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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...
There has always been a parallel between building and modding performance PCs and tuning muscle cars, both of which revolve around squeezing every ounce of power and speed available out of a careful selection of parts, a practice that Maingear helped spread to a wider audience. Maingear took an obsession enjoyed by a niche crowd of overclockers and modders and turned it into a full-fledged business that's now going on 15 years strong. That is not to say Maingear was the first boutique builder on the block. Far from it. However, it might be the only vendor whose founder, Wallace Santos, actually struggled with the decision to start a business around building high performance PCs or around cars.... Read more...
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... Read more...