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Enermax Ostrog GT Mid-Tower Gaming Case Review

Manufacturer: Enermax USA

Installation

Power Supply

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The Ostrog GT Gaming case is designed to mount a standard ATX style power supply at the bottom.  The power supply dropped easily into position and is secured with four screws on the backside panel.  The power supply can be mounted either with the fan up to pull air out of the case or with the fan down. The mesh covered opening on the bottom of the case allows outside air into the PSU when the PSU is mounted with its intake fan down.

ATX Motherboard and VGA Adapter

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The Ostrog GT Gaming case is designed to accommodate either Micro-ATX or ATX motherboards.  To see how things line up we installed a standard ATX motherboard and VGA adapter.  There is a large cutout behind the CPU socket area and the case uses threaded brass standoffs to mount the motherboard. The motherboard slid into position easily and mated up with the standoffs and rear I/O opening as expected.  So did the graphic adapter. Machine screws are used to secure expansion cards so you won’t have to worry about cards coming loose during transport.

External 5.25” Optical Drive

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Our 5.25” Blu-ray player slid easily into position and locked in place as advertised.

Internal Hard Disc Drives

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Internal 3.5” HDDs are mounted using plastic strips that attach via plastic pins to the sides of the HDD housing and then slide into slots in the HDD cages. This approach proved to be simple and functional but not as robust and elegant as some other tool-less options we have seen.

Case Cooling

The Ostrog GT case was designed with good air-flow in mind to keep all your high-end gaming hardware running cool and reliable. There multiple case fan mounting options with support for liquid cooling.

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The following table lists the noise generated by the three included case fans while operating at different speeds with the side panels on.  Sound Pressure Levels were taken 3’ from the front of the Ostrog GT enclosure.  The ambient background noise level was approximately 25 dBA.

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With all three fans running at full speed the noise is noticeable but not loud and provided good airflow through the case.  Slowing the fans down by reducing the voltage still keeps air flowing but quiets the case to a whisper.
 

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