Fractal Design Core 2500 Gaming Case

Fractal Design Core 2500 Mid Tower ATX, Micro ATX, Mini ITX Computer Chassis with USB 3.0 & 2x 120mm Fans

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Scan code: LN60573 Manufacturer code: FD-CA-CORE-2500-BL Request call
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Product Overview The Core 2500 is the compact ATX Mid Tower of the x5 Series combines a clean, modern exterior design with great cooling and component compatibility. The case is equipped with two pre-installed 120mm fans, a built-in fan controller as well as support for a 280mm and 240mm 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 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 ATX 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 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 circa 162mm in height
• Featuring an integrated three-speed fan controller
• Multiple easy-to-clean dust filters designed into the case 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 with a large space in between to support all long graphics cards up to a maximum length of 380mm, with all hard drive trays in place
• One additional SSD position behind the PSU area with easy installation and access
• Supports ATX PSUs up to 155 mm deep when using the primary bottom fan location; when not using this fan location longer PSUs can be used

Water Cooling Compatibility
• Front - 240mm radiator, up to 45mm in thickness (with lower HDD cage repositioned in case, upper HDD cage removed)
• Front - 240mm radiator, any thickness, push/pull supported (with both lower and upper HDD cages removed)
• 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 (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 – 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 2500
Case Form Factor Mid Tower
Motherboard Form Factor
  • ATX
  • MicroATX
  • Mini-ITX
Front/ Side/ Top Panel
  • 1 x HDD Activity LED
  • 1 x Headphone
  • 1 x Mic In
  • 1 x Power LED
  • 1 x Power On/Off button
  • 1 x System Reset button
  • 2 x USB 3.0
Drive Bays
  • 1 x 2.5" Internal
  • 4 x 2.5"/ 3.5" Internal
  • 2 x 5.25" External
Expansion Slots 7
Fan Bays
  • 3 x 120/140mm
  • 3 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 ATX
Max PSU Length  
Max CPU Cooler Height 162 mm
Max VGA Card Length 380 mm
Colour Black
Dimensions 195 x 431 x 450 (WxHxD mm)
Weight 5.7 kg (Approx)

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Fractal Design Core 2500 Mid Tower ATX, Micro ATX, Mini ITX Computer Chassis with USB 3.0 & 2x 120mm Fans is rated 5.0 out of 5 by 2.
Rated 5 out of 5 by from No thrills, but clean looking and does its job well You get the right practical items in this case. You have excellent space for a giant graphics card. You have good space for a decent sized cooler. You get some behind the backing plate space for an ssd and some cable management. Some thicker PSU cables can be an issue to fit comfortably behind the backing plate but you can always choose not to route them behind the plate because the PSU isn't entirely compartmentalised. The fan options are pretty good. Ideally there would be slightly more 5.25in bays, or they would be set slightly lower. I do only use two, but I would prefer to leave a top bay empty. An optical drive in the top bay will block one of the top fans. The drive cages are easily removed and you have trays for the ssds etc. Practical for your choice of storage, cooling, or aesthetics. Looks good, thickness of the case is adequate and your cooling options are most likely covered to your satisfaction.
Date published: 2017-04-21
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Good case with lots of space This case is pretty good: not too bulky but lots of space for the components, good airflow. One thing I'd say is: you need good length for the CPU cable. The PSU is located at the bottom and I had to get an extension cable for my setup.
Date published: 2016-08-19
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