Tuesday, June 2nd 2015

Fractal Design Core 500 Detailed - Small Footprint, Big Potential

Fractal Design's other new case unveiling this Computex is the Core 500, which goes with the catchphrase "small footprint, big potential." This cube-shaped mini-ITX case is intended more for the desk than your living room. It has all the goods to let you build a mean gaming box with a high-end graphics card, and liquid cooling. Measuring 250 x 203 x 367 mm, the case features a multi-chambered design, with a horizontal main partition.

Inside the Core 500, there's room for CPU coolers as tall as 170 mm, graphics cards as long as 310 mm, and ATX PSUs as long as 170 mm (160 mm in case of modular PSUs). Storage areas include a 5.25-inch drive bay, with three each of 3.5-inch and 2.5-inch bays. Ventilation is care of as 140 mm rear exhaust (a Fractal Silent R3 1K RPM spinner comes included), and two 140 mm top vents, which can hold on to 140 x 280 mm radiators (140 x 140 mm can be used without having to remove the 5.25-inch bay). The side and top vents feature magnetic dust filters. Front panel connectivity includes two USB 3.0 ports (standard header) and HDA audio jacks. The Core 500 will be priced at US $59.99.
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13 Comments on Fractal Design Core 500 Detailed - Small Footprint, Big Potential

#1
ensabrenoir


itx addiction in overdrive.....funds allocated..... ready to pull trigger.....
.....aint this just a fractalized silverstone SGO5/ cooler master 110 or 130 something.......don't matter i'm buying!!!!!!
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#2
iSkylaker
If this support MicroATX, I'm sold!
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#3
Xzibit
iSkylaker said:
If this support MicroATX, I'm sold!
It only has two slots so only ITX
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#4
iSkylaker
Xzibit said:
It only has two slots so only ITX
dang, hard to find one MATX of these for on the sub-$100 price point.
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#5
Frick
Fishfaced Nincompoop
iSkylaker said:
dang, hard to find one MATX of these for on the sub-$100 price point.
What about the Node 804?
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#6
techy1
Frick said:
What about the Node 804?
I do not think that node 804 is much smaller than standart ATX case - 41 liters, that is a lot.
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#7
Frick
Fishfaced Nincompoop
techy1 said:
I do not think that node 804 is much smaller than standart ATX case - 41 liters, that is a lot.
Aye that is true, and recurring in the industry. I have a uATX case (Aerocool DS Cube) and it's pretty massive.
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#8
jdon
For mITX, I'm more interested in the flat cases with the riser card to tip the GPU. The smallest µATX case that I'd want to work in is probably the SG10.
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#10
micropage7
looks nice but top usb ports are easier to catch some dust
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#12
siltsunrise
micropage7 said:
looks nice but top usb ports are easier to catch some dust
Good point, never thought of that.
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#13
Jetster
Are you sure it will hold a ATX PSU looks like a SFX?

EDIT: Never mind it does
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