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The award-winning MAINGEAR SHIFT, F131, and Potenza desktops get certified by Saitek® to run their intense flight simulation hardware.
Kenilworth, New Jersey – June 22, 2012 – MAINGEAR,an award-winning custom PC builder offering custom desktops, custom built laptops has always been known for having one of the fastest machines on the ground with their race car theme inspirations offering the very best in performance and design has now teamed up with Mad Catz® Interactive, Inc. to create pro certified systems, capable of offering a full flight simulator experience at home. The pro certified systems will be launched under the Companies’ Saitek simulation brand.

Through its Saitek brand, Mad Catz is a global leader of consumer focused simulation hardware, specializing in flight simulation products which allow enthusiasts to get the most realistic flight experience possible on the ground. Their products are based around a modular system which can begin with a simple yoke and rudder pedal setup and gradually expand to create a complete cockpit experience. MAINGEAR has partnered with Mad Catz to create Saitek branded Pro Flight Certified Systems powered by MAINGEAR.

Flight sim hardware and software has always traditionally required a high-end system configuration in order to run a flight sim program and hardware efficiently. Saitek and MAINGEAR have developed three specific good, better, best default configurations of the Potenza, F131, and SHIFT desktops, ideal to run their Saitek range of pro flight products.Not only are these certified systems spec’d to deliver the best performance experience, but each custom desktop solutions offers the flexibility of desktop chassis size that would fit any home setup. From the flagship SHIFT system for maximum future expansion to the space saving F131 or Potenza, all of these Saitek certified systems powered by MAINGEAR are expected to run the Saitek range of pro flight simulation products with ease.

“I have always wanted to expand the MAINGEAR brand into something more than just a gaming PC.” Said Wallace Santos CEO and Founder of MAINGEAR. “This opportunity with the Saitek branded pro flight certified system goes above and beyond my expectations providing not only entertainment value but also a learning experience for flight enthusiasts and those who wouldn’t have the opportunity to sit in an airplane cockpit and experience what it is to fly.”

“We believe that the Saitek certified systems from MAINGEAR will offer optimal performance for flight enthusiasts.” said Darren Richardson, the President and Chief Executive Officer of Mad Catz Interactive, Inc. “It is clear that we both share the same commitment to growing the flight simulation community and believe that the systems will prove ideal for using alongside our range of pro flight products.”

MAINGEAR wants to take over the virtual skies in their partnership with Mad Catz. All of MAINGEAR products are supported with lifetime labor and phone support with one to three year hardware warranty. For more information about Saitek branded certified system powered by MAINGEAR, go to
PREVIEW IN PERSON: if you are in NYC on tonight (June 21), you can check out this setup in person with Saitek flight sim console at the the Pepcom Digital Experience Press event located at: the Metropolitan Pavilion at 125 West 18th Street, between 6th and 7th Ave - look for MAINGEAR!

MAINGEAR is an innovative high performance PC system builder that offers custom desktops, notebooks, workstations and media centers. Each system is hand crafted for precision performance and uncompromised quality, and has won multiple Editors' Choice awards from publications such as Hot Hardware, PC World, Maximum PC, Computer Shopper and more. With a passion to build the best high performance computers, MAINGEAR will continue to set the standard among system builders. MAINGEAR's expert team custom builds and supports all products in the United States. For more information visit:

About Mad Catz
Mad Catz Interactive, Inc. (“Mad Catz”) (NYSE MKT: MCZ) is a global provider of innovative interactive entertainment products marketed under its Mad Catz® (gaming), Tritton® (audio), and Saitek® (simulation) brands. Mad Catz also develops flight simulation software through its internal ThunderHawk Studios™; operates flight simulation centers under its Saitek brand; publishes games under its Mad Catz brand; and distributes games and videogame products for third parties. Mad Catz distributes its products through most leading retailers offering interactive entertainment products and has offices in North America, Europe and Asia. For additional information please go to
© 2012 Mad Catz, Saitek, Pro Flight and the Mad Catz logo are trademarks or registered trademarks of Mad Catz, Inc.
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