I would like to thank Fractal Design for providing the CORE 1000 review sample.
Most of you may not know Fractal Design, but the company has been making a splash with their unique enclosures at a competitive price. The company also sells power supplies, case fans, and a few accessories on top of that.
Not much else to say really, but this is their official vision:
Our vision is to have a constant, healthy growth together with our partners worldwide. Our goal is to be widely recognized for our designed products and to have them available in all major market regions within EU and US. We should be a good alternative to the already established retail brands of today. It's of great importance for us that our partners understand the values of Fractal Design; therefore we are putting great effort into choosing the right partners from the start. We will work actively to maintain sales territories and profitable business for our partners.
We are taking a look at the Fractal Design Core mid-tower today, which is available in two variants: the CORE 1000 mini-tower and the Fractal Design CORE 3000 midi-tower. These build the line-up of entry level cases from Fractal Design and we will be taking a look at the CORE 1000 today.
|Specifications: Fractal Design CORE 1000|
|Drive Bays||External: 2x 5,25 inch bays, with 1x 5,25>3,5 inch converter includedInternal: 2x 3,5 inch HDD trays or 3x 2,5 inch HDD|
|Form Factor||Mini ITX, Micro ATX|
|Case Fans||Front: 120mm fan x 1Rear: 92 mm optionalSide: 120mm optional|
|Switches||Power / Reset|
|Side I/O||2x USB 2.0 and Audio I/O|