Core 2500

The compact ATX Mid Tower of the x5 Series combines a clean, modern exterior design with great cooling and component compatibility

  • A compact ATX Mid Tower case 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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The case is equipped with two pre-installed 120 mm fans, a built-in fan controller as well as support for a 280 mm and 240 mm water cooling radiators. Two hard drive cages hold up to four 3.5″ or 2.5″ hard drives on vibration dampened sturdy steel trays. An additional dedicated SSD mounting is available behind the PSU.

Key features

  • Brushed aluminum-look front panel with a sleek, three-dimensional textured finish

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

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

  • Four vibration dampening hard drive trays for up to four 3.5" HDDs, all compatible with 2.5" drives

  • HDD trays split into two cages and strategically positioned to support graphics cards up to 380 mm, with all hard drive trays in place

  • One additional SSD position behind the PSU area with easy installation and access

Excellent cooling features

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

  • Total 7 fan slots with two 120 mm fans included

  • Featuring a 120 mm rear exhaust fan for great cooling

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

  • Featuring an integrated three-speed fan controller

2x 120 mm fans included

A total of 7 fan slots, with two 120 mm fans included

Innovative HDD trays

HDD trays split into two cages and strategically positioned to support graphics cards up to 380 mm, with all hard drive trays in place

Brushed aluminum front

Brushed aluminum-look front panel with a sleek, three-dimensional textured finish

"Fractal Design's Core 2500 is one of the better budget chassis available on the market today. Savvy shoppers will be able to pick up the enclosure for as little as £40, and for the fee, this a solid foundation with plenty of scope for upgrades further down the line."
"Interesting design and a great case with great quality for the value like this."

Specifications

  • 3,5" HDD positions
    4
  • 2,5" HDD/SSD positions
    1
  • ODD slots
    2 (maximum 185 mm in length)
  • Expansion slots
    7
  • Front ports
    2x USB 3.0, Audio in/out, Power button with LED (white), HDD activity LED (white), Reset button
  • Total fan mounts
    7
  • Front fan
    2x 120/140 mm fans (1x Fractal Design Silent Series 120 mm fan included)
  • Top fan
    1x 120/140 mm
  • Rear fan
    1x 120 mm fans (1x Fractal Design Silent Series 120 mm fan included)
  • Bottom fan
    1x 120 mm fan (PSU length limits apply) or 1x 120 mm fan (requires removal of lower HDD cage) or 1x 140 mm fan (requires removal of lower HDD cage)
  • Side fan
    1x 140 mm
  • Dust filters
    Front fans, Bottom fan

Compatibility

  • Power supply type
    ATX
  • Motherboard compatibility
    ATX, Mini ITX, Micro ATX
  • Front radiator
    240 mm radiator, up to 45 mm in thickness (with lower HDD cage repositioned in case, upper HDD cage removed) or 240 mm radiator, any thickness, push/pull supported (with both lower and upper HDD cages removed) or Slim 280 mm radiator: 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 (with lower HDD cage repositioned in case, upper HDD cage removed, lower ODD slot may need to be unused depending on tube end chamber size)
  • Top radiator
    Slim 240 mm radiator (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
    155 mm deep when using the primary bottom fan location; when not using this fan location longer PSUs can be used
  • GPU max length
    380 mm without any HDD removal
  • 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
    5.7 kg
  • Package dimensions (WxHxD)
    270 x 547 x 492 mm
  • Package weight
    6.9 kg

Other

  • Package contents
    Core 2500 computer case, Accessory box, User manual
  • EAN
    7350041081951
  • UPC
    817301011952
  • Product code
    FD-CA-CORE-2500-BL