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#1 Classics_Dan

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Posted 27 June 2011 - 08:40 PM

I have been saving for a month now and would like to know are the MainGear bleepf's worth the amount they charge including the extras if i want them ?

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#2 killerx525

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Posted 28 June 2011 - 01:12 AM

I would say yes, they very reputable company that does the job well. You could build your own :thumbup2:

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Posted 28 June 2011 - 05:51 AM

I have heard they make decent computers but I can speak from experience Velocity Micro makes amazing machines, I own 2 of these bad boys

http://reviews.cnet.com/desktops/velocity-micro-edge-z40/4505-3118_7-34662006.html?tag=prodList.0;bingo.3
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http://www.pcmag.com/article2/0,2817,2386686,00.asp

I bought it becuase of the CNET review, the PCMag review was not out at the time. The Z40 is an amazing low cost machine, with a ton of kick, although if I had a few bux more I'd probly go for their Z55 which is Z68 based. I bought 2 of their previous Z30's a few years back and my kids use them now and they still rock, my wife and I use the Z40's. Their support is great too and they are US based so they speak english, I have had to use it a few times,..... all my fault, haha.

Good luck and please post who and what config you buy

Edited by bigkihd, 28 June 2011 - 05:56 AM.


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Posted 28 June 2011 - 06:33 AM

Some of Velocity Micro cases looks horrible in my opinion.

Edited by hamluis, 05 July 2011 - 12:15 PM.
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>Michael 
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Posted 28 June 2011 - 08:34 AM

Pictures are very deceiving. I thought the same thing honestly but I went by the performance and I was pleasantly surprised when I open the box and took the system out, the aluminum felt and looked great. The case they use in the Z40 is relatively small although its considered a full tower chassis, compared to the Shift. The Shift IMO looks very nice in pics but I have seen it in person and don’t care too much for the looks or feel, the insides are not that nice although I do like the 90 degree thing, even though they were not the first to do it. The case Velocity uses in the Z90 and Signature is big, but I like the industrial look to it I have not seen it in person to compare the size to the Ma|ngear. I like the case they use in the Z5, its like the Z40 just smaller

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Posted 05 July 2011 - 06:53 PM

I would go with Origin. I own a Genesis and have been impressed with everything from build quality to customer service. I configured a Shift S and Genesis before buying and Origin was always cheaper

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Posted 27 September 2011 - 10:16 AM

Mod Edit: Bigkihd has a total of 2 posts here at BC, both in this topic ~ Hamluis.

So I've been tracking this "bigkihd" as he/she only posts in threads mentioning MAINGEAR or Velocity Micro. I did a bunch of research and he has a bunch of single posts touting Velocity Micro at any mention. The conclusion I've come to is that he/she is a Velocity Micro employee. Do a google search and I think you'll agree with me.

As such, while I do believe that bigkihd HAS seen a SHIFT, most likely at an NVIDIA sponsored event, as they have about 100 SHIFTs, I do not believe a word he says about the quality. Take a look at the wiring at 10:20 - even the back of the system is perfectly wired:



Now, to rebut the comparison; I was Velocity Micro's Director of Product Development in 2005-2006. I was there when we designed the chassis they use. They were good chassis, but have definitely showed their age - considering it's been about 6 years. We've moved on from 120mm or 140mm intakes. The SHIFT has infinitely better cooling with dual 180mm fans, pushing over 3x as much air over the internal components. In addition, we have industry-exclusive closed-loop cooling solutions, found here:

http://www.maingear.com/epic/index.php

There's a reason Velocity Micro can't watercool a GPU; they don't have the room or the airflow.

I only bring this up because, while I have no problem with a VM employee going around pushing their product, even if it's done distastefully in an anonymous way, they crossed the line when they bashed our products.

Chris Morley
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Edited by hamluis, 09 October 2011 - 04:57 PM.


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Posted 27 September 2011 - 06:49 PM

Interesting Chris :thumbsup:

>Michael 
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