Maingear Expands Super Stock Options with New Intel Chips

There was some concern early on that Intel's upcoming second generation Core processors would prove to be poor overclockers, but if that's the case, boutique system vendor Maingear certainly didn't get the memo. Instead, the OEM today announced the expansion of its "Super Stock" options to all desktops with an overclocked next-gen CPU up to 5GHz.

Maingear's Shift, F131, Vybe, and X-Cube are all being upgraded with Intel's second-generation Core processors, which as you know by now integrates the GPU onto the CPU, as well as the memory controller and PCI-Express.

Utilizing Turbo Boost Technology 2.0, Maingear says it will be able to goose clockspeeds up to 5GHz on select systems. What does that mean for performance? According to Maingear, its own testing of an Intel Core i7 2600K clocked at 4.8GHz compared to a stock Intel Core i7 at 3.4GHz with Turbo Boost enabled yielded 37 percent faster 3D rendering, 36 percent quicker CPU video encoding, and a 24 percent bump in overall system performance.

You'll be able to purchase a Maingear machine sporting these new processors starting on January 9, 2011.


MAINGEAR expands their Super Stock options to all desktops with an overclocked CPU up to 5GHz and unique custom design choices


Kenilworth, New Jersey – January 5, 2011 - MAINGEAR, an award-winning PC system builder offering custom desktops, notebooks, workstations and media centers, embraces decadent performance with the new 2nd Generation Intel® Core™ family of processors while strengthening their SHIFT, F131, VYBE, and X-CUBE with new Super Stock options that pushes performance and personalization options. MAINGEAR continues to pioneer the ever-changing horizon of extreme personal computing, by utilizing the best possible configurations with eye catching designs. These new processor and Super Stock options will be available for sale on January 9, 2011 12:01am EST.

With the power of the new 2nd generation Intel® Core™ i3,  Core™ i5 and Core™ i7 processor family, MAINGEAR desktops will be able to take advantage of the new and improved chipset features that offers a new architecture with shared cache delivering more performance and energy efficiency.  The processor integrates CPU, graphics, memory controller, PCI Express all on a single chip.  This allows end users to have extreme gaming, amazing multimedia, and flexible overclocking.

With Intel® Turbo Boost Technology 2.0 which will allow extreme overclocking options up to 5GHz on select systems, a more robust use of PCI-Express full-bandwidth lanes that will support USB 3.0 and SATA 6G as well as generate low heat with high clock speeds that offers an affordable price to performance option. MAINGEAR ran a performance test with the  Intel® Core™ i7 2600K @ 4.8GHz compared to a stock Intel® Core™ i7  3.4GHz with Intel Turbo Boost enabled and resulted with 37% faster 3D rendering, 36% faster CPU Video encoding and 24% overall system performance.*

MAINGEAR has also expanded their SUPER STOCK options to all desktops. The SHIFT, F131, VYBE and X-CUBE now offer a more simplified configuration  with a choice of their already performance packed STOCK configuration, or a  SUPER STOCK option that is decked out with no-holds-barred performance and unique aesthetics. This is designed to make it easier for customers to quickly choose what level they want to start their customization at.

Some of the key features for SUPER STOCK options on various systems include:

  • Upgraded or optimized chassis cooling (dependent on chassis)
  • Motherboards supporting up to NVIDIA 3-way  SLI or CrossFire™
  • Liquid cooling  is standard
  • MAINGEAR Redline™ Overclocking Available
  • Custom chassis design including auto quality paint and custom MARC laser etching options
  • Standard SSD boot drives for responsiveness
  • Premium 1600MHz+ DDR3 memory from Patriot
  • Optimized for NVIDIA 3D Vision Surround, XHD Gaming @ 2560x1600, or AMD EyeFinity multiple monitor gaming
  • 80 PLUS Gold Power Supplies from Seasonic and Silverstone

The MAINGEAR SHIFT with Super Stock options also gains an upgrade to its exterior design.  Sporting an optional carbon fiber reinforced chassis, the legacy of quality design and craftsmanship is easily displayed on the SHIFT, both inside and out.  Always pushing performance to the razor's edge with MAINGEAR's overclocking expertise, the SHIFT is not only a processing powerhouse: it is a work of art.

“The launch of the Sandy Bridge platform could not have come at a better time,” said Wallace Santos CEO and Co-Founder of MAINGEAR. “We are now able to push more performance out of our systems further than ever before which has also allowed us to expand our popular Super Stock options to the rest of our system lineup.”

 All of MAINGEAR products are supported with lifetime labor and phone support with one to three year hardware warranty. For more information about MAINGEAR's desktops with Super Stock option solutions, click here


MAINGEAR is an innovative high performance PC system builder that offers custom desktops, notebooks, workstations and media centers. Each system is hand crafted for precision performance and uncompromised quality, and has won multiple Editors' Choice awards from publications such as  CNET, Hot Hardware, PC World, Maximum PC, Computer Shopper and more. With a passion to build the best high performance computers, MAINGEAR will continue to set the standard among system builders. MAINGEAR's expert team custom builds and supports all products in the United States. For more information visit:

* Tests done on an Intel Core i7 2600K @ 4.8GHz vs stock 3.4GHz with Intel Turbo Boost enabled.  Tested was Cinebench R11.5, x264 HD Pass 2, and PC Mark Vantage.