Full sized performance in an incredibly small package! The world's first mini-ITX gaming desktop designed for overclocking.

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Finance for as low as $30 / month

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Introducing the POTENZA

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Lean & Mean

The POTENZA is the world's first Mini-ITX gaming system designed for overclocking. We didn’t compromise in any aspect to get this immense amount of power into such a small package. With support for full-sized GPUs and powerful processors from Intel®, the Potenza is an incredibly compact and formidable desktop solution.

With a chassis 76% smaller than the MAINGEAR SHIFT and a whopping 46% smaller than the F131, the POTENZA packs considerable power into a tiny but mighty design. With a footprint of 7.4" x 9.25", the POTENZA is remarkably easy to position on, in, or under your desk, and shares the same clean aesthetics of the SHIFT and F131.

Hassle-Free Liquid Cooling

Outfitted with a powerful Silverstone AP141 Air Penetrator fan, the MAINGEAR EPIC 120 liquid cooler delivers a constant stream of cool air to both the processor and GPU , while running whisper-quiet during regular activity.

Natural Cooling Design

Utilizing the VRTX (Vertical Exhaust) Cooling Technology found in the award-winning MAINGEAR SHIFT, the POTENZA enhances cooling and performance potential by harnessing the natural flow of air to exhaust heat from the top while drawing in cold air from the bottom.

Powerful Processor Options

Equipped with the latest Intel® Core™ i7 Extreme Edition Haswell-E and new unlocked Skylake processors with Intel’s® Turbo Boost Technology and Intel® Hyper-Threading Technology, the Potenza supports the very best in processing.

High Performance Graphics

Packing a ridiculous amount of power into a very small package, the Potenza supports top-tier, full-sized graphic options from NVIDIA® and AMD®, with single-card support up to the NVIDIA® GeForce™ GTX Titan X and AMD R9 Fury X.

Turbo Storage and Premium Memory

The MAINGEAR Potenza offers incredibly fast and varied storage options with three hard drive bays supporting up to 3x 2TB Samsung® 850 SSDs with 550MB/s Read speeds. In addition, our memory options allow for up to 16GB of premium Kingston® DDR4 memory.

So Good, You’ll Want To Touch It

MAINGEAR uses auto-quality finish paint, the same that goes onto the likes of Porsche and BMW.

Luxury Auto-Quality Paint Finish in any Custom Color

All of our paint is applied in-house at MAINGEAR. While others may send their product out to third parties to apply sub-standard paint jobs, at MAINGEAR we take paint so seriously we built our own in-house team utilizing the only finest in automotive paints and premium hardware. To top it off, our staff has over 30 years individual experience in painting the world’s super cars and hot rods – meaning your system shares a thing or two with the finest automobiles in the world aside from just raw horsepower.

Built in the USA
Lifetime Support
Free Labor
72 Hour Testing

Lifetime Service and Support

Every MAINGEAR system comes with a standard 1 year warranty with the option of an upgrade to a 2 or 3 Year. MAINGEAR Service is a premium blend of common sense options to keep your system running smooth and to keep you a happy customer. This means on-line resources, virtual on-site remote desktop support, US-based telephone support, and even an on-site option (at our discretion on a case by case basis - United States and Canada ONLY!) We'll even cover shipping both ways for the first thirty days in North America. Just another way we differentiate ourselves from the competition.

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All MAINGEAR systems are hand built and supported in the US. As an Elite member of reseller rating with a score of 9.9 out of 10 and rated A+ by the Better Business Bureau, MAINGEAR service and support continues to be recognized with excellence in customer satisfaction. Our expertise with our customer’s is demonstrated in helping them customize, setup, and support when needed.

Zero Bloatware

MAINGEAR systems have ZERO Bloatware installed. We do not offer any 3rd party software that can make your system unstable or may conflict with software you wish to install unless selected. At MAINGEAR, we build PCs designed for the best performance, reliability and longevity that fit your needs.

Choose your configuration

Stage 1: Z170

starting at
pay as low as $30 / month
  • Intel Skylake 4 Core Processors
  • Single Graphics Card
  • Supports Overclocking
  • Dual Channel DDR4 Ram
  • Recommended for Performance Gaming

Stage 2: Superstock X99

starting at
pay as low as $42 / month
  • Intel Haswell-E 6-8 Core Processors
  • Single Graphics Card
  • Supports Overclocking
  • Dual Channel DDR4 Ram
  • Recommended for Enthusiast Gaming

Technical Specifications

Potenza FAQ

Frequently Asked Questions of the MAINGEAR Potenza

What advantages does the Potenza chassis bring?

The Potenza is our smallest desktop chassis. It can sit comfortably on top of your desk next to your monitor, or you can stash it underneath. Even with its small size however, the Potenza comes a massive amount of performance. We made sure you wouldn’t have to give up anything to get that small size.

What type of systems work best with the Potenza?

The Potenza is best suited for basic work and home use along with 1080p gaming. It can house a single GPU up to the 980 TI, and still stays cool. Its small size and small audio footprint also makes it perfect for the home office.

Can the Potenza be painted?

Yes! Our Potenza chassis comes in an array of different colors; you can even opt to select a custom color scheme that fits any décor. Now available in our new 2015 colors and MATTE auto finish which is designed to help eliminate fingerprints. In addition, all of our paint is applied in-house at MAINGEAR at our custom paint shop.