Fractal Design Core 500
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Fractal Design Core 500 Review

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.rnrnThe 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.rnrnAdditionally, 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.rnrnrnrnKey featuresrnrnBrushed aluminum-look front panel with a sleek, three-dimensional textured finishrnVery compact case with a volume of only 19.5 litersrnExtremely good water cooling support for its size, supporting radiators up to 280mm longrnSmart drive bay placement allows you to fit up to three 3.5"drives, three 2.5" and one 5.25" drive simultaneouslyrnSupports Mini-ITX motherboards, ATX power supplies and graphics cards up to 310mm in lengthrnSupports tall CPU cooler towers, up to 170mm in heightrnFeaturing a Fractal Design Silent Series R3 140mm rear exhaust fan for great coolingrnBig magnetic filters for the side and top air intake together with a PSU filter ensures a dust free interiorrnSpecificationsrnrnMini ITX, Mini DTX motherboard compatibility; NOTE: motherboards with SATA ports that are angled 90 degrees may conflict with installation in the case.rn2 expansion slotsrn3 - 3.5" HDD positions rn3 - 2.5" dedicated SSD/HDD unit positionsrn1 - 5.25" bay (removable)rnCPU coolers up to 170mm in heightrnATX PSUs, up to 170mm in length (non modular PSUs); ATX PSUs, up to 160mm in length (modular PSUs) rnGraphics cards up to 310 mm in length (note: graphics cards longer than 170 mm will not fit with PSUs that exceed 170 mm)rnColours available: BlackrnCase volume: 19.5 litersrnCase dimensions (WxHxD): 250 x 203 x 367 mmrnCase dimensions - with feet/screws/protrusions: 250 x 213 x 380 mmrnNet weight: 4.4 kgrnPackage dimensions (WxHxD): 285 x 335 x 450 mmrnPackage weight: 5.3 kgrnrnrnCooling systemrnrnRear: 1 – 120/140 mm fan (included is 1 Fractal Design Silent Series R3 fan, 1000 RPM speed)rnTop: 2 - 120/140 mm fan (not included)rnWater cooling compatibility (note: not compatible with AIO water cooler units that feature the pump on the radiator): rnTop – 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)rnRear – 120 mm radiator (not compatible with the rear 3.5\" HDD position)rnDust filters: Magnetic filters on side and top panel, PSU filterrnFront interfacernrn2 USB 3.0rnAudio in/outrnPower button with LED (white)rnHDD activity LED (white)rnReset buttonrnPackage contentsrnrnCore 500 computer casernUser manualrnAccessory boxrnAdditional informationrnrnEAN/GTIN-13: 7350041082644rnUPC: 817301012645rnProduct code: FD-CA-CORE-500-BKrnAvailable for System Integrators


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Fractal Design Core 500 Technical Specifications
Form Factor
Case colour
Build material
5.25" drive bays
3.5" drive bays
2.5" drive bays
IO Panel
USB 3.0 Slots
USB 2.0 Slots
eSata
In Out Audio
Depth
Width
Height
Case Features
Mini-ITX
Black
Steel
1 drive bays
3 drive bays
3 drive bays
2
0
Expansion slots
Front Fans
Top Fans
Rear Fans
Side Panel Fans
Hard Drive Fans
Bottom Fans
Max GPU Length
Max CPU Cooler size
Screwless Rails
Case Fan dBA
Mobo Form Factors
Measurements + Fans
2
1 [1000RPM] [140mm]
310mm
170mm
Mini-ITX
0.0
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