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The new Maingear F131 is one of the best looking gaming desktops around and it's also one of the fastest. If you're in the market for a $3,000 gaming PC, this should be your first stop.
The handsome new Maingear Vybe SuperStock offers everything we like to see in a modern gaming PC, and we'd recommend it particularly to those looking for a well-rounded performance computer.
There is still a place in the world for big desktop replacement laptops. The Maingear Nomad 17 comes equipped with a custom painted lid.
Falcon Northwest's FragBox might be the best known small-form-factor gaming PC, but Maingear's X-Cube is currently the most up-to-date. With the latest of everything, if you want a gaming desktop for on-the-road fragging, look no further.
The Maingear Prelude has the best bang for the buck among midrange gaming PCs. It also has a certain stocky visual appeal. It's missing a few features, and you'll have to jump through a few hoops to make upgrades, but on balance, this system is a great deal.
With desktop replacement power in a midsize package, the 15-inch Maingear eX-L 15 is a niche product, but one that largely delivers.
On the Green Show this week, energy-efficient light bulbs, a look at the Maingear Pulse gaming PC, and a study on the greenness of an e-reader.
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.
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 mid-ranged 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.
Maingear's sharp, tidy X-Cube computer packs a mostly powerful gaming punch, but it loses a few steps due to Vista, and we wish it had a few more features.