Maingear Updates VYBE Gaming Systems With New Chassis, Faster Components, and Intel SRT

Maingear has just announced an updated line-up of game machines targeted at users on a budget. The newly revamped “VYBE” series of Maingear systems is built around Intel’s current socket 1155 Sandy-Bridge processors and features either P67 or Z68-chipset based motherboards and graphics cards from NVIDIA, although two of the new models are also customizable with options that include hardware higher-end CPUs, hard drives, memory and optical drives, in addition to a choice of custom color scheme.

The initial Maingear VYBE line-up consists of “S”, “SE”, and “SS” models. The $949 basic “S” model features and Intel Core i5-2310 CPU (overclocked to 3.3GHz / 3.7GHz Turbo), 4GB of memory, a 1TB hard drive, and NVIDIA GeForce GTS 450 graphics. The VYBE S is not customizable at the time of order and ships the same day. The VYBE SE and SS are customizable, however, Maingear still offers a 3-day “quick ship” option. The VYBE SE ($1,129) and SS ($1,699) are built around Intel’s Core i5-2500 (overclocked to 3.7GHz / 4.1GHz Turbo) and Core i7-2600K (overclocked to 4.4GHz+), respectively, with the latter system offering liquid cooling and an mSATA SSD to take advantage of Intel’s Smart Response Technology.

Having seen Maingear build systems first-hand, we’re excited to see the company refresh the VYBE line-up with new components. Maingear’s attention to detail is second to none and the company takes painstaking measures to ensure excellent component selection. We look forward to getting our hands on one and checking it out soon.

The full press release with more information and specifications is available below.


Combining the best in quality, performance and support, the all new MAINGEAR VYBE offers affordable pricing, same-day shipping options and a loyalty trade-in program never before seen in the boutique PC market.

Kenilworth, New Jersey – Sept. 6, 2011 – MAINGEAR, an award-winning custom PC builder known for performance, reliability, and customer satisfaction updates their smaller but powerful VYBE gaming desktop computers with a new chassis design that offers pre-configured specifications for faster turnaround time as well as a 30-day, No-Fail Guarantee and a loyalty trade-in program while still offering flexible customization options for customers at very aggressive price points.

The all new, redesigned VYBE is a high performance custom pc unlike any other on the market. The new VYBE offers features and benefits to make it easier and faster for customers to get the MAINGEAR experience. Below are the key areas that make the all new VYBE a compelling option for those looking for a quality price to performance PC:

The new VYBE is based around an all-new chassis design that stays true to MAINGEAR’s refined design aesthetic and features a soft touch outer coat with a roomy, full-ATX interior capable housing the most powerful hardware on the market. Available hardware options include NVIDIA GeForce GPUs in single and SLI (multi-GPU) configurations, SSD caching drives, and top of the line second generation Intel Core technology – which is also water-cooled and overclocked.

Faster Turnaround:
There will be three stock models for customers to choose from, one of which will be available for same-day shipping and all of which offer performance and value without sacrificing quality. Unlike other quick ship solutions on the market, the new VYBE high performance PC is not without customization options for those looking to take their hardware up a notch. Customization options include hardware upgrades on CPU, hard drive, memory and optical drives as well as choice of custom color schemes.

30-day No-Fail Guarantee, 1 to 3 Year Comprehensive Warranty:
Indicative of MAINGEAR’s commitment to quality, MAINGEAR is offering a 30-day No-Fail Guarantee of these new custom VYBE computers. If a VYBE system arrives or develops any critical issues not remedied quickly and over the phone, MAINGEAR will, at no charge to the customer, build and ship a brand new system upon receipt of the faulty unit. Furthermore, MAINGEAR warrants all parts and workmanship for a period of up to 3 years.

Loyalty Trade-in Program:
Never before seen in the boutique industry is MAINGEAR’s new customer loyalty trade-in program. Returning customers who purchase any MAINGEAR custom built pc within 18 months of their original VYBE purchase are eligible to receive a credit on their original VYBE based on its condition, evaluated after the sale of their new system. Customers who choose to purchase a new VYBE will continue to receive this offer. This program makes ownership of the latest and greatest hardware easier for a wider range of MAINGEAR customers.

The VYBE is available in three pre-configured system options to choose from: S, SE, and SS.

VYBE “S"(Same day shipping)

  • Intel Core i5 2310 2.9GHz Overclocked to 3.3GHz/3.7GHz Turbo Boost
  • Intel DP67BA motherboard supporting USB 3.0, SATA 6G
  • 4GB DDR3-1333 memory
  • NVIDIA GeForce GTS 450 1GB graphics
  • 1TB 7200rpm SATA HDD
  • 24X DVD burner
  • 500 Watt Seasonic 80 Plus power supply
  • Windows 7 Home Premium 64-bit
  • Microsoft Office 2010 Starter
  • $949

VYBE “SE”(Configurable, 3-day quick ship)

  • Intel Core i5 2500 Overclocked to 3.7GHz/4.1GHz Turbo Boost
  • Gigabyte Z68XP-UD3 motherboard supporting USB 3.0, SATA 6G
  • 4GB DDR3-1333 memory
  • NVIDIA GeForce GTX 560 1GB graphics
  • 1TB 7200rpm SATA HDD
  • 24X DVD burner
  • 520 Watt Seasonic 80 Plus Bronze power supply
  • Windows 7 Home Premium 64-bit
  • Microsoft Office 2010 Starter
  • $1,129

VYBE “SS”(Super Stock configurable, 3-day quick ship)

  • Intel Core i7 2600K Overclocked to 4.4GHz+
  • MAINGEAR EPIC 120 Liquid Cooling Solution
  • Gigabyte Z68XP-UD3-iSSD motherboard Supporting USB 3.0, SATA 6G
  • 8GB DDR3-1600 memory
  • Dual NVIDIA GeForce GTX 560 1GB graphics in SLI configuration
  • 20GB Intel 311 mSATA Smart Response Technology
  • 1TB 7200rpm SATA HDD
  • 660 Watt Seasonic X-660 80 Plus Gold power supply
  • Windows 7 Home Premium 64-bit
  • Microsoft Office 2010 Starter
  • $1,699

Any of these pre-configured VYBE systems are perfect for back to school use, home or for as a gift for the holidays with its fast delivery, grade A US based customer support and warranty. To learn more about these new VYBE custom gaming computers, visit:

"MAINGEAR customers are always looking for the perfect combination of performance and reliability, and NVIDIA GeForce GPUs are the perfect choice to play this year’s hottest PC gaming titles with all of the eye candy turned on,” said Drew Henry, general manager of GPU business at NVIDIA.

“Businesses are demanding more value and power for their hardware buys and the MAINGEAR’s new VYBE powered by Intel second generation Core processor technology delivers on both counts.” said Michelle Johnston, General Manager, Channel Platforms & Strategy Division “The updated VYBE systems provide MAINGEAR customers the ability to get top of the line performance at different price points.”

“As a strategic system builder, MAINGEAR continues to develop innovative new products on the Windows 7 platform to meet customers’ expanding and diversifying needs,” said Eddie O’Brien, Microsoft U.S. OEM vice president. “MAINGEAR’s ability to offer affordable form factors has enabled the company to grow as it continues to meet consumer demand.”

"Our new pre-configured VYBE options will provide our customers with a fast and easy solution to finding the system they want while not limiting their customization." said Wallace Santos, CEO and Founder of MAINGEAR. "Not only will customers get their VYBE faster, they will rest assured they will have the support of our 30-day no-fail guarantee and advance replacement warranty that put their mind at ease.”