Looking to add a dash of extremity to your gaming existence? Maingear's got you covered, now that it's added a second generation Intel Core i7 CPU to a handful of its desktop offerings. Today, the company announced yet another upgrade to its SHIFT, Quantum SHIFT and F131 desktops, with the addition of the Intel Core i7-3960X Extreme Edition processor. According to Maingear, this extra horsepower will provide gamers with a 34 percent improvement in performance at normal speeds, while offering similar enhancements in video editing and 3D rendering capabilities. That's all thanks to the fact that the i7-3960X can be overclocked at a handsome 5.2GHz, with a quad-channel memory structure that brings even more bandwidth to the table. On top of that, the company has also added its own EPIC Audio Engine to this troika of rigs, using Aphex's processing technology to offer audio that, according to Maingear, is "more balanced, more articulated, and simply put, better sounding." The revamped desktops are on sale now, so hit up the source link for more information, or check out the full PR, after the break.
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MAINGEAR KICKS UP PERFORMANCE WITH THE NEW 2ND GENERATION INTEL® CORE™ i7 PROCESSOR EXTREME EDITION AND EPIC AUDIO ENGINE SOLUTION

MAINGEAR offers new updated 2nd generation Intel® Core™ i7 Extreme Edition processor
with their EPIC Audio Engine for the Ultimate High Performance PC experience

Kenilworth, New Jersey – November 14, 2011 – MAINGEAR, an award-winning custom PC builder offering custom desktops, custom built laptops , and pc workstations updates their SHIFT, F131, and Quantum SHIFT desktops with the new 2nd generation Intel® Core™ i7 processor Extreme Edition and MAINGEAR's exclusive EPIC Audio Engine.

MAINEAR's SHIFT, F131, and Quantum SHIFT desktops with the 2nd generation Intel® Core™ i7-3960X processor Extreme Edition are the perfect engines for power users who are looking for a top gaming computer or custom built pc that provides unparalleled performance and unlimited digital creativity. Smart features like Intel® Turbo Boost Technology 2.0 and Intel® Hyper-Threading Technology give additional performance where and when you need it. Gamers will love this new cutting-edge gaming computer platform with up to a 34% improvement in performance at normal clock speeds that can also be overclocked up to 5.2 GHz. This top gaming computer platform is also the first to feature quad-channel memory offering up to 102% memory performance that is more than twice the memory bandwidth of the previous generation.

Creative professionals will also benefit from this new 2nd generation Intel® Core™ i7 processor Extreme Edition that offers faster performance with up to a 20% increase in video editing pc performance and up to a 14% increase in 3D rendering compared to the previous generation. The MAINGEAR Quantum SHIFT is the perfect high performance pc workstation for any creative professional and has the power to optimize workflow and maximize output with the ultimate desktop processor.

In addition to adding the new 2nd generation Intel Core i7 processor Extreme Edition, MAINGEAR EPIC Research Labs have also enhanced the SHIFT and F131 with the highly anticipated EPIC Audio Engine that debuted earlier in the year at CEA Week 2011. MAINGEAR has partnered with legendary pro audio technology brand, APHEX, as a licensee, to offer an exclusive audio enhancement solution that gamers, creative professionals, DJ's and musicians will appreciate. By leveraging Aphex's studio-grade processing technology in a custom designed high performance pc solution, headphone audio output and microphone input will be unmatched by any solution in the industry. This unique technology harmonically brings audio to life without adding gain to deliver audio that's more balanced, more articulated, and simply put, better sounding.

Rounding out the new enhancements to MAINGEAR's lineup of award-winning pc workstations and gaming desktop computers is the introduction of the EPIC Control Center, a GUI control panel for monitoring the thermal performance of a MAINGEAR high performance pc system that features granular fan control, real time temperature monitoring, and event-based lighting control. Alerts can also be set up to notify users when critical temperature levels are reached. The MAINGEAR EPIC Control Center is due out during the Holiday 2011 season.

"The new 2nd generation Intel Core i7 processor Extreme Edition provides the ultimate benefitfor gamers looking for unmatched gaming performance, whether you are a novice or a seasoned pro. Said CJ Bruno, VP, GM Intel Americas"MAINGEAR understands their customers want breakthrough performance and we are thrilled that MAINGEAR has again selected the 2nd Gen Core Extreme Edition for their newest products."

"APHEX is excited that MAINGEAR will be releasing their EPIC Audio Engine that takes advantage of APHEX's unique audio technology, bringing a whole new level of audio performance to the PC market." Says David Wiener, CEO & Chairman of APHEX. "The APHEX technologies in MAINGEAR's EPIC Audio Engine will dramatically improve audio for gamers, music and movie lovers."

"We are always hard at work thinking about innovative ways to incorporate new products from our partners," said Wallace Santos, CEO and Founder of MAINGEAR. "The new 2nd generation Intel® Core™ i7-3960X processor Extreme Edition and Intel® X79 Chipset, combined with our exclusive SHIFT EPIC Audio engine and other EPIC liquid cooling solutions offer the ultimate gaming experience."

All of MAINGEAR's custom built computers, pc workstations and computer products are supported with lifetime labor and phone support with a one to three year hardware warranty. For more information about MAINGEAR's unique gaming computers, custom desktops and their EPIC Audio Solution, please visit: www.maingear.com/epic