Maingear brings NVIDIA GeForce GTX 970 and 980 to its custom gaming PCs

Maingear will now allow its customers to purchase a customized desktop with either NVIDIA's GeForce GTX 970 or 980 to their orders.

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Maingear is one of the most popular builders of custom gaming PCs, and today, the company is announcing they will be able to deliver even better performance in their upcoming rigs now that they’ve added the new NVIDIA GeForce GTX 970 and GTX 980 graphics cards to their stable of options.

The first line of custom desktops that can be fitted with the GeForce GTX 970 and GTX 980 are Maingear’s SHIFT, F131, Vybe, Rush and Force. All of the mentioned desktops that are ordered with the GeForce GTX 970 or GTX 980 will benefit from their ability to deliver realistic real-time lighting , advanced NVIDIA Cone-Traced Global Illumination and NVIDIA G-Sync, which is able to deliver a smooth and tear-free gaming experience.

Both graphics cards also feature NVIDIA’s Super Resolution technology, which is able to deliver a 4K experience on a 1080p display, which means you won’t have to go out and buy yourself a new monitor just to enjoy the 4K goodness. And for those who own an NVIDIA SHIELD, the GeForce GTX 980 is also paired with NVIDIA GameStream which allows gamers the ability to stream their PC games to their SHIELD.

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    September 18, 2014 7:30 PM

    Daniel Perez posted a new article, Maingear brings NVIDIA GeForce GTX 970 and 980 to its custom gaming PCs.

    Maingear will now allow its customers to purchase a customized desktop with either NVIDIA's GeForce GTX 970 and 980 to their orders.

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      September 18, 2014 7:31 PM

      valcan_s

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        September 18, 2014 7:32 PM

        Pff, this is baby shit for valcan_s. VALCAN IS A VIKING AND BUILDS HIS OWN COMPUTERS LIKE THE DESTROYER HE IS

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          September 18, 2014 7:50 PM

          :) \m/ [high five] LoioshDwaggie

          You know I have two new dual sli water pumps(the pumps work in parallel cool stuff) siting on my table to basically create a RAID1 water solution. I may make a vid of me upgrading my rig you just got me juiced up(gonna change the CPU water block too with a new one gonna be all EK now). I have not made a vid in such a long time(been mad busy) and I really should put these killer new pump in my rig so I have remove the water cooling failure rate like I planned.

          After my SSD died and I have gone all backup and failure rate crazy so I don't loose my game been good times re building my rig and learning things.

          LoioshDwaggie you gonna get a 980 or wait for Titan 2 or the refresh, pretty sure your card is pretty solid right now?

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            September 18, 2014 7:51 PM

            980 in about 2 months, my good friend. Just one for now, then a second one in a month or two.

            ALONG WITH A WHOLE NEW TRIGGER RIG BUDDY!

            I'll post details once I've parted everything. :)

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              September 18, 2014 7:57 PM

              AWESOME! \m/ solid plan man solid.

              Just promise me though that you will go X99 it will be totally worth it when you upgarde and don't go lower that 6 core. The cores are going to hard core pay off very soon.

              Nice sounds like a plan hit me up when you start to plan and build.

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                September 18, 2014 8:13 PM

                If I ever get a budget (and, sadly, the go-ahead from my gf) can I ever hit you up for a build recommendation?

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        September 18, 2014 7:34 PM

        valcan can't hear you. He's seeing the Maxwell GPU reveal and is now in a joyful coma.

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          September 18, 2014 7:54 PM

          :) pretty much this ^^^ and I just made my zombies shot poison projectiles like Reptile in MK9 and they hit for a nice burst damage then infect the target for a 6 second DOT, they also sport really sexy particles and look ace.

          All around a awesome day new GPUs, TGS, and working on my game what more could you want \m/

          But damn I want the 900 Titan 2 I think I am gonna wait for that, plus ti is good timing on my current $ situation, gonna have to wait it out.

          I have till midnight to decide if I roll my Titans and buy a couple 980s right now I think I am gonna hang on to my Titains till the Titan 2. But shit those slides on the 900s are so epic the new tech is crazy.

