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Fractal Design Announces Core 3000 USB 3.0 Case

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Fractal Design brings you the Core 3000 USB 3.0! The Core 3000 USB 3.0 has plenty of cooling options with space to install up to 7 fans of various sizes. The front panel is easily removable and pre-fitted with fan filters to ensure a dust free interior. The sleek black interior is matched and contrasted with white expansion slots and HDD trays. Similar to the Define Series, all the HDD trays are fitted with anti-vibration silicon grommets. The upper HDD cage is removable and rotatable, which allows for installation of even the longest graphic cards.



Key Features:
  • Simple yet elegant front panel with mesh and filter
  • NEW: USB 3.0 support on front I/O
  • Three Silent Series R2 fans included:
    o 1x 140mm in front , 1000 RPM
    o 1x 120mm in rear, 1200 RPM
    o 1x 140mm in top, 1000 RPM
  • Optimized for performance with multiple cooling options
  • A total of 7 fan slots (1x 120mm + 1x 140mm in front, 2x 120/140mm in top, 1x 120mm in bottom, 1x 120mm in rear, 1x 120/140mm in side panel)
  • Six white painted HDD trays complete with silicon vibration dampening grommets - Each tray supports 3.5" or 2.5" HDD/SSDs
  • Upper HDD cage is rotatable and removable
  • Dust filters for PSU and front fan positions
MSRPs:
  • USD: $ 74.95
  • EURO: € 64.95
  • GBP: £ 54.95
  • SEK: 599:-
For more information, visit the product page.
 
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Another nice looking case from Fractal.
I think I would go for their latest incarnation of the R2 though.
 
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Why did it take so long to come out with USB3 support?
 

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Soooo the only new thing is USB3 support? I had that case and liked it a lot, and I like FD alot. But if that is the case it's just lazy.
 
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Wow,.....

It looks so much like the Antec 300 series of cases of which there are a few different designs,....
 
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Wow,.....

It looks so much like the Antec 300 series of cases of which there are a few different designs,....
You've never actually seen an Antec 300 have you? I have one sitting right next to me, and I can definitively say the only thing this case and the Antec 300 have in common are they are both black and rectangular.
 
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Wow,.....

It looks so much like the Antec 300 series of cases of which there are a few different designs,....
Umm It doesn't look like the 300:slap:
 
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Umm It doesn't look like the 300:slap:


I didn't say or imply it looked "exactly" like the Antec 300. I said "It looks so much like the Antec 300" which address a strong resemblance that allows for variation. There is variation in the design of the Antec 300 and Antec 300 v2.
 

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I didn't say or imply it looked "exactly" like the Antec 300. I said "It looks so much like the Antec 300" which address a strong resemblance that allows for variation. There is variation in the design of the Antec 300 and Antec 300 v2.
They both have that mesh at the bottom, but otherwise no.
 

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My question is: Will it fit a 6950 comfortably? I have one of the original, dial BIOS switch PowerColor 6950s, but I can't find the length for it anywhere.

The website for the case says it supports cards up to 270mm in length with both hard drive bays installed. According to the information here the 6950 is 275mm in length. Would 5mm of length make that much of a difference?

I'd measure it myself, however I do not have a tape measure. Anyone have experience with a mid-size case with enough room for the hard drives and a long video card?
 
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nice design but from distance it looks flat