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August 1, 2013
SHIFT: Maximum PC Kick ass award
The Jolly Green Giant of GPU performance...It's very, very, hard to argue with the shift's graphics performance that crushes even quad-SLI systems.

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May 1, 2013
SHIFT: toptenreviews.com review
The Maingear Shift S is a very good gaming computer for those looking to get a computer designed by gamers themselves. This system may not have the best hardware but in the long run, you are still getting plenty of power. We would recommend this product to anyone looking to get a good machine at a fair price.

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February 19, 2013
SHIFT: hot hardware powered by NVIDIA GeForce GTX Titan


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April 30, 2012
shift: Tweaktown.com Limited Edition Chassis Review

"Overall a 91% Tweaktown Rating... For those with deep pockets and elegant tastes, the Maingear Shift Limited Edition case is top notch. You better hurry though, there is only 100 units to go around!"

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April 9, 2012
shift: PCWorld 4.5 out of 5, #1 best gaming desktop

"The Shift Super Stock is blazing-fast, naturally, offering blistering frame rates even on demanding games played at their highest quality setting."

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March 27, 2012
shift: PC Mag Editors' choice award

"The Maingear Shift Super Stock (Core i7-3930K) wins PC Magazine's Editors' choice award and scores 4.5 out of 5!"

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March 20, 2012
shift: digital trends editors choice

"This desktop should be on the short list of anyone who wants a high-end.gaming rig....What about real-world gaming? Jaw-dropping just barely describes what we saw...There's no way to argue with the performance of the Shift."

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March 14, 2012
shift: hothardware editors choice

"Maingear's SHIFT Super Stock X79 is wicked fast, super attractive, delightfully decadent, and awesome without apology. If the Dos Equis guy were to ever drink himself to death and end up reincarnated as a PC, this would be it."

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February 16, 2012
computer shopper Best High-End Gaming Desktop: Maingear Shift Super Stock of 2011

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February 16. 2012
computer shopper Best Cost-No-Object Performance PC: Maingear Shift Super Stock of 2011

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January 2012
SHIFT: MAXIMUMPC 9/10 KICKASS AWARD
"Here's what real quad-sli looks like...with the Dual Mars II cards the Shift crushes DX11 games...this sucker is sceamin...9/10 KICKASS Award"

December 6, 2011
Maingear EPIC 180 Liquid CPU Cooler Review
"In the end it comes down to whether or not I feel that Maingear is doing right by themselves and their customers with the addition of the EPIC 180 to cool CPUs in their builds. I really have to say, yes, in every way.... Not only does it look good, put our mind at ease and offer terrific efficiency with the massive amount of surface area in the 180mm radiator, I definitely think this is the best choice (of a cooling system) with all considerations taken into account."

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November 7, 2011
Shift: 4 out of 5 stars g4tv.com
“...this is as good as it gets in the PC gaming experience...”

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September 1, 2011
shift: cpu dream pc
“Whether you’re gaming or trying to be productive, the SHIFT Super Stock won’t stall out on you before the finish line.”

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July 6, 2011
shift: Brightsideofnews.com EDITORS' CHOICE AWARD
“The Maingear Shift is by far one of the slickest and best built systems that we have encountered from recent history and we would gladly entrust our friends and family with a system from Maingear.”

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June 6, 2011
SHIFT: maximum pc EDITORS' CHOICE AWARD
“Maingear seems content to take its Shift Super Stock to the brink of madness by clocking the 3.4GHz Core i7-2600K to 5GHz.”

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May 25, 2011
SHIFT: COMPUTER SHOPPER EDITORS' CHOICE AWARD
“Benchmark-busting graphics and gaming speed; priced significantly below previous extreme gaming machines...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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May. 04, 2011
shift : wired magazine review
“Aside from being the most well constructed PC I’ve ever laid eyes on, the Maingear Shift is an amazingly smooth and high powered machine. If you have the money and need a PC, no matter for business or gaming, I highly recommend getting one of these.”

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Jan. 01, 2011
Shift : PC World
“In a category satiated with impressive performance (and daunting price tags), Maingear tops the charts...”

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Jan. 01, 2011
Shift : BIGDOWNLOAD.COM
“Maingear's Shift gaming PC - powerful inside and out… a performance master...”

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Dec. 13, 2010
shift : digital trends editor's choice
“Unstoppable performance, Innovative vertical airflow design, Solid, attractive and unique case, White-glove packaging, assembly quality and service, Reliable despite white-knuckle overclocking”

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Oct. 11, 2010
shift : pc gamer editor's choice award
“‘Beautiful inside and out and a bruiser in the benchmarks...Even though virtually all new high-end PCs outrun the previous generation, the Maingear Shift is a surprisingly distant leap ahead – easily equipped for even Nvidia’s triple-display 3d Vision Sur-round, if you really want to go nuts’”

July 15, 2010
Shift : g4tv's attack of the show review
“PC gaming means taking video games to the extreme, which means Maingear's Shift Extreme may be the perfect fit. Kevin Pereira and Alison Haislip review this gaming PC with its redesigned case, Intel Hexa-core processor, NVIDIA GTX 480 video cards and up to 24 GB of RAM, which starts at $2,400.”

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May 20, 2010
Shift : hot hardware editors' choice
“We'd definitely recommend the SHIFT to any of our enthusiast readers looking for a top-notch system, though we'd opt for one at default clock speeds. At stock speeds, the SHIFT is a fantastic blend of speed, low temperatures, and quieter-than-normal operation (particularly if you were to opt for video cards other than the loudish GTX 480s).”

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May 4, 2010
Shift : maximum pc kickass! award
“So we were pretty impressed to crack open Maingear’s new Shift system and find three GTX 480 boards running in tri-SLI. That the company could rate such bounty is testament to its street cred among power users.

The Shift isn’t just about the Fermi cards, though. Maingear also managed to get that other big star of the PC world in for the ride: Intel’s Core i7-980X, which, with help from the Acetek water cooler, Maingear pushes from the stock 3.33GHz to 4.2GHz. ”


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March 11, 2010
Shift : PC Mag Editors’ Choice
MAINGEAR wins editors’ choice award on the SHIFT.

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Jan 11, 2010
Shift : pc world #1 power desktop, top 10 products.
“Maingear’s Shift takes a number of dramatic steps forward in the world of high-performance computing. From its tricked-out load-out, to its dominating graphics performance, to its interior and exterior that are as pretty as they are easily accessible, it’s hard to find much fault with this well-designed system. .”

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Nov. 04, 2009
shift : Computer shopper Editors' choice award
“Record-shattering performance; uncompromising design, build; It topped $7,000 in our test configuration, but this over-the-top hyper-PC is a true tech showpiece—and its superior custom case is available even in its $2,199 base model.”

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