          Also I have to say it is really cool you guys are starting to slowly post PC stuff, I noticed.

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            September 18, 2014 9:51 PM

            Yeah, your Titans will be good for at least another year. Wait for those next ones. Save money!

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              September 18, 2014 10:25 PM

              valcan prints his own money. nothing else explains all his wonderful toys

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              September 18, 2014 10:45 PM

              For sure ^^^ this is what I have decided to do even though it is killing me not to get new gear but it is the best thing atm, like you said "Save money".

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          September 18, 2014 9:48 PM

          This is what I was referring too.

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            September 18, 2014 10:48 PM

            You upgrading and gonna roll your 780 (or was it 770)? Or you gonna wait for the refresh?

            Cool new tech in them though would be cool to have.

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        September 19, 2014 6:05 AM

        Man, based on the reviews I've seen Nvidia is going to sell a metric fuckton of GTX 970s at $339. Hope they warned TSMC about it. :)

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      September 18, 2014 10:52 PM

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        September 18, 2014 11:22 PM

        I don't think anybody on staff is really an expert in PC hardware, so I don't really expect them to give us their impression on whether the eleventy-quadrillion shader micro-cores will be enough for an elite PC build.

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          September 18, 2014 11:41 PM

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            September 19, 2014 12:33 AM

            Yeah I'm super confused. I can't really think of a reason why they would write this article.

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              September 19, 2014 12:40 AM

              Even if the focus of the article wasn't on point, it's still discussing the new Nvidia cards. I think some of you are overreacting to this, considering that I pulled Daniel out during his off-hours to write something up at very short notice.

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                September 19, 2014 12:53 AM

                Why wouldnt the post focus on the nvidia press release, the reviews, or maybe an Amazon link though. It's very strange. How is the go-to subject some random pc manufacturer?

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                  September 19, 2014 12:58 AM

                  That's all we had given to us. Yeah, I acknowledge that the focus wasn't in the right spot and that's on me, but some folks need to relax. Some of these comments are harsh and unfairly so, given that we're trying really hard to get something up in a timely manner. Daniel was the only one available to write anything, since I was actually at the Nvidia event in person and this got put on his lap on really short notice. Relax. Chill. Go read the Nvidia interview if this isn't to your taste.

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                September 19, 2014 12:59 AM

                I mean let's say I worked for you right. Apple announces the new iPhone and Apple watch and you tell me to write a piece about it. So then I post an article about Ting phone network will eventually be selling the new iPhone as an option as well as other Android phones.

                Do you like my work? Are you disappointed? Or just confused?

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                September 19, 2014 5:37 AM

                We aren't over reacting. This is another bad article in a string of bad articles. You could have replaced this story with a review roundup or something that wasn't just a shitty advertisement. This isn't news or even interesting. There's a dozen angles you could have used to talk about the new GPUs and this is what you went with.

                PC manufacturer will use newest gpu in their new machines. Well no shit? They all do the same thing for every new card.

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                  September 19, 2014 7:14 AM

                  I have to agree there have been some real stinkers for articles lately.

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                September 19, 2014 6:03 AM

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                September 19, 2014 6:07 AM

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                September 19, 2014 6:57 AM

                Chatty overacting.... Please understand.

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                September 19, 2014 7:08 AM

                It's shit. Almost every recent article on the front page reads like a Buzzfeed clickbait piece of shit. Knock it off.

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              September 19, 2014 8:02 AM

              $$$ ?

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            September 19, 2014 7:10 AM

            Who cares though? I don't care if they have tits and slot machines on the front page, as long as they don't fuck with the chatty, do what they need to do to survive. http://deals.shacknews.com/mancide/Xbox_deals.html

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              September 19, 2014 7:12 AM

              I think you just inadvertently highlighted the problem that the Shack owners are dealing with.

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                September 19, 2014 7:14 AM

                I wish people wouldn't complain about this shit, who cares? Well ok obviously some people do but fuck? This is /chatty/ if you've got a lightning bolt on your name here and half of us do - I doubt you come here for the articles.
                I literally go to regular "shacknews.com" like.... once every month or so?

