MAINGEAR offers some nice gaming PCs. This F1X line looks like a beastly line up. With ATI's 5000 HD and Intel's I7 and I5 hardware these machines will defiantly fly. The F1X 750 will really be sweet with a SSD boot drive and all the machines have the closed loop watercooling which really keeps the house cool.
I've heard a lot of good things about Maingear, but not so much about Tigerdirect.com.
@BigHorse I agree, the F1X series looks like a winner for Maingear.
Definitely a beastly lineup.
Wow a lot of the custom players seem to be stepping up as of late don't they. I personally love the Origin systems as there attention to detail seems to be flawless. I am not in any way saying Maingear doesn't there just seem to be a lot of new players hitting the market sector in the last year. Not to mention new players who make true quality systems.
They're different players in the market. Maingear has pre-assembled F1X series computers for sale at retailers. So you won't get the customization or attention to detail as you would from OriginPC.
The only problem is that Maingear has their F1X systems on sale at only Circuit City, Tigerdirect and CompUSA, all three companies are not known for excellent customer service and two just went through bankruptcy.
I just did a comparison of the F1X 750 vs the custom build on Origin and the results were rather surprising. I could build an equivalent system or slightly better on OriginPC for ~$200-400 less (though not all specs for the F1X 750 were available for completely accurate assessment). Since the Maingear systems are non-customizable I would have expected the opposite.
Well from what they say on the Origin site they will put any part in it you want period. So the level of customization is as high as I've ever seen. I will say one thing on the maingear although it looks pretty nice that list of retailers right there would make me suspicious.
Yep, that's my major problem with their F1X line-up. If they would offer to sell at more reliable retailers such as Costco, they would be much more successful. People would be cautious of dropping several thousand dollars at a store that's only just gotten out of bankruptcy.
Maingear systems themselves are very highly rated though.
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