Fractal Design Core 500 Cube Chassis - Black

Fractal Design Core 500 Mini-ITX Cube Case with ATX PSU Support, Black, 1x Silent Series R3 140mm Fan Inc

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Scan code: LN67683 Manufacturer code: FD-CA-CORE-500-BK Request call
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Product Overview The Core 500 is the perfect PC case for those looking for a small, compact chassis that lets you build your computer without compromising on component selection.

The case comes with one Silent Series R3 140mm fan which offers great cooling from the get go. For those who wish to expand their cooling ability there is room for an additional two 140 mm fans, water cooling radiators up to 280mm or air coolers up to 170 mm in height.

Additionally, with minimal compromise, the Core 500 can fit one ODD bay, three 3.5"drives and three 2.5" drives, allowing you to use every last square millimeter of this compact, 19.5 liter case. Features • Brushed aluminum-look front panel with a sleek, three-dimensional textured finish
• Very compact case with a volume of only 19.5 liters
• Extremely good water cooling support for its size, supporting radiators up to 280mm long
• Smart drive bay placement allows you to fit up to three 3.5"drives, three 2.5" and one 5.25" drive simultaneously
• Supports Mini-ITX motherboards, ATX power supplies and graphics cards up to 310mm in length
• Supports tall CPU cooler towers, up to 170mm in height
• Featuring a Fractal Design Silent Series R3 140mm rear exhaust fan for great cooling
• Big magnetic filters for the side and top air intake together with a PSU filter ensures a dust free interior

• Water cooling compatibility:
Top – 280, 240, 140 and 120 mm radiators. (Thickness limitation of 100 mm for both radiator + fan) (240 and 280 mm radiators require removal of the ODD bay) (280mm radiator can be maximum 325mm in length)
Rear – 120 mm radiator (not compatible with the rear 3.5" HDD position)
Case Edition Core 500
Case Form Factor Mini ITX
Motherboard Form Factor Mini ITX
Front/ Side/ Top Panel
  • 1 x Hard drive activity LED
  • 1 x Headphone/Mic Combo
  • 1 x Power Button with LED
  • 1 x Reset
  • 2 x USB 3.0
Drive Bays
  • 3 x 2.5" Internal
  • 2 x 3.5" Internal
  • 1 x 5.25"
Expansion Slots 2
Fan Bays 3 x 120/140 mm
Fans Included 1 x 140mm
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 170 mm
Max VGA Card Length 310 mm
Colour Black
Dimensions 250 x 203 x 367 (WxHxD mm)
Weight 4.4 kg (Approx)

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Rated 5 out of 5 by 1 reviewer.
Rated 5 out of 5 by Excellent Overall, a few niggles As to be expected from Fractral, this is a really solid, well made case. I don't have any huge gripes about the case at all. The power cable has to route through the case (A cable is provided) and hence the positioning of the power suplly is slightly unorthodox. I would recommend a at least semi-modular power supply (I used a Corsair 430W, and the mobo fit in nicely, albeit with no more than 2mm each side) The case is rigid and doesn't rattle. It doesn't feel *quite* as solid as my Fractral Design R5, but what do you expect for this value! With some cable management and the case fan, temps are very good. Full size graphics cards would fit in this case quite well. 15 February 2016
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Fractal Design Core 500 Cube Chassis - Black
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