Enermax Ostrog GT Reviewred454 - May 7, 2013
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Enermax Ostrog GT Conclusion:
I have to say that the Enermax Ostrog GT is in fact a really nice case. The fit and finish are top-notch. The red accent trim (on this model) really sets this case off, and when the sun goes down and you hit the switch for the fan LEDs, it comes alive. I can't walk past this case without taking a look and admiring the red and black contrast - it is just such an attractive combination, well executed by Enermax. There are many cooling options, and perhaps if the case was a half inch taller, my H100 would be right at home. The lack of space for the H100 was probably the only real disappointment, and despite the fact that my extended ATX motherboard was a bit on the wide side, the motherboard does fit. Sure, I had to take the upper HDD cage out to keep the SATA cables from binding - but with three hard drives, I only needed the lower cage. And really, I am sure that any other mATX or ATX board would have given me no trouble at all. The extra deep side panels keep cable routing frustrations to a minimum, and the top mounted USB ports keep your flash drives out of danger.
I was surprised at how well the temps were kept under control, as the Ostrog GT kept the internals cooler than my 500R. Those twin 140mm front fans do their part in feeding the case with a good supply of cool air. Even so, the Ostrog GT comes with the capability of using up to 12 fans inside the chassis for an insane amount of airflow.
Pricing is comparable to other cases with similar features and is currently available at Newegg and Amazon. If you are planning on an exotic liquid cooling system and multiple graphics cards, you may opt for a larger case. However, if you are building an average-sized gaming system that keeps getting better looking each time you walk by, you can't go wrong with the Ostrog GT.
- Cool LED front 140mm fans
- Many places to mount fans
- Can handle an extended ATX motherboard
- Great air flow
- External USB ports are easily accessed
- Deep side panels for smooth cable management
- Difficult time mounting radiator fans on the H100
- Even though it doesn’t need side fans, I would still like a side panel with optional fan mounts
- The blue power LED is a bit intense