Wednesday, January 16th 2013

Enermax Announces Ostrog GT Case

The budget Ostrog case is one of the best-selling midi towers from Enermax ever. The flexible, spacious construction with its highly expandable cooling system has found a lot of followers. Hardware experts from all around the globe highlight the outstanding price-performance ratio and excellent quality of the Ostrog tower. Reasons enough to present an upgrade version for performance gaming systems. The new Ostrog GT appears much more aggressive than the entry-level version. Two 14cm LED fans in the front and a tinted acrylic side window emphasize the eye-catching design of the new Enermax chassis.

Like the basic Ostrog version, the Ostrog GT is predestined for a strong cooling system. The tower is delivered with three fans (one rear and two front fans) and can accommodate up to 10 fans. Special feature: Each of the two HDD cages provides two 12cm fan slots. That way, the case allows for a very effective cooling of hard disk drives. Apart from that, Enermax has taken into account the requirements of high-performance air CPU coolers and liquid coolers. The punched out side panel creates space for more powerful tower coolers with higher heat sinks (up to 184.3mm heights) and the elevated case top supports the integration of 240/280 mm radiators.
New Patented ODD Mounting / Effective Dust Shield
For the first time, Enermax presents its new ODD installation system: The patented Slide In design works completely without screws or tools: Just push in the device and it will be fixed in place automatically. Apart from that, the manufacturer solves another important issue. Ostrog GT effectively shields the system against dust: All mesh areas are protected by filters. For the top panel, Enermax includes a flexible magnetic filter that can be attached in- or outside the case. Also the cable management system has been well thought out: There are not only a lot of clips and openings to hide the cables, the designers have also considered the request from many end users to have more space behind the mainboard tray. With 32mm clearance and the additionally punched out side panel also the thicker main power cables from the PSU can be hid easily.

Best Choice for Efficient Data Storage Management
The Ostrog GT can accommodate up to 10 data storage devices: Enermax provides two cages for the integration of overall eight 3.5" HDDs and one mobile cage for two 2.5" SSDs/HDDs. In case users want to install longer high-end graphics cards, the bottom HDD cage can be removed. That way, the tower supports GPU with a maximum length of 412.5mm. The Enermax designers also thought about an effective decoupling of the installed hard disk drives: Rubber pads on the HDD rails minimize vibrations. Finally, for backups or the transfer of external data, the Ostrog GT is equipped with two ultra-high-speed USB 3.0 interfaces at the top of the case.

Availability and Pricing
The Ostrog GT with blue front LED fans (ECA3280A-B-F) is now available at a MSRP incl. VAT of 89.90 Euro. For more information, visit the product page.
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8 Comments on Enermax Announces Ostrog GT Case

#1
Max Mojo
Sorry, Enermax, this is a new chapter of "if design goes wrong". This case looks cheap and ugly.
Will case manufacturers ever work together with professional designer?
Most cases look homebrewed and boring.
I have a PSU from enermax and asked them a year ago if they will add some nice addionational cables like Corsair, because the multicolored cables looked disgusting. They told me they have no plans for this. So I changed to Corsair AX1200i.
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#2
LTUGamer
Max Mojo said:
Sorry, Enermax, this is a new chapter of "if design goes wrong". This case looks cheap and ugly.
Will case manufacturers ever work together with professional designer?
Most cases look homebrewed and boring.
I have a PSU from enermax and asked them a year ago if they will add some nice addionational cables like Corsair, because the multicolored cables looked disgusting. They told me they have no plans for this. So I changed to Corsair AX1200i.
You changed PSU because you wanted to have another color of cables? Genius.

So now you should to drop off your corsair and buy this because this enermax haves such cables:
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#3
natr0n
Robotic Ostrich = Ostrog
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#4
Octavean
Max Mojo said:
Sorry, Enermax, this is a new chapter of "if design goes wrong". This case looks cheap and ugly.
Will case manufacturers ever work together with professional designer?
Most cases look homebrewed and boring.
I have a PSU from enermax and asked them a year ago if they will add some nice addionational cables like Corsair, because the multicolored cables looked disgusting. They told me they have no plans for this. So I changed to Corsair AX1200i.
Question:

Your car breaks down while you are passing through a small country town. As luck would have it, you break down in front of a car repair shop. The mechanic, after checking your car, states they have the replacement part that you need (a radiator hose) but it doesn’t match the color of the old part which is black. There replacement part which is 100% functional is in fact rainbow colored and they want to know if it’s an acceptable replacement to you. If not you can wait a week for the suitable color to be ordered and delivered.

Do you:

a) Call the fashion police

b) Call the replacement part manufacturer to complain about their color choices

c) Tell them to install the rainbow colored part

d) Tell them to order the “right” / matching colored part

e) Walk home in disgust
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#5
Max Mojo
Yes, no prob, if one can afford it. Nice to met some guys with a dry sense of humor here. But why always these sore reaction of Enermax employees?
I was so happy when my AX1200i arrived and I could chuck out my Enermax 750W.
By the way: AX1200i was available summer 2012.

Besides, even the new set of Enermax cables and the new PSU line cannot convince me.
Enermax just jumped on the train, but Corsairs PSU and braided cables look much nicer, in my view.
And I tried a bunch of NZXT and other brands modding extension cables as well which could not convince me.



There're people who even sell their cars just because they dislike the color. That's what keeps economy running.
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#6
LTUGamer
Max Mojo said:
Yes, no prob, if one can afford it. Nice to met some guys with a dry sense of humor here. But why always these sore reaction of Enermax employees?
I was so happy when my AX1200i arrived and I could chuck out my Enermax 750W.
By the way: AX1200i was available summer 2012.

Besides, even the new set of Enermax cables and the new PSU line cannot convince me.
Enermax just jumped on the train, but Corsairs PSU and braided cables look much nicer, in my view.
And I tried a bunch of NZXT and other brands modding extension cables as well which could not convince me.



There're people who even sell their cars just because they dislike the color. That's what keeps economy running.
BTW could you say model of your Enermax PSU? If it was Revolution 87+ or platimax you changed beautiful grayish matte finished PSU with one of the best looking in the world into simple tin
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#7
Max Mojo
You're welcome! Had to search for my old config from spring 2012, it was Enermax Modu87+ 900W and the cables were partly modular, but not the ATX-cable.
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#8
Max Mojo
Octavean said:
Question:

Your car breaks down while you are passing through a small country town. As luck would have it, you break down in front of a car repair shop. The mechanic, after checking your car, states they have the replacement part that you need (a radiator hose) but it doesn’t match the color of the old part which is black. There replacement part which is 100% functional is in fact rainbow colored and they want to know if it’s an acceptable replacement to you. If not you can wait a week for the suitable color to be ordered and delivered.

Do you:

a) Call the fashion police

b) Call the replacement part manufacturer to complain about their color choices

c) Tell them to install the rainbow colored part

d) Tell them to order the “right” / matching colored part

e) Walk home in disgust
Answer:

a) Call my agent to stop my megatruck behind me to release my Lamborghini or McLaren F1

b) Purchase the company and stop them producing parts because I throw away if something is broken

c) Tell them to have a good day until my next orders

d) Order the company to paint that backwater town pink

e) Call an audible and take my brandnew Horten Ho 229 and have a good time in Area 51 as usually

f) Let Octavean seize and sent him to North Korea to improve interrogation technique
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