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MainGear Shift Super Stock Gaming PC Review

Posted: November 7, 2011
MainGear Shift Super Stock Gaming PC Review
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Kick your computing into high gear with the MainGear Shift Super Stock gaming PC. This machine offers your choice of Intel’s core i7 or Xeon processors, double or triple NVIDIA or ATI graphics cards and the option to add up to 12 solid state hard drives. Kevin Pereira and Alison Haislip take a look at the $2,000 PC for Gadget Pr0n.

What You Need To Know

  • The MainGear Shift Superstock gaming PC stands at 2' tall and measures about 9" wide.
  • The computer weighs nearly 60 lbs.
  • The design of the MainGear Shift is sleek, simplistic and built for cooling efficiency.
  • You can choose between different chassis, internal finishes and LED lights for an additional price.
  • The glass panel is a nice touch but it's not like you can see anything inside.
  • Components are rotated 90 degrees which allow cool air to enter from the bottom and out the top heat vent.
  • All of the ports are on top.
  • Once you unscrew the top plate, the panels are easy to remove.
  • The wires are bundled neatly in the back.
  • You can install up to 12 solid state drives, which are easy to swap with the flick of a latch.
  • You can fully customize your own MainGear PC through their website with all the bells and whistles.
  • This PC can run any and every game you throw at it.
  • We played Battlefield 3 with maxed out settings, which gave us sharp textures, no lag or rendering, deep and black shadows and no jaggedness with anti-aliasing.
  • In terms of performance, the 3DMark Advantage test scored higher than anything we've reviewed in the past year.
  • The configuration we tested runs on Intel Core i7 processor, 8 GB RAM and 3 NVIDIA video cards.

Price

  • The MainGear Shift configuration here costs $4,800.00

Rating

  • 4 Seals of Approval (How do we rate gadgets?)
  • We like the clean and simple design, it's easy to configure and upgrade and one of the fastest gaming PC's we've reviewed.
  • But it's still expensive!

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Comments are Closed

  • JohnnyRock30

    I own a Maingear F131 Super Stock and it is the greatest gaming rig of my life!

    Posted: December 16, 2011 9:06 PM
    JohnnyRock30
  • Jace2010

    what will the show do with that nice pc since its been reviewed ? I can take it off your hands just ship it to me :D

    Posted: November 8, 2011 11:32 AM
    Jace2010
  • Jank_Hank

    They should've reviewed Alison's dress. Now THAT's pr0n =P

    Posted: November 8, 2011 9:38 AM
    Jank_Hank
  • TheREALLegacY

    Great Review. Best gaming system currently available to the consumer. I would pay for a system for that price if I wanted the best machine or could afford it. Though it would be cheaper of course if we bought the parts ourselves. Only issue is you can't buy that particular case anywhere since they licensed it or own it. Also the laser sketching is unique as well. Maybe G4 can offer it as a giveaway.

    Posted: November 7, 2011 7:45 PM
  • kbarrett319

    finally I have been waiting a while for you guys to review the shift; thank you!!!

    Posted: November 7, 2011 5:41 PM
    kbarrett319
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