Maingear Rush Review With Radeon R9 295X2 CrossFire - HotHardware

Maingear Rush Review With Radeon R9 295X2 CrossFire

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A system such as the Maingear Rush really should stand out in a crowd, and this one certainly does with its sexy, glossy, cherry-red "Rosso Scuderia Glasurit" paint job fit for a Ferrari. Underneath the allure of the paint is a Corsair Obsidian 350D chassis that offers two top-mounted 140mm fans and a huge clear window on the side panel so you can ogle the killer components inside.



     

Maingear did a top-notch job in the interior of this machine. If you’ll note, all of the components match; everything fits into the red, black, and silver color scheme, from the tops of the DIMMs and the graphics cards, to the radiator fans (all four of them) to the SSDs to the motherboard itself. The effect is striking.


The CPU cooler and four of the fans bear the Maingear logo. The cabling is nice and tight considering that there’s simply a lot of it, and most of it is routed behind the motherboard tray and out of sight. Our particular rig included a strip of purple LEDs that light up the interior of the chassis with surprising brightness.

  

The front of the case houses the power and reset buttons, a pair of USB 3.0 ports, and an optical drive that also offers a lone USB port. Most of the front panel pops off to grant you access to two of the radiator fans.



Around back, the ASUS ROG Rampage IV Gene motherboard offers up a PS/2 port, clear CMOS button, optical S/PDIF out, ROG Connect switch, LAN, audio ports, external SATA port, two USB 3.0 ports, and eight USB 2.0 ports (one of which can be used for ROG Connect). Each graphics card sports a single dual-link DVI output and four mini DisplayPorts.



Incidentally, the box that the Maingear Rush comes in is no simple cardboard affair; it has a sturdy construction and has neatly-designed, spongy packaging in case you ever need to send the thing out for a repair.



  

Finally, we must note that the Maingear Rush ships free of bloatware, which is always nice to see. Ours was a clean Windows 8.1 installation and it flew.

On to the benchmarks to see what this puppy can do.
 

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How much did this unit cost though?

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Its on the first page of this article.

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about $8.5k

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Its Almost Over 9000 :P! Great Review Seth And Marco :). I Wonder with this configuration I could use any chassis in the market hmm...Because I fear highly of overheating lol

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$8400 and still only 16 GB of RAM? And no BluRay drive? Live a little, you cheapskates! :D

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I actually didn't recognize it was the 350D at first. Usually they are not painted and have no drive in the front.

The fan set up is odd, don't you think? It is exhausting out the front and back, while the top is pulling in air. Maingear's flagship PC was designed to have hot hair exhaust out the top, which makes sense as heat rises. This goes against that idea. As long as it works...

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hmm its looking nice but the price is a bit too high for this stuff :>.

the review is awesome

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Radeon on though? EVGA's Nvidia cards are the best quality :)

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I agree to a certain extent. But the Nvidia competitor to this card is the GTX Titan Z at $2999 while this card is $1500. It has also been proved that this card outperforms the Titan Z in a majority of games. Not hating on Nvidia, as I personally own an EVGA Gtx 780 ti, but it would be much smarter to go with the Radeon R9 295x's

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This is the kind of machine I want to build. I might switch the Radeon cards with Nvidia though Anyone else notice the cards being weighed down a bit? Just shows how monstrous they really are.

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