellent Cooling Performance
The Core 3000 features three preinstalled fans including a 140mm front fan, 120mm rear fan and 140mm top fan. A washable mesh front panel maximizes airflow and the option for up to 7 fans ensure excellent ventilation and system cooling for all your needs.

FRONT PANEL USB 3.0 SUPPORT
Large file transfers are fast and convenient thanks to the two front panel USB 3.0 ports featuring an internal motherboard header. For even greater connectivity the front panel also houses two USB 2.0 ports as well as Audio Jacks.

SUPPORTS LONG GRAPHICS CARDS
The 90 Degrees rotatable HDD cage provides easy drive installation as well as enhanced flexibility and airflow depending on your system configuration. It supports long graphics cards up to 420mm due to the 90 Degrees rotatable and removable HDD cage.

PSU's run cool and clean thanks to removable filter
The removable and washable air filter below the PSU ensures not only a dust free interior but also a cooler, cleaner more efficient-running power supply.

Quick Info

Warranty

  • Limited Warranty period (parts): 1 year
  • Limited Warranty period (labor): 1 year


Customer Reviews of the Fractal Design FD-CA-CORE-3000-USB3-BL

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  • Anonymous
  • 3/10/2014 6:56:14 AM
  • Tech Level: High
  • Ownership: 1 day to 1 week
  • Verified Owner

5 out of 5 eggsGreat general computing case

Pros: Ingress fan filters.
Detachable front leaves the wiring intact in the case (i.e. doesn't leave front attached by the panel wires). This is a huge + for me.
Comes with fans, fans also have braided covers on the wires.
Panel wiring is pre-routed behind the motherboard.
Motherboard standoff positions are clearly indicated.
Powder coat inside and out looks and feels good.
White and black contrast looks sharp.
Base mounted PSU
External watercooling compatible
Dual 140mm fan/radiator possible on top
Has a 140mm in front, additional space is for a 120mm though.

Cons: On the one I got, the hard drive trays were placed in awkwardly, this meant the white trays got their paint rubbed off on the rougher black powder coat. Not worth taking an egg off for but was still a bit of a grumble

Other Thoughts: I will definitely buy these again. They are just that bit better than my previous go-to case of the Antec 300.

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  • Alex M.
  • 1/15/2014 9:20:08 AM
  • Tech Level: Average
  • Ownership: 1 month to 1 year
  • Verified Owner

4 out of 5 eggs

Pros: sturdy, clean lines, lots of airflow, stock fans are quite good, room for a 240/280 rad up top

Cons: front panel can be annoying to get off the first couple times, especially if you're like me and have sausage fingers. the removable hard drive mounts didn't line up with the tapped holes once removed, so the cage needed the thru holes enlarged

Other Thoughts: as mentioned in the cons, the removable hard drive bays didn't line back up once removed, but it was a simple fix with the drill. case cables are long, and management holes work well. the i/o ports are on the top so they are prone to dust buildup. not really a con for this particular case, but rather all cases designed as such. it is mostly tool-less but a couple thumbscrews are too tight to be removed by hand straight out of the box. again, hardly worth mentioning

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  • Ralph J.
  • 1/10/2014 9:15:07 AM
  • Tech Level: Low
  • Ownership: 1 month to 1 year
  • Verified Owner

5 out of 5 eggs

Pros: The right size for me, front usb2&3, plenty of fans, moderately quiet, plenty of room for a non-gaming home use computer build, the price was right.

Cons: delivered from Newegg in the original box with one of the two front USB2 ports not working

Other Thoughts: I used this case for just my second build so take that into account. When one of the front usb ports did not work I tried moving the connectors to another header on the motherboard. Didn't work. Sent an email to Fractal Design. Got an immediate response. Did exactly what the Tech said to no avail. Email back the Tech and he said they would have a replacement part in the mail asap. Got the part in a few days and installed. Everything works fine. That is what I call customer service.

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  • David M.
  • 1/9/2014 8:48:12 AM
  • Tech Level: Somewhat High
  • Ownership: 1 week to 1 month
  • Verified Owner

4 out of 5 eggscost effective for performance build

Pros: Low cost, perfect platform for a performance or gaming build.

