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CORE 3300

The Core 3300 is the Wide-body ATX Mid Tower of the x3 Series. It offers many benefits typically only seen in significantly more expensive cases, such as great cable management, multiple radiator support, and superior ease of use. It comes with two pre-installed 140mm fans, and can support up to two 240mm radiators or both a 240mm and a 280mm radiator. An innovative vertical hard drive bracket can fit a total of six drives - three 3.5" drives and three 2.5" drives. In addition, two additional SSD drive can be placed behind the motherboard tray. A beautiful build is easy to achieve with the black/white contrasted interior and well-designed cable routing capabilities.

Key features

  • A Wide Body mid tower 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, supporting one 240/280mm radiator in the front and a 240mm radiator in the top
  • Featuring a 140mm rear exhaust fan for optimal cooling
  • Total 7 fan slots with two Silent Series R2 140mm fans included
  • Smart cable management with 22mm of space behind the motherboard plate for clean installations
  • Supports extremely tall tower CPU coolers, up to 185mm 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
  • Two additional SSD positions behind the motherboard plate


  • ATX, E-ATX (up to 295 mm wide) Micro ATX, Mini ITX motherboard compatibility
  • 2 drive bays of 5,25"
  • 3 bays 3.5"- all compatible with SSDs
  • 2 -2.5" dedicated SSD unit position
  • 7 expansion slots
  • Support Graphics cards up to 430mm. One or more 3.5" hard drives may interfere with side-mounted power connectors on graphics cards longer than 255 mm
  • Support cooling system: 7 - Fan positions (2 Silent Series R2 fans included)
  • Filtered fan slots in front and bottom
  • CPU coolers up to 185 mm in height
  • ATX PSUs up to 170 mm deep when using the bottom fan location for a 140mm fan; when not using this fan location longer PSUs can be used  
  • 22 mm of space for cable routing behind the motherboard plate
  • Available in Black
  • Case dimensions (WxHxD):233 x 451 x 517mm 
  • Net weight: 7.8 kg
  • Package dimensions (WxHxD): 322 x 625 x 540mm
  • Package weight: 9.3 kg

Cooling system

  • Front: 2 - 120/140mm fans (included is 1 hydraulic bearing 140mm Silent Series R2 fan, 1000 RPM speed)
  • Rear: 1 - 120/140mm fan (included is 1 hydraulic bearing 140mm Silent Series R2 fan, 1000 RPM speed)
  • Top: 2 - 120/140mm fan (not included)
  • Bottom: 1 - 120/140mm fan (not included, PSU length limits apply)
  • Side: 1 - 120/140mm fan (not included)

Water Cooling compatibility

  • Front –30mm thick 240 or 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. (radiators of any thickness may be used if all 3.5" positions are empty)
  • Top – 30mm thick 240mm radiator (with no components on the upper 11 mm on the motherboard that are taller than 38mm)
  • Top – 30mm thick 280mm radiator with slim fans
  • Rear – 120/140 mm radiator

Front interface

  • 2 - USB 3.0
  • Audio in/out
  • Power button with LED (white)
  • HDD activity LED (white)
  • Reset button

Package contents

  • Core 3300 computer case
  • Accessory box
  • User manual

Additional information

  • EAN:7350041081968
  • UPC: 817301011969
  • Product code: FD-CA-CORE-3300-BL 

HARTWARE.DE  2014- 07-31

"Das Fractal Design Core 3300 bietet in der Einstiegsklasse einige interessante Features an."

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"Mit dem Fractal Design Core 3300 liefert der Hersteller ein sehr solides und gut durchdachtes Gehäuse."

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ALLROUND-PC.COM 2014-09-23

 "Das Core 3300 von Fractal Design überzeugt wieder einmal auf ganzer Linie. Auf unnötige Spielereien wird hierbei bewusst verzichtet, sinnvolle Extras wie Staubfilter, Kabelmanagement sowie gummierte Kontaktpunkte sind vorhanden. Nach wie vor kann die Qualität mit deutlich teureren Modellen mithalten [...]"

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BESTPCINFO.PL 2014- 08-16

"W każdym razie na pewno obudowa Fractal Design Core 3300 jest mocnym uprade’em względem Core 3000 jeśli chodzi o oferowaną przestrzeń i na pewno zasługuje przynajmniej na wyróżnienie za solidność konstrukcji – SUPER SOLID! Gratulujemy!".

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ETEKNIX.COM 2014- 10-19

“Fractal wanted to show they can be competitive on a tighter budget and they’ve certainly achieved that. The Core 3300 is simply one of the biggest and best cases you can get at this price range and while it’s not perfect, it’s capable of holding bigger hardware than almost everything else in its price segment; a must-have product for those who blew all of their budget on massive graphics cards”

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"Das Fractal Design Core 3300 glänzt mit sehr guten Voraussetzungen für ein ordentliches Kabelmanagement durch viel Platz hinter dem Mainboard (22 mm) und einigen Kabeldurchführungen, der maximalen CPU-Kühlerhöhe von 185 mm und dem Kühlsystem mit Staubfiltern in Front und Boden."

