MAINGEAR Updates SHIFT With Core i7 980X & More

MAINGEAR Updates SHIFT With Core i7 980X & More

MAINGEAR is expanding its lineup to offer the new Intel Core i7 980X 6-core processor. The MAINGEAR SHIFT is part of the company's high performance consumer desktop lineup. In addition to the new Intel processor, the SHIFT now boasts of SATA 6G which enables Crucial’s new RealSSD C300 to reach speeds of 335 MB/s on sustained reads.


MAINGEAR Updates SHIFT Everyday Super Computer to Include Core i7 980X and More

SHIFT now configurable with Intel’s 6 core Core i7 980X processor, SATA 6Gb, and USB 3.0, winning PC Mag’s Editors’ Choice Award

Union, New Jersey – March 16, 2010 – MAINGEAR Computers, award-winning builders of custom computers for PC gamers and enthusiasts, announces a hardware refresh for the SHIFT everyday supercomputer. The revamped hardware is highlighted by Intel’s Core i7 980X 6 core, hyperthreaded 3.33GHz processor, giving enthusiasts the ability to run up to an astonishing 12 threads in parallel enabling your PC to execute multiple CPU intensive tasks at once. SHIFT also now boasts scorching fast SATA 6G that enables Crucial’s new RealSSD C300 to reach speeds of 335 MB/s on sustained reads, which is now also available on the SHIFT.

MAINGEAR’s implementation of USB 3.0 further solidifies SHIFT’s high performance prowess allowing newer flash drives and external SSDs to really fly at speeds up to 5Gbps. To ensure the new state-of-the-art hardware doesn’t come at the cost of added decibels, MAINGEAR integrated AcoustiPack sound dampening that keeps the system whisper quiet no matter what’s going on under the hood. In their review on March 11th, PC Mag awarded this new SHIFT their coveted Editors’ Choice award.

“The new Intel Core i7 980X is the fastest, smartest desktop PC microprocessor on the planet, and it only makes sense that it’s prominently featured in the masterfully hand crafted MAINGEAR SHIFT,” said CJ Bruno, VP, GM Intel Americas. “The MAINGEAR SHIFT, featuring an overclocked Intel Core i7 980X, was recognized by PC Magazine as one of the fastest gaming PCs on the market today and awarded their Editors Choice.”



“Our all new 2010 SHIFT is taking the pole position in the high performance consumer desktop market,” said Wallace Santos, CEO and Founder of MAINGEAR. “By intelligently integrating best-of-breed hardware and supporting it with top-tier, in-house technical support by the same guys who built your system, we’re delivering the best PC experience money can buy.”

MAINGEAR’s SHIFT rethinks the status quo of the high end PC industry with rigs that often feature an array of plastic, bling, and commoditized components and offers every day supercomputing in a sophisticated design with sublime, elegant lines, unmatched performance, optimal airflow, and limitless upgradeability. By harnessing the power of the graphics processing unit (GPU), the SHIFT can speed up everyday tasks like photo and video editing, transcoding videos for portable media devices, and upscaling standard definition video.

Consumers can purchase the Shift at MAINGEAR’s Web site www.maingear.com or order by phone at (888-MAINGEAR). The base price for the Shift is $1,799 and comes with MAINGEAR’s premium Lifetime Labor and Phone Support with 2 year hardware warranty and is backed by the best in-house support team in the country.

The SHIFT Everyday Super Computer

Chipset
Intel® P55 Express Chipset
Intel® X58 Express Chipset
Case
MAINGEAR SHIFT
MAINGEAR SHIFT
Processor
Intel® Core™ i5 and i7 up to 2.93GHz
Intel® Core™ i7 up to 3.33GHz
Motherboard
Asus® P7P55D-E
Asus® P6X58D
Video Card
Your choice of NVIDIA or AMD/ATI
Your choice of NVIDIA or AMD/ATI
Memory
Up to 16GB DDR3 Dual Channel
Up to 24GB DDR3 Dual Channel
Power Supply
Up to 1.2KW Silverstone
Up to 1.2KW Silverstone
Hard Drive
WD Caviar Black, Crucial RealSSD C300, and more
WD Caviar Black, Crucial RealSSD C300, and more
Optical Drives
DVD and Blu-ray Burner options
DVD and Blu-ray Burner options
Sound Card
Optional Auzentech Hi-fidelity
Optional Auzentech Hi-fidelity
Cooling Closed-loop MAINGEAR X120 watercooling
Closed-loop MAINGEAR X120 watercooling
OS
Microsoft Windows 7
Microsoft Windows 7
Base Price
$1,799
$2,299

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Yet another company pushes out their 980x version! These people move so fast :)

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I'm surprised these guys jumped on this odd motherboard placement band wagon. Can't say I like it at all. Can't say I understand how that case is cooled at all.

