A Detailed Look – At The Outside
The Enermax Staray is actually a pretty stunning case that includes a lot of black mesh on the front panel and a nice front I/O panel that includes two USB 2.0 ports, audio/mic inputs, and a button to control the front panel fan’s red LED lights. Enermax used a blend of matte black paint with a few shiny black accents around the front panel bezel that really pops in the light. The overall design looks pretty clean and the front panel power and reset buttons match the overall theme perfectly.
Here’s a closer look at the front panel and the black mesh used over the optical drive bays, floppy drive bay, and 120mm fan at the bottom of the case. The mesh is also lined with a thin filter that can be removed and cleaned as it accumulates dust and other dirt particles.
The left side panel has another black mesh window that houses two 120mm fans. The window is lined with the same shiny black plastic that Enermax used to accent the front panel of the case. Our readers might also spot my fingerprints above the top-right corner of the mesh window. These fingerprints will be easy to spot throughout all of these photos of the exterior.
The back panel of the Staray is pretty standard and doesn’t include to many additional features other than rubber-lined holes for watercooling components and room for another 120mm fan. Enermax didn’t include a fan for the back panel, which is pretty confusing because it will hamper the flow of air throughout the case.
The right panel of the case matches the rest of the exterior and doesn’t include any extra features but a small divot to help users remove it.
Here’s a close-up photo of the front I/O panel and the power button and hard drive LED activity light.