Today, MSI announced a refresh of many of its desktop gaming PCs, adding Intel Comet Lake CPUs paired with Nvidia's GeForce family of graphics cards. These models are being assembled in the United States, which means it should be easier and faster to deliver them if you order them in the U.S.
The first and largest devices in the lineup are the Aegis R and Aegis RS. These models come in the same chassis, which has a 50-liter volume, with the main difference being in the motherboard and CPU. The Aegis RS models use ATX motherboards and the CPUs in them are unlocked for overclocking, and it can be configured with up to a Core i9-10900KF and Nvidia's GeForce RTX 2080 Super, 32GB of RAM, 2TB of SSD storage, and a 1TB HDD, which costs $2,199. The base configuration starts at $1,549.
As for the Aegis R, it uses a microATX motherboard and an Intel Core i7-10700F, so it doesn't support overclocking. It starts at $1,499. Both will be available in July.
The Aegis SE is a much more compact machine, fitting in a 25-liter chassis, and it only has one configuration. It comes with an Intel Core i5-10400F and Nvidia's GeForce GTX 1660 Super. It also has 8GB of RAM, 240GB of SSD storage and a 1TB HDD. There are four DIMM slots on the motherboard if you want to expand the RAM later on, though. It will be available through Walmart in July and cost $799.
Then there's the Codex R, featuring up to a Core i7-10700F and GeForce RTX 2060 in a 45-liter chassis, with three 120mm fans to cool the inside of the system. Aside from that, it can be configured with up to 16GB of RAM and a 512GB SSD plus 1TB of HDD storage. It will also be available in July starting at $899.
Finally, there's the Trident lineup, which are MSI's console-like form factor PCs, comprised of the MEG Trident X and the MPG Trident 3. The 10th-generation refresh had actually been announced already last month, but now it has an official date for the United States.
The MEG Trident X is the most powerful of the two, featuring up to an Intel Core i9-10900K and GeForce RTX 2080 Super graphics in a 10-liter case. It separates the chambers for the CPU, GPU, and PSU, so each of them is cooled individually and more silently. The latest iteration also has a couple of additional fans at the bottom of the chassis for more airflow. Despite the small form factor, the CPU, GPU, RAM, and storage can all be upgraded down the line.
The MEG Trident X will be available at the end of June starting at $2,199.
Lastly, there's the MPG Trident 3, the smallest of MSI's new lineup. It comes in a 4.7-liter case which MSI says should fit in a typical backpack, and it weighs just under seven pounds. It can be configured with up to an Intel Core i7-10700F, along with GeForce RTX 2060 Super graphics, nad it features a similar cooling design, separating the GPU and CPU. The RAM maxes out at 16GB and there's up to a 512GB SSD and a 1TB HDD for storage.
The MPG Trident 3 will be available at the end of June starting at $879.