The Fractal Design Core 1000 conforms to the ATX form factor and so can accommodate motherboards with form factors Micro-ATX and Mini-ITX.
It is made of Steel and its dimensions (LxWxH) are 420mm x 175mm x 355mm.
|Form Factor||ATX||Maximum CPU Cooler Size||135mm|
|Motherboard Form Factors||Front Fans||1|
|Material||Metal||Front Fans Size||120mm|
|Color||Black||Front Fans Speed||1200 RPM|
|Expansion Slots||4||Side Fans||1|
|5.25″ Drive Bays||2||Side Fans Size||120mm|
|3.5″ Drive Bays||2||Rear Fans||1|
|2.5" Drive Bays||0||IO Display Panel||no|
|Tool-less Rails||yes||Front USB 2.0 Slots||2|
|Length||420mm||Front USB 3.0 Slots||0|
|Maximum Graphics Card Length||350mm|
The Fractal Design Core 1000 has a the ATX form factor. ATX is the most ubiquitous of case standards, providing the largest array of compatible hardware on the market. Using the ATX standard, the case can house motherboards and power supplies with form factors Micro-ATX and Mini-ITX. The dimensions of the case itself (LxWxH) are 420mm x 175mm x 355mm.
The Fractal Design Core 1000 has four expansion slots, so there is some room for extra components, which may be a deciding factor when planning on the longevity and build type of a PC system. The case has two 5.25" drive bays, which There are no 5.25" drive bays, but there are two 3.5" drive bays, which is quite a small amount of space, and there are no 2.5" drive bays to make up for it. Installation of hard drives into these drive bays is made all the more easier by screwless rails that allow tool-less mounting.
Made primarily of Steel, the Fractal Design Core 1000 is built to be strong and well-ventilated. Steel cases are generally fairly cheap and sturdy, but also tend to be quite heavy. Whatever your case's material, it is important to keep a consistent airflow so that heat doesn't build up inside. It is therefore advised that you make use of the available built-in case fans and fan installation sections.