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Maingear Vybe

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Overall 8

Maingear Vybe Review

7 February 2012
  • Excerpt: Typically, when we receive a desktop PC from a boutique manufacturer, we receive a high-end system that is absurdly powerful and absurdly expensive. And hey, that’s understandable – those sorts of computers are their specialty. It’s their edge, the unique quality that separates a small custom shop from a behemoth like Dell or Acer. Yet it is still nice to try out a more reasonably priced configuration from time to time.
  • Pros: Simple and functional design, Solid performance for the price, No bloatware, Runs cool and (relatively) quiet
  • Cons: No stand-out features, Dull enclosure
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Overall 7

Maingear Vybe

19 May 2011
  • Summary: Maingear's Vybe is the first desktop in our lab with AMD's new six-core Phenom II X6 processor. That chip alone can't save this system from tough competition among midranged gaming PCs, but if the Vybe isn't the best all-around PC at this price, it has some impressive gaming chops. Just be prepared to make a few sacrifices along the way.
  • Pros: Strong performance on multithreaded PC games; wireless networking and Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 2 included free.
  • Cons: A few underwhelming features for its price; less-than-convenient drive cage layout.
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Overall 9

Maingear Vybe Super Stock: Big Performance in a Small(er) Package

PC World
9 February 2011
  • Excerpt: The Maingear Vybe Super Stock ($1849 as of February 9, 2011) is an encouraging sign, representative of the changes we've seen on our performance...
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Overall 7

Expert Review

5 May 2010
  • Excerpt: If you're looking for an affordable six-core PC, with future-looking connectivity and upgrade room, the Vybe should serve you well. Just be sure your programs can really use all those cores.
  • Pros: Inexpensive for a six-core PC, Highly expandable, Next-gen USB, SATA ports
  • Cons: Six-core CPU only a boon for fully threaded software
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