TechFractal Design Launch New Core 1000 Micro ATX Case

Fractal Design Launch New Core 1000 Micro ATX Case


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Our friends at Fractal Design have been in touch to let us know that they have just launched a new Core 1000 Micro ATX Case.


We met up with Fractal Design at CES 2011, can you read all about it here.

Now it’s time for them to launch another new case, and as usual, it looks fantastic!


The Core 1000 brings many features usually only seen in more expensive and larger cases. It supports long graphics cards up to 350mm due to the innovative, vertical and removable HDD mounting bracket. The front panel’s 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. Similar to the Define Series, all the HDD trays are fitted with anti-vibration silicon grommets for optimal silence.

Key features
•   Simple yet elegant front panel with mesh and filter
•   Optimized for performance in small, Micro ATX form factor with multiple cooling options
•   A total of 3 fan slots (1x 120mm in front, 1x 92mm in rear, 1x 120mm in side panel)
•   One fan included (1x 120mm in top)
•   Innovative, easily removable HDD-tray which mounts the HDD’s vertically with anti vibration
silicone grommets
•   Support graphic cards with lengths up to 350mm
•   Support 3x 2,5″ SSD
•   Easily removable front panel with clip on fan slots

•   2x 3,5 inch HDD trays or 3x 2,5″ SSD-You can mount 1x 3,5″ HDD tray and 1x 2,5″ SDD at the same time
•   2x 5,25 inch bays, with 1x 5,25>3,5 inch converter included
•   2x USB 2.0 and Audio I/O – mounted on side of front panel
•   No PSU included
•   M/B compatibility: Mini ITX and Micro ATX
•   4 expansion slots with sleek white painted brackets
•   Supports graphic card lengths up to 210mm when removable HDD-Bay is in place
•   Supports graphic card lengths up to 350mm without removable HDD-Bay
•   Supports CPU coolers with height of 135mm
•   Case size (WxHxD): 175x355x420mm with front and top bezel in place
•   Net weight: 4,1kg

You can learn more from the Fractal Design website

We have a few reviews coming up very soon of the Fractal cases, so watch this space!

Andrew Edney
Andrew Edney
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