Fractal Design Core 3000 review -
When we flip around the unit we can see the side panel a little better. Very simple with a mesh where you can install an additional fan. There are a total of 7 fan slots (1x 120mm + 1x 140mm in front, 2x 120/140mm in top, 1x 120mm in bottom, 1x 120mm in rear, 1x 120/140mm in side panel). Three fans have been pre-installed.
The panel can be removed be removing two thumbnails at the back and then pull it towards you, it is the old traditional way of chassis panel removal. The size of the chassis by the way is is chassis is just 200x480x430mm with a Net weight of 7,1kg.
The backside then. Next to the rear IO we spot a 120mm fan. All three fans in this chassis can be PWM fan controlled as the Core 3000 has that little fan controller delivered with it, so you can go really silent or choose for maximum performance at the cost of noise. The Core 3000 has 7 card slots and all the way at the top we spot two grommet holes, these could be used for some sort of external liquid cooling.
Here we can see the left side panel, with the same locking mechanism. Two thumbscrews at the rear secure it down. The matte black paintjob is very sensitive to scratches by the way. We had to carefully place the chassis on it's side, and after placing it back... scratches *sighs*
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