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Fractal Design Core 500 Cube Chassis - Black

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FD-CA-CORE-500-BK - Fractal Design Core 500 Mini-ITX Cube Case with ATX PSU Support, Black, 1x Silent Series R3 140mm Fan Inc

£67.40 inc. VAT
£56.17 exc. VAT
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Stock code: CSE-MIN-FD-CA-CORE-5
Manuf. code: FD-CA-CORE-500-BK
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Product Overview

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.


• 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

• Water cooling compatibility:
Top – 280, 240, 140 and 120 mm radiators. (Thickness limitation of 100 mm for both radiator + fan) (240 and 280 mm radiators require removal of the ODD bay) (280mm radiator can be maximum 325mm in length)
Rear – 120 mm radiator (not compatible with the rear 3.5" HDD position)

Technical Specification

:: Manufacturer: Fractal Design
:: Case Edition: Core 500
:: Case Form Factor: Mini ITX
:: Motherboard Form Factor: Mini ITX
:: Material: Front/ Side/ Top Panel: 1 x Hard drive activity LED 1 x Headphone/Mic Combo 1 x Power Button with LED 1 x Reset 2 x USB 3.0
:: Drive Bays: 3 x 2.5" Internal 2 x 3.5" Internal 1 x 5.25"
:: Expansion Slots: 2
:: Fan Bays: 3 x 120/140 mm
:: Fans Included: 1 x 140mm
:: Window: No
:: Power Supply Form Factor:
:: Max CPU Cooler Height: 170 mm
:: Max VGA Card Length: 310 mm
:: Dimensions: 250 x 203 x 367 (WxHxD mm)
:: Colour: Black
:: Weight: 4.4 kg (Approx)

Warranty Information:

Manufacturer fractal design
Warranty Type Direct with Manufacturer
Manufacturer Website
Warranty Period (yrs)2
Hard Drive Bays3
DVD Drive Bays1
Form FactorsMini ITX, Mini DTX
USB 2.0 Ports0
USB 3.0 Ports2
Max. PSU Depth (mm)170
Max. CPU Fan Height (mm)170
Dimensions285 (w) x 213 (h) x 367 (d)
Max. GPU Length (mm)310
Maximum Amount of Fans1
Number of Additional Fan positions0

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