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Enermax StarryFort SF30 Review: A Smart RGB Case

Packaging and Scope of Delivery

Since the housing has some glass elements, these must be sufficiently protected for the delivery. The StarryFort arrives well packed in Styrofoam. The glass elements were additionally covered with a foil to protect them from scratches.

Verpackung
Verpackung

The housing conceals the accessories of the housing. The following parts are included:

  • Miscellaneous screws for hardware and fastenings
  • Cable tie with Enermax logo
Zubehör
Accessories

The accessories are manageable but sufficiently equipped.

Exterior Impression

The case consists mainly of steel, glass and some plastic. The workmanship of the StarryFort is on a good level. Large gaps, defects in materials or sharp edges cannot be detected in our case. The slightly rounded edges, especially at the front, are particularly pleasing.

The glass elements of the case are visually striking. In addition to the glass side element on the left, the front three included fans are also covered by a glass pane. However, a dust filter for the front fans cannot be discovered.

The top cover is magnetically attached and can be easily removed by hand. The cover looks stable and does not appear to be particularly susceptible to signs of wear.

The front panel has two USB 3.0 ports and two 3.5 mm jack ports. There is also an on/off switch and a reset switch to be found, but the latter can also be used to control the RGB lighting. A USB Type C port is missing, although there would be an unused recess on the left.

The right side panel is noticeable: it is fixed without screws. In the test there were no problems with the stop.

The bottom of the case shows a thin cover for the power supply, which can be removed. The feet are lightly rubberized and hold the case securely in place. It is also possible to move or remove the HDD cage by loosening the screws.

The back of the StarryFort shows the PCI slots. However, these must be broken off and are then permanently removed. However, a slot bracket can be removed or remounted normally. The pre-assembled 120 mm fan can be moved in height.

Overall, the case leaves a good impression. The glass elements on the side and the front give the case a chic look. The quality of the material and the workmanship doesn’t show any weaknesses. The lack of a dust filter at the front and the partly not remountable PCI slots, however, cloud the overall picture a little.

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Simon Lüthje

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