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Maingear's entry-level gaming machine starts out relatively low down the totem pole with a Core i3 Sandy Bridge processor, but so is the price, and you can drop in an Intel Core i7-2600K and GeForce GTX 560 graphics if you feel like.


  • Status: Discontinued
  • Availability date: 2011


  • Desktop type: Tower, Gaming PC
  • Case Dimensions (largest): 19.2 inches
  • Case Dimensions (middle): 15 inches
  • Case Dimensions (smallest): 8.2 inches
  • Weight: 30 pounds
  • Color: Black


  • Operating system: Windows 7


  • CPU brand: Intel
  • CPU family: Sandy Bridge
  • Base CPU model: Core i3-2100
  • Cores: 2
  • Clockspeed: 3.1 GHz

Processor (base)

  • Brand: Intel
  • Family: Sandy Bridge
  • Model: Core i7-2600K
  • Cores: 4
  • Clockspeed: 3.4 GHz
  • Turbo clockspeed: 3.8 GHz

Processor (max)

  • Graphics type: Optional
  • Integrated GPU brand: Intel
  • Integrated GPU model: HD Graphics
  • Base discrete GPU brand: Nvidia
  • Base discrete GPU model: GeForce GT 450
  • Dedicated VRAM size: 1 GB

GPU (base)

  • Discrete GPU brand: Nvidia
  • Discrete GPU model: GeForce GTX 560
  • Dedicated VRAM size: 1 GB

GPU (max)

  • Base RAM size: 4 GB
  • Max. config RAM: 16 GB
  • RAM type: DDR3
  • Base RAM speed: 1333 MHz
  • Slots: 4


  • Options: HDD (5400RPM), HDD (7200RPM), Flash Memory (SSD), HDD (10000RPM)
  • Base storage type: HDD (7200RPM)
  • Base storage capacity: 500 GB
  • Max. config HDD: 4 TB
  • Max. config SSD: 1.2 TB
  • Card reader: Optional
  • Card reader support: SD, microSD, Memory Stick, CompactFlash, SmartMedia, MMC


  • Drive(s): 1
  • Optical drive: Yes
  • Drive type: Tray-loading
  • Optical disc support: Dual-layer DVD burner, BD-ROM, Blu-ray burner

Optical Drive

  • USB: 8
  • USB 3.0: 2
  • eSATA: 1
  • FireWire 400: 1
  • Ethernet: 1
  • Ethernet type: 10/100/1000 (Gigabit)
  • 3.5mm headphone: 2
  • 3.5mm line-in / microphone: 2
  • 3.5mm surround sound: 4


  • 5.25-inch: 2
  • 3.5-inch: 6


  • Discrete audio card: Optional
  • Discrete audio brand / model: Asus Xonar Essence STX 2.1, Asus Xonar DX 7.1


  • Wi-Fi: Optional
  • Wi-Fi options: 802.11n, 802.11g, 802.11b, 802.11a


  • PSU wattage: 520 W


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