Friday, May 23rd 2014

Fractal Design Introduces the Core X5 Series PC Cases

Introducing the next generation of the award-winning Core family of cases, the X5 series. This new series is characterized by an intuitive and easy-to-access interior. For maximum flexibility the X5 series features a removable HDD cage and tray system supporting up to four 3.5" or 2.5" drives, providing a great platform for water cooling.

The X5 series is comprised of 4 different models, each addressing the needs of the most popular end-user usage scenarios.

  • Core 3500 / 3500W: is a Wide-body ATX Mid Tower Case, also available in a Windowed side panel version, allowing users to show off their build. High-performance features include superior liquid cooling potential with support for up to two 240mm radiators or a 280 mm radiator.
  • Core 2500: is a compact ATX Mid Tower, modern, stylish and slim, characterized by a superior water cooling support for its size. The case is equipped with two pre-installed 120 mm fans, a built-in fan controller as well as support for a 280 mm and 240 mm water cooling radiators.
  • Core 1500: is an extremely compact micro ATX Mini Tower Case, that has a small footprint but does not compromise on key features. The case comes equipped with two pre-installed 120 mm fans, an integrated three-speed fan controller as well as support for up to two 240 mm water cooling radiators for excellent cooling potential, all at an attractive price point.
Fractal Design Core 3500 / 3500 Windowed
The spacious Core 3500 offers many benefits typically only seen in significantly more expensive cases, such as great cable management, support for any CPU cooler, and superior ease of use.
It comes with two (3500) or three (3500W) pre-installed 140 mm fans, a built-in three-step fan controller, and can support up to two 240 mm radiators or a 280 mm radiator. Up to four 3.5" or 2.5" hard drives can be fitted in the sturdy steel hard drive trays, with vibration dampening silicone grommets. In addition, two additional SSD drive can be placed behind the motherboard tray.

Key Features Core 3500
  • A wide body 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, supporting one 240/280 mm radiator in the front and a 240 mm radiator in the top
  • Featuring a 140 mm rear exhaust fan for optimal cooling
  • Total 7 fan slots with two Silent Series R2 140 mm fans included
  • Smart cable management with 22 mm of space behind the motherboard plate and thick rubber grommets for clean installations
  • Supports extremely tall tower CPU coolers, up to 185 mm 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 430 mm in the top four slots, and cards up to 295mm in length in the bottom three slots
  • Two additional SSD positions behind the motherboard plate
MSRP 3500:
  • USD: $ 79.99
  • EURO: € 69.99
  • GBP: £ 59.99
  • SEK: 649
MSRP 3500W:
  • USD: $ 89.99
  • EURO: € 79.99
  • GBP: £ 69.99
  • SEK: 749
Fractal Design Core 2500
The Core 2500 ATX case 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 Core 2500
  • 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 240/280 mm radiator in the front and a 240 mm radiator in the top
  • Featuring a 120 mm rear exhaust fan for great cooling
  • Total 7 fan slots with two 120 mm fans included
  • Extruded motherboard plate allowing space for additional cable routing; 18.5 mm around the motherboard and 13.5 mm directly behind it
  • Supports tall CPU cooler towers, up to circa 162 mm 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 380 mm, with all hard drive trays in place
  • One additional SSD position behind the PSU area with easy installation and access
MSRP:
  • USD: $ 59.90
  • EURO: € 49.99
  • GBP: £ 44.99
  • SEK: 499
Fractal Design CORE 1500
The Core 1500 is the extremely compact micro ATX Mini Tower of the x5 Series. It has a small footprint, it does not compromise on key features. It boasts a clean, modern exterior coupled with class-leading compatibility and cooling, all at an attractive price point.
The Core 1500 comes equipped with two pre-installed 120 mm fans, a built-in three-speed fan controller as well as support for up to two 240 mm water cooling radiators for excellent cooling potential. Up to four 3.5" or 2.5" hard drives can be fitted in the vibration dampened hard drive trays with an additional dedicated SSD mounting placed 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 Core 1500
  • An extremely compact micro 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 up to two 240 mm radiators
  • Featuring a 120 mm rear exhaust fan for exceptional cooling
  • Supports tall CPU cooler towers, up to about 162 mm in height
  • Total 7 fan slots with two 120 mm fans included
  • Featuring an integrated three-speed fan controller
  • Extruded motherboard plate allowing space for additional cable routing; 18.5 mm around the motherboard and 13.5 mm directly behind it
  • 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
MSRP:
  • USD: $ 59.90
  • EURO: € 49.99
  • GBP: £ 44.99
  • SEK: 499
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7 Comments on Fractal Design Introduces the Core X5 Series PC Cases

#2
Fourstaff
by: Assimilator
Fractal Design, Y U NO ARC XL 2?
You can pack absurd amount of power into an mITX rig, big is no longer beautiful.

Give them some time and they will come out with something stunning, but these will be fewer and far between.
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#3
Arjai
Um, is there anything wrong w/ these? Seem to be priced nicely and have some nice features.

:confused:
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#4
Sp33d Junki3
Why would you put the fan controller in the back. Antec does this and it is the most hated feature for their case.
Fractal that was a bad choice, if a case is under desk, how the hell you suppose to change speeds when you need it.
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#5
ZetZet
by: Sp33d Junki3
Why would you put the fan controller in the back. Antec does this and it is the most hated feature for their case.
Fractal that was a bad choice, if a case is under desk, how the hell you suppose to change speeds when you need it.
This is a budget case i'm surprised it even has some kind of fan controller.
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#6
Arjai
by: Sp33d Junki3
Why would you put the fan controller in the back. Antec does this and it is the most hated feature for their case.
Fractal that was a bad choice, if a case is under desk, how the hell you suppose to change speeds when you need it.
I bet one of those back scratcher thingy's might reach that switch, even under a desk! :laugh:
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#7
Batou1986
i like the 2500 hopefully someone from tpu will do a review ;)
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