Pros

  • Beautiful interior and exterior
  • Jaw-dropping performance

Cons

  • Pricey
  • Limited PCI upgradability due to tri-CrossFire rig

At A Glance

You might not find a faster (or flashier) system than Maingear’s Shift, but that doesn’t mean this beautiful monster is perfectly priced for its performance.

Manufacturer’s Website

http://www.maingear.com/

The Specs

Processor
Processor type Intel Core i7-975 Extreme Edition
Processor speed 3.96 MHz
Storage
Raid type RAID 0
General Information
UPC Code 610373710194
Ports and Connections
Available Interfaces
  • HDMI
  • eSATA
Memory
Memory size 6144.0 MB
Memory type DDR3
Motherboard
Motherboard Model X58 SLI Classified
Motherboard Manufacturer EVGA
Included Software
Operating System Microsoft Windows 7 Ultimate

Performance

Overall Rating
WorldBench 6 Score 181.0
Office Productivity
Web Browsing 129.0   seconds (lower is better)
Office Suite Use 293.0   seconds (lower is better)
File Compression 135.0   seconds (lower is better)
Multitasking 148.0
Content Creation
Image Editing 217.0   seconds (lower is better)
GPU Graphics Rendering 264.0   seconds (lower is better)
CPU Graphics Rendering 179.0   seconds (lower is better)
Video Encoding 130.0   seconds (lower is better)
DVD Burning 163.0   seconds (lower is better)
Video Editing 144.0   seconds (lower is better)
Multitasking
World Bench 6 Multitasking 148.0
Gaming
Unreal Tournament 3 Medium 1024x768 326.1   Frames per second (higher is better)
Unreal Tournament 3 Medium 1680x1050 325.7   Frames per second (higher is better)
Unreal Tournament 3 Medium 1920x1200 323.1   Frames per second (higher is better)
Unreal Tournament 3 Medium 2560x1600 323.4   Frames per second (higher is better)
Unreal Tournament 3 Highest 1024x768 204.4   Frames per second (higher is better)
Unreal Tournament 3 Highest 1680x1050 203.7   Frames per second (higher is better)
Unreal Tournament 3 Highest 1920x1200 202.7   Frames per second (higher is better)
Unreal Tournament 3 Highest 2560x1600 203.9   Frames per second (higher is better)
Enemy Territory Quake Wars High 2560x1600 175.6   Frames per second (higher is better)
Enemy Territory Quake Wars High 1920x1200 177.1   Frames per second (higher is better)
Enemy Territory Quake Wars High 1680x1050 177.3   Frames per second (higher is better)
Enemy Territory Quake Wars High 1024x768 177.3   Frames per second (higher is better)
Enemy Territory Quake Wars Normal 2560x1600 177.7   Frames per second (higher is better)
Enemy Territory Quake Wars Normal 1920x1200 178.3   Frames per second (higher is better)
Enemy Territory Quake Wars Normal 1680x1050 178.6   Frames per second (higher is better)
Enemy Territory Quake Wars Normal 1024x768 179.3   Frames per second (higher is better)