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ENERMAX Ostrog GT ECA3280A-BR Black / Red Steel / Plastic ATX Mid Tower Computer Case

  • Steel / Plastic ATX Mid Tower
  • 2 x USB 3.0 / 2 x USB 2.0 / Audio Front Ports
  • 3 External 5.25" Drive Bays
  • 8 Internal 3.5" Drive Bays

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  • Limited Warranty period (parts): 1 year
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  • Brian W.
  • 8/24/2015 12:04:40 PM
  • Tech Level: Average
  • Ownership: 1 day to 1 week
  • Verified Owner

5 out of 5 eggsGreat bang for the buck

This review is from: ENERMAX Ostrog GT ECA3280A-BR Black / Red Steel / Plastic ATX Mid Tower Computer Case

Pros: Low Cost
Easy Installation
Superb Cable Management

This was my first computer build, and i selected this case based on price and overall good reviews of this product, also fit in well with the red theme i had going on.

My initial reaction was the size of this case, it's quite large, which is a good thing. I had no problems fitting my Cooler Master Hyper 212 EVO - CPU Cooler with 120 mm PWM Fan. I did need to remove one of the hard drive cases to fit my ASUS GeForce GTX 970 STRIX.

The cable management is fantastic, you can hardly see any cables. There's tons of space behind the motherboard.

Cons: The blue LED power light at the top (to quote another review below me) "burns with the light of 1000 suns", which is extremely accurate. Man is this thing bright.

The smoke tinted window is also a little dark. I would prefer it to be lighter

Other Thoughts: My Build:
ENERMAX Ostrog GT ECA3280A-BR Black / Red Steel / Plastic ATX Mid Tower Computer Case

CORSAIR CX series CX600M 600W ATX12V v2.3 SLI Ready CrossFire Ready 80 PLUS BRONZE Certified Modular

ASUS GeForce GTX 970 STRIX

Cooler Master Hyper 212 EVO - CPU Cooler with 120 mm PWM Fan

Intel Core i5-6600K 6M Skylake Quad-Core 3.5GHz

MSI Z170A GAMING PRO LGA 1151 Intel Z170 HDMI SATA 6Gb/s USB 3.1 ATX Intel Motherboard

G.SKILL Ripjaws V Series 16GB (2 x 8GB) 288-Pin DDR4 SDRAM

SAMSUNG 850 EVO MZ-75E250B/AM 2.5" 250GB SATA III 3-D Vertical Internal Solid State Drive

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  • Andrew M.
  • 7/28/2015 6:59:49 AM
  • Tech Level: High
  • Ownership: 1 week to 1 month
  • Verified Owner

5 out of 5 eggsGood choice

This review is from: ENERMAX Ostrog GT ECA3280A-BR Black / Red Steel / Plastic ATX Mid Tower Computer Case

Pros: It's big. Lots of room for everything, including space behind the motherboard for the extra power cables. Fans are pretty quiet, and I like the dedicated on/off switch for the leds. You can remove the middle drive cage for longer video cards. I did, though it wasn't actually necessary, there was plenty of room for the GTX970. I think this case is an excellent value for the money.

Cons: A little tricky to get all the cables to reach, especially motherboard power connectors. The blue power led on the front is ridiculously bright.

Other Thoughts: It seems like a small thing but really the one thing I don't like about this case is the power led on the front panel. It shines with the light of a thousand suns, and since the case pokes out from under the desk a little, it's always right there in my field of view. When the system is sleeping, it blinks, and is bright enough to light up a dark room. I'm probably going to either cut its wire or put electrical tape over it. If you sleep in the same room as this case it would make a good night light.

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  • Daniel N.
  • 3/25/2015 9:17:17 AM
  • Tech Level: High
  • Ownership: 1 day to 1 week
  • Verified Owner

5 out of 5 eggsAwesome case

This review is from: ENERMAX Ostrog GT ECA3280A-BR Black / Red Steel / Plastic ATX Mid Tower Computer Case

Pros: Roomy, air circulation, good-looking, cable management options.

Cons: The only thing I struggled with is the front panel. The little knob-ish things toward the top are murder to get loose. I'll never have to again, though haha.

Other Thoughts: The thing I like most about the case is that if your heatsink fan blows up, there are fans that can carry that air out. Same if it blows back.

