Fractal Design has released new Core X3 series PC cases and today we'll review the Core 3300, an all black and stylish mid-tower chassis. This ATX, Micro-ATX, Mini-ITX ready tower chassis can house a pair of external 5.25-inch drive bays, two ODDs (optical disk drives) or anything else that uses that form factor of course. It is a wide-body ATX Mid Tower. High-performance features include superior liquid cooling potential with support for a 240mm radiator. Then on the inside Fractal Design made sure you can house a lot of internal 2.5/3.5-inch HDDs and SSDs. There is something special about the storage solution though. But we'll show you that in more detail in the review. Up to four 3.5" or 2.5" hard drives can be fitted in the hard drive tray, with vibration dampening silicone grommets. In addition, two additional SSD drive can be placed behind the motherboard tray.
Key Features Core 3300
A Wide Body mid tower 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, supporting one 240/280 mm radiator in the front and a 240 mm radiator in the top
Featuring a 140 mm rear exhaust fan for optimal cooling
Total 7 fan slots with two Silent Series R2 140 mm fans included
Smart cable management with 22 mm of space behind the motherboard plate for clean installations
Supports extremely tall tower CPU coolers, up to 185 mm in height
Multiple easy-to-clean dust filters designed into the case to help maintain a dust free interior
Innovative vertical HDD bracket, which simultaneously holds three 3.5" drives and three 2.5" drives
Two additional SSD positions behind the motherboard plate
The chassis comes equipped with two factory installed 140mm fans, which are placed on top and at the front. The Core 3300 offers quite a bit of space and cable management with its wide design alright. The case as tested today will cost roughly 69.99 USD or € 59.99. There's more though, an I/O panel that comes with two USB 3.0 ports and hey; there is even room for some liquid cooling! We spot two pre-drilled water-cooling mounts. Let's hop on-wards to the next page and review the Core 3300, shall we?
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