The Fractal Design Core 3000 conforms to the ATX form factor and so can accommodate motherboards with form factors ATX, Micro-ATX and Mini-ITX.
It is made of Steel and its dimensions (LxWxH) are 480mm x 200mm x 430mm.
|Release Date||22 Jul 2011||Front Fans||1|
|Form Factor||ATX||Front Fans Size||140mm|
|Motherboard Form Factors||Front Fans Speed||1000 RPM|
|Color||Black||Top Fans Size||140mm|
|Expansion Slots||7||Top Fans Speed||1000 RPM|
|5.25″ Drive Bays||2||Rear Fans||1|
|3.5″ Drive Bays||6||Rear Fans Size||120mm|
|2.5" Drive Bays||6||Rear Fans Speed||1200 RPM|
|Tool-less Rails||no||IO Display Panel||yes|
|Length||480mm||Front USB 2.0 Slots||4|
|Width||200mm||Front USB 3.0 Slots||0|
|Maximum Graphics Card Length||270mm||Audio IO||yes|
|Maximum CPU Cooler Size||160mm|
The Fractal Design Core 3000 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 ATX, Micro-ATX and Mini-ITX. The dimensions of the case itself (LxWxH) are 480mm x 200mm x 430mm.
The Fractal Design Core 3000 has seven expansion slots, so there is plenty of 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 six 3.5" drive bays, which is more than enough space as long as you do not intend on installing an optical drive.
Made primarily of Steel, the Fractal Design Core 3000 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.