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  • Dustin K.
  • 2/17/2015 2:29:12 PM
  • Tech Level: Somewhat High
  • Ownership: less than 1 day
  • Verified Owner

4 out of 5 eggsThird Build got this case

This review is from: ENERMAX Ostrog GT ECA3280A-BR Black / Red Steel / Plastic ATX Mid Tower Computer Case

Pros: I haven't built a computer in a few years now, and honestly my old PC's are so far out of date I just decided to make a new one. I bought this case because well its mostly steel, I wanted something heavy, something sturdy and this case is exactly that. Lets get into what I think of it!

HUGE! It has so much room inside it that I was able to stand a 16" laptop up inside it, closed of course. I originally thought that the window opened via hinges, and I was a bit worried about this because I like to show off my rigs and hinges would ware out eventually, but thankfully its not hinges. The window panel is held to the case via two screws (you don't need a screw driver to unscrew/rescrew these in) The fans are pretty decent sized I'd suggest that when you buy this case that you buy additional fans if you plan to OC. The intake is huge, lots of places for the computer to breath with vents on the top/front/back/bottom. The HDD slots lock/unlock which is a plus, comes with tons of brackets/screws/zipties, oh the wire management is spot on, love it. A slot that is inside the case that runs the whole horizontal side of the case for managing wires so they don't show, huge +! The plastic is reinforced with steel inside so it makes the case very sturdy. I'd suggest this case for new or old builders, new builders you'll have tons of space for well everything and the wire management will make you look like a pro builder. The looks of the case are beautiful, the red accents on the front make it look like a monster!

Cons: My only con would be the fact that I need to remove a lot to get to the section of the case to pop out for a disk drive, that's really my only complaint!

Other Thoughts: There is a blue version of this that my GF is buying for her rig and I must say that both red and blue are quite stunning!

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  • JAMIE O.
  • 11/1/2014 11:06:21 AM
  • Tech Level: High
  • Ownership: less than 1 day

5 out of 5 eggsGreat Case!

This review is from: ENERMAX Ostrog GT ECA3280A-BR Black / Red Steel / Plastic ATX Mid Tower Computer Case

Pros: Lots of 'back of the motherboard' space for cable management. I installed a non-modular power supply and had no problem hiding the extra cables neatly on the back side of the motherboard.

The case has real vented PCI slot blanks (vs punch outs on lower end cases).

If the light up fans aren't your thing, there is a switch on top to turn them off, or you can unplug 'just the lights' if you want.

The included 2.5" drive bracket worked just fine for me and there is room for a 2nd 2.5" drive. I wish it was of the quality they did the 3.5" bays and that it was tool-less but it wasn't a big deal.

Another cool point was the black screws / hardware and Enermax Velcro straps that were included.

Cons: The 2.5" drive bracket is nothing fancy, pretty much an up-side-down U shaped bracket that screws on from under the case. It just seemed kind of cheesy where pretty much everything else on the case was done nice.

The sides of the case feel cheap / thin / light weight vs my Antec cases but it in no way detracts from the case once assembled.

The specs say a 23cm / 230mm fan will fit on top, there is NO WAY. The 20cm / 200mm fan just so barely fits the width of the case. The instructions call out a 20cm max fan size as well. The Coolermaster MegaFlow200 worked out perfect on top.

Depending if you / how you layout the top fans, it might interfere with a ROM drive in the top bay. With the 20cm fan it looks like it would clear. with 2x 120mm fans you'd have to more the ROM down.

As others have said, they didn't leave a convenient hole for the CPU power cable. I ended up using the top cable management hole but it puts the CPU power cable into the top fan. I was able to work it out so it wouldn't get into the top side fan.

Other Thoughts: The window is smoked. I initially saw this as a bad thing but it actually worked out pretty well. It does a good job of toning down the LEDs in the fans.

I strongly recommend this case over the 'base' Ostrog case. The included fans and improved cable management are totally worth it.. This is like the basic case with all the tweaks I'd want applied.

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  • virgil c.
  • 10/18/2014 11:49:14 PM
  • Tech Level: Somewhat Low
  • Ownership: 1 day to 1 week
  • Verified Owner

5 out of 5 eggsFirst build great case..

This review is from: ENERMAX Ostrog GT ECA3280A-BR Black / Red Steel / Plastic ATX Mid Tower Computer Case

Pros: This case is for my first computer build.i was going for a red/black theme and this case caught my eye. I received it 2 days after I ordered so very fast shipping from newegg.. I wasn't going to open until I purchased the remaining components, but the box arrived somewhat beat up and crushed in spots so I removed and inspected for damage. There was none. While inspecting I checked the side cover screws as previous reviews said they were a weak point, I found the case to be well made, with tons of room.. With the rest of the red/black components this will look awesome.

