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Enermax Ostrog Midi Tower PC Case Review

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BUILDING THE SYSTEM

    

 

 

 

 

 

 

As always the purpose of this section is not to build a fully working system but rather to showcase what you can expect from the case at hand in terms of interior space.

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Not much room for anything other than an ATX mainboard in the Ostrog (just like with most midi towers).

 

 

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You can mount even the largest CPU Cooler inside the Ostrog but you should pay extra attention if you also decide to add fans at the top and on the side.

 

 

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If you decide to use an mGPU solution inside the Ostrog you will have to remove the drive tray.

 

 

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Fortunately you can use even the longest PSU inside the case (however not recommended).

 

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Posted: 1 year, 4 months ago by LaPlamis #827
Nice case....Not very small nor very large.....Wish it was available in pink
Posted: 1 year, 4 months ago by ispasion22 #823
I prefer the classics of Antec or Fractal models because they are already upgraded with each release and can be found everywhere.
The others would be less accessible and at higher prices, without making a difference.
Posted: 1 year, 4 months ago by dacul #818
Here is a good case. Still i don't like the position of the front panel ports.
www.nzxt.com/product/detail/120-H630.html
Posted: 1 year, 4 months ago by ispasion22 #813
Unfortunately there is no perfect case.
Posted: 1 year, 4 months ago by Freedom #805
MadChoppa wrote:
freedom wrote:
Well USb ports at the top are convenient but you do have to worry about dust. However it's not hard to use a plastic cover or something over it, there are plenty around.

Some thoughts about convenience of usb ports, power/reset buttons and outs placing. Did you notice that placing them on top of the case is convenient only if the case is placed on the floor(or under the desk)(,where it accumulates LOTS of dust). While placing case on desk, especially if interior is eye-catching/modded, with such ports/buttons layout seems very inconvenient. Did I missed something?


Well 9 out of 10 people i know place their towers on the ground next to their screens so the I/O at the top is the best solution for them.
For people who place their towers on their desks side/front USB ports would be easier to use but we are not talking about a full tower, the Ostrog is quite short so it should be quite easy to use the top I/O.
Posted: 1 year, 4 months ago by MadChoppa #801
freedom wrote:
Well USb ports at the top are convenient but you do have to worry about dust. However it's not hard to use a plastic cover or something over it, there are plenty around.

Some thoughts about convenience of usb ports, power/reset buttons and outs placing. Did you notice that placing them on top of the case is convenient only if the case is placed on the floor(or under the desk)(,where it accumulates LOTS of dust). While placing case on desk, especially if interior is eye-catching/modded, with such ports/buttons layout seems very inconvenient. Did I missed something?
Posted: 1 year, 4 months ago by ana3mic #796
Thanks for the review, looks like a nice budget case. As for the dust my 690 II has the USBs on top and I never covered them, still working with no problems.
Posted: 1 year, 4 months ago by dacul #761
Decent i'd say. I like those simple designs and sturdy cases.Ostrog fits on that category. Great job with the review.
Posted: 1 year, 7 months ago by Freedom #490
Well USb ports at the top are convenient but you do have to worry about dust. However it's not hard to use a plastic cover or something over it, there are plenty around.
Posted: 1 year, 7 months ago by mrcapncaveman #489
I just received this case (with side window) for my next build. looking forward to it. I may go AMD on this one to keep the costs down a bit, I prefer Intel but it makes a huge hole in my wallet for months to come... How do you feel about USB ports on the top of the chassis? I always feel concerned about dust getting inside of them and building up. I leave flash drives in them just to avoid it.