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Maingear Shift Super Stock

Maingear Shift Super Stock
alaScore 88

4 reviews

Jul, 2014

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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'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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