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Enermax Ostrog Midi Tower PC Case Review

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   Overall the Enermax Ostrog is a nice midi tower PC case not only because of its design, potential airflow (providing you add extra fans) and space for even the longest graphics cards and tallest CPU Coolers (if you don't use the top side fan) but also because of its surprisingly good build quality and seriously tempting price tag. Granted there are countless PC cases out there better than the Ostrog but if you don’t want to spend more money on the case than you will on the interior hardware components then the Ostrog is a very decent offering. Now i would like to see a front pre-installed 120mm intake fan and a tool-less locking mechanism for the 7 PCI expansion slots but as i always say we just can't have it all.

 

   Moving to the price of the Ostrog well it's just like i said (tempting) and so it currently retails for a price of USD49.99 inside the USA (Amazon) and at around 45Euros inside the EU. So what we have here basically is a midi tower that combines a very nice design, spacious interior, a few convenient features, great airflow potential, nice build quality and a killer price tag, what else is there for anyone to ask? Of course if you plan on spending a reasonable amount of cash on a PC Case then there are better and larger ones out there with more features but for all of you wanting to get your hands on a low cost but worthy midi case then i really doubt you can find anything better, not at this price range.

 

PROS

- Build Quality
- Design
- Spacious Interior (Longest GPUs/Tallest CPU Coolers)
- Removable Drive Cage
- Room For Up To Seven 3.5" Drives
- Airflow Potential (Up To 7 Fans)
- Price

 

 

CONS

- Only 1 Pre-Installed Fan
- Not Entirely Tool-Less

 

 

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Posted: 1 year, 5 months ago by LaPlamis #827
Nice case....Not very small nor very large.....Wish it was available in pink
Posted: 1 year, 5 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, 5 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, 5 months ago by ispasion22 #813
Unfortunately there is no perfect case.
Posted: 1 year, 5 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, 5 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, 5 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, 5 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, 8 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, 8 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.