Fractal Design Core 2300 Mid Tower Gaming Case

Fractal Design Core 2300 Black Mid Tower Performance Case with USB 3.0 & 2x 120mm Fans w/o PSU

Fractal Design
Scan code: LN60574 Manufacturer code: FD-CA-CORE-2300-BL Request call
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Product Overview 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. Features 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
• Graphics cards up to 380mm in length may be installed. One or more 3.5" hard drives may interfere with side-mounted power connectors on graphics cards longer than 200 mm
• 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

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

Water Cooling radiators & other related components not included.
Case Edition CORE 2300
Case Form Factor Mid Tower
Motherboard Form Factor
  • ATX
  • Micro ATX
  • Mini ITX
Front/ Side/ Top Panel
  • 1 x Hard drive activity LED
  • 1 x Headphone
  • 1 x Mic In
  • 1 x Power LED
  • 1 x Power On/Off button
  • 1 x System Reset button
  • 1 x USB 2.0
  • 1 x USB 3.0
Drive Bays
  • 4 x 2.5" Internal
  • 3 x 3.5" Internal
  • 2 x 5.25"
Expansion Slots  
Fan Bays
  • 5 x 120/140 mm
  • 1 x 120mm
  • 1 x 140mm
Fans Included 2 x 120mm
Front Radiator Compatibility  
Top Radiator Compatibility  
Bottom Radiator Compatibility  
Rear Radiator Compatibility  
Side Radiator Compatibility  
Window No
Power Supply Form Factor  
Max PSU Length  
Max CPU Cooler Height  
Max VGA Card Length  
Colour Black
Dimensions 195 x 431 x 450 (WxHxD mm)
Weight 5.2 kg (Approx)

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Rated 4.5 out of 5 by 10 reviewers.
Rated 5 out of 5 by Good case Solid, well assembled case, no sharp edges inside either of the two I purchased. Easy to work inside, plenty of room for my components. A few months down the line, no problems have been encountered. 21 April 2016
Rated 5 out of 5 by Very nicely made Very nicely made. Really impressed with Fractal and will likely only buy / recommend Fractal from now on. 15 July 2015
Rated 5 out of 5 by great What a great product for the price. I did not expect this level of quality from a case at this price range. All it needs is more fans as it has the space for several, but I suppose the flexibility is there since some would want to go watercooling instead. I bought a similarly priced Case several years ago and was happy with that. I tried this one out without reading reviews and was gladly surprised. 08 July 2015
Rated 5 out of 5 by A very flexible case for various cooling options Recommend for water cooling,as sufficient room for several radiators(front, bottom, rear and top).Good quality case with ample fixings and silent fans, 05 July 2015
Rated 2 out of 5 by Terrible Airflow & Designed Space. Despite me having 5 fans cooling the system the air flow is dreadful and the temperatures I am reading are ridiculous. The space inside the case is minimal so building the PC is next to impossible. On the Back the area to plug in stuff to PCI-E slot equipment (GPU, Soundcard etc.) leaves no space to actually plug in the cables, for example my HDMI slot is half covered by the case and there is no way of moving it, poor design... 28 May 2015
Rated 5 out of 5 by Excellent budget case Bought this case to fit a larger graphics card and have to say I'm very impressed with it. No hard drive bays means more room for long cards. All hdd's attach to a vertical strip which you insert once your build is complete making hardware insertion and cable tidying a lot easier. Nice finish on the front of the case too. Fans are whisper quiet which is a bonus. Only minor point, the hdd light is REALLY bright, but you don't have to connect it if it bothers you. 21 May 2015
Rated 4 out of 5 by Very good for the price. Lacking Basics For the price I paid of £28 plus delivery its a great case. Its solid and sturdy and I cant say that I have seen any in this price range that match it. Cons- Dust filter under PSU is flimsy and is not great at stopping dust. there are no grommits on cable routing points. very very few cable tidy points on back of mobo tray you can only use one 5.25 bay as the top bay is also the access for the case front panel cables. pros- usb 3 ready! all black solid design sleek looking has 2.5 inch mount behond mobo fits all video cards and easy to work in overall for £28 its a super case. If you can spend more go for the core 3500 as its got a much better hdd mounting option, fan controller and side window. 27 April 2015
Rated 4 out of 5 by Superb value case - not easy for a newbie! This was used for my first build - I wanted to get a quality case for a good price. Having checked out a lot oreviews of lots of different cases, it was obvious that Fractal Design cases are good quality and exceptional value. So the case arrived and was as described. All accessories are included. The standoffs are a little fiddly to install and i had a bit of trouble with crossthreading on a couple but ultimately they all went in ok. Installing the other items was easy enough. The verticval drive mount is a great idea but beware - you ned to ensure you place the drives correctly to begin with and ensure you get the SSD placement correct first time, as they all need to be screwed on and if you get that wrong it's a bit of a pain to unscrew the 3.5" drive to relocate your SSD. It's not great for SATA connections either as the cables that came with my Fractal Design Integra PSU wouldn't run to all four drives I installed - the SATA connectors are ideally placed for a traditional horizontal mount, but to use them on this vertical mount I needed a SATA extension for one of the cables. Aside from this little niggle the build quality is good and the case is very quiet. I would recommend it - just ensure you plan where your drives are going and what cables you need. 24 April 2015
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Fractal Design Core 2300 Mid Tower Gaming Case
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