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Enermax Ostrog Giant Mid-Tower Chassis Review

Enermax Ostrog Giant Mid-Tower Chassis Review

Enermax revives the Ostrog chassis and delivers the new mid-tower called the Ostrog Giant.

| Mid-Tower Cases in Cases, Cooling & PSU | Posted: Apr 20, 2013 12:15 am
TweakTown Rating: 93%      Manufacturer: Enermax

Introduction

 

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Keeping in the same mid-tower chassis specification, the Ostrog is reborn. What used to be a sleek, elegant chassis with a solid front panel, windowed option, and while offered in both white and black, there was only one fan installed from the factory. Looking back at the chassis today, it really can compete, as it also offered tool-free features, a twist on the HDD rack, and plenty of room for any ATX system, I can definitely see the family resemblance. Even though there has been a complete changeover, and I mean everything, the motherboard tray, optical bays, HDD bays, layout, aesthetics, it has all changed, but there is one little bit that makes it very easy to see the resemblance.

 

With the newest Ostrog design, the changes outside delivers customers a familiar front bezel with the outer ring of mesh around the bays and lower section of the bezel. There also is a raised front section on the roof of the chassis that incorporates the front I/O panel, but even this is redesigned. The side panels are different too, as this time they are pressed outward to allow for more space behind the panels. Internally you lose an optical bay drive, but gain an easily removable section of the HDD cage to allow for longer video cards. Really, at every turn, no matter where you look, there are changes to be found with this new design.

 

The slightly wider, less elegant, but more aggressive mid tower we are looking at today is the Enermax Ostrog Giant. While it isn't larger in stature, the redesign does take giant steps from the original concept, and offers customers something a bit unexpected. To help out this chassis, that same ring of mesh that stayed in the Ostrog series, well this time you have a color option. You can get a black chassis with a blue mesh ring, and a pair of 140mm blue LED fans in the front to match, or you can get the version we were sent, which is the red mesh ring with complimentary colored LED lighting in the front.

 

Enermax has been a little hit and miss lately with some of the cases I have seen; it was discussed at CES, and now is my first chance to see if anything was done. So if the introduction image has you intrigued, hang out and continue reading as I dish out what the Enermax Ostrog Giant mid-tower chassis offers in features as well as price.

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