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                  September 19, 2014 7:55 AM

                  There's a lot of really harsh criticism going after Ozzie and the content team here. I'm glad you made this post, abrasion. Sometimes we get a little too obsessed with minor mistakes.

                  Shack is trying to be relevant. Hopefully we'll give them more time to figure out the right voice for the site without instantly jumping down their throats.

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                    September 19, 2014 8:01 AM

                    Well none of us pay for the site, I'm sure 2/3 of em have ad block on, we can't buy "shackspace" which I (and many) did to support the place. Considering none of us REALLY know this new fella yet or the crew, we don't have that weird bond everyone had with Steve either (I didn't he fucking hated me) - so no one is going to do a "save the shack, paypal" thing either.

                    I suspect considering the tone of the comments in the past 12 months on shacknews, that it would be EXTREMELY unlikely to get the long term fans to pony up money here. (that's my gut feeling, personaly)

                    So that being said, if the site wants to run, without gamefly who had their own gig on the side, they need cash. So yeah - hence my post. As long as posts aren't nuked for "ONLY DEALS FROM DEALS.SHACKNEWS" or something - I really don't give a fuck.

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                      September 19, 2014 8:03 AM

                      I'd totally pay for the site if they'd let me. I keep asking for a sub option like Mercury.

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                        September 19, 2014 8:16 AM

                        I would have done that even up to 18 months ago. I'm not trying to stir shit here but I probably wouldn't at the moment. There's been a feeling of instability as if you're in a rocky relationship for a long time, be it the news posts, ownership status, moderation, general feel from other members here, just posting quality in general and of course my age / time.

                        Hey though, opening that option up may bring in some money from others, I don't speak for everyone - so it could be worth it.

                        FWIW any time before the last 18 months, I probably would, at any time. Even when Moz dug his knife in.

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                  September 19, 2014 8:19 AM

                  Fully agree. To be honest, I don't care what news gets posted. I read some, I skip some. Plus, I don't come to Shacknews for PC Hardware news, so by default I would have skipped this mentioned article. Overall, the Shack front page has had some interesting stuff going on lately, for better or for worse, but as long as it generates traffic and keeps this weird sub-page up and running, that's fine by me.

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                    September 19, 2014 8:27 AM

                    it's almost like people forget someone paid a good deal of money to buy shacknews from gamefly and they would probably like to turn a profit at some point. meanwhile letting us continue to post our mostly worthless drivel

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                  September 19, 2014 8:31 AM

                  Here is where I come down on this issue and why I care. I want the Shack to survive, thrive and be a good site. When I see shitty articles like this, it makes me worry for the future of this place if this is the content that's supposed to draw in hits and money.

                  The website is a vehicle for the chatty and if the website fails, the chatty dies with it. You should REALLY want the Shack to have quality content that its current users are proud of and that new users find interesting so they stick around. This article is not it.

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                    September 19, 2014 8:35 AM

                    We can have a discussion on quality without instantly jumping down the throat of any bad post and calling a new writer 'Buzzfeed clickbait piece of shit.'

                    If you want it to succeed, provide positive and constructive feedback, especially to new writers. Give examples of what you want to see, be constructive and helpful, and tell people who are being shitty to knock it off.

                    Basically, what's come out here has been 'Ozzie you fucking suck and your site sucks and we hate everything Daniel's going to do.'

                    That's not how you act if you want a site to succeed.

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                    September 19, 2014 8:39 AM

                    No that's where you're wrong, I see the spirit of your post but you're wrong.
                    I don't want the shack to have quality content, I want the shack to have PROFITABLE content - that's what keeps us in the chatty.

                    Quality content probably makes sites fuck all money, extremely difficult to do etc. The internet is all about breaking some awful news first or copying and pasting links from elsewhere.
                    They are infact fucked as it is because of cess pits like reddit, people just go there for aggregated news.

                    They need a different schtick to pull in the coin, fuck knows what that is - but from now until the time they make profit, there's probably gonna be some crazy ideas - like the chatty snack vicdeo things, streaming games, giveaways, articles, c/p bullshit news things, promoted articles, who knows what.

