Maingear Rush Review With Radeon R9 295X2 CrossFire

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Maingear Rush With Radeon R9 295X2 CrossFireWhen we reviewed the Maingear Epic Rush a few months ago, we found its performance jaw-dropping, and thus we expected the same out of its sibling, the Maingear Rush. However, these are different systems with different configurations on board. For instance, they have different CPUs--the Rush we're testing today has a newer, more powerful GPU configuration, and Maingear approached storage on the two quite differently as well.

What both systems definitely do share is high performance and impeccable build quality. The Maingear Rush is a top-shelf system with killer components; there are no compromises here, and no concern for the final bill either...

Maingear Rush Review With Radeon R9 295X2 CrossFire

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How much did this unit cost though?

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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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Kvantum replied on Thu, Jul 17 2014 3:42 PM

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

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AllenJun replied on Fri, Jul 18 2014 3:02 AM

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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AllenJun replied on Fri, Jul 18 2014 3:02 AM

Its on the first page of this article.

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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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Thomas T. replied on Mon, Jul 21 2014 4:53 PM

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

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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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Dave_HH replied on Wed, Jul 23 2014 11:53 PM

Maingear makes killer gaming rigs for sure.

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Tom replied on Thu, Jul 24 2014 7:11 PM

This is as high-end as it gets as of now. I dream of having the money to afford something like this every night. *Cries*

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The power consumption of 730 watts seems too low, other reviews of this card in quadfire hits 1200+ on the wall.

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Thomas T. replied on Mon, Jul 28 2014 2:26 PM

It's a quality system, I'm just an evga Nvidia fanboy :)

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Ben replied on Tue, Jul 29 2014 12:07 PM

Those GPU's looked CRAMMED in there : ) Like Kvantum said, only 16GB of RAM? Seems low for such an expensive build. Probably ran out of room!

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Tom replied on Thu, Jul 31 2014 3:15 PM

This is complete overkill if you are using it for gaming. If someone buys this PC they are probably using it as both a gaming PC and a workstation... Or they are just incredibly rich.

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Tom replied on Thu, Jul 31 2014 3:17 PM

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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