Fractal Design Core 3500

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Fractal Design Core 3500

Post by NeilBlanchard » Tue May 05, 2015 4:18 am

Has anybody used the Fractal Design Core 3500 case? It seems to be a scaled down Define R5, with no door and all 140 (or 120)mm fans. The top grills are always open - this may be the thing I would be worried about. The Define R5 has room for 8 hard drives, which is just nuts, while the Core 3500 has room for 4; along with the same 2 SSD spaces behind the motherboard. More than enough drive bays.

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The front edge intakes look a bit restrictive, but maybe they are still big enough to work well, and having the bottom (filtered) intakes do more "work" may be a good thing.
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Re: Fractal Design Core 3500

Post by quest_for_silence » Tue May 05, 2015 7:57 am

NeilBlanchard wrote:Has anybody used the Fractal Design Core 3500 case?

Probably, Neil, but not me :mrgreen: : meanwhile you might look at some temp measures with silent hw and watch average guy brief video "review" (Hexus and Cowcot may offer some further light readings too).
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Re: Fractal Design Core 3500

Post by Cistron » Tue May 05, 2015 3:25 pm

Tiiiiiny front vents, no?

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Re: Fractal Design Core 3500

Post by NeilBlanchard » Wed May 06, 2015 4:24 am

So, Linus says it is a no go. I will take his word for it.

Never mind!
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