Scan code: LN60573 Manufacturer code: FD-CA-CORE-2500-BL

Fractal Design Core 2500 Black PC Gaming Case

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

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Scan code: LN60573 Manufacturer code: FD-CA-CORE-2500-BL
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Product Overview

Efficient Cooling Gaming Case

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.

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.
Core Chassis Specifications
Case Edition CORE 2500
Case Form Factor Mid Tower
Motherboard Form Factor
  • ATX
  • MicroATX
  • Mini-ITX
I/O, Bays & Expansion
Front/Side/Top Panel I/O
  • 1 x HDD Activity LED
  • 1 x Headphone Out
  • 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
Standard Expansion Slots 7
Vertical Expansion Slots  
Fans & Filters
Fan Bays
  • 3 x 120/140mm
  • 3 x 120mm
  • 1 x 140mm
Fans Included 2 x 120mm
Fan Controller/Hub  
Dust Filters  
Liquid Cooling Support
Front Radiator Compatibility  
Top Radiator Compatibility  
Bottom Radiator Compatibility  
Rear Radiator Compatibility  
Side Radiator Compatibility  
Max CPU Cooler Height 162 mm
Max GPU Card Length 380 mm
Cable Routing Space  
Side Panels
Window/s No
Window Configuration  
Window Construction  
LED Lighting Functionality
LED Lighting No
LED Lighting Emitters  
LED Lighting Colour  
LED Lighting Support & Control  
Power Supply Compatibility
PSU Included No
PSU Wattage (If Included)  
PSU 80+ Rating (If Included)  
PSU Support ATX
PSU Mounting Location  
Max PSU Length  
Chassis Physical Specifications
Colour Black
Chassis Contruction Materials  
Dimensions 195 x 431 x 450 (WxHxD mm)
Weight 5.7 kg (Approx)
Please Note  
Additional Information
Scan Code LN60573
Model Number FD-CA-CORE-2500-BL
GTIN 7350041081951

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Fractal Design Core 2500, Black, Mid Tower Computer Chassis, 2x 120mm Fans, USB 3.0, ATX/Mini ITX/Micro-ATX is rated 5.0 out of 5 by 3.
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Great PC case I have bought more than 5 of these cases. They come with a set of screws for all of the standard components that you will be installing. There are four 3.5" drive drawers. There is sufficient space for full length expansion cards. They have USB 3 connectors on the front panel. The PSU is located at the bottom of the case so make sure the cables are long enough to reach the components. The case comes with 2 fans and has fittings for dual coolers in the top of the case. This is the only thing that bothers me as I don't use the top vents for coolers, so I end up fitting filters to stop debris falling into the case. Overall a great case and it looks good too.
Date published: 2018-06-26
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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Fractal Design Core 2500 Black PC Gaming Case
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