Shroud teams up with Maingear to launch next generation gaming desktop MG-1

By | November 30, 2022

hero maingear shroud mg 1 gaming desktop

We’re obsessed with handmade desktops as a matter of principle around here – we’re tech geeks, after all. However, we can still appreciate system builders who do things right and deliver beautiful gear with extra flourish. It seems that Michael “shroud” Grzesiek, a veteran of the professional valorant and CS:GO scenes, would agree and joined Maingear as a co-owner. Together they released the new MG-1 and MG-1 shroud Edition gaming desktops for discerning gamers looking for a competitive and creative edge.

“I’ve spent much of my professional career constantly looking for the best hardware, looking for any performance advantage – first as a competitor and now as a creator,” said shroud. “Since I bought my first system from them, Maingear has been powering my gaming and streaming setups, and the craftsmanship and performance delivered is second to none.”


Shroud’s partnership with Maingear is accompanied by a brand refresh. Maingear now sports a new logo and color scheme incorporating the shroud’s iconic light blue. Personally, I liked Maingear’s original logo, but the new pixely-M looks just as clean and reminds me of a Space Invader or an 8-bit-era skull.

Maingear says it has been working with shrouds for the past year to develop the new MG-1 systems. The company has leveraged shroud’s experiences as both a top-notch professional gamer and a prolific content creator to produce a mid-tower desktop that is as powerful as it is upgradeable and customizable.

maingear 3d configurator

Speaking of customization, Maingear has released a new “Live 3D Configurator” to visualize how your build is coming together in real-time. Users can click and drag to move around and see the system from all angles, and there’s even an option to “View in your space” similar to what other e-tailors like Amazon have enabled.

maingear mg1 front panels

The front panel is magnetic and exchangeable. This is a nice touch for content creators who, like Maingear itself, could use a rebrand. Using the Live 3D configurator, buyers can upload their own artwork or even link to an NFT. Maingear will have individual panels available for sale, but also encourages users to further customize them on their own or with a professional artist’s touch.

maingear mg1 preconfiguration

If you’re not interested in customizing the rig, Maingear has created four pre-built MG-1 models around the RTX 3060 Ti, RTX 3070, RTX 3080, and RTX 4080, which start at $1449. uses DDR4 memory, but the RTX 4080 configuration bumps it up to DDR5-5600. All options use Solidigm P41 Plus AIO liquid-cooled drives in all but the entry-level option.

maingear mg1 shroud edition

For shroud fans who don’t want to compromise, the MG-1 shroud Edition offers faster Solidigm P44 Pro drives and scale with an extra level of GeForce RTX 4090 “Ultimate”. The MG-1 shroud edition also features its logo on the front panel.

“With the MG-1, we are offering buyers a whole new level of personalization and self-expression,” said Wallace Santos, founder and CEO of Maingear. “Paired with our new Live Configurator, it’s easier than ever to create your dream machine! We can’t wait to see what people are able to build with it.”

interior detail of the mg1 main train roof

If you want to check out the new system for yourself, head over to the Maingear website. Pre-configured options are ready to ship, although custom orders may take 5-10 business days to ship.

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