Fractal Design Core 3000

  • Fractal Design Core 3000
80
Based on 20 scores, 46 reviews available
  • Excellent:
    6
  • Good:
    10
  • Average:
    3
  • Bad:
    1

Pros:

  • Removable/rotatable hard drive cage.
  • Multifunction hard drive trays.
  • Cable management.

Cons:

  • No USB 3.0 ports.
  • Cramped.

Expert reviews and ratings

By InsideHW on

Fractal Design never bothered to make the design of their products stand out when compared to the competition and in that way attract the customers who appreciate the visual segment, but they rather emphasize top quality and classic design that will...

By Expert Reviews on 60

Very well made, but it's cramped inside and there are no USB3 ports...

By micromart.co.uk on 80

Fractal Design's Core 3000 may not be the newest kid on the block, but I was still keen to see how it would fare against the numerous other newer budget cases that so competitively make up the market, especially given Fractal's previous impressive...

By Bit-tech.net on 84

You might expect to have to sacrifice some cooling potential when purchasing a Fractal chassis, but that's not the case with the Core 3000. Its CPU cooling is of particular note, and its front intake fan means its no slacker when it comes to removing...

By X-bit Labs on

The abundance of functionally identical elements with different design (disk guides, fasteners, fan filters, chassis feet, etc.) make us suspect that Fractal Design is still trying different solutions in practice in search of the best one. The...

By TechRadar on 80

We checked out Fractal Design's Define Mini a couple of months back, and now we have another of its minimalist designs sitting on the test bench. The Core 3000 is the first in a new range of budget cases from the award-winning Swedish manufacturer. This...

By Atomic MPC on 77

We’d love it were it not for Bitfenix’s cheaper...

By PC Authority on 67

There's a lot of competition throughout the case market, but arguably it's most fierce at the lower to mid-range of end of the market. It seems that the cheaper you want your case to be, the harder it is to differentiate your product, which makes sense...

By ThinkComputers on 80

The Fractal Design Core 3000 offers a simplistic design and a complimenting installation process. The case on the outside isn’t anything to wow about, which could be good or bad, depending on the person. Overall it’s a pretty rugged case with a...

By The Tech Report on

Despite the unfortunate initial state of our Core 3000, its cooling prowess and ability to house high-end components in a modestly sized space have left a positive impression. From a cooling perspective, this case is a rock star. It comes with three...

By Hardware Secrets on

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.Strong PointsThe 5.25” bay covers are meshed with air filtersAir filter for the power supply...

By Vortez on

We’ve been getting through quite a few of the lower end – budget specific cases lately and the Core 3000 is yet another to join the group. Lower cost can sometimes mean cut-backs to quality, features and design is this so with Core 3000? Definitely...

By eTeknix on

Fractal Design are a Swedish brand who specialise in the engineering and designing of cases. Their concept is “to provide products with an extraordinary design level, without compromising the important factors of quality, functionality and pricing. “....

By Missing Remote on

So far, we have reviewed three chassis from Fractal Design, the Define R3 ATX, the Define Mini Micro-ATX and the Array R2 Mini-ITX, and have been impressed by their build quality and aesthetics. Today we are reviewing a chassis in their Core line...

By Maximum PC on 80

Much like another Fractal Design case we reviewed recently, the Arc Midi, the Fractal Design Core 3000 is a simple and effective case, made all the more enticing by its affordability and ease of use. It’s always with a little apprehension that we...

By Fudzilla on

Fractal Design Core 3000 is a recently announced case that boasts many nice features, although surprisingly enough, it doesn't come with USB 3.0. On the other hand, the price of €56 is appealing, especially after considering that the Core 3000 is one...

By techPowerUp! on 92

At first I was worried about the fact that the much cheaper price tag also meant sacrificing a lot of the features we have come to love from Fractal Design cases. Let me assure you, they are still all there. You will still get three fans within the...

By Guru of 3D on

Fractal Design recently released a new chassis, aimed at the people who like a small desktop PC and well, don't want to spend too much money on a chassis. As such Fractal Design released the Core 3000, an all black, quite stylish mid-tower chassis....

By HEXUS.net on 70

The fact that we expected great things from the Core 3000 is testament to Fractal Design's growing reputation as a chassis manufacturer. The Swedish company has established itself as key player in an increasingly crowded marketplace, and we can see...

By VR-Zone on 85

Quality (30% of the total score) The quality of the Core 3000 is acceptable, which is more than we would say for most similarly priced cases. Fractal Design did a great job making the Core 3000 sturdy and versatile, which certainly is positive even...