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When Apple announced its replacement for the “trash can” Mac Pro, the Mac community collectively lost their minds. The previous generation Mac Pro really was hampered due to thermal constraints, which meant that Apple could never really provide enough top-of-the-line CPU and graphics hardware to satisfy hardcore professional workstation types. The new Mac Pro changes all of that with its more modular, thermally-optimized design. While many in the Mac community were no doubt over the moon for the new Mac Pro, PC enthusiasts raised more than a few eyebrows as well. After all, 28-core Xeon processors, support for up to 1.5TB of DDR4-29333MHz ECC memory, and up to two AMD Radeon... Read more...
In this episode of HotHardware’s Two And Half Geeks, Marco, Chris, and Dave chat about Intel's Optane Memory H10 for laptops, Maingear's hot new, affordable Vybe gaming PC, Alienware's killer Area-51m flagship gaming laptop, Intel's new 9th Gen mobile processors, expectations for AMD's Ryzen 3000-series Zen 2 chips, Apple's sinister plan to squeeze Qualcomm royalties and more! Show Notes: 04:42 - Intel Optane Memory H10 Review: Hybrid SSD Storage Acceleration 18:08 - Maingear Vybe 2019 Review: Fast, Quiet, Clean, And Ready To Ship 30:05 - Alienware Area-51m Review With Benchmarks And Teardown 44:00 - Intel Launches New 9th Gen Mobile CPUs Punctuated By 8-Core Chips, WiFi 6 And A Desktop... Read more...
One of the advantages to owning a custom PC from a boutique builder is the meticulous attention to detail. Tight cable management is not just a perk, it is an expectation when paying a premium for a boutique shop to assemble your rig with off-the-shelf components, and having to wait a bit longer compared to buying from a bulk OEM is an inherent trade off. Or is it? Maingear, a stalwart in the boutique space, would argue otherwise. Maingear Vybe At PAX East 2019 - AMD Ryzen Edition Earlier this month at PAX East, Maingear announced what it is calling the Vybe Enthusiast Platform. You might already be familiar with the Vybe name -- it is the least expensive line of desktop PCs in Maingear's stable,... Read more...
Over the weekend at PAX East, Maingear announced a brand-new custom PC designed for gamers, and it’s called the VYBE Enthusiast Platform. Maingear’s aim with VYBE is to provide full and complete customization options to enthusiasts, allowing them to choose exactly what components they want be it if they want to build a rig for 1080p eSports gaming or a pimped out 4K gaming rig. When it comes to preconfigured versions of the VYBE, you have your pick of just about any AMD or Intel desktop processor option along with the full range of graphics cards from AMD and NVIDIA including the Radeon VII and GeForce RTX Titan. Maingear also has provisions to support up to dual-GPU... Read more...
In this latest episode of HotHardware's Two And A Half Geeks podcast, Marco, Chris and Dave talk about AMD's 2nd Gen Ryzen Threadripper 32-core beast, Intel's 28-core Core-X powerhouse, Maingear's incredible F131 gaming desktop PC, Qualcomm's latest Snapdragon 850 for thin and light all-day, always-connected Windows 10 PCs, ARM's next-generation mobile processor cores, and we’re looking for ideas on what we should give away next! Show Notes: 07:50 - AMD Demos Beastly 32-Core 2nd Gen Threadripper, 7nm Vega With 32GB HBM2 15:57 - Intel Demos 28-Core, 56-Thread 5GHz Monster Core-X CPU, Available In Q4 2018 28:12 - Maingear F131 Review: A High Performance Gaming PC Masterpiece 40:53... Read more...
Boutique, custom-built Gaming PCs from some of the more prominent brands are almost always a cut above mainstream pre-built computers from larger OEMs. However, even among premium boutique brands, build quality, design aesthetics and cost can vary greatly. Maingear has delivered its share of ultra-high end killer gaming rigs to us for evaluation over the years, but perhaps nothing so custom and so premium in design as the machine we're about to dig deep on today. We got a look at Maingear's highly custom F131 back at CES 2018 in Las Vegas, and though we came away impressed at the time, it was really only a quick chance to kick the tires. Now that we have it in house for a full review? Well,... Read more...
In this latest episode of HotHardware's Two And A Half Geeks podcast, Marco, Paul and Dave chat about the new Intel Optane SSD 905P and WD Black NVMe SSDs, LG’s G7 ThinQ Android phone, Dell’s Inspiron Gaming desktop PC, a killer new custom-built gaming desktop from Maingear, NVIDIA putting a bullet in GPP, and reveal the winner of our AMD and Corsair Spring Fling Gaming System Giveaway! Show Notes: 03:10 - Intel Optane SSD 905P Review: Seriously Fast Storage For Enthusiasts 12:26 - WD Black NVMe SSD Review: Affordable With Great Write Speeds 21:22 - Hands-On LG's G7 ThinQ: AI-Infused With A Super-Bright Display And Big Sound 33:02 - Dell Inspiron Gaming Desktop 5680 Review:... Read more...
