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It’s Haswell time in a major way, and the latest custom PC builder to update its entire line with 4th-generation Intel Core (Haswell) processors is MAINGEAR. The company announced that its SHIFT, F131, Potenza, and Vybe desktops in addition to its Nomad 15 and Nomad 17 gaming notebooks will all sport the new... Read more...
Every system builder that wants to stay in business is rolling out new rigs built around Intel's awesome Ivy Bridge architecture, but Maingear's taking it one step further by using Ivy Bridge as a launching pad for its vertical heat desktops in smaller form factors. This is something Maingear was already doing with... Read more...
When Maingear computers first stepped out with their high-end SHIFT line of gaming and workstation PCs, we took note and were genuinely impressed; a bit of rarefied air if you will.  It wasn't so much the component selection that stood out, but it was the excellent build quality and the SHIFT's 90-degree rotated layout that caused our... Read more...
Alright, we'll come right out and gush a little bit. Our cynical, sometimes overly-critical opinions can occasionally be tempered by momentary flashes of greatness. We see a lot of high-end (and low-end) gear around here, so after a while, you can't stop your eyeballs from glossing over and a yawn from escaping from the cranium.... Read more...
In this latest episode of HotHardware's Two and Half Geeks webcast, Marco, Iyaz and Dave discuss the MainGear SHIFT do-it-yourself case kit and the recently released Intel SSD 520 series solid state drive built on SandForce controller technology. The guys also discuss the used game debate and game devs locking down... Read more...
You know a computer case means business when it warrants naming an entire PC line after it, and that's what you have with Maingear's SHIFT chassis. Designed in conjunction with Silverstone, the SHIFT computer case is the centerpiece of not one, but two full blown system configurations featured at Maingear, including... Read more...
Maingear's got a new rig out today, and more importantly, there's a new 2nd-generation Intel Core i7 chip to go along with it. The company has just updated their SHIFT and F131 desktops with the new 2nd generation Intel Core i7-3960X Extreme Edition processor and the company’s exclusive EPIC Audio Engine. Turbo... Read more...
If there's one thing you can count on, like clockwork, it's the prescence of new desktop rigs each time AMD or NVIDIA launches a new flagship graphics card. Companies like iBuyPower, Cyber Power, Digital Storm, HP, Dell and Maingear all jump at the chance to get something fresh into their lineups, and the latter is doing so now. The company's... Read more...
We never put a whole lot of thought into the name of Maingear's SHIFT "personal supercomputer," but the machine sure is shifting with the tides of technology. This morning, Maingear revamped the SHIFT with the addition of Intel's newest Xeon processors, the X5687 and X5690. Much like Apple's Mac Pro, which is also... Read more...
Need a new machine? Not content with the stock options out there? As any real modder and hacker would advise, you should probably consider an overclocking rampage. But not without some help, of course. Maingear is a long-standing player in the custom PC business, and in order to gain a leg-up over the mass-market... Read more...
You're not still using a $10 plank from Walmart for your frag fests, are you? With the torrent of gaming keyboards on the market to accommodate any budget, there's no reason to saddle yourself with an ordinary board. The latest gaming keyboard to enter the fray (and compete for your gaming dollar) is SteelSeries Shift. SteelSeries didn't just... Read more...
When it comes to the business of building PCs, true innovation is hard to find. There are exceptions—HP had the Blackbird 002, Alienware designs its own enclosures, and there's always the Thermaltake Level 10—but most companies aren't willing to take the financial risk that's part and parcel of designing new and different products.... Read more...
When it comes to the business of building PCs, true innovation is hard to find. There are exceptions—HP had the Blackbird 002, Alienware designs its own enclosures, and there's always the Thermaltake Level 10—but most companies aren't willing to take the financial risk that's part and parcel of designing new and different products.... Read more...
Maingear already made a name for themselves in the gaming PC market with the SHIFT. The company calls that company the world's first "personal supercomputer," and though we doubt it'd be good for solving NASA problems or the like, it really is quite powerful. In an effort to cater to the creative professionals who... Read more...
We're sensing a trend here, and Maingear is helping to substantiate our assumptions. Right after NVIDIA announced their new GeForce GTX 470 and 480 GPUs, Maingear has arrived with new high performance gaming PCs that have none other than NVIDIA's Fermi graphics cards in them. Of course, the SHIFT "personal supercomputer" is the first to arrive... Read more...
Major League Baseball is joining the growing ranks of companies who are less than enthusiastic about the "placeshifting" feature.  Here's a tidbit from Ars Technica: "Like other professional sports leagues, Major League Baseball is jealous of its content. The latest company to come under its scrutiny is Sling Media, makers of the Slingbox... Read more...
EETimes reports: Executing on its goal of keeping pace with archrival Intel Corp., Advanced Micro Devices rolled out its first 65-nm x86 CPUs Tuesday (Dec. 5). The new Athlon 64 X2 cuts die size in half and power by a third in existing 90-nm desktop processors. AMD is maintaining its position as a fast follower of giant Intel with plans to... Read more...
The Inquirer's ever controversial Faud is reporting that it wouldn't be very risky for NVIDIA to produce the upcoming G80 GPU at 80nm because the shrink can be done at the fab and not in the chip development stage. Regardless of NVIDIA's reasons, launching G80 at 90nm and later tweaking and moving to 80nm gets NVIDIA their typically... Read more...