You know a computer case means business when it warrants naming an entire PC line after it, and that's what you have with Maingear's
SHIFT chassis. Designed in conjunction with Silverstone, the SHIFT computer case is the centerpiece of not one, but two
full blown system configurations featured at Maingear, including the "The SHIFT" (for consumers/enthusiasts) and "The Quantum SHIFT" (workstation). But what if you're not in the market for a brand new system and just want the case? Too bad, so sad, up until now.
Maingear tells us there's been so much interest in the standalone chassis that they've decided to offer a limited run of SHIFT computer cases with the EPIC 180 liquid cooler (featured in our "Liquid Cooler Lineup
" article) and Audio Engine
installed. And by limited, Maingear's talking about only 100 of these things, which we've dubbed a DIY starter kit.
This is an exclusive offer that isn't being promoted on the company's website and is being shared with just a few publications, this one included. Why? Because HotHardware readers are one of a select bunch of builders who can appreciate what this is, and who have the know-how to put together the kind of high-end system that will do the SHIFT justice.
Pricing starts at $899, which isn't cheap, but hey, it's a premium chassis with a high-end liquid cooler and custom audio solution. And if by chance your pockets run even deeper, you can configure separate finishes for the interior and exterior, which include color options like "Burple" and "Organic Green." Sound dampening, laser engraving, and GPU cooling are also available.
If this sounds like something you'd be into, you can place your order here
, but remember, Maingear's only making 100 of these available, and we have no doubt they'll sell every last one of them.