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Core 2300

The Core 2300 is the compact ATX Mid Tower of the x3 Series that combines a clean, modern exterior design with great cooling and component compatibility. It comes with two pre-installed fans, and great radiator support for its size The case is equipped with two pre-installed 120mm fans and can support both 280mm and 240mm water cooling radiators. An innovative vertical hard drive bracket can fit a total of six drives - three 3.5" drives and three 2.5" drives. An additional 2.5" SSD mounting is available behind the power supply position. A beautiful build is easy to achieve with the black/white contrasted interior and well-designed cable routing capabilities


Key features

  • A compact full-ATX case with bottom-mounted PSU, designed for exceptional airflow and cooling
  • Brushed aluminum-look front panel with a sleek, three-dimensional textured finish
  • Superior water cooling support for its size, supporting one 240/280mm radiator in the front and a 240mm radiator in the top
  • Featuring a 120mm rear exhaust fan for great cooling
  • Total 7 fan slots with two 120mm fans included
  • Extruded motherboard plate allowing space for additional cable routing; 18.5mm around the motherboard and 13.5mm directly behind it
  • Supports tall CPU cooler towers, up to 162mm in height
  • Multiple easy-to-clean dust filters designed into the case to help maintain a dust free interior
  • Innovative vertical HDD bracket, which simultaneously holds three 3.5" drives and three 2.5" drives
  • One additional SSD position behind the PSU area with easy installation and access


  • Mini ITX, Micro ATX ATX motherboard compatibility
  • 2 - 5.25" bays (maximum 185mm in length) 
  • 3 - 3.5" HDD positions 
  • 4 - 2.5" dedicated SSD unit position
  • 7 expansion slots
  • Graphics cards up to 380mm in length may be instaled. One or more 3.5" hard drives may interfere with side-mounted power connectors on graphics cards longer than 200 mm
  • Support cooling system: 7 Fan positions (2 fans included)
  • Filtered fan slots in front and bottom
  • CPU coolers up to 162 mm in height
  • Supports ATX PSUs up to 205/185 mm with a bottom 120/140mm fan. When not using any bottom fan location longer PSUs can be used
  •  13.5-18.5 mm of space for cable routing behind the motherboard plate
  •  Extra cable routing holes for usage with mATX motherboards
  • Available in Black
  • Case dimensions (WxHxD):195 x 431 x 450mm 
  • Net weight: 5.2 kg
  • Package dimensions (WxHxD): 270 x 547 x 492mm
  • Package weight: 6.4 kg

Cooling system

  • Front: 2 - 120/140mm fans (included is 1 Fractal Design silent 120mm fan, 1200 RPM speed)
  • Rear: 1 - 120mm fan (included is 1 Fractal Design silent 120mm fan, 1200 RPM speed)
  • Top: 2 - 120/140mm fan (not included)
  • Bottom: 1 - 120mm fan (not included) or 1 - 140mm fan (not included, bottom HDD position must be empty)
  • Side: 1 -140mm fan (not included)

Water Cooling compatibility

  • Front - 240mm radiator, up to 30mm thickness
  • Front - 240mm radiator, any thickness, push/pull supported (secondary mounting position, three fastening screws per fan only)
  • Front –Slim 280mm radiator: 15mm fan spacing required for full fastening, radiators with 20mm fan spacing can be used with only the top half fastened to the case (lower ODD slot may need to be unused depending on tube end chamber size)
  • Top – Slim 240mm radiator (with upper ODD slot occupied by a device no longer than 150mm and with no components on the upper 23 mm on the motherboard that are taller than 34mm)
  • Rear – 120 mm radiator

Front interface

  • 1 USB 3.0 and 1 USB 2.0
  • Audio in/out
  • Power button with LED (white)
  • HDD activity LED (white)
  • Reset button

Package contents

  • Core 2300 computer case
  • Accessory box
  • User manual

Additional information

  • EAN:7350041081944
  • UPC: 817301011945
  • Product code: FD-CA-CORE-2300-BL 


BESTPCINFO.PL 2015-08-01

"Obudowa Fractal Design Core 2300 to znacznie bardziej przystępna cenowo obudowa aniżeli np. Core 3300. Design jest tutaj niemal identyczny jednak sama obudowa jest po prostu sporo mniejsza i da się to odczuć. Obudowa Core 2300 stanowić może ciekawą alternatywę w segmencie obudów za ok."

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ETEKNIX.COM 2015-05-07

"This chassis isn’t perfect, but it is certainly very wallet-friendly. Even when you’re not on a tight budget, this is still a versatile and competent solution for a system build. It looks neat and tidy, is easy to work with and Fractal Design is always a name you can show off with pride."

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 M4GIC.NET 2015-01-25

"Fractal Design bietet mit dem Fractal Design Core 2300 ATX Mid Tower Gehäuse eine abgespeckte und wunderbare Version der höherwertigen Core Serien. Für die Preisklasse hat uns das Fractal Design Core 2300 ATX Mid Tower Gehäuse überzeugt."

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"...the Fractal Design Core 2300 has one thing going for it over most other brands: build quality. While the plastic exterior may be par for the course for cases in the 40-50 euro range, the interior does not only look sturdy - it actually is."

Read Full Review At Techpowerup.com


BIT-TECH.NET 2015-01-20

"The Core 2300 is a very well-rounded chassis, and actually has even more features. The presence of USB 3, dust filtering, the innovative storage mounting bracket and even a healthy amount of water-cooling support (something the Spec-01 doesn't have) is awesome to see in a sub-£40 chassis."

Read Full Review At Bit-Tech.net


"The Fractal Design Core 2300 makes a great computer case for a professional build and even a gaming PC. It shares many gamer-like features including flexible water cooling options, multiple fan mounts, and plenty of space for long graphics cards. The innovated vertical hard drive bracket allows for easy hard drive swapping and shows off the installed storage devices."

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CORE 2300 Overview

The Core 2300 offers some great features and incredible value for an ATX midtower case. Josh walks you through what to expect with the new Core 2300.

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