TechSpot: Maingear Shift with Super Stock Options Gaming PC Review

Here's the scenario: You're bored one night surfing the Internet and you decide to do a mock build of your dream PC. Whether through your favorite e-tailer or a boutique system builder, you find yourself piecing together the ultimate powerhouse. Price is not a concern -- you want the baddest system your (imaginary) money can buy.

Once complete, you marvel at the resulting monstrosity and then come crashing back to reality when you see the price tag. We've all "been there, done that." Today we will be looking at that dream PC, the Maingear Shift with Super Stock options.

The Shift is Maingear's highest performing consumer desktop system to date, featuring a custom-built chassis from SilverStone. Pricing starts at just over $2,300 and depending on the options selected, you could shell out close to 30 grand for a fully pimped out system.

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Funny that *all* the comments so far in this thread (except for the one immediately above) are about how the case *looks*.

Personally, I don't give a crap how a case looks, as long as it's no so cramped that it doesn't make things difficult to access and doesn't prevent decent air flow. Beyond that, all my machines are out of sight either behind my monitors, or sitting on the floor under the desk.

A computer is a tool. Why anyone would care about what it looks like rather than how it performs is, quite frankly, beyond me. Nobody else but you will even *see* it. I'm saying this as someone who's been building his own machines for about 25 years now.

I don't think think that the air flow it's right on this case, it look like the case it's not well designed :~
But the hardware its like a Dream

mjedi7 said,
I don't think think that the air flow it's right on this case, it look like the case it's not well designed :~
But the hardware its like a Dream

It's liquid cooled looking at the pic, so air flow isn't a major concern lol.

Digitalx said,

It's liquid cooled looking at the pic, so air flow isn't a major concern lol.


Its not completely watercooled just the processor, the gfx cards just have heat pipes

My god is that thing ugly. True, beauty is in the eye of the beholder, but come on man. This makes me wish for the cheese grater that is the Mac Pro. For this kind of bread, one could have a real gaming PC, you known either an Xbox 360 and PS3 with a really nice display and a killer game collection.

I'd rather have a simple yet stunning styled cased than an over the top style case with 3 LED lights to increase heat and all the other "pimp-my-case" crap.. Sleepers is what turns heads when its time to truly shine

For such an expensive system I would expect the case to be much better. The hardware is drool worthy but the case just seems cramped, I really don't like the ports being on the top of the case (even below the screw on cover which I also think is a bad idea) and I also share the concerns about the front of the case instead of feet.
Also the test machine wasn't fully watercooled which I would have expected for the price.
I would take the money and get someone to custom a case for me I think and still save money