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Fractal Design Core 500 Gaming Case - Black

CCL Code: CAS2305
Manufacturer Code: FD-CA-CORE-500-BK
| Manufacturer: Fractal Design

Key Features:

  • PSU not included
  • 1 x 5.25" External Bay(s)
  • 3 x 2.5", 3 x 3.5" HDD Bay(s)
  • Max MB Size: ITX


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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 280 mm or air coolers up to 170 mm in height. Additionally, with minimal compromise, the Core 500 can fit one ODD bay, three 3.5 inch drives and three 2.5 inch drives, allowing you to use every last square millimetre of this compact, 19.5 litre case.

Main Features

  • 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


External Expansion Bays 1 x 5.25 inch
Internal Expansion Bays 3 x 3.5 Inch • 3 x 2.5 Inch


Expansion Slots 2


USB Ports 2 x USB 2.0
Audio Line In Ports 1 x Audio In
Audio Line Out Ports 1 x Audio Out


Cooling System Rear: 1 x 120/140 mm fan (included is 1 Fractal Design Silent Series R3 fan, 1000 RPM speed); Top: 2 x 120/140 mm fan (not included)


Form Factor Tower
Case Colour Black
LED Status Indicators Power button with LED (white), HDD activity LED (white)
Motherboard Compatibility Micro ATX • Mini ITX
In The Box Core 500 computer case, User manual, Accessory box
Width 25.0 cm
Depth 36.7 cm
Height 20.3 cm
Weight 4.4 kg

Key Features

Firewire No
Main Colour Black
Case Type SFF
USB 3.0 Support Yes
Case Form Factor ITX
Power Supply Included No
Optimised for Gaming
80Plus Rated No
PSU Form Factor ATX
Display Model in Showroom No
L.E.D Fan No LED
Internal 3.5" Bay 3
External 5.25" Bay 1
Internal 2.5" Bay 3
Micro-ATX No
Built-in Card Reader No
USB Type-C Support No
Front HDMI No
Side Panel Type Solid
Front Audio Type Separate
Maximum Motherboard Size Supported ITX


Warranty 1 Year

Item Details

Manufacturer Fractal Design
Manufacturer Code FD-CA-CORE-500-BK
EAN 7350041082644
UPC 817301012645
Condition New

Warranty Information

Warranty 1 Year

Manufacturer Information

Manufacturer Fractal Design
Manufacturer Code FD-CA-CORE-500-BK
Questions and Answers

Do you have you a question about the Fractal Design Core 500 PC Case (Black)?

Q: What size power supply does this support?
Answer by Website User on 3rd August 2017
This supports a standard size ATX PSU.
1 customer found this answer helpful.
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Q: when will the Fractal Design Core 500 be available for purchase?
Answer by Dan on 22nd June 2015
We're not showing a due date on stock of this case from our suppliers at present unfortunately. -Danlevan
0 customers found this answer helpful.
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August 2019

there's only 2 USB!!

Manuals and Datasheets

PDF Datasheets and Manuals

Document File type File size
Datasheet pdf 0.68MB
Manual pdf 3.46MB