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Maingear Shift Super Stock

Maingear Shift Super Stock
alaScore 88

4 reviews

Dec, 2014

alaTest has collected and analyzed 4 reviews of Maingear Shift Super Stock. The average rating for this product is 4.5/5, compared to an average rating of 4.1/5 for other Desktops for all reviews.

We analyzed user and expert ratings, product age and more factors. Compared to other Desktops the Maingear Shift Super Stock is awarded an overall alaScore™ of 88/100 = Very good quality.

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(Based on 4 reviews)

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Maingear Shift Super Stock Review

 

How far can you take a Sandy Bridge processor? We've heard that even extreme overclockers seem to hit a wall just beyond 5GHz with Intel's darling new chip.

Two GeForce GTX 590s, two Vertex 3s, and a 5GHz 2600K

Pricey; paint job has a couple of rough spots

Performance is what you’d expect of a Sandy Bridge rig running at 5GHz with a pair of GTX 590s. In our Vegas Pro 9 test, it was fastest of the Sandy Bridge–based boxes that we’ve tested to date. However, our Vegas Pro 9 test favors threads, so the...

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Maingear Shift Super Stock: King of the Hill

 

I try to steer clear of hyperbole. The fanciest gaming rigs are still mere machines, and I know enough about the underlying hardware to avoid being blown away by bars on a chart or tubes in a chassis.

Excellent performance ; Accessible, well-designed chassis

Pricey

The latest iteration of Maingear's Shift Super Stock spares no expense, but delivers on all counts: solid performance, accessible, singular design, and stunning good looks.

GOOD FOR GAMING!

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Maingear Shift Super Stock

 

We're fairly certain that Shakespeare wasn't thinking of high-end PCs when he wrote, "Uneasy lies the head that wears the crown." But the line from Henry IV certainly seems apt when it comes to benchmark-breaking tech. When Origin PC sent us its...

Benchmark-busting graphics and gaming speed ; Priced significantly below previous extreme gaming machines

Quad-core CPU, while impressively overclocked, can't match Intel's six-core chip in multi-core-optimized applications

Thanks to the help of an expertly overclocked Intel "Sandy Bridge" CPU and a smart choice of components, the Shift Super Stock brings bleeding-edge performance a fair bit closer to affordability.

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Maingear Shift Super Stock review

 

Maingear's Shift has sat at the upper end of the performance desktop category for nearly a year, besting the latest and greatest that competitors had to offer with a combination of top-tier components, a strong overclock and painstaking attention to...

Price isn't a factor in our reviews, and it becomes especially superfluous when reviewing built-to-order systems. But the Super Stock Shift still sits in a precarious position. You'll be hard pressed to match the blisteringly fast data transfer rates...

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