MSI AEGIS, the World's Fiercest Mobile Gaming Barebone PC Series

Subject: Systems, Shows and Expos | June 1, 2016 - 04:26 PM |
Tagged: msi, gaming desktop, computex 2016, aegis x, aegis

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MSI has released more information about their new non-backpack model systems, the Aegis Gaming Desktops.  There will be two models, the basic with a B150 motherboard, a Silent Storm 2 air cooling system and support for Intel CPUs of up to 65W TDP.  The Aegis X will sport a Z170 motherboard and Silent Storm 2 Pro watercooling, with support for up to 95W TDP processors such as the 6700K. 

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Both support M.2 SSDs along with 2.5/3.5" drives and sport a USB 3.1 Type-C connector, although only the Aegis X has the second generation port. The two systems support both wired, Bluetooth and WiFi connectivity, the base model uses Intel and Realtek while the X uses a Killer product for both wired and wireless.  With base prices of $400 and $500 respectively you get a decent deal for a motherboard, a 600W 80 PLUS Gold PSU and a decent looking case with some impressive features.

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The Aegis X also comes with one touch overclocking, aka the Dragon OC button which boost speeds by 15%.  MSI's Mystic Light LED system is on both systems, the second most popular thing at this year's Computex is the ability to offer 16 million different colours with different modes and patterns. 

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The Aegis X features the most popular feature at the conference, it is VR Ready.  In this particular case, since both are bare bones products is that there is a front mounted HDMI and USB 3.1 support.  This feature is handy for those of us with head mounted displays but it is quickly approaching the point where toasters and Josh's favourite wand will be advertised as VR Ready.

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Click to read through the original PR.

City of Industry, Calif. – June 1, 2016 – MSI Computer Corp, a leading manufacturer of computer hardware products and solutions, announces the availability of the AEGIS and AEGIS X gaming desktop PC, the world’s first compact gaming barebone PC series capable of delivering full-sized performance on the go.

MSI’s AEGIS is equipped with a proprietary B150 motherboard and CPU Cooler that can support an Intel 6th Gen processor, while the AEGIS X comes with a Z170 motherboard capable of handling an Intel K-series processor. To push performance into new stratospheres, the flagship AEGIS X also showcases a Dragon OC button, which boosts speed by 15% with one touch.

Designed for gamers looking to maximize space and power, both AEGIS gaming barebone models features an ultra-aggressive and compact design that conceals a plethora of cutting-edge components, including support for up to full-sized NVIDIA® GeForce® GTX 1080 GPU, up to 32GB of DDR4 RAM, and dual NVMe PCI-E Gen3 x4 SSDs in Super RAID 4 with data speeds of up to 3300MB/s.

“The AEGIS series is a PC for warriors demanding easy upgradability and superb performance in a mobile system that reflects their aggressive gaming style,” states Andy Tung, president of MSI Pan America. “We’ve captured the spirit of gaming not only with a fierce design, but also in its versatility and performance.”

MSI’s AEGIS series guarantees exceptional cooling and silence even under the most stressful battles with a patented Silent Storm Cooling 2 thermal design, which pulls cold air from two different chambers to individually cool components. It also features a unique internal structure that separates a 600 Watt power supply from the main chamber, increasing thermal efficiency and allowing gamers easy access to components. The MSI AEGIS X also incorporates built-in liquid cooling, to take overclocking to higher levels.

“AEGIS family lets you play AAA titles without breaking a sweat and the AEGIS X is even VR-ready with an easy access front HDMI port and USB 3.1 to plug in all your devices, including the HTC Vive,” adds Tung.

Fully customizable in and out, the AEGIS barebone PCs showcase MSI’s Mystic Light design, which allows the gamer to personalize it with 16 million colors in different modes to match any mood, Audio Boost 3 and Nahimic 2.0 Audio Enhancer for HD sound, as well as USB 3.1 Gen 2 Type C connectors. The Aegis X is also equipped with Killer Shield, a 15KV protection against power surges, as well as Killer DoubleShot Pro to play and stream games without any lag.

MSI’s VR-ready AEGIS X gaming barebone with a Z170 chipset, liquid cooling and overclocking capabilities is now available starting at $499.99. The AEGIS gaming barebone with a B150 chipset is also available starting at $399.99.

Source: MSI

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June 1, 2016 | 05:22 PM - Posted by funandjam

ah, the Hitachi Magic Wand - that would be Josh's favorite wand, only about $65 on Amazon

a crowd favorite and a lady pleaser, a perfect gift!

June 1, 2016 | 09:24 PM - Posted by Jeremy Hellstrom

The VR Ready model will probably be a bit more.

June 1, 2016 | 08:44 PM - Posted by Anonymous (not verified)

HOLY FOOKING SHIT JERMS!!! YOU FINALLY WROTE SOMETHING I CAN CONSIDER A DECENT FUCKING article!!!!!! Pigs must be flying out of my ass right now, because you sir are no longer a PEASANTY ploob toob. You're an actual enthusiast writer. Hit me up and I'll gift you a Titan X. No bullshit.

June 1, 2016 | 09:51 PM - Posted by Anonymous (not verified)

ROFLOL, such a thorough review up to the fine Technical Level of a post doctoral dissertation. Oh what a neo gilded age! The technology is most definitely late 20th/early 21 century, but the level of consumer regulation of the internet advertising practices is still in the late 18th century! The internet Snake Oil marketing methods need some digital Tar and Feathers, and the crooks in control of enforcing the consumer laws need some policing themselves!

This generation Shill, so thoroughly started in the Reagan years and running through the Gen X and millennials has gotten even worse through the Bush(H.W., and W.)/Clinton/Obama administrations! And look who is running for office now, a Real-Estate Troll, and a Pork-Belly trading First Lady cum Senator/Secretary of state! What a bunch of tools to the vested interests! Where the hell are the Teddy Roosevelts, and the FDR's and some good old Trust Busting in the name of consumer choice against these Technology Age robber barons!

June 2, 2016 | 08:27 PM - Posted by Anonymous (not verified)

Oh yay! The little ten-year-old racist kid is back! I've missed you, little guy! Where have you been? Did your mom ground you and take your 'puter away?

June 2, 2016 | 12:51 AM - Posted by Anonymous (not verified)

oh boy lets not FORGET the price of everything else you have to buy!

just buy a great fan placement case and go at it.

June 2, 2016 | 07:32 AM - Posted by ET3D (not verified)

It's amazing how I read the word 'fiercest' (in the RSS feed) and immediately knew that I'd hate the looks.

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