Let’s take a look at the latest version of the Staray mid-tower case from Enermax, the ECA3175-BL (a.k.a. Neo), which is targeted to the entry-level market.

Staray is the name of a series of entry-level cases from Enermax, not of a particular product, and this can be confusing. There are two basic models available: the ECA3170 (which we reviewed back in 2009) and the ECA3175, which one with different versions. The ECA3175, for instance, is available in three versions: BL, S, and L. The differences between them can be seen in the table available here.

Enermax Staray ECA3175-BL caseFigure 1: Enermax Staray ECA3175-BL case

Enermax Staray ECA3175-BL caseFigure 2: Enermax Staray ECA3175-BL case

One of the highlights of the Enermax Staray ECA3175-BL is the presence of a huge transparent window on its left-side panel; you can’t install fans on this panel. This is one of the main differences between the ECA3175-BL and the ECA3170 models, which have a mesh supporting two 120 mm or 140 mm fans.

Enermax Staray ECA3175-BL caseFigure 3: Left panel


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