MAINGEAR overclock 2nd-gen Core i7 to 5GHz in new PC range

MAINGEAR has announced a new range of desktop PCs based on Intel's 2nd-gen Core 2011 processors, including overclocked models ramping CPU speeds up to 5GHz. The updated SHIFT, F131, VYBE and X-CUBE systems can each be outfitted with a choice of Core i3, i5 or i7 processors, and those supporting Intel's Turbo Boost Technology 2.0 can be pre-overclocked by MAINGEAR.

The systems also get standard SSDs for booting, 1600MHz+ Patriot memory and up to NVIDIA 3-way SLI or CrossFire multi-graphics options. As for the outside, they'll finish the casings in your choice of auto-finish paint and even offer custom laser etching and engraving.

The new MAINGEAR systems will go up for sale on January 9 2011.

Press Release:


MAINGEAR expands their Super Stock options to all desktops with an overclocked CPU up to 5GHz and unique custom design choices

Kenilworth, New Jersey – January 5, 2011 – MAINGEAR, an award-winning PC system builder offering custom desktops, notebooks, workstations and media centers, embraces decadent performance with the new 2nd Generation Intel® Core™ family of processors while strengthening their SHIFT, F131, VYBE, and X-CUBE with new Super Stock options that pushes performance and personalization options. MAINGEAR continues to pioneer the ever-changing horizon of extreme personal computing, by utilizing the best possible configurations with eye catching designs. These new processor and Super Stock options will be available for sale on January 9, 2011 12:01am EST.

With the power of the new 2nd generation Intel® Core™ i3, Core™ i5 and Core™ i7 processor family, MAINGEAR desktops will be able to take advantage of the new and improved chipset features that offers a new architecture with shared cache delivering more performance and energy efficiency. The processor integrates CPU, graphics, memory controller, PCI Express all on a single chip. This allows end users to have extreme gaming, amazing multimedia, and flexible overclocking.

With Intel® Turbo Boost Technology 2.0 which will allow extreme overclocking options up to 5GHz on select systems, a more robust use of PCI-Express full-bandwidth lanes that will support USB 3.0 and SATA 6G as well as generate low heat with high clock speeds that offers an affordable price to performance option. MAINGEAR ran a performance test with the Intel® Core™ i7 2600K @ 4.8GHz compared to a stock Intel® Core™ i7 3.4GHz with Intel Turbo Boost enabled and resulted with 37% faster 3D rendering, 36% faster CPU Video encoding and 24% overall system performance.*

MAINGEAR has also expanded their SUPER STOCK options to all desktops. The SHIFT, F131, VYBE and X-CUBE now offer a more simplified configuration with a choice of their already performance packed STOCK configuration, or a SUPER STOCK option that is decked out with no-holds-barred performance and unique aesthetics. This is designed to make it easier for customers to quickly choose what level they want to start their customization at.

Some of the key features for SUPER STOCK options on various systems include:

• Upgraded or optimized chassis cooling (dependent on chassis)

• Motherboards supporting up to NVIDIA 3-way SLI or CrossFire™

• Liquid cooling is standard

• MAINGEAR Redline™ Overclocking Available

• Custom chassis design including auto quality paint and custom MARC laser etching options

• Standard SSD boot drives for responsiveness

• Premium 1600MHz+ DDR3 memory from Patriot

• Optimized for NVIDIA 3D Vision Surround, XHD Gaming @ 2560x1600, or AMD EyeFinity multiple monitor gaming

• 80 PLUS Gold Power Supplies from Seasonic and Silverstone

The MAINGEAR SHIFT with Super Stock options also gains an upgrade to its exterior design. Sporting an optional carbon fiber reinforced chassis, the legacy of quality design and craftsmanship is easily displayed on the SHIFT, both inside and out. Always pushing performance to the razor's edge with MAINGEAR's overclocking expertise, the SHIFT is not only a processing powerhouse: it is a work of art.

"The launch of the Sandy Bridge platform could not have come at a better time," said Wallace Santos CEO and Co-Founder of MAINGEAR. "We are now able to push more performance out of our systems further than ever before which has also allowed us to expand our popular Super Stock options to the rest of our system lineup."

All of MAINGEAR products are supported with lifetime labor and phone support with one to three year hardware warranty. For more information about MAINGEAR's desktops with Super Stock option solutions, click here