A Detailed Look – At The Inside
The interior of the Staray is pretty tight, but it does include plenty of room for four 5.25″ devices, two 3.5″ devices, and five standard-size hard drives. Enermax didn’t include any adapters or sections in the case to mount solid state drives, which is a disappointment considering how long SSDs have been on the market. The chassis itself is made from SEC and seems a little too flimsy for my taste. But, I have been reviewing $200 cases lately so I probably need to lower my standards a bit for cases in the sub $100 realm.
The tool-less system Enermax used for all the drive bays is a plastic locking system that is functional, but a bit too breakable in my opinion. When engaged, they seem pretty sturdy, but I worry about the life of these parts down the road. Would have liked a different system that was constructed better.
The motherboard try can handle various motherboard types, including ATX and micro ATX standards. The tray is not removable and doesn’t include any openings for cable management or extra space for large backplates that can be found on many modern motherboards.
The back panel uses a tool-less clip system to secure all the PCI devices. The metal used on the back panel is a bit thin, so be careful pulling off those PCI bay covers because users could bend the back panel itself if they are not careful. The back panel also includes ports to connect an external watercooling system.
Here’s a close-up shot of the front panel’s 120mm fan. The fan blades are painted with a shiny red coating and also have red LEDs that can be run in two different LED light patterns. One pattern displays a wind-tunnel effect while the other flashes lights in circles.
Here’s a quick photo of the back of the left door panel with both 120mm fans attached. Each fan has its own button to operate the different LED lighting effects. These fans also only have molex power connections instead of more standard three or four pin power connectors.