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    Reviews - Fractal Design Core 3000 chassis review

    Swedish manufacturer's first Core Series enclosure put to the test.
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    Re: Reviews - Fractal Design Core 3000 chassis review

    If I was looking for a simple small case on a budget this looks good... apart from the £60 asking price. Seems £15-£20 too much.

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    Re: Reviews - Fractal Design Core 3000 chassis review

    It is a pity manufacturers of new cases are not updating to USB3 on the front panel. It is a minor change but now should be standard . Most new mobos are fitted with an internal USB3 capability and backward compatibility with USB2 should make this a factory fittted ''must have"

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    Re: Reviews - Fractal Design Core 3000 chassis review

    Agree with both posts above but I would be willing to spend the extra £ for native USB 3.0 support. It's a no from me.

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    Re: Reviews - Fractal Design Core 3000 chassis review

    I would have liked to have seen the results of that front intake fan being moved down to the bottom - where it really should have been (once you removed the top hard drive bay).

    With regard the usb3.0 I agree that it should come as standard with all new cases/revisions being shipped out the door but when something like this comes on market it should do the job nicely:
    http://www.bitfenix.com/global/en/pr...3-front-panel/

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    Re: Reviews - Fractal Design Core 3000 chassis review

    That, to me, is a fine looking case but even at £52.95 I feel it's overpriced.

    £10 cheaper would put it high up on my list for a new case. The lack of an external 3.5" drive bay puts paid to that Bitfenix USB 3.0 front panel too.

    A shame because I really do prefer nice simple cases like this.

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    Re: Reviews - Fractal Design Core 3000 chassis review

    The big problem with the cost of this case is that there are so many others using the same internals for nearly half this price.

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    Re: Reviews - Fractal Design Core 3000 chassis review

    Too be honest it looks and seems too much like the Antec 300, but more expensive.

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