Cons: Doors thin, easy to warp.

Other Thoughts: Easily worth the purchase.

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  • Kevin D.
  • 1/2/2014 8:57:54 PM
  • Tech Level: Somewhat High
  • Ownership: less than 1 day
  • Verified Owner

4 out of 5 eggsA sweet deal, not without its faults

Pros: Wonderful cable routing options, as toolless as possible, great looks, great cooling.

Cons: Some threading issues, especially with the standoffs and thumb screws.

Other Thoughts: For the money, this is a knockout. Ridiculous build quality and features. Where it falls short is in the fine details, like the hard to seat side covers and seemingly weak threading, leading to (admittedly hurried) cross-threading. Weld in some bolsters to the screw holes and this would be a $250 case for $120.

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  • Roberto C.
  • 12/31/2013 8:24:10 AM
  • Tech Level: Somewhat High
  • Ownership: more than 1 year
  • Verified Owner

5 out of 5 eggsBest Mid Tower

Pros: 1-Fan Controller: it comes with it and you can control the rotational speed of the fans.

2-3 Fan of good quality are included and noiseless yet powerful enough.

3-No windows nor annoying blue (or any other color) lights.

4-I/O on top, rather than on the side or front.

Overall I'm very pleased with this case, I browsed through several other cases, compare them side by side and the features this case has to offer are excellent for the price.
I didn't need or require a flashy case so this case is a perfect for those that don't need that, just a simple basic case with all the necessary features and accessories you'll ever need.

Cons: Fan controller, it died after 1 month of use.

Paid $99 for this thing.

Other Thoughts: I took the 140mm front fan and put it on top of the case, in the interior right next to the other 140mm, I don't see a point in having one in the front, as I think that a front case is only good for putting more dust in your case, heat rises so I rather use the fans as exhaust and nowadays no major component (except for video cards) create so much heat.

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  • Kevin T.
  • 12/20/2013 12:13:04 AM
  • Tech Level: High
  • Ownership: 1 week to 1 month
  • Verified Owner

5 out of 5 eggsLove This Case

Pros: Love this case. It's stylyin' in a discreet kind of way. Case feels well made and a value when I got it on sale. The case is relatively quiet and fits everything I need. I love the fact that the flont looks so clean. Love the USB and audio ports in front. Very convenient.

Cons: Wished it had a side window like many of the other higher end cases.

The front sucks in air and breathes it through the back. After a couple of weeks I had to clean out the front because it was showing a whie round circle in the shape of a casefan. This wasn't too hard to do, just sprayed some duster on it and it was back like new.

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  • Dodi H.
  • 12/17/2013 11:51:21 PM
  • Tech Level: Average
  • Ownership: 1 month to 1 year
  • Verified Owner

3 out of 5 eggsIt's ok, but not great

Pros: It is ok for what I paid for it. I got it for about $50. It looks ok, however it could be better. See cons for details.

Cons: The case is OK, however I recomend to spend the extra 20-50 dollars on a nicer case. Also, there is a lack of places to put the DVD/CD burners. There are only two places to them.

Other Thoughts: I am perfectly happy, but this build was my first, and the wire management in the case is not all that great.

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  • Duy D.
  • 12/7/2013 2:06:11 PM
  • Tech Level: Somewhat High
  • Ownership: 1 month to 1 year
  • Verified Owner

5 out of 5 eggsFractal Design Core 3000

Pros: Well designed. Sturdy and heavy (compare to thermaltake level 10 GTS)

Cons: none

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  • Daniel B.
  • 11/29/2013 1:50:21 PM
  • Tech Level: Average
  • Ownership: 1 month to 1 year
  • Verified Owner

3 out of 5 eggsNeeds some TLC

Pros: Roomy case
USB 3.0
Good Airflow
Plenty of room for fans
Liquid Cooling option
Cheap

Cons: Fans stopped working after 3 months.
Scratches easily
All metal, not light weight
HDD Rack is a pain

Other Thoughts: I liked this case for the price. Lots of space, and good airflow. I was not impressed with the fans, the fact that they died after 3 months really annoyed me.

This case is worth roughly 80 dollars to me. not much more.

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