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Fractal Design Core 2500 ATX Case

  • Superior water cooling support for its size, supporting one 240/280mm radiator in the...
  • Supports graphic card up to 380mm without any HDD removal
  • 7 expansion slots

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Mfr part code: FD-CA-CORE-2500-BL

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    Fractal Design Core 2500 ATX Case Product Description

    The Core 2500 is the compact ATX Mid Tower of the x5 Series combines a clean, modern exterior design with great cooling and component compatibility. The case is equipped with two pre-installed 120mm fans, a built-in fan controller as well as support for a 280mm and 240mm water cooling radiators. Two hard drive cages hold up to four 3.5" or 2.5" hard drives on vibration dampened sturdy steel trays. An additional dedicated 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.


    Key features

    •  A compact ATX 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 for its size, supporting one 240/280mm radiator in the front and a 240mm radiator in the top
    • Featuring a 120mm rear exhaust fan for great cooling
    • Total 7 fan slots with two 120mm fans included
    • Extruded motherboard plate allowing space for additional cable routing; 18.5mm around the motherboard and 13.5mm directly behind it
    • Supports tall CPU cooler towers, up to circa 162mm in height
    • Featuring an integrated three-speed fan controller
    • Multiple easy-to-clean dust filters designed into the case to help maintain a dust free interior
    • Four vibration dampening hard drive trays for up to four 3.5" HDDs, all compatible with 2.5" drives
    • 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
    • One additional SSD position behind the PSU area with easy installation and access

    • Mini ITX, Micro ATX ATX motherboard compatibility
    • 2 drive bays of 5,25" or 4 bays 3.5"- all compatible with SSDs
    • 1 -2.5" dedicated SSD unit position
    • 7 expansion slots
    • Supports graphic card up to 380mm without any HDD removal
    • Support cooling system: 7 Fan positions (2 fans included)
    • Filtered fan slots in front and bottom
    • CPU coolers up to 162 mm in height
    • Integrated fan controller
    • Supports ATX PSUs up to 155 mm deep when using the primary bottom fan location; when not using this fan location longer PSUs can be used
    •  13.5-18.5 mm of space for cable routing behind the motherboard plate
    • Extra cable routing holes for usage with mATX motherboards
    • Available in Black
    • Case dimensions (WxHxD):195 x 431 x 450mm 
    • Net weight: 5.7 kg
    • Package dimensions (WxHxD): 270 x 547 x 492mm
    • Package weight: 6.9kg

    Cooling system
    • Front: 2 - 120mm fans (included is 1 Fractal Design silent 120mm fan, 1200 RPM speed)
    • Rear: 1 - 120mm fan (included is 1 Fractal Design silent 120mm fan, 1200 RPM speed)
    • Top: 2 - 120/140mm fan (not included)
    • Bottom: 1 - 120mm fan (not included, PSU length limits apply) OR 1 - 120mm fan (not included, requires removal of lower HDD cage) OR 1 - 140mm fan (not included, requires removal of lower HDD cage)
    • Side: 1 -140mm fan (not included)
    • 1 - integrated fan controller on the backside for up to 3 fans

    Water Cooling compatibility

    • Front - 240mm radiator, up to 45mm in thickness (with lower HDD cage repositioned in case, upper HDD cage removed)
    • Front - 240mm radiator, any thickness, push/pull supported (with both lower and upper HDD cages removed)
    • Front â€"Slim 280mm radiator: 15mm fan spacing required for full fastening, radiators with 20mm fan spacing can be used with only the top half fastened to the case (with lower HDD cage repositioned in case, upper HDD cage removed, lower ODD slot may need to be unused depending on tube end chamber size)
    • Top â€" Slim 240mm radiator (with upper ODD slot occupied by a device no longer than 150mm and with no components on the upper 23 mm on the motherboard that are taller than 34mm)
    • Rear â€" 120 mm radiator

    Front interface
    • 2 - USB 3.0
    • Audio in/out
    • Power button with LED (white)
    • HDD activity LED (white)
    • Reset button

    Package contents
    • Core 2500 computer case
    • Accessory box
    • User manual

    Additional information
    • EAN:7350041081951
    • UPC: 817301011952
    • Product code: FD-CA-CORE-2500-BL 

    Technical Specifications


    Cooling System Front: 120 mm fan x 1 / 1200 rpm ¦ Rear: 120 mm fan x 1 / exhaust / 1200 rpm ¦ Front: 120 mm fan mount x 1 ¦ Top: 120/140 mm fan mount x 2 ¦ Bottom: 120/140 mm fan mount x 1 ¦ Side: 140 mm fan mount x 1
    Form Factor Mid tower
    Max Mainboard Size ATX
    Supported Motherboards ATX, microATX, Mini-ITX
    Specification Compliance ATX
    Internal Bays Qty 5
    Front Accessible Bays Qty 2
    Colour Black
    CPU Cooler Max Height 162 mm
    Video Card Max Length 380 mm
    System Cabinet Features Fan speed controller, front dust filter, vibration-absorbing drive bays, liquid cooling holes, bottom mounted PSU holder, cable management system, removable HDD cage, bottom dust filter

    Expansion / Connectivity

    Expansion Bays 4 (total) / 4 (free) x internal - 2.5" / 3.5" shared ¦ 2 (total) / 2 (free) x front accessible - 5.25" ¦ 1 (total) / 1 (free) x internal - 2.5"
    Expansion Slots 7
    Interfaces 2 x USB 3.0 ¦ 1 x headphones - mini-jack ¦ 1 x microphone - mini-jack


    Power Device No power supply

    Dimensions & Weight

    Width 19.5 cm
    Depth 45 cm
    Height 43.1 cm
    Weight 5.7 kg

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