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Removable/rotatable hard drive cage.
Multifunction hard drive trays.
Included fan speed controller.
Not bad looking.
Many cooling options.
Removable dust filters.
Three fans included.
Similar build quality to the Fractal Design Arc.
Most of the engineering of the more expensive Fractal cases still within the CORE 3000.
Rubber mounted hard drives.
Large CPU coolers will fit easily.
No USB 3.0 ports.
Only two optical drive bays.
A little small for a midtower.
No USB 3.0.
Tight space between mainboard tray and side panel.
Fans not the quietest.
US pricing more expensive than the EU one.
By InsideHW on August 12, 2013
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 March 17, 2013
Very well made, but it's cramped inside and there are no USB3 ports...60
By Bit-tech.net on January 21, 2013
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...84
By X-bit Labs on April 16, 2012
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 January 08, 2012
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....80
By Atomic MPC on December 07, 2011
We’d love it were it not for Bitfenix’s cheaper...77
By PC Authority on December 07, 2011
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...67
By ThinkComputers on November 27, 2011
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...80
By Hardware Secrets on November 04, 2011
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...-
By Vortez on October 05, 2011
Weve 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?...-