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Old February 5, 2011, 01:01 PM
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Default Fractal Design Launches Core 3000 Case!

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 ... [ Read full article ]
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Old February 5, 2011, 01:09 PM
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Pending on the price point I'd have this or the Xigamatek case are definite winners.
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Nice case, but according to the pic the 3.5 drive bay still seems very cheap. A little bit of a change for Fractal but still a nice looking little monster :)
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Nice an Antec 300 revision.
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Nice case, but according to the pic the 3.5 drive bay still seems very cheap. A little bit of a change for Fractal but still a nice looking little monster :)
Yeah, one thing I dislike on my R3...

Those 3.5" bays definitely don't lock in very well and when I connect the SATA/Power cables to the drives, it usually pops out.

Also on the front of the case, one of the doors over the front fans doesn't close. I had to mess around with the plastic lock thingy to make it stick, but now I can't open it by pressing it...

And then the side panels are rather heavy making it difficult to get them on.

Fractual has some interesting ideas and price points, but their quality seems to be a bit lacking.
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At least, fractal have what it need to make a great case. Just give them more time to sell mroe case and reduce building price and then maybe someone will finally be able to compete in the Lancool / lian-li / Silverstone market for low price :O
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Cheaper-looking than what I expected. If you're going to use mesh, make it removable and easier to clean.
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