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Fractal Design Core 3000 Full Tower Case - Black - No PSU

Simple yet elegant front panel, Up to 6 3.5" Drive Bays, Up to 2 5.25" Drive Bays, Supports Full ATX and below Motherboards, now with USB3.0
£58.99 inc vat

Order Code: FRA-CORE30

Manf.Code: FD-CA-CORE-3000-USB3

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The new Fractal Design Core Series offers a unique combination of design, features, cooling performance and value.


  • Simple yet elegant front panel with mesh and filter
  • Optimized for performance with multiple cooling options
  • A total of 7(!) fan slots (1x 120mm + 1x 140mm in front, 2x 120/140mm in top, 1x 120mm in bottom, 1x 120mm in rear, 1x 120/140mm in side panel)
  • Three fans included (1x 140mm in front, 1x 120mm in rear and 1x 140mm in top)
  • 6x white painted HDD trays, with silicone mounting
  • Upper HDD cage is removable and rotatable
  • Easily removable front panel with clip on fan slots


    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.

  • 1 front mounted Fractal Design 140mm fan @ 1000rpm included
  • 1 rear mounted Fractal Design 120mm fan @ 1200rpm included
  • 1 top mounted Fractal Design 140mm fan @ 1000rpm included
  • Additional 4 fan slots available for optional fans; one 120mm in front, one 120mm in bottom,one 120/140mm in top and one 120/140mm in side panel
  • Fan controller for 3 fans included

  • General

    Brand Fractal Design
    Model Core 3000
    Model Number FD-CA-CORE-3000-USB3
    Dimensions (WxHxD) 200x430x480mm with front and top bezel in place
    Material Steel
    Form Factor Full ATX Tower
    Bays & Expansion
    5.25" External 2 (3.5" converter included)
    3.5" External 0
    3.5" Internal 6 (SSD Compatible)
    Expansion Slots 7
    Max Graphics Card Size 270mm with HDD tray
    420mm without
    Max CPU Cooler Height 160mm
    Supported Motherboard Formats
    HPTX No
    XL-ATX No
    E-ATX No
    ATX Yes
    MicroATX Yes
    Mini ITX Yes
    Cooling Features
    Installed Fans 1 x 140mm front mounted
    1 x 120mm rear mounted
    1 x 140mm top mounted
    controller for 3 fans
    Cooling Possibilities 1 x 120mm front mounted optional
    1 x 120mm in bottom optional
    1 x 120/140mm in top optional
    1 x 120/140mm in side panel optional
    space for 160mm tall CPU Cooler
    USB 3.0 2
    USB 2.0 2
    Audio In/Out 1

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    Reviewed by

    , Gunness.


    Bought this case to as part of a new pc build, the case feels really sturdy and it comes with three really good fans. Would recommend to anyone looking for a fairly cheap good case.

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    Reviewed by

    , reading.


    just received this case and found it had a faulty headphone jack so be aware of this when you buy my other R3 case is fine

    Novatech Reply:

    Hi Tom, if you call 02392-322500 and get in touch with customer services I am sure they will be more than happy to help you out with this

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    Reviewed by

    , Winnersh.


    I was at your Reading store looking for a case for my next computer which I asked Novatech to build me a computer to my exact custom requirements. I told Nathan at your Reading store my spec for a case and Nathan directed to look at the Fractal 3000, I found it just what I was looking for. Well built had all the requirements that was looking for. The 3 fans are so quite that when I first turned my custom computer on I had to look to see the if they were working. All but the necessary cables (power cables and data cables) were hidden making for a very good air flow. 10/10 for the case and 10/10 for Nathan who pointed me to look at the case.

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    , Bournemouth.


    This case is fantastic!! Lots of room compared to my old HP case... Good airflow, very much recommended.

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    , UK.


    This case is top of it's class in this price range. I did a lot of research before opting for this one, and I'm very pleased I did. If you don't want pointless viewing windows and LEDs - just solid performance, then get this case. The 3 supplied fans have great airflow, and keep everything cool. I've got the fans hooked up to M/B headers but there is a supplied speed control knob which fits into a spare expansion slot if you want total control. Both the front air intake and PSU intake have filters to help keep the dust out. It only has two front bays for DVD drives, etc. but does come with a cut-out for neatly mounting floppy-sized devices e.g. card reader. Cable management is not brilliant, but most cables can be routed behind the M/B plate if long enough, and I didn't need to use any of the supplied ties. You get more than enough screws for mounting your devices/drives etc. and the drive bays have quick release slot-in/out mounts. You can also rotate/remove half of the drive mount bays for better cooling of your drive/system. There's also plenty of room inside for a big CPU cooler. I installed a Xigamatek Aegir with no problems. My only slight annoyance is the ease at which screws seem to cross thread, but all-in-all still a 5* purchase :)