When it comes to value, you first have to realize that this system costs $2,899 and that a lot of that price has to do with the quality of the build as well as the support that they offer since all Maingear systems come with a standard 2 year warranty and lifetime support, which is already something you know you can’t expect from most if any system builders without paying a couple hundred dollars. Then you consider things like build quality, documentation, and quality of service and you begin to realize that a lot of people will find the value of building such a computer without even worrying about whether or not the parts will work or if it’ll boot at first boot or having issues with something working. These things generally don’t happen with this kind of a system, and when they do. They do what any good customer service does, take care of it so fast that you don’t even remember that you even had a problem. As such, we consider that there are quite a bit of added values to the Maingear Shift system (like a 41% OC on the CPU for only $49) that really make it worth the sticker price and you won’t find yourself with sticker shock or buyer’s remorse. You know what you’re getting yourself into.Conclusion
The Maingear Shift is by far one of the slickest and best built systems that we have encountered from recent history and we would gladly entrust our friends and family with a system from Maingear. There were admittedly some bumps on the road, but that happens. How those bumps were dealt with ultimately determined how Maingear was evaluated as a company and builder because no matter what, you ultimately only care about the company that builds your computer when you have problems. And since Maingear has been around for a while, we don’t really expect you to have to worry about them going anywhere but up. As such, we want to award the Maingear Shift our Editor’s Choice Prosumer because this system is obviously for the very serious consumer who already knows what they want.
A special thanks to the guys and girls at Maingear that made this review possible, they worked hard with us to make it happen.
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