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"Fractal Design hat mit dem Core 3300 ein durchaus überzeugendes Gehäuse zum günstigen Preis im Portfolio. Mit ausreichend Platz hinter dem Mainboard stellt auch die Verkabelung auf der Rückseite kein Problem dar. 3,5-Zoll-Datenträger sind entkoppelt und geben daher keine Geräusche von sich."

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"Mit vielen Features wie einer sehr guten Wasserkühlungs Kompatibilität, sowie sehr gutem Airflow im Bereich der Festplatten und viel Platz hinter dem Mainboard-Tray hat das Fractal Design nicht nur viele Pro-Argumente auf dem Papier, sondern ist auch einer der Vorreiter im Preissegment unter 60€."

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KITGURU.NET 2014-10-20

"At first glance the Fractal Design Core 3300 has been constructed to deliver massive air flow with its wide body layout and novel drive plate which clears the path for cooling air as it flows between the two 140mm case fans. In fact the Core 3300 does a competent job of cooling yet it is surprisingly quiet."

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THEMODZOO.COM 2014-08-20

"Mit dem Fractal Design Core 3300 haben wir hier einen klassischen Midi-Tower vor uns, der viel Platz auch für anspruchsvolle Hardware bietet. Dementsprechend sind auch die Kühlmöglichkeiten ausgelegt und sollten genügend Reserven bieten. Die saubere Verarbeitung runden den guten Gesamteindruck ab."

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3DGAMEMAN.COM 2014-08-08

"The Fractal Design Core 3300 Case is part of the X3 series and it's really sharp looking. With lots of fan and radiator options, this would be a super affordable case for a water cooling build. Up to 5 drives can be installed, lots of space for hardware, fits long video cards/PSUs and tall CPU coolers."

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"Mit dem Fractal Design Core 3300 haben wir hier einen klassischen Midi-Tower vor uns, der viel Platz auch für anspruchsvolle Hardware bietet. Dementsprechend sind auch die Kühlmöglichkeiten ausgelegt und sollten genügend Reserven bieten. Die saubere Verarbeitung runden den guten Gesamteindruck ab."

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RIGGED.DE 2014-08-05

"Mit dem Fractal Core 3300 bietet sich ein günstiges Gehäuse mit vielen Einbaumöglichkeiten, einer effektiven Kühlung und einer guten Verarbeitung zum günstigen Preis."

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MOD-YOUR-CASE.DE 2014-08-05

"Das Core 3300 ist mit einem sehr guten Kühlkonzept ausgestattet, welches durch seine sieben Lüfterplätze und den zwei schon vormontierten Lüftern punkten kann. Zudem ist es möglich an diesen Montageplätzen verschiedene Radiatorgrößen zu montieren, wodurch einem nichts im Wege steht, wenn man sein System mittels Wasser kühlen will."

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"Mit dem Core 3300 beweist Fractal Design mal wieder höchste Kompetenz. Die Kombination aus zeitlos elegantem Design, guter Verarbeitung, einem üppigen Platzangebot, einfachstes Kabelmanagement, hervorragende Kühleigenschaften und eine gute Ausstattung, gefolgt von einer harten Preispolitik weiß zu begeistern."

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"Overall we have found the Core 3300 to be an impressive entry to mid-level case. The build quality is decent with a solid main construction. Yes the front panel is plastic, but it isn’t flimsy and is finished well. It is also easy to remove giving us quick access to clean fans and filters if required."

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GURU3D.COM 2014-08-11

"The Fractal Design Core 3300 is a nice, simple and sturdy mid-tower chassis. You get a matte black designed chassis which features several options to put in many HDDs and devices... There's room for three 3.5" drives and three 2.5" drives, you get two USB 3.0 ports, seven expansion slots and support for even the largest of graphics cards. The extra wide design obviously helps out as well. The paint job is of decent quality, the overall looks have that nice dark theme with small subtle white elements that are used by the two included fans."

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BIT-TECH.COM 2014-08-01

"In summary, the Core 3300 is another great chassis from Fractal Design, and at... it's one that straddles the line between budget and low mid-range fairly successfully. Regardless of how you categorise it, you're getting a very well built case with plenty of features and some impressive water-cooling support as well. There's also loads of room for hardware and, bar one or two slip ups (the motherboard tray SSD mounts, for example), it's as easy to work with as any of Fractal's cases, which if you don't know is a very good thing. The cooling is also decent enough considering the relatively low noise output of the fans, though you'll want to make sure you use quiet CPU and GPU coolers as well, and we recommend adding a couple of extra fans if you're going to be using heavily overclocked hardware and/or multiple graphics cards"

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PcPowerPlay 2014-09-29

"There’s a single 140mm intake fan, matched by a 140mm exhaust fan, and a unique drive system, that will make for extremely good airflow for a case at this price point. The whole mounting bar can be removed from the case, for easier drive installation. it’s great for airflow and for huge video cards."

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GGF EVENTS  2014-08-26

"Core 3300 is a case which is good for few graphic cards, water cooling kits with interesting design on SSD bracket."

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