I'm not sure why it took this long but Fractal Design finally announced a new version of its Core 1000 with a USB 3.0 port.
The Fractal Design Core Series offers a unique combination of design, cooling performance and value.
The Core 1000 USB 3.0 brings forth many features usually only seen in more expensive and larger cases. It supports long graphics cards up to 350mm in length as a result of the innovative, vertical HDD mounting bracket. The front panel is easily removable and pre-fitted with fan filters to ensure a dust free interior.
The sleek black interior is contrasted with white expansion slots while all HDD mountings are fitted with anti-vibration silicone grommets for optimal silence.
Simple yet elegant mesh front panel allowing for increased airflow through the case
Optimized for performance in a compact, micro-ATX form factor with multiple cooling options
NEW: 1 x USB 3.0 with internal connector, 1 x USB 2.0
One Silent Series R2 fan included: 1 x 120mm in front
A total of 3 fan slots (1 x 120mm in front, 1 x 92mm in rear, 1 x 120mm in side panel)
Innovative HDD positioning with mounts the HDD or SSDs vertically on the mounting bracket with anti-vibration silicone grommets
Supports long graphics cards up to 350mm in length
Supports various combinations of drive sets ups: 3 x 2.5" SSD, 2 x 3.5" HDD or 1 x 2.5" SSD + 1 x 3.5" HDD
Dust filters for PSU and front fan positions
3 total fan positions - 1x 120mm in front, 1x 92mm in rear, 1x 120mm in side panel
1 – 120mm Silent Series R2 fan included (front)
mATX, Mini ITX, DTX motherboard compatibility
Drive bay capacity: 2 - 3.5" HDD or 3 - 2.5" SSD or 1 - 3.5" HDD + 1 - 2.5" SSD
2 - ODD slots
1 - FDD slot, using convertor in ODD slot (convertor included)
4 expansion slots with sleek white painted brackets
Supports graphic card up to 350mm in length with one HDD mounted
Supports graphic card up to 210mm in length with two/three HDD mounted
Supports CPU coolers up to148mm in height
Supports full size ATX PSU, maximum length about 185 mm if an optical drive is mounted