Introduction (Cont’d)

In Figure 4 we show the back side from the front panel. Notice how each bay cover has a dust filter just like the fan mesh.

Enermax Staray CaseFigure 4: Back side from the front panel. Notice the dust filters.

This case comes with two USB ports, which are placed away from each other, allowing the installation of two “fat” USB devices at the same time. The problem is that the microphone and headphones jacks are located between the two ports, so if you have a headset installed you probably won’t be able to install “fat” USB devices without disconnecting it from the case. No eSATA or FireWire ports are available. Also notice the on/off switch for the LEDs from the front fan.

Enermax Staray CaseFigure 5: Connectors from the front panel.

The rear panel can be seen in Figure 6. It follows the traditional ATX layout, with the power supply located on the top part of the case. A place for installing a 120 mm, 90-mm or 80 mm fan is available, but this case doesn’t come with a fan here. This case has holes for passing hoses from liquid cooling solutions, and these holes are protected by rubber covers, so you won’t need to break anything on Staray to use them.

Enermax Staray CaseFigure 6: Rear panel.

Now let’s take a look inside Staray.

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