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Fractal Design Core 500 M-ITX Case

Fractal Design CS_FR_C500

Availability: In stock

Quick Overview

The Fractal Core 500 is a small evolution from the Node 304. It has a little more space and can accomodate an optical drive at the expense of a watercooling option. An excellent compact all rounder that should support any modern graphics card and allow for some decent CPU overclocking.

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The Core 500 is the perfect PC case for those looking for a small, compact chassis that lets you build your computer without compromising on component selection.

The case comes with one Silent Series R3 140mm fan which offers great cooling from the get go. For those who wish to expand their cooling ability there is room for an additional two 140 mm fans, water cooling radiators up to 280mm or air coolers up to 170 mm in height.

Additionally, with minimal compromise, the Core 500 can fit one ODD bay, three 3.5"drives and three 2.5" drives, allowing you to use every last square millimeter of this compact, 19.5 liter case.

 

Key features

  • Brushed aluminum-look front panel with a sleek, three-dimensional textured finish
  • Very compact case with a volume of only 19.5 liters
  • Extremely good water cooling support for its size, supporting radiators up to 280mm long
  • Smart drive bay placement allows you to fit up to three 3.5"drives, three 2.5" and one 5.25" drive simultaneously
  • Supports Mini-ITX motherboards, ATX power supplies and graphics cards up to 310mm in length
  • Supports tall CPU cooler towers, up to 170mm in height
  • Featuring a Fractal Design Silent Series R3 140mm rear exhaust fan for great cooling
  • Big magnetic filters for the side and top air intake together with a PSU filter ensures a dust free interior

Specification

  • Mini ITX, Mini DTX motherboard compatibility; NOTE: motherboards with SATA ports that are angled 90 degrees may conflict with installation in the case.
  • 2 expansion slots
  • 3 - 3.5" HDD positions 
  • 3 - 2.5" dedicated SSD/HDD unit positions
  • 1 - 5.25" bay (removable)
  • CPU coolers up to 170mm in height
  • ATX PSUs, up to 170mm in length (non modular PSUs); ATX PSUs, up to 160mm in length (modular PSUs) 
  • Graphics cards up to 310 mm in length (note: graphics cards longer than 170 mm will not fit with PSUs that exceed 170 mm)
  • Colours available: Black
  • Case volume: 19.5 liters
  • Case dimensions (WxHxD): 250 x 203 x 367 mm
  • Case dimensions - with feet/screws/protrusions: 250 x 213 x 380 mm
  • Net weight: 4.4 kg
  • Package dimensions (WxHxD): 285 x 335 x 450 mm
  • Package weight: 5.3 kg

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