I would like to thank Fractal Design for supplying the review sample.
We have had to pleasure of reviewing the Core 3300 in the past and now get to take a look at the Core 2300. A slightly more compact version of the chassis, it sits rights in-between the larger 3X00 units and the smaller 1X00 variants. Here is what Fractal Design has to say about their chassis:
The Core 2300 is the compact ATX Mid Tower of the x3 Series that combines a clean, modern exterior design with great cooling and component compatibility. It comes with two pre-installed fans, and great radiator support for its size The case is equipped with two pre-installed 120mm fans and can support both 280mm and 240mm water cooling radiators. An innovative vertical hard drive bracket can fit a total of six drives - three 3.5" drives and three 2.5" drives. An additional 2.5" 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
|Fractal Design Core 2300|
|MATERIAL:||Steel & Plastic|
|DRIVE BAYS:||2x External 5.25"|
4x Internal 2.5"
3x Internal 3.5"
|Mini ITX, Micro-ATX, ATX|
|DIMENSIONS:||195 x 431 x 450mm|
|FRONT FANS:||120mm x 2 (120mm fan x 1 pre-installed)|
|REAR FANS:||120mm x 1 (pre-installed)|
|TOP FANS:||120mm x 2 / 140mm x 2 (optional)|
|BOTTOM FANS:||120mm x 1 or 140mm Fan x 1 (without bottom 3.5" HDD)|
|SIDE FANS:||120mm Fan x 1|
|I/O:||1x USB 3.0|
1x USB 2.0
|Compatibility:||CPU Cooler: 162 mm|
GPU: 380mm (200mm if middle 3.5" position is used)
PSU: 205 mm (185mm if bottom fan position is used)