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ENERMAX OSTROG ECA3253-BW Black / White SGCC / SECC ATX Mid Tower Computer Case

  • SGCC / SECC ATX Mid Tower
  • 1 x USB 3.0, 3 x USB 2.0, HD/AC97 Audio Front Ports
  • 4 External 5.25" Drive Bays
  • 5 Internal 3.5" Drive Bays
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Learn more about the Enermax ECA3253-BW

Model

Brand
ENERMAX
Series
OSTROG
Model
ECA3253-BW

Spec

Type
ATX Mid Tower
Color
Black / White
Case Material
SGCC / SECC
With Power Supply
No
Power Supply Mounted
Bottom
Motherboard Compatibility
Micro ATX / ATX
With Side Panel Window
Yes

Expansion

External 5.25" Drive Bays
4
External 3.5" Drive Bays
1
Internal 3.5" Drive Bays
5
Expansion Slots
7

Front Ports

Front Ports
1 x USB 3.0, 3 x USB 2.0, HD/AC97 Audio

Cooling System

80mm Fans
No
120mm Fans
1 x 120mm Rear Fan
Side Air duct
No

Physical Spec

Dimensions
18.9" x 7.87" x 18.11"

Features

Features
Refined black front bezel with stylish meshed frame

Interior black coating

Top I/O for easy connection of external devices

Easy installation
- Tool-less design for easy and quick installation
- Cut-out on M/B tray for easy CPU cooler maintenance
- Retained holes with rubber grommets for water cooling tubes
- Cut-outs and bumps for neat cable management

Advanced expandability
- Internal USB 3.0 port for the fastest data transfer
- Removable HDD cage allows longer VGA card installation
- 200mm wide with ample space for cable routing and higher CPU cooler installation

Bottom mounted PSU slot with rubber pads and removable dust filter

Outstanding cooling system with up to 7 fans installation

Transparent acrylic side panel shows individual inside view

Quick Info

Warranty

  • Limited Warranty period (parts): 1 year
  • Limited Warranty period (labor): 1 year


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  • Kyle P.
  • 8/14/2014 2:28:50 PM
  • Tech Level: High
  • Ownership: 1 week to 1 month
  • Verified Owner

5 out of 5 eggsAwesome case!

This review is from: ENERMAX OSTROG ECA3253-BW Black / White SGCC / SECC ATX Mid Tower Computer Case

Pros: This case will fit any Motherboard you may have. (ATX,Mid-ATX,Mini-ATX) It also allowed enough space to fit a large Graphics Card (R9 290X) into it without having to take out any HDD Bays. Great case!

Cons: N/A

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  • Denton H.
  • 6/28/2014 7:27:05 PM
  • Tech Level: Average
  • Ownership: 1 day to 1 week
  • Verified Owner

3 out of 5 eggsA few things not mentioned, but solid, cheap case.

This review is from: ENERMAX OSTROG ECA3253-BW Black / White SGCC / SECC ATX Mid Tower Computer Case

Pros: Looks good, components intstall easily, good build quality.

Cons: Cable management is difficult. The rear panel barely fits an ATX cable.

No 2.5 inch drive slots.

The fan it comes with is molex only.

installing a DVD drive blocks one of the top fan slots.

Other Thoughts: It's well ventilated, and cheap. If you want that, get this case. There are more refined options, but this'll do for most. JUST MAKE SURE YOU LOOK AT ITS FEATURES BEFORE BUYING.

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  • Anonymous
  • 6/26/2014 11:26:57 PM
  • Tech Level: Average
  • Ownership: 1 week to 1 month

5 out of 5 eggsFantastic Budget Case

This review is from: ENERMAX OSTROG ECA3253-BW Black / White SGCC / SECC ATX Mid Tower Computer Case

Pros: Aesthetically pleasing
Decent airflow/plenty of fan mounts
More than enough 5 and a quarter inch bays
OK cable management options
Removable hard drive cage
Nice looking IO panel
Low Price

Cons: Cable management could be a little easier

Other Thoughts: This is probably the best budget case you can get. It's really affordable, yet very high quality. It's hard not to recommend this to people building budget computers.

