This is not a budget PC build. Instead, we’re talking about some of the best 4K specs you can get for your money
If you’ve ever ordered for a custom-build computer, you’ve probably had to wait before it arrives. Furthermore, you would have to wait for some new system or a new piece to get to you. A month or even more may pass between the time you click the pay button to when you finally turn on your PC.
Maingear wants to address that with its newly released Vybe desktop computer. It ships with four different custom specifications that suit your budget needs
If you choose to max out the configurations with a couple of Nvidia RTX Titans, a cooling system, custom paint, and an Intel Core i9-9980XE CPU, you’ll be looking at a price tag of $15,000.
What you’re about to see has incredible pros:
- An affordable gaming PC for its components
- Ships in two days
- Features a clean design
- Is quiet
- And delivers top-notch performance
Overall, if you’re after a custom, high-end gaming rig that ships fast, the Maingear Vybe Gaming PC will exceed your expectations.
Maingear Vybe Gaming PC specs
The Maingear Vybe Gaming PC comes with 4 custom builds, from Stage 1 (the cheapest one) to Stage 4.
Here’s are the Maingear Vybe Gaming PC Stage 4 specs. It ships for #2,499.
|Intel Core i9-9900K|
|Motherboard||MSI Z390 A-Pro|
|Memory||16GB HyperX Predator (2x 8GB)|
|Graphics||Nvidia GeForce RTX 2080 (8GB GDDR6)|
|Storage||512GB Intel 660p M.2 NVMe SSD, 2TB HDD|
|Networking||Gigabit Ethernet, USB Wi-Fi adapter|
|Ports||Front: (3) USB 3.1 Gen 1 Type-A, (1) USB 3.1 Gen 1 Type-C, headphone jack, mic jack
Rear: (2) USB 2.0, (1) PS/2, (1) USB 3.1 Gen 2 Type-A, (1) USB 3.1 Gen 2 Type-C, (2) USB 3.1 Gen 1, 7.1 Surround Audio (Realtek ALC892 Codec)
|Video Output||(3) DisplayPort (1) HDMI (1) VirtualLink|
|Power Supply||750 Watt EVGA SuperNOVA B3 80+|
|Case||Vybe matte black with tempered glass side panel|
|Operating System||Windows 10 Home 64-Bit|
|18.6 x 8.7 x 17.9 inches / 42.7 x 22.1 x 45.5cm|
|Price As Configured||$2,499|
Vybe gaming PC performance
Maingear Vybe Gaming PC Stage 1 has a price tag of $699. Overall, a price range between $699 to $2,499 encompasses what most people can pay for a gaming PC.
The top of the range, the Stage 4 Vybe, is a high-end PC that can ship out the door within two business days after your order.
Keep in mind, though, its Intel Core i9-9900K CPU is a bit much for gaming, even 4K gaming. However, when you pair that with RTX 2080 GPU, 16GB RAM, and a 5212 TB NVMe SSD (plus a 2TB hard drive), you get a system capable of heavy workloads. And is not that much pricier than what you’d pay for the parts and the OS alone.
The Vybe Stage 4, regarding 4k gaming performance, can deliver a steady 88 to 125 fps at ultra-high 4K graphics settings in any AAA game. More so, even during peak performance, the fans remain muted and quiet. Many gaming PCs, especially on this price range, become really noisy during heavy workloads.
It could be better, though, as Nvidia’s ultimate consumer GPU is the RTX 2080 Ti. But that would be pricer and definitely overkill.
Ports and upgrades for the Vybe Gaming PC
The gaming PC comes with two front-panel ports- Plus, the MSI Z390 A-Pro motherboard delivers two USB 2.0 ports, one PS/2 for peripherals, a pair of USB 3.1 Gen 2, two USB 3.1, 7.1 Surround Audio and a Gigabit Ethernet port.
The board doesn’t come with Wi-Fi. However, Maingear includes a TP-Link USB adapter. Lastly, there’s also no Bluetooth.
That said, there’s plenty of upgrading space. Four of the six SATA ports are empty. Plus, there’re four mounts for the 2.5-inch drives on top of the PSU cover and behind the motherboard.
Additionally, you can find two empty PCIe slots (one x1 and one x16) behind the EVGA graphics card.