Maingear SHIFT Super Stock X79 System Review - HotHardware

Maingear SHIFT Super Stock X79 System Review

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The size of the system bundle will depend on how many accessories you dropped into your virtual cart when configuring your rig. Maingear offers a number of peripherals and add-ons, including monitors, speakers, keyboards, mice, game controllers, and more.



Our system shipped with a plastic binder stuffed with items including:
  • Maingear branded miniature toolkit
  • Maingear t-shirt
  • Mousepad
  • Free game codes
  • Windows 7 Home Premium install disc
  • Asus Rampage IV Extreme driver disc
  • LG Super Multi Blue install disc
  • Various user manuals,
  • Invoice
  • Benchmark and burn-in report

We don't want to overstate the bundle, but Maingear's binder is the sort of the thing that lets you know you're shopping from a boutique system builder and not a bulk OEM.


Maingear advertises a "Zero Bloatware" policy that's a refreshing change of a pace in this era of loading up pre-built systems with third-party software. Of course, you're paying a premium for this level of PC cleanliness, and performance robbing crapware is how some OEMs can sell their systems so cheap, but if given the choice, we'd rather shell out a few extra dollars for a pristine setup rather than spend the time cleaning up the pre-installed crud.



At the time of this of this writing, Maingear has a number of special promotions going on, including several free game offers. If you remember to check the boxes, you can receive Batman: Arkham City, Battlefield 3, Just Cause 2, and Jagged Alliance: Back in Action for free when you order a SHIFT Super Stock X79 system.



The only pre-installed software that shipped with our review unit was Cyberlink's Blu-ray Disc Suite, a utility that ships with the LG optical drive that allows you to watch high-definition Blu-ray discs, burn media, and perform a handful of other tasks. By request, you can also have Maingear pre-install Microsoft's Security Essentials antivirus program. If not, Maingear drops an installation file on your desktop, along with another installation file for OpenOffice.

 

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This gave me goosebumbs. It just demolishes those benchmarks; such a BEAST system :)

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It gave me a good chill to read this story! I'm very impressed with Maingear's SHIFT''s performance. I think no way Intel i7 990X can beat that new i7 3960X. I am agree that it is so freaking fastest PC system and high prices. It is so cool!

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Wow, looks like it's one of those systems where all your lights dim for a second every time you turn it on. But what a beast! I'm glad it didn't go all sentient on your asses and decide humans are imperfect.

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This system is mighty expensive; however it's also super powerful so who am I to complain.

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Worth every freakin penny!! Unique case with killer specs that just beg to be displayed. I would feel guilty surfing or writing a word document on it.

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Like always, mainegear pulls it off once more :D. Loving the specs "drools"

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Oh my this is one hell of a system. I love that beautiful red paint job. Maingear certainly does it again with this smokin' system.

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Yeooooww  ! This is surely one Beautiful Bad-Ass Beast of a Rig ! ....A perfect example of extreme high -end excellence from Maingear

I guess the price tag justifies the ultra high -end performance  & build quality, &  yep omega  that paint job is smokin Red Hot !

No doubt about it ... Maingear can definitely bring it

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Wow they absolutely crushed everyone, nothing even close to this monster! What a gorgeous machine. In a league of their own.

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