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  • Phil G.
  • 5/5/2014 3:56:41 PM
  • Tech Level: High
  • Ownership: 1 day to 1 week

5 out of 5 eggsExcellent case a few shortcomings

This review is from: ENERMAX OSTROG ECA3253-BW Black / White SGCC / SECC ATX Mid Tower Computer Case

Pros: -Wide to hide cables on side panel
-Big enough to fit a 750W PSU with ease
-Fits the Hyper 212 Evo without issue
-Black paint looks good
-Crystal clear side panel (some people say it looks smoked not mine)
-Plenty of fan mounting points
-Preinstalled MB stand offs
-Not to tall
-Lightweight
-Fan filter on PSU

Cons: -Metal is a little flimsy (will hold up)
-If anything vibrates in the case the clear side panel makes noise
-With an optical drive only one top fan fits
-Only one fan in the front
-No fan filters

Other Thoughts: Good case for the price. Keeps everything cool and not noisy.

I had an issue the first time I plugged in a headphone in the front panel audio in. Windows 8.1 crashed and reset. No issues now.

My case options were the Cougar Solution, Corsair Carbide 200R, and the Cooler Master N400. I really like the Carbide case but it was near double the price of this one.

I highly recommend this case to the budget conscious. You will not be let down.

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  • cory c.
  • 4/16/2014 6:26:45 PM
  • Tech Level: Somewhat High
  • Ownership: 1 month to 1 year
  • Verified Owner

5 out of 5 eggsEVGA500wPSU

This review is from: ENERMAX OSTROG ECA3253-BW Black / White SGCC / SECC ATX Mid Tower Computer Case

Pros: I have had this PSU since 9/12/13. It has worked flawlessly. I have just sold the Rig it was in and will now try there new hydron case and 500w PSU in my new build. EVGA is a great company hands down and i always sit in the garage all day waiting for the package.

Cons: People giving it less than 5 Eggs!

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  • Paul E.
  • 3/11/2014 10:35:06 PM
  • Tech Level: High
  • Ownership: 1 month to 1 year
  • Verified Owner

5 out of 5 eggsVery Decent!

This review is from: ENERMAX OSTROG ECA3253-BW Black / White SGCC / SECC ATX Mid Tower Computer Case

Pros: Has all the hard drive storage that you could possibly want or even desire. The drive locking nuts work well, nice and smoothly. The clear window on it is large and appealing. It's not terribly heavy, which was a concern of mine since the client is handicapped, but she easily got it out of the box when it arrived, that was great! The paint job was well done, but not perfect. I would have preferred more of a gloss to it, but considering the price it wasn't bad. All of the front panel connectors went on the board as they should, no hassles at all. The power keys and reset button work as they should. I have heard that they tend to get stuck, but that didn't happen with this case thankfully. It's overall a very solidly well made case.

Cons: The acrylic window is not crystal clear, it's a little "smokey". That wasn't a deal breaker though, and with the LED lights i installed it actually enhanced it. I also thought that cut outs for 2 fans on the "window" is overkill. I only have 2 complaints about this case really. The screw nuts in the case don't all line up with the mobo, which led me to leave the bottom 2 screws out. That was not a great thing to discover. The other complaint i have is the metal is a little thin, so you have to take some care when ur working not to put the panel doors in a place where they could be accidentally bent.

Other Thoughts: This case, despite a few minor flaws was possibly the best case i ever worked with and the client was very happy with it. Big 5 stars!

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  • Clara E.
  • 3/10/2014 3:49:46 PM
  • Tech Level: High
  • Ownership: 1 day to 1 week

5 out of 5 eggsRaw

This review is from: ENERMAX OSTROG ECA3253-BW Black / White SGCC / SECC ATX Mid Tower Computer Case

Pros: Pretty spacious for a midtower, wider than a lot of them, with a ton of space for cabling in the back.

Overall comes with a lot of higher price point features. The window is pretty sturdy and perfectly clean. The fan the case comes with is decent. The tool-less design is very secure. The headers are neat, the front panel looks quite nice, the top plug-ins are practical and attractive.

