Intel's Core i7 2700K processor is new in town and boy does she get around. We mean that in a good way, and it's totally with the blessing of her folks from Santa Clara who told her, "Hey, you're unlocked, go have a good time." The 2700K took those words to heart and, among other places, found herself hanging around Maingear where she's running laps at 5GHz and beyond.
Maingear tells us they've added the 2700K to its Shift and F131 desktop systems. The less expensive F131 starts out at $1,104, or $1,339 with the 2700K option, and includes an Intel DZ68DB motherboard with USB 3.0 and SATA 6Gbps, 4GB of DDR3-1333 memory, GeForce GT 440 videocard, 1TB hard drive (7200RPM, 32MB cache), 24X DVD burner, 620W power supply, and Windows 7 Home Premium 64-bit.
For a bit more oomph, the Shift starts at $1,836, or $2,059 with the 2700K, and includes an LCS cooler, Gigabyte Z68X-UD3H-B3 motherboard, 8GB of DDR3-1600 memory, GeForce GTX 560 videocard, 20GB Intel 311 Series SSD, 1TB hard drive (7200RPM, 32MB cache), 24X DVD burner, all-in-one flash card reader and writer, 660W power supply, and Windows 7 Home Premium 64-bit.
Maingear will overclock the 2700K for an extra $49 as part of its Redline service, which is available on the Shift and a higher-end baseline F131(Super Stock) that starts at $1,667, or $1,790 with the 2700K option and several upgraded components.