Fractal Design hit the ground running when they first started introducing products to the DIY crowd. Their first efforts were monumentally successful, but had a few things here and there to tweak. Truly listening to their customers, Fractal Design is starting a campaign to redesign everything starting with the Core Series.


It's a simple formula that we wish more companies would follow. Take everything that was good about a PC chassis, take notes from the people who bought it, and then correct whatever you got the most complaints about. The new Core X3 cases come with more drive space thanks to the vertical drive mount, are liquid cooling ready (radiator up to 280 mm), provide better airflow, and come in 4 models to fit your needs best.


The new Core X3 series--Core 3300, 2300, and 1100--are also priced aggressively at $69.99, $49.99, and $39.99 US respectively. Just because you are on a strict budget doesn't mean you have to give up quality or features when it comes to your case. You can find more details about the new Fractal Design Core X3 series below.

Fractal Design Launching new Core X3

The Core family of cases have always been centered around providing the core features and performance of Fractal Design’s case lineage at an aggressive price point. Core has undergone an evolution thanks in part to the valuable feedback from our customers.

The new x3 Series of the Core Family of cases are liquid cooling ready, featuring superb airflow and an innovative vertical drive mounting system. Able to support up to six drives. The unique design of the vertical hard drive bracket ensures that it will not restrict optimum airflow. For added versatility the drive bracket is fully removable, allowing the end user incredible flexibility for mounting liquid cooling radiators up to 280 mm in size.

The X3 series is comprised of 4 different models, each addressing the needs of the most popular end-user usage scenarios.

Fractal Design Core 3300

The Core 3300 is the Wide-body ATX Mid Tower 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 140 mm fans, and can support up to two 240 mm radiators or both a 240 mm and a 280 mm radiator.

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.

Key Features Core 3300

  • A Wide Body mid tower case with bottom-mounted PSU, designed for exceptional airflow and cooling
  • Brushed aluminum-look front panel with a sleek, three-dimensional textured finish
  • Superior water cooling support, supporting one 240/280 mm radiator in the front and a 240 mm radiator in the top
  • Featuring a 140 mm rear exhaust fan for optimal cooling
  • Total 7 fan slots with two Silent Series R2 140 mm fans included
  • Smart cable management with 22mm of space behind the motherboard plate for clean installations
  • Supports extremely tall tower CPU coolers, up to 185 mm in height
  • Multiple easy-to-clean dust filters designed into the case to help maintain a dust free interior
  • Innovative vertical HDD bracket, which simultaneously holds three 3.5" drives and three 2.5" drives
  • Two additional SSD positions behind the motherboard plate

MSRP:

USD: $69.99
EURO: €59.99
GBP: £54.99
SEK: 549 kr

Fractal Design Core 2300

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 120 mm fans and can support both 280 mm and 240 mm 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.

Key Features Core 2300

  • A compact full-ATX case with bottom-mounted PSU, designed for exceptional airflow and cooling
  • Brushed aluminum-look front panel with a sleek, three-dimensional textured finish
  • Superior water cooling support for its size, supporting one 240/280 mm radiator in the front and a 240 mm radiator in the top
  • Featuring a 120 mm rear exhaust fan for great cooling
  • Total 7 fan slots with two 120mm fans included
  • Extruded motherboard plate allowing space for additional cable routing; 18.5 mm around the motherboard and 13.5 mm directly behind it
  • Supports tall CPU cooler towers, up to 162mm in height
  • Multiple easy-to-clean dust filters designed into the case to help maintain a dust free interior
  • Innovative vertical HDD bracket, which simultaneously holds three 3.5" drives and three 2.5" drives
  • One additional SSD position behind the PSU area with easy installation and access

MSRP:

USD: $49.99
EURO: €44.99
GBP: £39.99
SEK: 399 kr

Fractal Design Core 1300

The Core 1300 is the extremely compact micro ATX Mini Tower of the x3 Series Designed for exceptional airflow and cooling.

The case is equipped with two pre-installed Silent Series LT 120 mm fans and can support both 280 mm and 240 mm water cooling radiators.

An innovative vertical hard drive bracket can fit a total of four drives - two 3.5" drives and two 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. All at an attractive price point.

Key Features Core 1300

  • An extremely compact micro ATX case with bottom-mounted PSU, designed for exceptional airflow and cooling
  • Brushed aluminum-look front panel with a sleek, three-dimensional textured finish
  • Superior water cooling support for its size, supporting up to two 240 mm radiators
  • Featuring a 120 mm rear exhaust fan for exceptional cooling
  • Supports tall CPU cooler towers, up to 162 mm in height
  • Total 7 fan slots with two 120 mm fans included
  • Extruded motherboard plate allowing space for additional cable routing; 18.5 mm around the motherboard and 13.5 mm directly behind it
  • Multiple easy-to-clean dust filters designed into the case to help maintain a dust free interior
  • Innovative vertical HDD bracket, which simultaneously holds two 3.5" drives and two 2.5" drives
  • One additional SSD position behind the PSU area with easy installation and access

MSRP:

SD: $49.99
EURO: €44.99
GBP: £39.99
SEK: 399 kr

Fractal Design Core 1100

Despite its extremely small outer dimensions, the Core 1100 mATX case provides everything you need. The stylish, Scandinavian exterior design is matched by the fully painted interior, complete with the signature white details of Fractal Design.

The case is optimized for airflow with a straight cooling path, and comes equipped with a pre-installed 120 mm fan. The front panel is equipped with dust filters.

An innovative vertical hard drive bracket can fit either two 3.5" drives, three 2.5" drives, or one drive of each size. Both the 3.5" drive slots come with silicone vibration dampening grommets

Key Features Core 1100

  • An extremely compact micro ATX case, designed for exceptional airflow and cooling
  • Brushed aluminum-look front panel with a sleek, three-dimensional textured finish
  • One Fractal Design 120mm fan included
  • Easy access I/O on front panel, with audio and both USB 3.0 and USB 2.0 ports
  • Front panel dust filters and closed top and bottom panels help maintaining a dust free interior
  • Innovative vertical HDD bracket, which can hold two 3.5" drives or three 2.5" drives, or one drive of each size
  • Vibration-dampened mounting for both 3.5" drive slots
  • Fully painted interior, with Fractal Design signature white details

MSRP:

USD: $39.99
EURO: €34.99
GBP: £29.99
SEK: 299 kr

More informations on all Core X3 cases on product website: http://www.fractal-design.com/home/product/cases/core-series/

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