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Review: Maingear Epic Force X99 with 4-way Titan X cards

Gordon Mah Ung | June 10, 2015
It looks and acts custom-modded, but the truth is under the hood--right next to the four Titan X graphics cards.

The other complaint is the lack of a custom chassis. The paint job is exotic-car quality, with enough clear coats to feel like it's bathed in butter. But the chassis, besides a custom front face plate, is an off-the shelf Corsair 900D case. It's a bit like wearing an off-the-rack dress with some touch ups to the Oscars.

To be fair, vendors who have chased custom cases sometimes find it to be a major headache or bankruptcy-causing move, so maybe this is actually the smarter move. I'm also not sure sure any one can tell this this is an off-the-rack case.

Conclusion

Ultimately what you get from the Epic Force X99 is the look and feel of a custom-modded machine you'd be proud to show off without having to put the blood, sweat and tears into actually having to build it. As someone who's done it before and succeeded and failed, sometimes it's just a lot easier pick up the phone and order one. You just have to have the funds to do it.

 

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