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Maingear F131 System Review - 6 CPU Cores, 960 CUDA Cores

Author: Zach Barnett
Subject: Systems
Manufacturer: Matsonic

System Performance

As I said before, even though the Maingear F131 falls into the middle placement in their lineup, our system configuration is far from middle of the road.  A highly overclocked Core i7 6-core processor and GeForce GTX 480s in SLI definitely make this a system to reckoned with...

Our CPU benchmarks prove that the Maingear F131 as configured here is the fastest desktop PC we have ever put on our bench!

May 24, 2012 | 10:26 AM - Posted by Jon Lantz (not verified)

I bought a MAINGEAR F131 Z68 Super Stock computer in January 2012. I upgraded to the i72700 3.5 GHz CPU, had a SSD SATA drive and two 1TB Seagate Barracuda drives installed, and paid $30 for a flash card reader. I upgraded to Windows7 Pro64.

After the initial order I was contacted that the upgrade CPU was not actually available and they could compensate by upgrading the power supply for the system. When the machine came in several drivers had to be upgraded before the machine would work. The flash card reader didn’t work so I replaced it with one from an older Dell machine. They did not send me a new card reader to replace it.

Within 3 months the Corsair 16GB Vengeance graphics card began to show lines throughout the monitor. They sent a new graphics card but only after contacting them twice for the replacement part because the first tech “forgot to complete the shipping documentation for the replacement part”. Now, after using the machine 6 months, one of the RAID 1TB Seagate Barracuda drives has failed. They have agreed to ship out a replacement part for this, but I had to pay overnight shipping so my photography business did not go down for 5 days without the part.

Wow! I can’t wait to see what the next 6 months hold for this “award winning” machine!

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