Pros

  • Accessible, well-designed chassis
  • Excellent performance

Cons

  • Pricey

At A Glance

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.

The Specs

Processor
Processor type Intel
Processor speed 3.3 MHz
Cache size 15.36 KB
Processor count 1
Graphics
Graphics Type Discrete
Secondary Graphics Chipset ATI Radeon HD
Number of Graphic Cards included 3.0
Storage
Raid type RAID 0
Drive size 3439.0 GB
Hard Drive Speed 7200.0 RPM
Drive type
  • Hard Disk Drive
  • Solid-State Drive
Expansion slots
Number of PCI-Express 2.0 x16 slots 4.0
Open PCI Express X16 Slots 0.0
Ports and Connections
Available Interfaces
  • Audio - Center/Bass Out (1/8
  • Audio - Microphone In (1/8
  • Audio - Rear Surround Out (1/8
  • Audio - Side Surround Out (1/8
  • HDMI
  • USB
  • eSATA
Ethernet Type Ethernet (10/100/1000 Mbps)
Memory
Memory size 16384.0 MB
Memory type DDR3
Memory speed 667.0 MHz
Power
Power Supply Wattage 1200.0 watts
Optical Drive
Optical Drive Speed 48.0
Optical Drive Type BD-R/RE/DVD±R DL/DVD±RW
Included Software
Operating System Microsoft Windows 7 Professional
Case
Chassis style Tower (Midsize)

Performance

Overall Rating
Worldbench Score 205.0
Worldbench Version 7
Start Up
Start Up 130.3   seconds (lower is better)
Office Productivity
PCMARK 6621.0   score (higher is better)
Web Performance
Web Performance 20.6   Frames per second (higher is better)
Storage Performance
File Compression 296.4   seconds (lower is better)
Hard Drive File Operations 34.8   seconds (lower is better)
Content Creation
Image Editing 123.6   seconds (lower is better)
Video Encoding 110.3   seconds (lower is better)
Encoding Audio 86.7   seconds (lower is better)
Power Usage
WorldBench Green Score 63.0
Working power usage 25.1   Watt hours
Idle power usage 179.6   Watts
Gaming
Gaming Score 97.0
Crysis 2, Ultra Quality, 2560x1600 80.2   Frames per second (higher is better)
Crysis 2, High Quality, 2560x1600 95.4   Frames per second (higher is better)
Crysis 2, High Quality, 1920x1080 96.5   Frames per second (higher is better)
Crysis 2, High Quality, 1680x1050 96.5   Frames per second (higher is better)
Crysis 2, High Quality, 1024x768 96.3   Frames per second (higher is better)
Crysis 2, Low Quality, 2560x1600 97.3   Frames per second (higher is better)
Crysis 2, Low Quality, 1920x1080 97.3   Frames per second (higher is better)
Crysis 2, Low Quality, 1680x1050 97.2   Frames per second (higher is better)
Crysis 2, Low Quality, 1024x768 96.6   Frames per second (higher is better)
Dirt 3, Ultra Quality, 2560x1600 154.4   Frames per second (higher is better)
Dirt 3, High Quality, 2560x1600 253.9   Frames per second (higher is better)
Dirt 3, High Quality, 1920x1080 257.3   Frames per second (higher is better)
Dirt 3, High Quality, 1680x1050 253.7   Frames per second (higher is better)
Dirt 3, High Quality, 1024x768 247.6   Frames per second (higher is better)
Dirt 3, Low Quality, 2560x1600 324.2   Frames per second (higher is better)
Dirt 3, Low Quality, 1920x1080 328.7   Frames per second (higher is better)
Dirt 3, Low Quality, 1680x1050 322.6   Frames per second (higher is better)
Dirt 3, Low Quality, 1024x768 323.6   Frames per second (higher is better)