Boutique gaming, performance enthusiast and workstation custom PC builders are a burgeoning breed in the computing market and there are some impressive custom builds out there that we've seen recently. It goes without saying that many of these custom, liquid-cooled marvels of technology go above and beyond what the average DIY enthusiast PC homebrew builder might be able to achieve on their own with off-the-shelf components. The likes of Origin, Digital Storm, Falcon Northwest and newcomers like Xidax, have all graced our pages here at one time or another, but never have we seen the kind of custom cooling design innovation, precision, super-premium build quality, materials and workmanship that... Read more...
In this latest episode of HotHardware's Two And A Half Geeks, we'll be looking at Origin PC's hot, new Millennium Gaming Desktop, a beastly mining Rig from Maingear and Unirkn, Lenovo's Yoga 920 premium 2-in-1 ultrabook, a new and ultra-fast Z-NAND SSD from Samsung, and Windows getting a core revamp... Show Notes: 01:15 - Here Is Madden NFL 18's Remarkably Accurate AI Simulated Super Bowl Prediction 08:09 - Origin PC Millennium Gaming Desktop Review: Custom Chassis, Blinding Speed 22:15 - Lenovo Yoga 920 Review: An Elegant, Powerful 2-In-1 Ultrabook 34:15 - Rahul Sood's Unikrn Partners With Maingear For ACM Killer Cryptocurrency GPU Mining Rigs 38:37 - Newegg Bundles... Read more...
If you're looking to buy a graphics card the days, we feel bad for you – really bad. Prices have skyrocketed due to people buying hordes of GPUs for cryptocurrency mining purposes. That means that gamers, the traditional purchasers of blazing-fast GPUs, now are forced to pay outrageous prices for what in many cases should be relatively affordable products. While crypto miners have for the most part have cobbled together their own rigs, some traditional custom PC builders are offering up their own solutions. One such company is Maingear, which is set to release its own series of mining computers called the Maingear Advanced Crypto Miner (ACM). Although we don't know much about the Maingear... Read more...
In this latest episode of HotHardware's Two And A Half Geeks, we talk about the first benchmarks with the Intel/AMD hybrid Core i7-8705G in Dell's XPS 15 2-in-1, we cover some more highlights from CES 2018 including some killer gaming rigs from Maingear, Xidax, and Origin PC, what to make of all the crypto-currency madness and the roller-coaster ride of Bitcoin, and finally chat about the final days of our Lenovo GIVEAWAY and more! Show Notes: 01:08 - Here Are The Best Products Of CES 2018 04:04 - MAINGEAR F131 Gaming PC With Killer APEX Cooling System Hands-On At CES 2018 07:31 - Origin PC At CES 2018 Showcases MILLENIUM, GENESIS, And L-CLASS Killer Gaming PCs 08:33 - Xidax X-8... Read more...
One of our favorite boutique system builders, MAINGEAR, used CES 2018 as the launching pad for its brand-new F131 Gaming Desktop with exclusive APEX Cooling. The stunning MAINGEAR F131 features an in-house designed chassis, built with premium materials, including a steel core and Japanese brushed aluminum exterior with tinted, tempered glass side panels and customizable RGB interior and logo lighting. Take a look... The MAINGEAR F131 chassis leverages the mATX form factor, which helps slim things down a bit, and results in a measurably smaller footprint than a typical, custom-built gaming rig. MAINGEAR does not skimp on the internal hardware options, however – the F131 is available with... Read more...
Just announced at this year’s CES 2018, a familiar name in the boutique PC scene, MAINGEAR, unleashed its drool-worthy new F131 Gaming Desktop with exclusive APEX Cooling. For many of us, a boutique PC will always be that out-of-reach supermodel or European supercar that is justifiably so far out of our league. Yet neither of those luxurious commitments can handle The Witcher 3 on maxed settings while basking in rich 4K glory. For that, you will need something like MAINGEAR’s F131 Gaming desktop, built specifically for the most discerning gamer. For this one, the company has gone a long way to create a completely customized build from top to bottom. It wields a striking but elegant... Read more...
Do you love the color green? How about Razer and MAINGEAR products? Is the R1 | Razer Edition a little bit too big? MAINGEAR has one answer to all of those questions, and it comes to us in the form of the R2 | Razer Edition, a gaming PC that occupies 50% less space than the original, which launched last fall. MAINGEAR's goal with this build wasn't just to make it look good, but to make sure it offered more than the expected performance out of such a small box. Intel's Core i9 processors can be configured with this model, but as of the time of writing, no such SKU is available on MAINGEAR's website. Stock configurations of the R2 begin at $1,099 for an AMD Ryzen build, and $1,199 for an Intel... Read more...
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