Core 2300

The compact ATX Mid Tower of the x3 Series combines a clean, modern exterior design with great cooling and component compatibility

  • 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

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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 240/280 mm radiator in the front and a 240 mm radiator in the top

  • Featuring a 120 mm rear exhaust fan for great cooling, and has a total of 7 fan slots (2x 120 mm fans included)

  • The extruded motherboard plate leaves space for additional cable routing; 18.5 mm around the motherboard and 13.5 mm directly behind it

  • Supports tall CPU cooler towers, up to 162 mm in height

  • Multiple easy-to-clean dust filters designed to help maintain a dust free interior

  • Innovative vertical HDD bracket holds three 3.5" drives and three 2.5" drives

  • An extra SSD position behind the PSU area with easy installation and access

Water-cooling ready

Superior water cooling support for its size, supporting one 240/280 mm radiator in the front and a 240 mm radiator in the top

2x 120mm Fans

Featuring 2 x120 mm fans for great cooling

Smart HDD Bracket

Innovative vertical HDD bracket that holds three 3.5" drives and three 2.5" drives

"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."
"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."
"...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."
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Specifications

  • 3,5" HDD positions
    3
  • 2,5" HDD/SSD positions
    4
  • ODD slots
    2
  • Expansion slots
    7
  • Front ports
    1x USB 3.0, 1x USB 2.0, Audio in/out
  • Total fan mounts
    7
  • Front fan
    2x 120/140 mm (1x Fractal Design Silent Series 120 mm fan included)
  • Top fan
    2x 120/140 mm
  • Rear fan
    1x 120 mm (1x Fractal Design Silent Series 120 mm fan included)
  • Bottom fan
    1x 120 mm or 1x 140 mm fan (bottom HDD position must be empty)
  • Side fan
    1x 140 mm
  • Dust filters
    Front fans, Bottom fans

Compatibility

  • Power supply type
    ATX
  • Motherboard compatibility
    Mini ITX, Micro ATX, ATX
  • Front radiator
    240 mm (up to 30 mm thickness) or 240 mm (any thickness, push/pull supported, secondary mounting position, three fastening screws per fan only) or Slim 280 mm (15 mm fan spacing required for full fastening, radiators with 20 mm 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 radiator
    Slim 240 mm (with upper ODD slot occupied by a device no longer than 150 mm and with no components on the upper 23 mm on the motherboard that are taller than 34 mm)
  • Rear radiator
    120 mm
  • PSU max length
    205 mm or 185 mm (with a bottom 120/140 mm fan)
  • GPU max length
    380 mm (one or more 3.5" hard drives may interfere with side-mounted power connectors on graphics cards longer than 200 mm)
  • CPU cooler max height
    162 mm
  • Cable routing space
    13.5-18.5 mm

Dimensions

  • Case dimensions (WxHxD)
    195 x 431 x 450 mm
  • Net weight
    5.2 kg
  • Package dimensions (WxHxD)
    270 x 547 x 492 mm
  • Package weight
    6.4 kg

Other

  • Package contents
    Core 2300 computer case, Accessory box, User manual
  • EAN
    7350041081944
  • UPC
    817301011945
  • Product code
    FD-CA-CORE-2300-BL