                    I don't care - does shacknews.com/chatty/ resolve in my browser? Are the mods behaving fairly well? Is there an ed209 at the bottom of the page? Sweet, I'm sold.

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                      September 19, 2014 8:47 AM

                      I don't think I'm wrong and if you think stories like this drive in users or keep users, then you're delusional.

                      If this Maingear company paid them to run this story and this is the direction they are going where they accept money to run stories, then fine but I think its embarrassing and will post that when I see it.

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                        September 19, 2014 8:49 AM

                        Cool well you answered my thing for me - you're still gonna post about it (using the site) and they are still gonna get paid for the article.

                        It'd be nice if we could have it the other way but the internet is an asshole now, making a buck probably ain't easy. I bet techreport make fuck all on those guides they do (4 to 6 a year!) and each one sponsored by newegg with links back to the items - they try to be open about it - btut they still need to spam the article 6 times a year.

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                        September 19, 2014 8:52 AM

                        When everyone uses LAMP and ad blockers, they gotta make the ad bucks somehow. I think we can all be slightly less entitled and deal with a few shitty articles

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                          September 19, 2014 9:12 AM

                          Do you honestly think they WANT to post shitty articles? Based on the responses from the editors, it seems like they do not know what they are posting is shitty and are shocked when people don't like it.

                          I think any feedback is good feedback while they figure things out. Its better than posting story after story with no comments or feel for how its landing.

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                            September 19, 2014 9:27 AM

                            No, but advertising makes money. Businesses like money.

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                              September 19, 2014 9:36 AM

                              If all you're bringing to the table is shill articles, then your website is in a downward spiral. Advertisers will pay for that content as long as the users are there to provide some type of return. If the users see that there is no point in going to the website because all of the content sucks, then they stop coming, which means the advertising money stops coming.

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                                September 19, 2014 10:01 AM

                                there is 1 shill article on the front page, there are 14 others that aren't.

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                                  September 19, 2014 10:07 AM

                                  It was an example to refute the opinion that it doesn't matter what the quality of the content is as long as advertisers pay.

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                        September 19, 2014 9:01 AM

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          September 19, 2014 7:50 AM

          buncha console betas.

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        September 19, 2014 9:23 AM

        http://www.anandtech.com/show/7405/maingear-prepping-r9290x-desktop-systems

        Shit like this happens all the time. Chillax son.

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      September 18, 2014 10:53 PM

      Not sure if news or ad

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      September 18, 2014 10:55 PM

      Maingear will now allow its customers to purchase a customized desktop with either NVIDIA's GeForce GTX 970 and 980 to their orders.

      Either/and?

      Awkward.

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      September 19, 2014 6:36 AM

      Apparently the GTX 980 overclocks like a beast (20%) or so... wonder if this will carry over to the real cards that are shipped.

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      September 19, 2014 6:51 AM

      deals.shacknews.com

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      September 19, 2014 8:18 AM

      Is EVGA still a good company to buy cards from?

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        September 19, 2014 8:19 AM

        Yeah, they have a good warranty program and generally good quality. They've had a few issues with coolers and cooler build quality, but on boards like this, it should be fine since it'll almost certainly be a reference design.

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        September 19, 2014 9:03 AM

        Thier non-reference coolers aren't very good compared to MSI, Asus or Gigabyte.

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        September 19, 2014 9:50 AM

        Yes they are!

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          September 19, 2014 10:04 AM

          Looks like I'll be getting a 970 in a few months when I have a little extra cash.

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      September 19, 2014 10:50 AM

      If you guys wanna do articles like this there are a hand full of PC Hardware enthusiasts that post here you can tap to help write the article. There are ways to do with without such blatant advertising plugs.

      Look up articles on the Origin $600 PCs from a few months ago to get an idea how to do an advert plug article without annoying your reader base.

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      September 19, 2014 5:21 PM

      Still 28nm GK104 :(

      Still a nice improvement over the current stuff. Maybe we'll see the die shrink something next year.

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