Cons: None

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  • John A.
  • 9/6/2014 9:30:54 AM
  • Tech Level: Average
  • Ownership: 1 week to 1 month
  • Verified Owner

4 out of 5 eggsENERMAX OSTROG

This review is from: ENERMAX Ostrog GT ECA3280A-BR Black / Red Steel / Plastic ATX Mid Tower Computer Case

Pros: -Spacious
-Elegant looking
-3 quiet fans with 3-pins
-Adequate space behind motherboard for cable management
-Removable drive cages to improve air flow
-Can fit Corsair h100/h100i sort of. See other thoughts

Cons: -Not enough space at the top of the case for 8/4 CPU cable. I had to buy an extension cable. An extra inch of space could have provided a cutoff
-The included SSD cage has the wrong orientation when moved on top of the lower HDD cage to make way for a long power supply unit or for a fan to be installed

Other Thoughts: -To get the H100/H100i to work, I had to mount only the bare unit inside the case using the two 12cm at the top with no fans
-The 8-pin CPU cable was in the way of fan 1 and the RAM modules were in the way of fan 2 ( AM3+ board)
-So the fans went outside the case with grills (another purchase). Luckily the fan cables were long enough to be threaded through the provided holes in the back.
-So the case can handle the h100s but some elbow grease is required!

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  • William P.
  • 7/21/2014 6:22:27 AM
  • Tech Level: High
  • Ownership: 1 month to 1 year
  • Verified Owner

4 out of 5 eggsButtons Stick A LOT

This review is from: ENERMAX Ostrog GT ECA3280A-BR Black / Red Steel / Plastic ATX Mid Tower Computer Case

Pros: This case is fairly large and there is enough room to tie things in with. The case is very wide and there is enough room for the components that need to be inside. I have the usage of the storage slots at its max. My computer is just getting really warm, however I have not used the water cooling that I could use. The case is sufficient for a low budget and I would recommend it to someone who wants a nice computer case that a child who likes red would like.

Cons: This case has very sticky buttons and they dont release easy. The case came scratched, and the paint came chipped. I had doctored it up since I had the matching paint that the OEM had used. The fans do not circulate the air thuroughly enough, I have 8 fans installed inside the case and its like the comptuer is still hot.

Other Thoughts: The comptuer case is not equipped to hold cathode lights and needs to.

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  • Tony M.
  • 5/1/2014 11:51:39 PM
  • Tech Level: Somewhat High
  • Ownership: 1 day to 1 week
  • Verified Owner

4 out of 5 eggsPretty nice...but

This review is from: ENERMAX Ostrog GT ECA3280A-BR Black / Red Steel / Plastic ATX Mid Tower Computer Case

Pros: This case has a lot going for it

- Enough room on the inside to do just about whatever. With cable management that is hard to complain about.

- Has room for six fans or fans/and a pretty big water cooling setup.

- You can mount the ssd cage to the bottom drive cage and looks pretty neat. ( this also opens up a 120mm fan spot )

- Nice big side window, does have a light tint to it.

Cons: Now we get to why I gave this four eggs even tho I really like it.

- The box came *CRUSHED* on one corner and sure enough broke a piece off the corner of the case.

- Pulled off the front panel and sure enough another broken piece.(One of the inserts that hold the cover on)

- The fan filters are there just for the sake of having them.

Other Thoughts: I ended up not returning it. I glued the outside piece back on and now its hardly noticeable. Hard to say where the damage occurred so I cant really blame Newegg. All in all im upset but still pleased.

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  • Rachael D.
  • 5/1/2014 11:11:32 AM
  • Tech Level: Somewhat High
  • Ownership: 1 month to 1 year
  • Verified Owner

4 out of 5 eggsvery nice very nice

This review is from: ENERMAX Ostrog GT ECA3280A-BR Black / Red Steel / Plastic ATX Mid Tower Computer Case

Pros: well hard to say it all but what i really like is the cable management the fans included,UI on the front,removable hhd cage(though i wish i could take both out, gunna have to cut it out). the power supply has a nice seating bracket, i love the vents on top but not so much the bottom, it has nice slot covers, and it has a lot of fan compatibility

Cons: "dust filter" is hardly a dust filter, just a waste of mats. the open drive ports are see through and its ugly.

Other Thoughts: do not like the black acrylic window, the side panel latching is still the same tech as 7 years ago when i bought a computer. wish they added some sort of dorr handle and hinges but no, dont worry i dont take my door off...not really i do actually and its a pain.

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