MainGear introduces F1X gaming desktop series

By on January 21, 2010, 1:30 PM
MainGear has introduced a new series of gaming PC, the F1X, which is comprised of the F1X 750, F1X 500, and F1X 200. If the new systems look familiar, it's probably because the F1X lineup uses the same chassis as MainGear's acclaimed ePhex desktop -- in fact, the company calls the F1X a "retooled" ePhex.

The flagship system carries over $5,000 worth of hardware, including an Intel Core i7-975 Extreme Edition, 12GB of DDR3 1333MHz RAM, dual AMD Radeon HD 5870 GPUs, a second-gen 80GB Intel X25-M, a 1.5TB WD Green, DVD and Blu-ray burners, 7.1 channel HD audio, a 910W PC Power and Cooling PSU and more.


Five grand is a bit steep for a gaming rig, but there are some cheaper -- albeit still pricey -- options. The F1X 500 and F1X 200 are $3,100 and $2,250, respectively. Although each machine is appropriately scaled down from the F1X 750, you're still going to pay more than if you just selected the hardware and assembled it yourself -- which doesn't include MainGear's "Angelic Service", of course.




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dividebyzero dividebyzero, trainee n00b, said:

Where's the case that was shown at CES in the Fermi rig?

Supposed top-of-the-line system housed in a TJ10- A byword for cable management nightmare and a full tower that can only use a 120.2 radiator maximum if you want to go W/C- which would a likely scenario if you're prepared to drop serious funds into the highest specced i7.

compdata compdata, TechSpot Paladin, said:

I just specked out a Black Mamba system from cyberpowerpc with higher specs (2 Intel 80Gb in raid 0, 2TB harddrive, 975 overclocked to 4Ghz, Corsair Dominator memory overclocked 20% as well). I got a price tag of $4588 on this system. So in short, i think their pricing is a bit high.

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Matthew Matthew, TechSpot Staff, said:

MainGear's prices are a bit higher, but their service and reputation is generally better than iBuyPower and CyberPower. That goes a long way for a person who doesn't want to, or otherwise cannot build their own system.

Tha General Tha General, TechSpot Paladin, said:

all these pc's are way to damn expensive.

KyBrewer said:

Wow that service must be something else!

compdata compdata, TechSpot Paladin, said:

Matthew said:

MainGear's prices are a bit higher, but their service and reputation is generally better than iBuyPower and CyberPower. That goes a long way for a person who doesn't want to, or otherwise cannot build their own system.

I buy that as I end up supporting most of my families computers anyway ;-) But for someone who knows what they are doing or is comparing building a system on their own with purchasing one pre-built the price makes a bigger difference.

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