Enermax Ostrog Mid-Tower Case - More Than Just a Name?



Enermax is a Taiwan-based company that was credited as a market leader in bringing the now-ubiquitous PC power supply unit (PSU) to the mass market. Founded in 1990, it has expanded its repertoire to include PC chassis, CPU coolers, cooling fans and other peripherals. Recently the company has added a new series to its mid-tower chassis offerings that is known as the Ostrog. 

From a quick online search, the word "Ostrog" refers to a monastery of the Serbian Orthodox Church that is located in Montenegro. We didn't pursue further with our online fact finding but we can be sure that there is no direct relation between the two. Anyhow, we managed to get our hands on the Enermax Ostrog for our trials. Our initial impressions of the chassis, due to its clean and simple exterior, were that it was functional and fit for the average DIY builder.

With a suggested retail price of S$89, the Enermax Ostrog pits itself against other entry-level offerings like the BitFenix Outlaw and Cooler Master Elite 431 Plus. Read on as we dissect the Enermax Ostrog casing over the next few pages and find out if it has enough features and a good enough implementation to make it stand out from the competition.

The Enermax Ostrog sports a clean and unblemished facade, save for a white inset wire mesh (also comes in red).

The Good
High quality steel used in its construction
Numerous cooling options available
Relatively tool-free installation
Ample cut-outs for cable management
The Bad
Front panel is is difficult to remove
Bash out expansion slot covers
Wobbly HDD cage when bay above is removed

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