There is a lot of space for fans.

Cons: All that space for fans leaves a lot of empty space without mesh. If you have a lot of dust and no fans to keep the air pressure, you WILL have to add mesh or face computer death.

Only comes with one fan. CFM probably isn't that good. That one fan also isn't the quietest.

The metal on the chassis is pretty sturdy, but the drive cages aren't the best. The back panel (not the door, the panel the motherboard attaches to) could definitely be thicker. That's probably where the money doesn't go for such a cheap case.

The punch-out expansion bays are a pain.

Pretty hard to get the front panel off.

Only comes with one fan. Major inconvenience.

Other Thoughts: Despite my griping, this case is INCREDIBLY nice. Rare to find windowed cases at such a low price. The overall look of the case is incredibly attractive, far more so than my old midtier case (the most popular one on the internet market at the moment). The metal isn't as thick and for people who need a computer they have to be able to move around a lot, this case wouldn't be at the top of my list, but you trade the steel thickness for all sorts of other useful features.

It's also not out-and-out flimsy or anything. Just not as strong as it could be. The only real complaint I have is a lack of fans and/or mesh. Be prepared to add your own of both.

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  • Joseph D.
  • 3/3/2014 12:30:03 PM
  • Tech Level: Somewhat High
  • Ownership: 1 week to 1 month
  • Verified Owner

5 out of 5 eggsNot bad at all

This review is from: ENERMAX OSTROG ECA3253-BW Black / White SGCC / SECC ATX Mid Tower Computer Case

Pros: Very Light weight. Cable management, 7 12cm fan slots, easy access bay drives, for front USBs, bottom PSU with it's own filter!

Cons: Side panel fan location interferes with tall cpu coolers.

Other Thoughts: I'm impressed. This will be a nice case. The only thing I have to say is to new egg specifically: I wish you guys would organize your cases better on your website. This thing shows up when I search for "Micro ATX" form factor cases. Just because it will fit a micro ATX doesn't mean that is the size of the case. This thing is full ATX and could probably fit an extended ATX.

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  • Zachary M.
  • 2/15/2014 2:30:08 PM
  • Tech Level: Average
  • Ownership: 1 month to 1 year
  • Verified Owner

4 out of 5 eggsGood Looking Case

This review is from: ENERMAX OSTROG ECA3253-BW Black / White SGCC / SECC ATX Mid Tower Computer Case

Pros: Big window, removable drive cage leaves plenty of room and air flow, looks good, and the USB ports on top are nice (also handy to have a USB 3.0 up front).

Cons: Tool less design sucks. The drives do not feel very secure and there is no way to secure a 2.5" bay. Also the metal covering the output ports on the back are a pain to break off.

Other Thoughts: Overall a nice, good looking and affordable case. A few drawbacks but I think overall it was a good deal for the $50 I spent.

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  • Lucky C.
  • 1/26/2014 6:46:03 PM
  • Tech Level: Somewhat High
  • Ownership: 1 week to 1 month
  • Verified Owner

2 out of 5 eggsDamaged and non functional

This review is from: ENERMAX OSTROG ECA3253-BW Black / White SGCC / SECC ATX Mid Tower Computer Case

Pros: good looking case. holds a lot of fans. i really like the utility of the no tool system it all works well. feels sturdy. easy to work with case.

Cons: I received the case with an approximate 1" chip on the top of the clear Acrylic along with some scratches. i was frustrated with this but decided to deal since an RMA would cost me $21.
later found that the power button didn't work. lovely.
yes, the power button didn't work. i jumped the MOBO and it powered on, even used the cases reset as the power and it woked.
awaiting new case via newegg RMA.

Other Thoughts: My first Enermax product, and i have to say, i wouldn't recommend it.

Manufacturer Response:

Dear Valued Customer,

We apologize for the inconvenience, please contact us and submit an RMA ticket with the link provided below. We will be able to replace one under warranty policy.
http://ecomastertek.com/helpdesk/new_ticket.php?tab=tickets

Enermax support contact information
email: support@enermaxusa.com
phone: 626-913-8899

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