Former [H] Consumer Managing Ed.
- Jul 5, 2000
Dark Prodigy said:Fisrt off Jason seems like he's a great successor to Chris in writing reviews for [H] Consumer.
Very informative and well written review.
Mazgazine1 said:It didn't look like they used big fans either.. I bet if they were using a few 120MM fans on the sides or something, the artifacting/ crazy heat issue might not have happened..
75-85'C on ANY component is not healthy.
clockworks said:They seem like a really good company, too bad that case was what ruined the review. I saw a review for that triangle in Maximum PC and it got a 1, out of 10. Why was it picked, it looks tacky to begin with?
Mohonri said:Interesting review. I'm surprised that the build quality got such a good score, considering all the problems you noted. Chewed-up audio plugs? Yikes!
I don't know why, but something about Maingear's support seems....perhaps too good to be true? I don't want to sound paranoid, but that kind of service seems beyond even what a boutique builder would give. I know you typically have systems shipped to non-[H]-bunker locations, but when you call tech support, do you use a different phone each time? Do you think they could recognize your phone # from the last review, and give over-the-top support?
Ok, that's enough paranoia for one day. That level of service is incredible. You sure pay for it, though.
trek554 said:i really dont get all these comments just about tech support. am i the only one that thinks $3000 is a ridiculous amount to pay for that pc considering the specs?
thats basically $1500 for tech support and $1500 for the pc. sounds like a real good deal. not.DNA Doc said:Part of that $3000 is to pay for good tech support. Hot specs aren't the only thing that matters in this business.
ditzilla said:Neither is the big ugly Press Here (shades of Alice in Wonderland and the Drink Me bottles).
lovemyPC said:It's probably pretty easy to offer killer support when you deal with a low volume of systems and have like three employees (I read that somewhere on this forum). With just three peeps, I think it's safe to say they knew who you were. But I doubt they gave you a different service experience - I'd be willing to bet every single person gets that kind of service.
Exavior said:Too me it almost seems as if the build got too high a score. Nowhere in the conclusion did it mention the fact that they just about had to break the door in half to open or close it. With the trouble experienced during the review, i'd expect the door to be broken after about a month or two of moderate use. For the price of the system, that is very bad.