MSI Unveils AEGIS, World’s First VR-ready Compact Gaming Barebone PC Series
MSI has launched its new AEGIS and AEGIS X barebones PCs, both of which feature a stylish design and are fully optimized for high-end desktop gaming and Virtual Reality.
Touted as the the world’s first compact gaming barebone PC series, MSI AEGIS and AEGIS X offer a great DIY solution to gamers who can pack in potent, high-performance PC hardware inside a compact design. The duo is designed to support full-sized Nvidia GeForce GTX 1080 GPU, coupled with 6th Gen Intel Skylake CPUs, up to 32GB of DDR4 RAM, and an on-board 600W 80 Plus Silver PSU. Further, there is room for two NVMe PCIE-E 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.”
The AEGIS gaming barebone is equipped with a proprietary B150 motherboard and CPU Cooler that can support up to an Intel Core i7-6700 CPU. Its elder sibling, the AEGIS X, on the other hand is fully VR-ready with a Z170 motherboard capable of handling an Intel K-series processor. The flagship model also sports a one-touch Dragon OC button, which boosts performance by 15 percent.
In addition to this, both barebone models come with MSI’s Mystic Light design, which allows the gamers to personalize their rigs with 16 million colors. Other features include their new Silent Storm Cooling 2 thermal system that ensures “exceptional cooling and silence,” Audio Boost 3 and Nahimic 2.0 Audio Enhancer for HD sound, as well as USB 3.1 Gen 2 Type C connectors.
“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.
MSI’s liquid-cooled AEGIS X is now available starting at $499, and the AEGIS gaming barebone with a B150 chipset starts at $399.
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