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Enermax Giant Ostrog Mid-Tower Computer Case

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Enermax Giant Ostrog Mid-Tower CaseIn the last twenty something years, since I’ve been tinkering with PCs, the computer case has changed considerably. We have seen the industry go from one extreme to another. Initially the computer case was beige and you didn’t have any options; there wasn’t any extra fans you could add to help cooling. It wasn’t until years later that the ol’ beige case went under the knife or dremel of a group of folks who called themselves modders. Modders cut up the case to add a window to show off the internals, added fans, added paint, and many other mods. Over the years the modding community has vastly influenced the manufacturing of PC cases and in today’s market rarely is a beige case even seen.

One of the early innovators and some of the most popular to be modded were the Enermax cases. Enermax introduced the Giant Ostrog case in 2013 and based on the design, they have come a long way from the early days, but does it differentiate itself enough from the rest of the crowd to stand out?

Review Sample Provided by: Enermax
Product Name: Enermax Giant Ostrog
Price at time of review: $  USD
Product was given in exchange for work done to produce this review.


Specifications

Model ECA3280A-BL / ECA3280A-BR
Dimension 485(D) X 244(W) X 495(H) mm
M/B Micro ATX, ATX
Power Supply N/A
Drive Bay 5.25″: 3
3.5″: 8 x hidden (4 x removable)
2.5″: 2 x hidden
I/O USB 3.0 x 2, USB 2.0 x 2, HD Audio
Cooling Front: 2 x 14cm LED fan               with LED on/off function
Rear: 1 x 12cm fan
Acrylic Window
Expansion Slots 8 + 1 (Vertical)

 

Features

Meshed bezel with inherited gene of Ostrog and advanced ventilation

  • 32mm clearance for easy backside cable routing
  • Top I/O for easy connection of external devices
  • Easy installation
  • Enermax patented SlideIn™ ODD design (Patent no. M438105)
  • Rails with anti-vibration rubber pads for 3.5” HDD installation
  • Removable HDD cage allows high-end VGA card installation
  • Utmost expandability
  • Enermax patented SlideIn™ ODD design (Patent no. M438105)
  • 8 expansion slots to support triple graphic cards
  • Internal USB 3.0 support for the fastest data transfer
  • Supreme cooling performance
    Maximum support up to 12x fans
  • Support 23/20cm monster fan
  • Support 280/240mm liquid cooling radiator
  • Transparent acrylic side panel shows individual inside view
  • Bottom mounted PSU slot with rubber pads and removable dust filter

 

About Tom Brokaw

Tom is a network analyst by day. He currently holds the CCNA & CCNP certifications. He has been reviewing hardware products around for various sites around the net since 1999. He has modded a few cases back in the day, such as cutting a side window or two.

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