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Well designed chassis.
Attractive, functional case design.
Two GeForce GTX 590s, two Vertex 3s, and a 5GHz 2600K.
Accessing rear-panel cables can be inconvenient.
Video cards vent high heat under load.
No front-panel USB 3,0 ports.
Large video cards limit internal expandability.
Paint job has a couple of rough spots.
Quad-core CPU can't match Intel's six-core chip in multi-core-optimized applications.
By TechSpot on November 21, 2010
Needless to say, this Maingear system isn't for everyone, but going back to our idea of a dream PC build, the Shift comes as close as you can actually get today.
By PCWorld on April 09, 2012
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....
By PC Mag on March 26, 2012
Maingear jumps on the AMD bandwagon big time with this latest overclocked version of the Shift gaming desktop, which employs three top-tier video cards to spectacular gaming effect. ...
By G4tv.com on November 08, 2011
Video Review: Kick your computing into high gear with the MainGear Shift Super Stock gaming PC. This machine offers your choice of Intel’s core i7 or Xeon processors, double or triple NVIDIA or ATI graphics cards and the option to add up to 12...
By Maximum PC on June 06, 2011
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. Whatever the limitations, Maingear seems content to take its Shift Super Stock to...
By Computer Shopper on May 01, 2011
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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