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Raidmax Hate?


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#1

Posted 30 November 2012 - 10:55 PM

Just wondering, why all the hate towards Raidmax? I can see their case's lean pretty far towards the ugly side of things, but aside from that is there any problem with build quality/functionality? In the Recommended Power Supplies thread I don't think I saw any Raidmax products feature in any tier, let alone a bad one. Are they generally just best avoided altogether? Sorry in advance for the quantity of question marks.
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#2

Posted 01 December 2012 - 12:05 AM

Personally, I think their brand name sounds like they make low quality products ;)
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#3

Posted 01 December 2012 - 10:23 AM

I think most of their stuff is pretty budget.

There is a Raidmax RX AE in tier 2 of power supplies list. It is decent, but they falsely advertise it as a 80 Plus Gold product, when it barely meets 80 Plus Bronze (they most likely pulled some dirty tricks for the certification).

Why would you want to buy something from a company that is trying to trick you?

The other power supplies they have are pretty low build quality I think.

And those cases look like they would only appeal to 12 year olds.
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#4

Posted 01 December 2012 - 10:49 AM

And I believe from what I've read on here that their cases are pretty poor quality anyway.
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#5

Posted 01 December 2012 - 11:46 AM

So I'm going to guess there's no-one who owns a piece of Raidmax that can comment on it first hand?
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#6

Posted 01 December 2012 - 01:38 PM

the other mod tom something arather owned one for his first build ask him
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#7

Posted 01 December 2012 - 01:40 PM

Ugly loud cases. Questionable PSU's. Friend has a case and PSU, yucky. I wouldn't want to have first hand experience.

#8

Posted 01 December 2012 - 02:10 PM

View PostChairmanDrew, on 01 December 2012 - 11:46 AM, said:

So I'm going to guess there's no-one who owns a piece of Raidmax that can comment on it first hand?
Here's three posts I found on here with a quick search (and there were a whole lot more too):
http://pricespy.co.n...795
http://pricespy.co.n...714
http://pricespy.co.n...802
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#9

Posted 01 December 2012 - 06:00 PM

View Postguitar_man_94, on 01 December 2012 - 10:23 AM, said:

And those cases look like they would only appeal to 12 year olds.

+1

View PostChairmanDrew, on 01 December 2012 - 11:46 AM, said:

So I'm going to guess there's no-one who owns a piece of Raidmax that can comment on it first hand?

I own a 'Ninja Gaming Case' but havnt used it for ages. It housed my first build before the Antec 902 Im using now and was absolutely horrible. Tacky cheap plastic, sharp metal corners, required screws to do anything - it was just low quality and the worst part was that it was quite expensive too. The cooling was non existent. I cant remember how many fans it had but they were all 80mm so it was loud and not alot of air was moved through. And yes they look stupid and are designed to suck kids in. The powersupply that came with it is pretty dodgy too, I couldnt find the ID number thing (forget what the specification is called) in the database so I have no idea who manufacturered it or what the specs are other than what it says on it. Im suprised its still powering my old build in my new case as we speak. Im fully prepared for it to die at any moment.

I actually ripped the front plastic door off it in frustration when I was having to take out components several times to test something I'm embarrassed to have ever paid for one to be honest.

Haha, yeah checked those posts out that Linux linked to. All valid.

Edited by TomSahz, 01 December 2012 - 06:02 PM.


#10

Posted 02 December 2012 - 09:18 PM

I'm still using my Raidmax Unicorn from my build near the start of last year and agree with what has been said here. It is very loud, the airflow has suffered quite a bit since adding a couple more storage drives and aspects of it just feel cheap. Been thinking for a while that it is time to upgrade the case





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