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Doesn't look like there are many intake fans on the case like my CoolerMaster cases. But the boxes come with a good guarantee and good customer service, I'll bet!

The innards look mighty sweet, the Asetek water cooler will control the CPU's temps just fine. Two pissed-off video cards in there too. Wheee!!

Yes, I want it,........Dave, Marco, give THIS away next! I'll post my butt off for it.

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Dell's Alienware, Cyber Power, Digital Storm and now Maingear - that's four builders offering their own rendition of a Gulftown powered PC in less than three days. Five if you count Eurocom's laptop. These beauties are pricey and probably out of purchasing reach for most of us but assuming they're popular enough, should we expect to see a drop in price for the i7-975 cpus?

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Lol, don't forget Origins PC and Falcon NW.

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As for the cooling on it I think it will actually work well. The board is rotated 90 degrees so the GPUS as well as the main exhaust use the top of the case. Heat rises so adding some impellers (fans) pulling air in that direction and out should be very efficient. The CPU is water cooled and the cpu (radiator) heatsink fan blow in the same direction. This pulls the ram heat which is also rising with it, and it has big exhaust fans on top of the case to like most do today. So it actually sounds very efficient to me.

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"As for the cooling on it I think it will actually work well. The board is rotated 90 degrees so the GPUS as well as the main exhaust use the top of the case. Heat rises so adding some impellers (fans) pulling air in that direction and out should be very efficient. The CPU is water cooled and the cpu (radiator) heatsink fan blow in the same direction. This pulls the ram heat which is also rising with it, and it has big exhaust fans on top of the case to like most do today. So it actually sounds very efficient to me."

But you never mentioned an intake...I'm with nethersprite.

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I love the design of this case and wish it was available for purchase separately.

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"The board is rotated 90 degrees so the GPUS as well as the main exhaust use the top of the case. Heat rises so adding some impellers (fans) pulling air in that direction and out should be very efficient...So it actually sounds very efficient to me."

Except for the power supply being on the bottom; D'oh!

I have mixed feelings about this one. It looks cool on one hand, but on the other hand there is A LOT of dead space, absolutely no HD cooling, and a PSU fan sucking cold air out of the bottom of the case. This thing would have to be very well-vented in order for it to take in as much air as it blows out. Then again, probably intended for water cooling, as we see here.

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Doesn't look like there are many intake fans on the case like my CoolerMaster cases. But the boxes come with a good guarantee and good customer service, I'll bet!

The innards look mighty sweet, the Asetek water cooler will control the CPU's temps just fine. Two pissed-off video cards in there too. Wheee!!

Yes, I want it,........Dave, Marco, give THIS away next! I'll post my rear end off for it.

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Eeeewwww - no don't do that. I like you realneil, but please no postings of your rear end.

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OK, no physical posts,...........My blushing bride would miss it anyway,..............

Oh,... and BTW,......what is it about 56 year old butt that nobody likes anyway?

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I've  thought long and hard but I just can't come up with a wise crack answer ; - )

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realneil:

Doesn't look like there are many intake fans on the case like my CoolerMaster cases. But the boxes come with a good guarantee and good customer service, I'll bet!

The innards look mighty sweet, the Asetek water cooler will control the CPU's temps just fine. Two pissed-off video cards in there too. Wheee!!

Yes, I want it,........Dave, Marco, give THIS away next! I'll post my butt off for it.

 

I'm calling Shenanigans, you already post your butt off over here!

 

realneil:

OK, no physical posts,...........My blushing bride would miss it anyway,..............

Oh,... and BTW,......what is it about 56 year old butt that nobody likes anyway?

 

Wrinkly, hair, pruny, smelly...and worst of all we'll all have one someday! Sad

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Like everyone else, I'm confused about the intake fans as well. Maybe it doesn't need any and the intake vents are just not seen in the picture? Or fans on those hidden intake vents?

 

As far as this type of rotated motherboard design, I like how Silverstone did it on their Raven and Fortress 2 case. The psu was also oriented 90 degrees which leaves the whole bottom case room for 3x 140mm fans as intakes.

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love the WC GPU's! And they are ATI's :)

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I think that case is awesome. I need one, but i am not buying a pc from them i just want the case.

snow

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snowballak:

I think that case is awesome. I need one, but i am not buying a pc from them i just want the case.

snow

I don't know if Maingear can just sell you the case. But the closest case that is out there right now that you can just buy is from Corsair.

Corsair 800D

Corsair 700D

The internal layout is pretty similar in my opinion. Of course, there are notable differences. But the Corsair cases are amazing in build quality. Expensive though but worth it. By the way, the difference between the two Corsair cases are the side panel and hot swap drive bays. The 800D has a side window and hot swap drive bays while the 700D does not.

 

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http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=cJczPWmTDJU

SHIFT vs Corsair 800D  ;)

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