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Good Vybe-rations — Maingear Launches Off-the-Shelf, VR-Ready PC

VYBE Gaming PC. (Courtesy Maingear)

Let’s… let’s just give them a pass on the name.

VYBE Gaming PC. (Courtesy Maingear)

I hadn’t heard of Maingear prior to seeing the below release, so I cannot speak to their quality as a purveyor of silicon wares, but the New Jersey company has launched a line of PCs called “Vybe” that they claim will be VR-ready out of the box.

Maingear is offering two Vybe computers — Stage 1 and Stage 2. The Stage 1 offers up Skylake 4 processors and dual-channel DDR4 RAM for $999 USD, while the Stage 2 gets you a Broadwell-E 6-10 Core processor and quad-channel DDR4 RAM for $1599 USD.

Interestingly, Maingear also offers financing — not an option I’ve seen available online before. You can get the VYBE Stage 1 starting at $23/month, and the Stage 2 starts at $38/month. (Although, as your local Concerned Old Man, I should remind you of that old advice when it comes to big purchases: finance things that appreciate, buy things that depreciate.)

Full release with more details below.

VYBE Gaming PC. (Courtesy Maingear)

MAINGEAR Introduces New VYBE High-End Gaming and Virtual Reality-Ready PC

(Kenilworth, NJ) –- MAINGEAR, an award-winning PC systems integrator of custom gaming desktops, notebooks and workstations, today announced the newest version of its popular VYBE PC. With award-winning build quality and best-in-class components, the MAINGEAR VYBE is soft on the wallet and hard hitting in performance. Designed for longevity, maximum upgradability, and featuring the cooling necessary for even the most hardcore configurations, the VYBE is everything PC enthusiasts want out of a system designed purely for gaming and virtual reality (VR), and all at a price that’s affordable for the masses.

Available at , the VYBE starts at $999 USD and is fully customizable, allowing consumers to add whatever level of power and performance they might require. Starting with a large selection of the best gaming components available and offering countless options, every MAINGEAR VYBE is one of a kind.  Designed for maximum upgradeability, the VYBE is everything users would want out of a system designed purely for gaming and VR.

“The VYBE provides an amazing amount of power and performance at an incredible price point,” said Wallace Santos, CEO of MAINGEAR. “MAINGEAR is bringing its ‘boutique builds’ to the masses with the VYBE and opening up high-end gaming and VR to a wider audience than ever before.”

The VYBE takes gaming and VR to a whole new level with incredible graphics options from NVIDIA® and AMD®, along with the latest Intel® Core™ i7 processors. The MAINGEAR VYBE offers incredibly fast and reliable storage options, supporting the latest NVME SSDs as well as massive helium-filled 10TB HDDs.  Memory options allow for up to 64GB of premium Kingston DDR4 memory. No matter how demanding the game or VR application, the VYBE can crush it.

Crafted by MAINGEAR from the inside out, each VYBE is hand-assembled by a single master craftsman in New Jersey.  With options for maintenance-free closed loop liquid cooling, the VYBE brings MAINGEAR’s award winning build quality and support to flexible, budget-friendly configurations – all while staying cool and whisper quiet. All of this adds up to make it the perfect system for serious Twitch streamers, VR users and YouTubers.


MAINGEAR is a high performance PC system integrator that offers custom desktops, notebooks and workstations.  Each system is hand crafted for precision performance and uncompromised quality, and has won multiple Editors’ Choice awards from publications such as PC Gamer, Hot Hardware, PC World, Maximum PC, Computer Shopper and more. With a passion to build the best and most innovative high performance computers, MAINGEAR sets the standard among system integrators.  For more information, visit or follow us on Facebook at and Twitter at

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