Pros

  • Triple Titan video cards
  • Extreme performance
  • Excellent case design

Cons

  • Side panel can be difficult to remove
  • Extreme price tag

At A Glance

This incredibly expensive performance desktop packs premium components and water-cools them to deliver benchmark-destroying performance while remaining whisper quiet.

Manufacturer’s Description

Featuring Maingear VRTX (Vertical Exhaust) Cooling Technology, the Shift was the first system to employ a vertical, heat stack design to dissipate heat out the top of the chassis, not the back, harnessing the natural behavior of hot air to rise, and drawing in cool air from the bottom. This promotes cooler running temperatures under load, less work for the system fans which leads to quieter operation, and increases overclocking and performance potential.

Manufacturer’s Website

https://www.maingear.com/custom/desktops/shift/index.php

The Specs

Processor
Processor type Intel Core i7-4770K
Processor speed 4700.0 MHz
Number of Cores 4.0
Display
Included monitor No
Graphics
Graphics Type Discrete
Primary Graphics Chipset Nvidia GeForce GTX Titan
Number of Graphic Cards included 3.0
Graphics Memory 6.0 GB
Video Memory Type GDDR5
Storage
Drive 1 size 240.0 GB
Drive 1 type Solid-State Drive
Drive 2 size 240.0 GB
Drive 2 type Solid-State Drive
Drive 3 size 240.0 GB
Drive 3 type Solid-State Drive
Drive 4 size 240.0 GB
Drive 4 type Solid-State Drive
Drives included 4.0
Raid type RAID 0
Ports and Connections
Available Interfaces
  • Audio - Center/Bass Out (1/8
  • Audio - Microphone In (1/8
  • Audio - Rear Surround Out (1/8
  • DVI (dual link)
  • DisplayPort
  • HDMI
  • Line In 1/8
  • Line Out 1/8
  • PS/2 - Keyboard
  • PS/2 - Mouse
  • SATA 3.0
  • USB 3.0
  • VGA
Wireless connection
  • 802.11b
  • 802.11g
  • 802.11n
Memory
Memory size 16384.0 MB
Memory type DDR3
Dimensions
Width 8.6 inches
Depth 21.5 inches
Height 8.6 inches
Weight 60.0 pounds
Optical Drive
Included Drives
  • Blu-ray Reader
  • Blu-ray Writer
Storage Media
SD card Yes
Memory stick Yes
Compact flash Yes
Included Software
Operating System Microsoft Windows 8 Pro
Case
Chassis style Tower