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Maingear SHIFT

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MainGear SHIFT

The MainGear SHIFT is a desktop PC that is powered by an Intel Core i7 processor. It features up to 12 GB DDR3 memory, ATI/NVIDIA graphics card, up to 12 hard drives or SSDs, Blu-ray drive, and Windows 7 operating system. MainGear has noted that each SHIFT owner will be provided with communicated access to the builder that assembled their system and can take advantage of virtual on-site support through an internal remote-desktop setup with privacy guarantees. MainGear also offers on-s…

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MainGear SHIFT

The MainGear SHIFT is a desktop PC that is powered by an Intel Core i7 processor. It features up to 12 GB DDR3 memory, ATI/NVIDIA graphics card, up to 12 hard drives or SSDs, Blu-ray drive, and Windows 7 operating system. MainGear has noted that each SHIFT owner will be provided with communicated access to the builder that assembled their system and can take advantage of virtual on-site support through an internal remote-desktop setup with privacy guarantees. MainGear also offers on-site support should the situation warrant it. As of now, the base price for the Shift is $2,199.

Features

Maingear was quoted saying that their SHIFT PC uses the natural behavior of heat as an advantage by rotating the internal components of the PC so that all heat is radiated through the top vents and cool air is drawn in from the bottom. The SHIFT features large, slow moving fans that assist with the airflow and silent and at the same time, it also features removable, washable air filters. Ventilation grates and inlets on the unit also allow for ample airflow. All peripheral connections for monitors, keyboard, mouse, and speakers are made and located at the top of the SHIFT and a cover is in place to protect and conceal them. The cover is machined with a grill helps to allow the hot air exhaust to escape the system. There are top panel access to USB, Firewire, audio, and multimedia memory cards that are integrated into a pop-up panel which can be accessed through the simple touch of a finger. The SHIFT is designed with a blend of a steel skeleton (up to 40% stronger than 100% aluminum enclosures), and brushed aluminum exterior to reduce weight and increase heat dissipation. It also features 6 removable, user-serviceable internal drive bays that can hold either a 3.5“ SATA drive, or two 2.5”SSD drives, for up to 12 HDDs, all cooled using the same vertical airflow design as the rest of the chassis. Each drive cage mount has a built-in SATA power and data adapter for upgradeability.

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