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Maingear F131
6.1 out of 10

Maingear F131

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Overall 8
8.0

Expert Review

ComputerShopper
23 April 2013
  • Conclusion: We just wish that Maingear had found a way to feed the power supply cable out of the top of the case. Something seems aesthetically off about a high-end gaming machine with cables snaking out of both the top and the bottom, especially if you opt for a flashy, colorful paint job.
  • Pros: Stunning performance for a compact gaming PC, Small footprint won't take up much desk or floor space
  • Cons: Larger than many compact gaming towers, Bottom-mounted power supply complicates cable management, Kicks out a lot of heat and noticeable fan noise
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Overall 9
8.5

Maingear F131 Review

Digitaltrends
11 July 2012
  • Conclusion: Maingear’s F131 is an impressive machine from several perspectives. It looks great, its performance is excellent, and the interior layout is good for a system of this size. The only question remaining is value. Our review unit rings up at $3,277 on Maingear’s website.
  • Pros: Attractive and unique exterior, Reasonably useful interior layout, Excellent performance, Amazing bang-for-the-buck
  • Cons: Exterior plastics could be better, Most ports are a pain to access, Loud fan noise sounds at load
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Overall 7
7.0

Expert Review

ComputerShopper
31 August 2010
  • Excerpt: This overclocked Core i5 desktop is a very solid gaming rig with major expansion potential, but comparably priced models do offer quad-core CPUs and more features.
  • Pros: Excellent expansion potential, Good gaming performance
  • Cons: No Blu-ray drive, Core i5 CPU in a Core i7-priced package
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Overall 8
8.0

Expert Review

ComputerShopper
15 December 2008
  • Excerpt: The Core i7-based Maingear F131 is one of the fastest systems we've ever tested, but you'll have to pay for that speed.
  • Pros: Outstanding performance, Lots of features, expandability options
  • Cons: Some lower-priced Core i7 desktops offer nearly equivalent performance
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