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Enermax Ostrog Giant Mid-Tower Chassis Review

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

Specifications, Availability and Pricing




The chassis we will be seeing in the next few pages is the ECA3280A-BR-F, and out of all that it is the R in BR-F that designates we have the red version where the B-F is the blue model. Outside of the chassis things are completely blacked out except for two things. One is the colored mesh outline around the plastic and mesh front panel, and the other is the darkly tinted side window in the left door. The front of the chassis is mostly mesh for excellent ventilation of the front of the chassis, and the outside edges are thick plastic with almost fingers that look to be holding the bezel on with the chunky design there. The inside of the chassis is also painted black and offers three 5.25" bays with tool-free latches, eight 3.5" drives, a pair of 140mm red LED fans, a 120mm fan, offers an 8+1 expansion slot configuration, and can house both ATX and Micro-ATX systems.


The large raised section on the front of the chassis on the outside offers the power and reset buttons, activity and power LED lights, two USB 2.0 ports, two USB 3.0 ports, as well as a pair of HD Audio jacks. Some of this cabling is black, but the thin wires to connect for the LEDs and buttons is a rainbow of colors matched with a white ground wire. Along with being compatible for 412mm worth of video card, there are also optional places for fans. The main section for this is right behind the front I/O panel, and here you can install four different sized fans. The other place for an optional fan is on the inside of the permanent hard drive rack so that you can help the fan that gets blocked in the front of the chassis to help cool the hard drives, as well as getting more air into the main area of the chassis.


When I took my look around to shop for the Ostrog Giant, I found that locations are limited. Straight through Goggle the only hit that pops up is at Newegg with a really reasonable price. I also found the blue version via Amazon, but the price wasn't as good as it is currently at Newegg. Over there they are offering the chassis to customers at $74.99 with free shipping. Considering what I have seen over the years at this price range, it seems that really only the last year or so you can really get a good chassis for this kind of money.


Is the Ostrog Giant one of those cases? Continue on and see what I think once I get some time behind the wheel of this mid-tower chassis.

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