For a while, there was a lot talk and interest with STEAM machines, pre-built gaming machines running on Valve’s custom SteamOS. Interest was high with fans, but then they kind of fizzled as hardware never really materialized. It’s 2015 now and we’ve finally got word of several manufactures with hardware ready to go this year, one of them being MAINGEAR.

MAINGEAR today announced their new DRIFT Steam machine that will be out later this Fall. It will be powered by the latest in gaming technology, including Intel Core i7-4790K CPU and NVIDIA GeForce GTX 980 or AMD Radeon R9 290X GPUs. It supports up to 16 GB of DDR memory, can hold 2 1TB SSDs and a 6TB HDD. All of this is crammed into a uni-body aluminum chassis with a whisper quiet Epic 120 Liquid Cooling system.

The MAINGEAR DRIFT is currently available for preorder and will start at $849.

Press Release

Kenilworth, New Jersey – March 4, 2015MAINGEAR, an award-winning PC system integrator of custom gaming desktops, notebooks, and workstations, unveils the DRIFT, a STEAM machine and gaming PC designed to bring unparalleled gaming performance to compact spaces.

Powered by the latest in gaming technology, including Intel® Core™ i7-4790K CPU and NVIDIA® GeForce® GTX™ 980 or AMD Radeon R9 290X GPUs,  MAINGEAR’s DRIFT delivers pixel-shredding performance that rivals full-sized desktops in a console-sized unit.  The DRIFT is a compact speedster with an F-1 engine featuring a stylish uni-body aluminum chassis that is whisper quiet thanks to an Epic 120 Liquid Cooling system and superbly designed airflow.

“The DRIFT packs the muscle and performance of larger gaming desktop systems into a beautiful compact design that fits on your desk or coffee table,” states Wallace Santos, CEO and Founder of MAINGEAR.  “Valve’s STEAM OS will bring PC quality gaming to any location and the DRIFT is the perfect way to deliver that experience.”

MAINGEAR’s DRIFT makes 4K gaming possible in the most compact spaces with a versatile design that allows it to be placed both vertically or horizontally.  It supports up to 16 GB of DDR memory, can hold 2 1TB SSDs and a 6TB HDD, and can be fully upgraded and customized with MAINGEAR’s true automotive paint finish available in any color and combination.

The DRIFT is now available for preorder with or without an Operating System starting at $849, and can be configured to boot directly into STEAM big picture mode with Windows.  The DRIFT Super Stock edition will come in a special bodyshell travel case and a STEAM OS version will be available in November 2015.

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