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CORE 3000 USB 3.0

The Core 3000 USB 3.0 has plenty of cooling options with space to install up to 7 fans of various sizes. 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 allows for installation of even the longest graphic cards.

Key features

  • Simple yet elegant front panel with mesh and filter
  • NEW: USB 3.0 support on front I/O
  • Three Silent Series R2 fans included
  • Optimized for performance with multiple cooling options
  • A total of 7 fan slots (1 - 120mm + 1 - 140mm in front, 2 - 120/140mm in top, 1 - 120mm in bottom, 1 - 120mm in rear, 
    1 - 120/140mm in side panel)
  • Six white painted HDD trays complete with silicon vibration dampening grommets - each tray supports 3.5" or 2.5" HDD/SSDs
  • Upper HDD cage is rotatable and removable
  • Easily removable front panel with clip on fan slots
  • Dust filters for PSU and front fan positions


  • Mini ITX, Micro ATX, ATX and DTX motherboard compatibility
  • 6 -3.5" HDD trays, all compatible with 2.5" SSDs
  • 2 -5.25" bays
  • 2 - ODD slots
  • 1 - FDD slot, using convertor in ODD slot (convertor included)
  • 7 expansion slots with sleek white painted brackets
  • Supports graphic card up to 270mm in length when all HDD cages are installed
  • Supports graphic card up to 420mm in length with upper HDD cage removed
  • Supports CPU coolers with height of 160mm
  • Supports PSUs with a depth of maximum circa 160mm, when bottom 120mm fan is installed. When not using the bottom 120mm fan location, the case supports longer PSUs, typically 250mm in length
  • Removable filter below PSU (PSU not included)
  • Case dimensions (WxHxD): 200 x 444 x 480mm (including front panel and feet)
  • Net weight: 7.9 kg
  • Package dimensions (WxHxD): 268 x 550 x 488mm
  • Package weight: 8.9kg

Cooling system

  • Front: 1 - 140mm fan (included is a hydraulic bearing 140mm Silent Series R2 fan, 1000 RPM speed); 1 - 120mm fan (not included)
  • Rear: 1 - 120mm fan (included is a hydraulic bearing 120mm Silent Series R2 fan, 1200 RPM speed)
  • Top: 2 - 120/140mm fans (included is one hydraulic bearing 140mm Silent Series R2 fan, 1000 RPM speed)
  • Bottom: 1 - 120mm fan (not included)
  • Side: 1 - 120/140mm fan (not included)
  • Three-channel PCI bracket fan controller

Front interface

  • 2 - USB 3.0 with internal connector
  • 2 - USB 2.0
  • 1 - 3.5mm audio in (mic)
  • 1 - 3.5mm audio out (headphone)
  • Power button with LED
  • Reset button

Package contents

  • Core 3000 USB 3.0 computer case
  • Accessory box
  • User manual

Additional information

  • EAN/GTIN-13: 7350041081074
  • UPC: 817301011075
  • Product code: FD-CA-CORE-3000-USB3-BL
  • Available for System Integrators



PLANET3DNOW.DE 2013-09-15

"Optisch macht das Gehäuse wie alle Fractal-Design-Gehäuse eine gute Figur. Die Lackierung macht einen guten Eindruck und auch von der Haptik fühlt sich das Core 3000 hochwertig an."

GAMEZOOM.NET 2013-08-19

"Der „neue“ Core 3000 von Fractal Design hat die Stärken des „Vorgängers“ geerbt: eine hochwertige Verarbeitungsqualität, eine gute Kühlleistung, ausreichend Stauraum und ein tolles Preis/Leistungs-Verhältnis. Und: Auch der Kritikpunkt des 2011er-Modells (fehlende USB 3.0-Schnittstelle) wurde ausgemerzt. Demnach können wir erneut und vor allem bedenkenlos eine Kaufempfehlung für diesen zeitlosen Midi-Tower aussprechen."

OCLAB.PL 2013-08-09

"Il design elegante, i materiali e la verniciatura di pregio, conferiscono al case un look esclusivo che troverà molti apprezzamenti tra gli utenti alla ricerca di un piccolo ma versatile middle-tower, in una fascia di prezzo dalla buona accessibilità"


"We've chosen Fractal design's Core 3000 as our best budget case. It's a close call between it and the Xigmatek Midgard II, especially with the Core 3000 now offering USB 3.0 support. However, it's the superior cooling on offer with the Core 3000 that swayed us, with the two cases nearly identically-priced at time of writing."

Award from OClab.pl

OCLAB.PL 2013-08-06

"Obudowa wywarła na nas bardzo pozytywne wrażenie. Za niecałe 300 złotych otrzymujemy produkt, który nie razi przepychem, nadaje się do postawienia zarówno w domu jak i w biurze, gdzie gamingowe obudowy nie byłyby raczej mile widziane. Jej zimny, można rzec skandynawski design, docenią z pewnością osoby lubiące minimalizm. […] Fractal Core 3000 USB 3.0 to bardzo dobry produkt w swojej cenie. Za około 250-270 złotych otrzymujemy obudowę ładną, solidną i przede wszystkim bardzo dobrze przemyślaną."

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