Today, I’m taking a break from power supply reviewing by looking at a new budget case from Enermax, the Giant Ostrog. Let’s find out if this case has what it takes to get your money, or if it’s more of an ostrich than a small Russian fort as the name implies.
SUPPLIED BY: Enermax
PRODUCT: Giant Ostrog Mid-Tower
PROD LINK: Giant Ostrog Product Page
PRICE: $74.99 @ NewEgg
Price is at the time of testing!
Good day to you, my fine readers. Today, I’ve decided to take a little break from the power supply madness to do another case review. Sometimes, it does a lunatic good to take a step back, find a good hiding spot where the men in white coats can’t find him, and review something a little less time consuming than the average power supply review.
This is a well-timed move, actually, as I am welcoming a new piece of gear into the lab today. Folks, Mr. Fuji has gone off into the sunset… no longer will he be pounding down the sake and threatening me with sharp objects every time I mention the word “Nikon.” For, you see, I’ve brought in a Nikon D5100 with 18-55mm lens to replace him. He wasn’t happy about that, but I discovered that simply removing his batteries took most of the wind out of his sails so the new camera and I are free to get started on this review with you.
And what am I reviewing today? Why, a giant ostrich. I’ll just get my tranquilizer darts here and some rubber gloves, and we can get sta… oh, wait, it’s not an ostrich. It’s a Giant Ostrog. And what is a Giant Ostrog? Is it part of a line of cases with made-up names? Does it fit into Enermax’s product line between the Flagenfnorf Deluxe and the Squeeber Ultra Extreme? Or is there really such a thing as an Ostrog?
Well, that’s an interesting question. The word Ostrog can refer to a few things. There is a Slovenian settlement named Ostrog. There is a monastery named Ostrog. But I’m thinking what Enermax is really looking to associate with this case is the small Russian fort called an Ostrog. Later in time, the word was used to infer imprisonment. So, I’m essentially either reviewing an Enermax giant small Russian fort or the Enermax equivalent of Alcatraz for your computer hardware.
Either way, I have an Ostrog, so I’m going to review it.
There’s not a lot to talk about on the box, but we do find some specifications in this shot.
Eh… two USB 3, two USB 2 ports on the front panel again. Four total USB ports is good. More would be better. I can’t believe we’re still being stingy with USB ports here in 2013, where just about everyone has a mainboard with just about four thousand USB headers on it and almost that many peripherals with which to use them.
Looks like this case has a lot of roomage for fannage. I wonder how manyage of them camage with it.
The box also tells us what model we got, and in what color. Let’s get the ostrich unpacked now.
Now, I have to say this is a really good looking computer case. It’s also rather light, to my estimation. I’m hoping this doesn’t translate into lower quality construction to the point we find a bunch of bent metal in there. We’ll see.
Personally, I don’t mind a little heavier case in exchange for solid construction.
Well, we have at least three fans installed in this case, as we can see from this shot. I really do like the blue and black color scheme this thing has going on here.