An extremely compact micro ATX case with bottom-mounted PSU, designed for exceptional airflow and cooling
Brushed aluminum-look front panel with a sleek, three dimensional textured finish
Superior water cooling support for its size, supporting up to two 240mm radiators
Featuring a 120mm rear exhaust fan for exceptional cooling
Supports tall CPU cooler towers, up to about 162mm in height
Total 7 fan slots with two 120mm fans included
Featuring an integrated three-speed fan controller
Extruded motherboard plate allowing space for additional cable routing
Brushed aluminum-look front panel with a sleek, three-dimensional textured finish
Extruded motherboard plate allowing space for additional cable routing; 18.5mm around the motherboard and 13.5mm directly behind it
HDD trays split into two cages and strategically positioned with a large space in between to support all long graphics cards up to a maximum length of 380mm, with all hard drive trays in place
The Core 1300 is the extremely compact micro ATX Mini Tower of the x3 Series Designed for exceptional airflow and cooling. The case is equipped with two pre-installed Silent Series LT 120mm fans and can support both 280mm and 240mm water cooling radiators. An innovative vertical hard drive bracket can fit a total of four drives - two 3.5" drives and two 2.5" drives. An additional 2.5" SSD mounting is available behind the power supply position. A beautiful build is easy to achieve with the black/white contrasted interior and well-designed cable routing capabilities. All at an attractive price point.
Most Helpful Customer Reviews
The Fractal Core 1300 barely qualifies for a budget case, but you'll quickly find you're not just paying for the brand name. Fractal provides an intuitive user manual, coupled with all the screws you'll need to complete a build. The drive bracket is removable, and has vibration isolating rubber mounts. Build quality is good, with tight screw tolerances. The case itself is light, but with a sturdy frame. The outer paint finish is high quality (although only time will tell). There do not seem to be any sharp edges inside the case. There are dust filters at the bottom of the case, as well as a semi-fine grill at the front. The case comes with 2x Fractal voltage controlled (3-pin) 120mm fans. They are quiet and seem to push a decent amount of air.
I did have an issue with one of the sliding doors, as it seems to be slightly bent, but not significant enough to warrant a return (this is the only issue that I've noticed).
This case was a purchase for a family member...
I built my first PC several months ago which consisted of an ATX mid-tower case and a Micro ATX motherboard (I heard that getting the mid-tower would be good if I wanted to upgrade in the future). After a while, I decided that a smaller case would be nice and more suitable for my needs. I started looking at Micro ATX towers and came across this case. I'm not really into flashy cases with windows and fancy lights, so this case seemed perfect for me.
I've owned the case for three weeks now and I'm very pleased with it. The case is good quality and and the included fans run quietly. The only problem I've encountered, which is minor, is that the expansion slot I used for my GPU seems to be a little short. I could barely fit my HDMI cable into the port on my GPU as the port is extremely close to the top of the frame that surrounds the expansion slots. I've included images to help describe the issue. While I was able to fit the cable into the port and my display works fine, I...
Graphis card and a h50 water cooler dont fit well on the back. If radiator is mounted in front 3.5 drives cant be mounted. I would have liked it more if it were just a hair bigger.
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