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Maingear-f131.33477134
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. This includes a $249 charge for the Fusion Blue paint. Remove that and you’re down to $3,028. To our surprise, a Maingear Shift configured with similar components rings up at $3,732.
  • 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 9
9.0

Maingear F131 Super Stock: Real Power in a Quiet Package

PC World
21 April 2011
  • Excerpt: Editor's Note: Sometimes, numbers just don't seem quite right. We took another look at our data, and after a bit of troubleshooting and testing,...
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Overall 9
9.0

Maingear F131

CNET
14 December 2010
  • Summary: Ignore the side panel. Maingear has an outstanding deal in this high-end F131 gaming desktop, which is one of the fastest PCs we've seen all year. We recommend this system without hesitation to serious PC gamers and those interested in a high-performance, high-value computer.
  • Pros: Better application performance than PCs that cost twice as much; strong gaming performance should play almost any game on the market smoothly and with high image quality; room to expand memory and hard-drive storage; USB 3.0 jacks prepare you for future external devices.
  • Cons: Garish (but fortunately optional) side panel art.
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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 7
7.0

Maingear F131: Impressive Performance With Room to Spare

PC World
18 August 2010
  • Excerpt: The Maingear F131 hits the upper limits of the mainstream PC category, in both performance and cost.
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Overall 5
5.0

Maingear F131 Gaming Desktop

PC World
6 May 2009
  • Excerpt: Few PCs can match the expandability--or the fit and finish--of Maingear's F131 midsize-tower gaming desktop.
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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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