Fractal Design Core 3000 Mid Tower Case Review

The Fractal Design Core 3000 offers a simplistic design and a complimenting installation process. The case on the outside isn’t anything to wow about, which could be good or bad, depending on the person. Overall it’s a pretty rugged case with a plentitude of cooling options and a very easy, tool-free installation. Despite all of the benefits of this case, I was still disappointed by the USB ports on this case. There are four USB 2.0 ports, but not a single USB 3.0 port. USB 3.0 is pretty much a standard on any case, but if you don’t plan on using it, then it shouldn’t be a problem for you.

What’s also nice about this case is that it comes equipped with 3 fans and has room for plenty more. Most cases in this price range that I’ve seen only carry 1-2 fans, so the extra fan is a nice benefit for the case. This case can be found at my favorite online retailer for $64.99, which is a pretty good price for a case of this stature. Think Computers would like to award the Fractal Design Core 3000 Mid Tower Case an 8 out of 10 score.


  • Removable/rotatable hard drive cage
  • Multi-function hard drive trays
  • Cable management
  • Included fan speed controller.


  • No USB 3.0 ports

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