Immediately the cost cutting is apparent with the Staray as it arrived in a brown box with minimal printed details, just enough to tell us whats inside and some basic specifications. An amazingly printed box is something that only reviewers really get to judge, as when buying online when has the box of your prospective case purchase actually been displayed or even been factored into your decision?
Inside the box you find the case protected by two polystyrene end caps and a thick plastic bag style coating. This is also where you find the brief user manual, a selection of screws and some Enermax branded velcro cable ties very similar to what Enermax ship with their power supplies.
First thing that strikes me with this case is how small it is even for a midtower. I have been spoilt of late with the size of the cases in for review, never the less this case is very compact and light. The side panel vents and the front panel came with a protective plastic coating to help protect the glossy plastic beneath.
We can see 4x 5.25" optical bays at the front, and 2x 3.5" bays, one of these bays houses the 2x USB ports, microphone and headphone jacks. It also has a 'light' button and I will explain more about this later. To either side of the 3.5" bays you have the power and reset switches which both light up red, the reset switch flashes as a HDD activity light. Moving round to the back of the case we can see a standard ATX layout and 2 handy watercooling grommets.
Its time to peel the Starays side panels off and take a perverted look under her clothes.