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Maingear F131

Maingear F131
alaScore 86

9 reviews

Oct, 2016

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alaTest has collected and analyzed 9 reviews of Maingear F131. The average rating for this product is 3.9/5, compared to an average rating of 4.1/5 for other Desktops for all reviews. Reviewers really like the size, whereas there are some mixed views about the price.


We analyzed user and expert ratings, product age and more factors. Compared to other Desktops the Maingear F131 is awarded an overall alaScore™ of 86/100 = Very good quality.

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Expert review by: David Murphy (

Maingear F131


Hoo-hoo! That's an exact recreation of the noise we made when opening the box containing Maingear's F131 desktop rig. But “rig” might be too generic a description for the bright-blue machine; “behemoth” seems more appropriate. For in every...

Still, when you’re running with a frame rate in the hundreds on some of today’s most punishing games, we doubt that fan noise will be much of a concern. You’re certainly getting what you pay for with the F131. With just a wee bit of additional...

Jan, 2007

Expert review by: Alex Cocilova (

Maingear F131 Super Stock


Acoustic-dampening panels keep things quiet ; Readily accessible internal bays

Plain, boring case

Maingear's F131 Super Stock clambers to the top of our mainstream chart in a hard-fought battle.

Apr, 2011

Expert review by: Nate Ralph (

Maingear F131


The Maingear F131 hits the upper limits of the mainstream PC category, in both performance and cost. But you get quite a lot of bang for your buck, as the F131 delivers much of the muscle and flexibility of beefier machines, at a respectable price of...

User-friendly chassis ; Chart-topping performance

Dual-core processor may be an Achilles' heel

Offering a strong overclock and a readily accessible chassis, Maingear's F131 clambers to the top of the mainstream PC chart.

Aug, 2010

Expert review by: Jon L. Jacobi (

Maingear F131 Desktop Review


Super expandable ; Liquid-cooled

Only one front USB port

The F131 gaming PC uses AMD's latest technology and provides room for tweaks and upgrades as your needs increase.

May, 2009

Editor's Choice!

Expert review by: (

Maingear F131 Super Stock


So the combination of an overclocked quad-core processor and dual high-end/mainstream graphics cards gives you a $2,300 hardcore rig that can play with the $4,000-$6,000 desktops: that's a lot to like. The F131 certainly trounces our previous...

Massively overclocked processor. Very good gaming performance. Plenty of internal expansion room, particularly hard drives

You may need a little fiddling with the internal SATA cage. Only one-year warranty. Small C: drive

The Maingear F131 Super Stock is an overclocked beast for the game grid. It has stratospheric performance, but better yet it doesn't have a stratospheric price tag.

Expert review by: Matt Safford (

Maingear F131 Super Stock Review and Ratings


Maingear's F131 Super Stock makes room for dual-graphics and multi-drive setups without occupying much floor space. In our GTX Titan review configuration, it bested other SFF systems we've tested, but also costs a good deal more.

Stunning performance for a compact gaming PC ; Small footprint won't take up much desk or floor space

Larger than many compact gaming towers ; Bottom-mounted power supply complicates cable management ; Kicks out a lot of heat and noticeable fan noise

If there's lots of room in your gaming haven, and you like the idea of a system with lots of internal expansion for adding extra components in the future, the F131 Super Stock probably isn't the best fit your you, nor is any SFF machine.

Apr, 2013

Expert review by: Tim Roper (

MAINGEAR F131 P55 SLI Custom Gaming PC


We've gotten our hands on an over-clocked SLI gaming rig. Join us as we put the pedal down on the MAINGEAR F131.

Sep, 2010

Expert review by: Matthew Murray (

Maingear F131 Review and Ratings


The Core i7-based Maingear F131 is one of the fastest systems we've ever tested, but you'll have to pay for that speed.

Outstanding performance ; Lots of features, expandability options

Some lower-priced Core i7 desktops offer nearly equivalent performance

Dec, 2008

Expert review by: (

Maingear F131


Unless the Maingear F131 is massively upgraded during the building process before purchasing, it really doesn't deserve to be called a gaming computer. Users can find most of these features on a less expensive PC. Without some serious upgrades, the...

The F131 has 1TB of storage, which is more than many gaming computers offer standard

The case looks like a PC you would see in an office and the tower doesn't include a liquid cooling system

If you don't customize the F131, you'll end up with a disappointing gaming computer.

Product Specifications

The award winning F131 amazes with its record setting speed and stability. Each one is carefully constructed of the finest components to date. This all aluminum chassis is sturdy in construction and features exclusive styling you can't get anywhere else. F131uses sound absorbent padding on the doors and trim to seal sound in making this system one of the quietest systems that has been ever produced.

Audio Output

Type:Sound card

Cabinet (Chassis)

Form Factor:Tower
Manufacturer Form Factor:Tower

Cabinet (Chassis)

Form Factor:Tower
Manufacturer Form Factor:Tower

Cache Memory

Installed Size:2MB/8MB
Per Processor Size:2MB/8MB

Display (Projector)



Model:F131/F131 SLI
Packaged Quantity:1
Product Line:Maingear


Chipset Type:NVIDIA nForce 680i SLI/NVIDIA nForce4 SLI
Data Bus Speed:1000MHz/1066MHz




Type: None


Data Link Protocol:Ethernet / Fast Ethernet / Gigabit Ethernet
Type:Network adapter

Optical Storage

Read Speed:48x (CD) / 16x (DVD)
Rewrite Speed:24x (CD) / 6x (DVD-RW) / 8x (DVD+RW)
Write Speed:48x (CD) / 16x (DVD

Optical Storage (2nd)

Read Speed:40x (CD) / 16x (DVD)

OS Provided

Type:Microsoft Windows Vista Home Premium/Microsoft Windows XP Professional


64-bit Computing: Yes
Clock Speed:2.4GHz
Installed Qty:1
Max Supported Qty:1
Multi-Core Technology:Dual-Core/Quad-Core
Processor Number:4800+/Q6600
Type:Athlon 64 X2/Core 2 Quad


Installed Size:1GB/2GB
Max Supported Size:8GB

Service & Support

Type:1 year warranty /3 years warranty

Storage Controller (2nd)


Storage Floppy Drive

Type: None

Storage Hard Drive

Interface Type:Serial ATA-150/Serial ATA-300

Storage Hard Drive (2nd)


Storage Removable

Type: None


Hard Drive(-s) Total Capacity:250GB/448GB
Recommended Use:Home use
Type:Personal computer

Video Memory

Installed Size:256MB

Video Output

Graphics Processor / Vendor:NVIDIA GeForce 7800 GTX/NVIDIA GeForce 8500 GT
Interface Type:PCI Express x16