Fractal Design Core 500 Mini ITX Computer Case

QuickFind: 720520 Mfr part code: FD-CA-CORE-500-BK
  • Brushed aluminum-look front panel
  • 2 x USB 3.0, Audio in/out
  • fit up to three 3.5"drives
  • Case dimensions (WxHxD): 250 x 203 x 367 mm

Product Description

Fractal Design Core 500 Mini ITX Computer Case

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

Key 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

- Mini ITX motherboard compatibility
- 2 expansion slots
- 3 - 3.5" HDD positions
- 3 - 2.5" dedicated SSD/HDD unit positions
- 1 - 5.25" bay (removable)
- CPU coolers up to 170mm in height
- ATX PSUs, up to 170mm in length (non modular PSUs); ATX PSUs, up to 160mm in length (modular PSUs)
- Graphics cards up to 310 mm in length
- Colours available: Black
- Case volume: 19.5 liters
- Case dimensions (WxHxD): 250 x 203 x 367 mm
- Case dimensions - with feet/screws/protrusions: 250 x 213 x 380 mm
- Net weight: 4.4 kg
- Package dimensions (WxHxD): 285 x 335 x 450 mm
- Package weight: 5.3 kg

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

Water cooling compatibility:
- Top - 280, 240, 140 and 120 mm radiators. (Thickness limitation of 100 mm for both radiator + fan) (240 and 280 mm radiators require removal of the ODD bay) (280mm radiator can be maximum 325mm in length)
- Rear - 120 mm radiator (not compatible with the rear 3.5" HDD position)
- Dust filters: Magnetic filters on side and top panel, PSU filter

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

Package contents
- Core 500 computer case
- User manual
- Accessory box

Technical Specification

Fractal Design Core 500 Mini ITX Computer Case


Cooling System Rear: 120/140 mm fan x 1 / 1000 rpm
Form Factor Compact case
Max Mainboard Size Mini ITX
Supported Motherboards Mini-ITX
Specification Compliance ATX
Internal Bays Qty 6
Front Accessible Bays Qty 1
Colour Black
CPU Cooler Max Height 280 mm
System Cabinet Features Fan speed controller, front dust filter, vibration-absorbing drive bays, liquid cooling holes, removable HDD cage, bottom dust filter

Expansion / Connectivity

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


Power Device No power supply

Dimensions & Weight

Width 25 cm
Depth 36.7 cm
Height 20.3 cm
Weight 4.4 kg

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