MAINGEAR launches new Mac Pro competitor workstation PC for creatives

MAINGEAR Pro WS (Image credit: MAINGEAR)

What you need to know

  • MAINGEAR is a specialist boutique PC manufacturer based in the U.S.
  • Pro WS is the first professional workstation from MAINGEAR with enthusiast hardware.
  • Hardware includes up to AMD Threadripper and Intel Core i9 CPUs.
  • Prices start at $2,033 for AMD and $2,288 for Intel.

MAINGEAR usually dabbles in laptops and PC builds for those who don't wish to spend the time to put together their own system. Usually, these systems pack capable hardware and are sold with peace of mind that they will power on and work as expected without issue. MAINGEAR hasn't really touched on enthusiast-grade computing until now.

The new Pro WS workstation is a monster. MAINGEAR is building these machines with creative use in mind. We're talking UHD video (4K/8K), 2D and 3D mechanical CAD, 3D animation and effects, rendering, and data science. In fact, a variant of the new PRo WS was configured in collaboration with KeyShot maker Luxion for advanced 3D rendering.

Using the excellent Fractal Design Define 7 XL case as the foundation, configurations can include up to an AMD Threadripper 3990X or Intel Core i9-10980XE, up to 256GB of RAM (from Crucial and Samsung), and up to 72TB of storage. For GPUs, various models will be available, including NVIDIA RTX, NVIDIA TITAN RTX, Quadro RTX, AMD RX, and AMD Radeon Pro. Everything is powered by trusty EVGA power supplies.

While Threadripper processors are available from AMD, it's not yet possible to configure a Pro WS with Intel Xeon hardware. The MAINGEAR Pro WS is available to configure right now on its official website.

Rich Edmonds
Senior Editor, PC Build

Rich Edmonds was formerly a Senior Editor of PC hardware at Windows Central, covering everything related to PC components and NAS. He's been involved in technology for more than a decade and knows a thing or two about the magic inside a PC chassis. You can follow him on Twitter at @RichEdmonds.