Page 1:Value-Oriented Cases: More Quality, Same Cash?
Page 2:BitFenix Shinobi
Page 3:Building With The Shinobi
Page 4:Enermax Ostrog GT
Page 5:Building With The Ostrog GT
Page 6:Rosewill R5
Page 7:Building With The R5
Page 8:Zalman MS800 Plus
Page 9:Building With The MS800 Plus
Page 10:Test Settings
Page 11:Temperature, Noise, and Acoustic Efficiency
Page 12:Which Of These Four Cases Takes Top Spot?
Building With The Ostrog GT
Though it doesn’t have a USB 3.0-to-USB 2.0 internal adapter, the Ostrog GT does support motherboards with inadequate fan headers by including a pair of four-pin drive connector power adapters. Hard drive rails use pins, so screw selection is reduced to the motherboard, 2.5” drives, and the power supply.
Removing the 2.5” cage from the base panel and reinstalling it in the upper hard drive cage made it possible for me to use a single power cable for my SSD and optical drive. Other builders might do the same to create room for longer power supplies, a bottom intake fan, or to simply get the cage out of the way of modular cable connectors.
Flipping the optical drive latch gets its pins out of the way, and the latch automatically re-engages when a drive is inserted. Conversely, power cable holes at the top of the tray are too small to fit the latches of an EPS12V connector, forcing me to use a 4+4 connector that splits and passes through the hole more easily.
The finished build looks flashy enough for folks who dig lighting, and getting some style without all of the flair is as easy as pushing the LED control button on the Ostrog GT’s top panel.
- Value-Oriented Cases: More Quality, Same Cash?
- BitFenix Shinobi
- Building With The Shinobi
- Enermax Ostrog GT
- Building With The Ostrog GT
- Rosewill R5
- Building With The R5
- Zalman MS800 Plus
- Building With The MS800 Plus
- Test Settings
- Temperature, Noise, and Acoustic Efficiency
- Which Of These Four Cases Takes Top Spot?