Pros

  • Excellent performance
  • Surprisingly quiet

Cons

  • Pricey

At A Glance

In a category satiated with impressive performance (and daunting price tags), Maingear tops the charts -- for better, and for worse.

The Specs

Processor
Processor type Intel Core i7
Processor speed 3.33 MHz
Cache size 12.288 KB
Processor count 1
Graphics
Graphics Type Discrete
Secondary Graphics Chipset Nvidia GeForce
Number of Graphic Cards included 3.0
Video Bus PCI Express Triple-SLI
Storage
Raid type RAID 0
Drive size 512.0 GB
Other storage
  • CompactFlash
  • Memory Stick
  • SD Card
  • SmartMedia
  • xD-Picture Card
Drive type Solid-State Drive
Ports and Connections
Available Interfaces eSATA
Ethernet Type Ethernet (10/100/1000 Mbps)
Memory
Memory size 6144.0 MB
Memory type DDR3
Memory speed 2000.0 MHz
Power
Power Supply Wattage 1500.0 watts
Storage Media
XD picture card 1
Memory stick Memory Stick
Smart media Yes
Compact flash Yes
SD card Yes
Included Software
Operating System Microsoft Windows 7 Home Premium
Case
Chassis style Tower (Full)

Performance

Overall Rating
WorldBench 6 Score 203.0
Office Productivity
Web Browsing 125.0   seconds (lower is better)
Office Suite Use 289.0   seconds (lower is better)
File Compression 125.0   seconds (lower is better)
Multitasking 145.0
Content Creation
Image Editing 201.0   seconds (lower is better)
GPU Graphics Rendering 259.0   seconds (lower is better)
CPU Graphics Rendering 143.0   seconds (lower is better)
Video Encoding 122.0   seconds (lower is better)
DVD Burning 108.0   seconds (lower is better)
Video Editing 142.0   seconds (lower is better)
Gaming
Unreal Tournament 3 Medium 1024x768 366.8   Frames per second (higher is better)
Unreal Tournament 3 Medium 1680x1050 360.9   Frames per second (higher is better)
Unreal Tournament 3 Medium 1920x1200 351.2   Frames per second (higher is better)
Unreal Tournament 3 Medium 2560x1600 360.1   Frames per second (higher is better)
Unreal Tournament 3 Highest 1024x768 224.3   Frames per second (higher is better)
Unreal Tournament 3 Highest 1680x1050 216.6   Frames per second (higher is better)
Unreal Tournament 3 Highest 1920x1200 220.7   Frames per second (higher is better)
Unreal Tournament 3 Highest 2560x1600 226.8   Frames per second (higher is better)