Maingear Potenza Super Stock

The Good The Maingear Potenza Super Stock offers compact single -screen gaming performance in an attractive chassis.

The Bad The small case limits you to a single graphics card, and makes some upgrades a challenge.

The Bottom Line Accept the limitations of its scaled-down chassis, and the Maingear Potenza Super Stock will provide top-notch gaming horsepower in an attractive package.

Editors' Rating
  • Design 8.0
  • Features 8.0
  • Performance 8.0
  • Support 10.0
8.2 Overall

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Review

Phenomenal gaming power, itty-bitty upgrade space

Thanks to a new series of SilverStone PC cases, Maingear has led the push for slimmer, trimmer gaming desktops this year. I'm still a fan of the columnar Maingear F131 I reviewed back in May. The shorter, similarly svelte Potenza offers a more affordable alternative.

At $2,149, this Super Stock variant of the Maingear Potenza still occupies high-end desktop territory. Gaming enthusiasts won't be shocked at that price tag, of course, but they might be impressed by just how much PC Maingear has crammed inside this tiny space. As long as you don't want a PC to tinker with, I would highly recommend the Maingear Potenza Super Stock as a maximum-detail, single-screen gaming desktop.

The Potenza charms you right out of the gate with its compact SilverStone FT03-Mini chassis. Maingear has slathered it in bright-red automotive paint (a $129 option), lending the whole package some glossy appeal, but even without the coloring, the case is attractive. It weighs just over 18 pounds, and measures about 15.5 inches high, with a footprint roughly 7.5 inches wide by 9.25 inches deep.

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