Fractal Design
Core 3500 Midi Tower Case - Black

  • Fractal Design Core 3500 is a wide body mid tower ATX case
  • also available in a Windowed side panel version
  • allowing users to show off their build.
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Stock Code: CA-044-FD

EAN: 7350041081975


Manufacturer: Fractal Design

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Core 3500 Midi Tower Case - Black

Fractal Design Core 3500 is a wide body mid tower ATX case, also available in a Windowed side panel version, allowing users to show off their build. High-performance features include superior liquid cooling potential with support for up to two 240mm radiators or a 280mm radiator


  • A wide body 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, supporting one 240/280mm radiator in the front and a 240mm radiator in the top

  • Featuring a 140mm rear exhaust fan for optimal cooling

  • Total 7 fan slots with two Silent Series R2 140mm fans included

  • Smart cable management with 22mm of space behind the motherboard plate and thick rubber grommets for clean installations

  • Supports extremely tall tower CPU coolers, up to 185mm 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

  • Supports extremely long graphics cards up to a maximum length of 430mm in the top four slots, and cards up to 295mm in length in the bottom three slots

  • Two additional SSD positions behind the motherboard plate


  • ATX, E-ATX (up to 295 mm wide) Micro ATX, Mini ITX motherboard compatibility

  • 2 drive bays of 5,25"

  • 4 bays 3.5"- all compatible with SSDs

  • 2 -2.5" dedicated SSD unit position

  • 7 expansion slots

  • Graphics cards up to 430mm in length may be installed in the upper four slots

  • With HDD cage in primary position, cards up to 295mm can be installed in bottom three slots

  • With HDD cage in the secondary position graphics cards up to 260mm are supported in the bottom three slots

  • Support cooling system: 7 Fan positions (2 fans included)

  • Filtered fan slots in front and bottom

  • CPU coolers up to 185 mm in height

  • Integrated fan controller 

  • ATX PSUs up to 170 mm deep when using the primary bottom fan location for a 140mm fan; when not using this fan location longer PSUs can be used  

  • 22 mm of space for cable routing behind the motherboard plate

  • Thick rubber grommets on all holes on the motherboard plate

  • Available in Black

  • Case dimensions (WxHxD):233 x 465 x 517mm 

  • Net weight: 8.6 kg

  • Package dimensions (WxHxD): 322 x 625 x 540mm

  • Package weight: 10.1kg

Cooling system

  • Front: 2 - 120mm fans (included is 1 hydraulic bearing 140mm Silent Series R2 fan, 1000 RPM speed)

  • Rear: 1 - 120/140mm fan (included is 1 hydraulic bearing 140mm Silent Series R2 fan, 1000 RPM speed)

  • Top: 2 - 120/140mm fan (not included)

  • Bottom: 1 - 120/140mm fan (not included, PSU length limits apply)

  • Side: 1 -120/140mm fan (not included)

  • 1 - integrated fan controller on the backside for up to 3 fans

Water Cooling compatibility

  • Front –Slim 240 or 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 moved to secondary position)

  • Front - Thick 240 or 280mm radiators supported with HDD cage in alternate position or completely removed. Motherboards larger than mATX are not fully supported with HDD cage in the tertiary position.

  • Top – Slim 240mm radiator (with no components on the upper 11 mm on the motherboard that are taller than 38mm)

  • Top – Slim 280mm radiator with slim fans

  • Rear – 120/140 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 3500 computer case

  • Accessory box

  • User manual

Additional information

  • EAN:7350041081975

  • UPC: 817301011976

  • Product code: FD-CA-CORE-3500-BL 


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Product Specification:

Case type
Form Factor
Main colour
Accent colour
Noise dampening
Width (exact)
Height (exact)
Depth (exact)
200 - 300 mm
400 - 500 mm
500 - 600 mm
Plastic, Steel
Weight (exact)
8 - 10 kg
USB 3.0
Audio output
Audio input
Internal 2.5" bays
Internal 3.5" bays
External 5.25" bays
PCI slots
Motherboard tray
Cable management
Front LCD/TFT display
Power supply
Power supply format
Power supply position
Rear Lower
Fans pre-installed
2x 140mm
120mm Fan
140mm Fan
Fan colour
Black, White
Fan controller
Card reader
Front door
Position I/O
HDD anti-vibration
1x Single (120mm), 1x Single (140mm), 2x Dual (240mm), 2x Dual (280mm)

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