Winner of multiple Editors' Choice awards, the SHIFT offers extreme overclocking performance, pristine cabling, and maximum expansion.

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Introducing the SHIFT

Bold is Beautiful

The SHIFT's award-winning design keeps strength and style in mind. That means a sublime blend of a server-grade steel frame for strength, and a beautiful brushed aluminum exterior to reduce weight and increase heat dissipation. With is unique layout, the SHIFT is aesthetically beautiful from every side.

Natural Cooling Design

Winner of the CES Design and Innovations award, MAINGEAR's SHIFT features VRTX (Vertical Exhaust) Cooling Technology, turning the motherboard 90 degrees in order to dissipate GPU heat from the top while pulling in cool air from the bottom, promoting cooler temperatures and improved performance potential. The SHIFT keeps your system cool by allowing hot air to dissipate out of the top of the chassis, while drawing in cold air from the bottom, creating a cooling cycle of airflow.

No-Fuss Liquid Cooling

MAINGEAR's exclusive EPIC 180 liquid cooler provides extreme processor cooling; maintaining low temperatures during intensive activities, reducing fan workload and noise, as well as boosting overclocking and performance capabilities.

Extreme Processors

SHIFT processor options include up to the Intel® Core™ i7 Extreme Edition Haswell-E and new unlock Skylake processors with Intel’s® Turbo Boost Technology and Intel® Hyper-Threading Technology.

The Sky's the Limit

Take your gaming to a whole new level with spectacular DirectX 12 graphics options from both NVIDIA® and AMD®. All SHIFT custom systems can include NVIDIA graphics up to 3x NVIDIA® GeForce™ GTX Titan X or 2x AMD® Radeon™ R9 Fury Pro graphics cards.

Upgrade your Game

The SHIFT includes room to accommodate up to three GPUs, and has easy-to-install pre-wired hot-swap hard drive bays. Here at MAINGEAR, we continually improve and build upon the SHIFT based on your needs thanks to its easily upgradable design.

Intelligent Airflow Control

MAINGEAR's Intuitive Airflow Control technology delivers an unprecedented level of PWM (Pulse-width Modulation) control by pairing with the motherboard's BIOS for enhanced efficiency and quieter operation. The fans’ speed is directly adjusted by the system temperature, dynamically adapting to the system performance level and heat generation, reducing unnecessary noise in the process.

Turbo Storage and Premium Memory

The MAINGEAR SHIFT offers incredibly fast storage options with six hard drive bays supporting up to 6x 2TB Samsung® 850 Pro SSDs with 550MB/s Read speeds, as well as Intel blazing fast 750 series NVME drives. Additionally, memory options allow for up to 64GB of premium Kingston® DDR4-3000 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.

New ElectroColor Finish

Protect and customize your system with our new ElectroColor finish. This electrochemical process transforms the aluminum exterior of your system to stunning and incredibly strong surface second only to diamonds is its hard crystalline structure. Available in six beautiful colors, not only is our ElectroColor Finish durable and long lasting, but it is also corrosion-resistant as well.

Designed in the USA
Lifetime USA 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.

Technical Specifications


Frequently Asked Questions of the MAINGEAR SHIFT

What advantages does the SHIFT chassis bring?

The SHIFT is MAINGEAR’s flagship system. With a full aluminum metal chassis and MAINGEAR’s own vertical heat dissipation system, the SHIFT is one of the most powerful desktops on the market. With the option of up to three GPUs in SLI and our EPIC 180 cooling solution, the SHIFT dominates and will quench any thirst you might have for the ultimate performance.

What type of systems work best with the SHIFT?

The size and flexibility of the SHIFT chassis allows it to meet a wide range of needs. From the highest end workstations with Xeon chipsets, to some of the fastest gaming computer with cutting edge components and everything in between. The SHIFT will go above and beyond your wildest expectations for what a computer should be.

Can the SHIFT be painted?

Yes! Our SHIFT 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.