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Case

Fractal Design Core 500 Mini ITX Desktop Case

(23 Ratings, 4.5 Average)

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Specifications

Manufacturer

Fractal Design

Part #

FD-CA-CORE-500-BK

Manufacturer

Fractal Design

Type

Mini ITX Desktop

Color

Black

Power Supply

None

Side Panel Window

None

Power Supply Shroud

No

Front Panel USB

USB 3.2 Type-A

Motherboard Form Factor

Mini ITX

Full-Height Expansion Slots

2

Half-Height Expansion Slots

0

Maximum Video Card Length

310 mm / 12.205"

External 5.25" Bays

1

Internal 2.5" Bays

3

Internal 3.5" Bays

3

Price History

    Reviews

    rvsage
    • 47 points
    • 42 months ago

    from completed build 4K Shoe Box

    Great case, possibly the best mini itx case out there

    Yutang
    • 35 points
    • 51 months ago

    from completed build Fenollium

    Absolutely AMAZING case. Solid build quality, small size, can fit a butt ton of hardware. 10/10 Highly reccomend.

    BDP
    • 26 points
    • 15 months ago

    from completed build Black Magic Tardis

    Compact, affordable, holds lots of full-size gear. Filters vac with lid on. Front PSU for big CPU cooler & low temps. Rout "out of box" (pic5) for air space.

    jaynj
    • 22 points
    • 28 months ago

    from completed build My new pc for Truck

    A nice SFF. This is my second build in it

    Todek
    • 17 points
    • 5 months ago

    A bit tricky to work with but worth the effort. Manages to fit a Ryzen 3900X, RTX 2070 and ATX PSU in. Rear fan is very quiet. The magneticdust filters are a nice feature and there is plenty of space for air circulation with the drive bay removed.

    raininseattle
    • 15 points
    • 23 months ago

    from completed build Heart of the Expedit

    I love this case for the size. It is small enough to fit my Expedit shelf, and yet it is large enough to fit in an ATX PSU and EVGA video cards with dual fans. Assembly is pretty straight-forward with the Tech Buyer Guru's "THE PC BUILDER'S GUIDES: ASSEMBLING AN EXTREME GAMING ITX PC". Enough slots for two HDD's, a SATA SSD and an optical drive if one so chooses.

    The case is a black metal box so it doesn't showcase the RGB blings. Probably not a plus to make to the feature builds, but a plus to me for minimizing distractions.

    Aki_Norin
    • 11 points
    • 36 months ago

    from completed build Mother's ITX Christmas Gift

    It was quite the challenge to install the components into this case, however the tie downs and holes that support them made the build fit very snug and safely.

    prashcr
    • 11 points
    • 36 months ago

    from completed build Mini-ITX gaming

    It's bigger than you may expect. Minimalist design, space-efficient, magnetic air filters all over, comes with a quiet 120mm fan, and you should be able to fit most parts in here with no compromise (except for very large PSUs or GPUs). My only (minor) gripe is that putting the case back on can be annoying.

    SR91
    • 11 points
    • 35 months ago

    When I first saw this case on Hardware Canuck's coverage video of Computex 2015; I knew I wanted that case for my build and I was inspired to switch from atx to itx. I love this case; it's roomy and easy to work in, it has an optical drive slot (which I really needed), it's (sort of) portable, the power/reset and hd activity light is not too bright and distracting, it looks nice, it has dust filters, and I was able to fit all of my components inside of it.

    The only two cons I can list are the front panel connectors are WAY too long; making cable management difficult, and the side panels are a PAIN to put on and remove, due to having to align the clips on the panels in order to close the case. I can't give it five stars due to the side panels and long connectors; but other than those two issues, this is a great itx case.

    Tomyyy07
    • 11 points
    • 22 months ago

    Big enough for normal sized components and small enough to move easily

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