I would like to thank Fractal Design for supplying the review sample.
Today, we are reviewing the Fractal Design Core 3300. It belongs to the X3 series and is the biggest of the bunch as both the Core 2300 and Core 1300 are a bit smaller. The X3 does not come with traditional hard-drive cages, while the X5 units (Core 1500, 2500, 3500) do.
This is what Fractal Design has to say about the Core 3300:
The Core 3300 is the wide-bodied ATX mid-tower chassis of the x3 Series. It offers many benefits typically only seen in significantly more expensive cases, such as great cable management, multiple radiator support, and superior ease of use. It comes with two pre-installed 140mm fans, and can support up to two 240mm radiators or a 240mm and a 280mm radiator simultaneously. An innovative vertical hard-drive bracket can fit a total of six drives—three 3.5" drives and three 2.5" drives. In addition, two additional SSD drive can be placed behind the motherboard tray. A beautiful build is easy to achieve with the black/white contrasted interior and well-designed cable-routing capabilities.
|Fractal Design Core 3300|
|MATERIAL:||Steel & Plastic|
|DRIVE BAYS:||2x External 5.25"|
3x Internal 3.5"
5x Internal 2.5"
|Micro-ATX, ATX, Mini-ITX|
|DIMENSIONS (W x H x D):||233 x 451 x 517mm|
|FRONT FANS:||2x 120/140mm fans (included is 1 hydraulic bearing 140mm Silent Series R2 fan, 1000 RPM speed)|
|REAR FANS:||1x 120/140mm fan (included is 1 hydraulic bearing 140mm Silent Series R2 fan, 1000 RPM speed)|
|TOP FANS:||2x 120/140mm fan (not included)|
|BOTTOM FANS:||1x 120/140mm fan (not included, PSU length limits apply)|
|SIDE FANS:||1x 120/140mm fan (not included)|
|I/O:||2x USB 3.0|
|Compatibility:||CPU: 185 mm|
GPU: 430 mm ( One or more 3.5" hard drives may interfere with side-mounted power connectors on graphics cards longer than 255 mm)
PSU: 170 cm