Maingear Makes Instant Use of Intel's Z68 Express Chipset

Intel today officially launched its Z68 Express chipset, and right on cue, Maingear announced you can now configure desktops around Intel's latest silicon. The boutique system builder from New Jersey said it will offer motherboards using the updated chipset across its entire desktop line.

"The new Intel Z68 chipset is a great update to the Sandy Bridge platform," said Wallace Santos, CEO and founder of Maingear. "Offering this update for our customers using this chipset is not only more affordable than getting a hybrid SSD / mechanical hard drive, it provides faster HDD performance."

Maingear need not sell us on the benefits of Intel's newest chipset. One of the coolest things about the Z68 chipset is that it offers SSD caching, allowing users take advantage of an existing SSD to speed up HDD access with Intel's Smart Response solution.

Maingear sells a variety of gaming systems and workstations, including the Vybe (starting at $820), F131 ($1,170 and above), Quantum Shift ($2,674 and above), and the Shift (starting at $1,880).


Kenilworth, New Jersey – May 11, 2011 – MAINGEAR, an award-winning  custom PC system builder offering custom desktops, custom notebooks, workstations and media centers, updates their desktop configuration with the new Intel® Z68 Express Chipset that improves system performance and responsiveness.
The Intel® Z68 chipset compared to the previous P67/H67 chipset offers SSD caching, which lets users use a SSD that will speed up HDD access with Intel’s Smart Response solution.  This outperforms HDD-only systems by more than 60% (PC Mark Vantage) and offers an SSD-like system performance with HDD capacity. This updated chipset also offers intelligent real time benefits over HDD performance as well as scale across all HDD capabilities from all vendors.  There is an easy user interface to enable and disable Intel Rapid Storage drivers and requires no special connectors or firmware.
MAINGEAR will offer this updated chipset across their desktop lineup to give you more control of your performance experience. With options of the latest graphics from NVIDIA® in up to 3-way SLI configurations or AMD Radeon in CrossFire mode, all packaged in sleek designed chassis options, MAINGEAR offers the latest in PC technology for the best user experience.
“The new Intel® Z68 chipset is a great update to the sandybridge platform,” said Wallace Santos, CEO and founder of MAINGEAR. “Offering this update for our customers using this chipset is not only more affordable than getting a hybrid SSD mechanical HHD, it also provides faster HDD performance.”

MAINGEAR is an innovative high performance PC system builder that offers custom desktops, custom notebooks, pc workstations and media centers. Each custom built pc is hand crafted for precision performance and uncompromised quality, and has won multiple Editors' Choice awards from publications such as 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 custom pc builders. MAINGEAR's expert team custom builds and supports all products in the United States. For more information visit: