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Fractal Design Core 1500 Micro ATX Case

  • compact micro ATX Mini Tower of the x5 Series
  • 2 - USB 3.0
  • 4 expansion slots
  • black/white contrasted interior

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Mfr part code: FD-CA-CORE-1500-BL

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    Fractal Design Core 1500 Micro ATX Case Product Description

    The Core 1500 is the extremely compact micro ATX Mini Tower of the x5 Series. It's a a small footprint case, that does not compromise on key features. It boasts a clean, modern exterior coupled with class-leading compatibility and cooling, all at an attractive price point. The Core 1500 comes equipped with two pre-installed 120mm fans, a built-in three-speed fan controller as well as support for up to two 240mm water cooling radiators for excellent cooling potential.

     Up to four 3.5" or 2.5" hard drives can be fitted in the vibration dampened hard drive trays with an additional dedicated SSD mounting placed 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 

    • 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; 18.5mm around the motherboard and 13.5mm directly behind it
    • 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 plac
    • One additional SSD position behind the PSU area with easy installation and access


    • Mini ITX, Micro 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
    • 4 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 on backside 
    • 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
    • Available in Black
    • Case dimensions (WxHxD):195 x 370 x 450mm 
    • Net weight: 5.2 kg
    • Package dimensions (WxHxD): 270 x 547 x 432mm
    • Package weight: 6.3kg

    Cooling system

    • Front: 2 - 120mm fans (included is 1 Fractal Design silent 120mm fan, 1200 RPM speed) OR 1 - 140mm fan (not included), placed near ODD cage OR 1 - 140mm fan (not included), placed near case bottom 
    • 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 â€" Slim 240mm radiator (with lower HDD cage moved, upper HDD cage removed and lower ODD slot unused)
    • 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 1500 computer case
    • Accessory box
    • User manual
    Additional information

    • EAN:7350041081937
    • UPC: 817301011938
    • Product code: FD-CA-CORE-1500-BL 

    Technical Specifications


    Cooling System Front: 120 mm fan x 1 / 1200 rpm ¦ Rear: 120 mm fan x 1 / exhaust / 1200 rpm ¦ Front: 120/140 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 Mini tower
    Max Mainboard Size Micro ATX
    Supported Motherboards 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 4
    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 37 cm
    Weight 5.2 kg

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