Pros

  • Acoustic-dampening panels keep things quiet
  • Readily accessible internal bays

Cons

  • Plain, boring case

At A Glance

Maingear’s F131 Super Stock clambers to the top of our mainstream chart in a hard-fought battle.

Manufacturer’s Website

http://www.maingear.com/

The Specs

Processor
Processor type Intel Core i5
Processor speed 3.3 MHz
Cache size 6.144 KB
Processor count 1
Graphics
Graphics Type Discrete
Secondary Graphics Chipset Nvidia GeForce
Number of Graphic Cards included 2.0
Video Bus PCI Express-SLI
Storage
Drive size 1250.0 GB
Hard Drive Speed 7200.0 RPM
Other storage
  • CompactFlash
  • Memory Stick
  • SD Card
  • SD/MMC Card
  • SDHC Card
  • SDXC Card
  • xD-Picture Card
Drive type
  • Hard Disk Drive
  • Solid-State Drive
Expansion slots
Number of PCI-Express 2.0 x16 slots 2.0
Number of PCI-Express x16 slots 2.0
Number of PCI-Express x8 slots 2.0
Number of PCI-Express x1 slots 3.0
Open PCI Express X1 Slots 3.0
Ports and Connections
SDXC Card or Secure Digital Extended Capacity (SDXC) 1.0
SDHC Card or Secure Digital High Capacity (SDHC) 1.0
SD/MMC Card 1.0
Available Interfaces
  • Bluetooth
  • DVI (dual link)
  • FireWire Port (front)
  • HDMI
  • USB - Universal Serial Bus (front)
  • USB - Universal Serial Bus (rear) (x8)
  • USB - Universal Serial Bus 3.0
  • eSATA
MultiMedia Card (MMC) or MultiMediaCard (MMC) Yes
Ethernet Type
  • Ethernet (10/100/1000 Mbps)
  • Wireless Ethernet - 540 Mbps IEEE802.11n
Memory
Memory size 8192.0 MB
Memory type DDR3
Memory speed 1600.0 MHz
Power
Power Supply Wattage 660.0 watts
Optical Drive
Optical Drive Speed 30.0
Storage Media
XD picture card 1
Memory stick Memory Stick
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 215.0
Office Productivity
Web Browsing 107.0   seconds (lower is better)
Office Suite Use 291.0   seconds (lower is better)
File Compression 109.0   seconds (lower is better)
Content Creation
Image Editing 192.0   seconds (lower is better)
GPU Graphics Rendering 247.0   seconds (lower is better)
CPU Graphics Rendering 143.0   seconds (lower is better)
Video Encoding 107.0   seconds (lower is better)
DVD Burning 119.0   seconds (lower is better)
Video Editing 131.0   seconds (lower is better)
Multitasking
World Bench 6 Multitasking 122.0
Gaming
Unreal Tournament 3 Medium 1024x768 336.9   Frames per second (higher is better)
Unreal Tournament 3 Medium 1680x1050 334.2   Frames per second (higher is better)
Unreal Tournament 3 Medium 1920x1200 332.3   Frames per second (higher is better)
Unreal Tournament 3 Medium 2560x1600 291.0   Frames per second (higher is better)
Unreal Tournament 3 Highest 1024x768 208.7   Frames per second (higher is better)
Unreal Tournament 3 Highest 1680x1050 207.3   Frames per second (higher is better)
Unreal Tournament 3 Highest 1920x1200 214.3   Frames per second (higher is better)
Unreal Tournament 3 Highest 2560x1600 199.8   Frames per second (higher is better)
Far Cry 2, High Quality, 1024x768 152.3   Frames per second (higher is better)
Far Cry 2, High Quality, 1680x1050 108.8   Frames per second (higher is better)
Far Cry 2, High Quality, 1920x1200 93.6   Frames per second (higher is better)
Far Cry 2, High Quality, 2560x1600 64.1   Frames per second (higher is better)
Far Cry 2, Low Quality, 1024x768 198.3   Frames per second (higher is better)
Far Cry 2, Low Quality, 1680x1050 164.1   Frames per second (higher is better)
Far Cry 2, Low Quality, 1920x1200 147.8   Frames per second (higher is better)
Far Cry 2, Low Quality, 2560x1600 107.2   Frames per second (higher is better)
Dirt 2, High Quality, 1024x768 168.9   Frames per second (higher is better)
Dirt 2, High Quality, 1680x1050 113.4   Frames per second (higher is better)
Dirt 2, High Quality, 1920x1200 99.2   Frames per second (higher is better)
Dirt 2, High Quality, 2560x1600 64.7   Frames per second (higher is better)
Dirt 2, Low Quality, 1024x768 221.5   Frames per second (higher is better)
Dirt 2, Low Quality, 1680x1050 214.5   Frames per second (higher is better)
Dirt 2, Low Quality, 1920x1200 195.1   Frames per second (higher is better)
Dirt 2, Low Quality, 2560x1600 122.1   Frames per second (higher is better)
Dirt 2, Ultra Quality, 2560x1600 57.0   Frames per second (higher is better)
Far Cry 2, Ultra Quality, 2560x1600 59.8   Frames per second (higher is better)