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January 14, 2017

CES 2017: MSI Shows Off New Z270 Motherboards, X370 Ryzen Motherboards, External Thunderbolt GPU Solution

Last week at CES, MSI displayed their new batch of PC hardware for 2017. The new roster highlights include AMD Ryzen X370 motherboards and an external graphics dock.

With Kaby Lake’s launch, MSI had a full range of Z270 motherboards are also ready and on display. At the time of writing, MSI has an huge lineup of 30 boards scattered in 4 different segments.



The MSI Z270 M7 includes Boost Audio 4 Pro which MSI says will provide gamers a premium audio experience for a “competitive edge”. To fit the RGB theme of 2016, all heatsinks and covers are fitted with RGB Mystic Light which can be easily controlled via [...]

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June 16, 2016

MSI Unveils GTX 1080 Sea Hawk EK X Graphics Cards – Ready for Custom Water-Cooling Loops

MSI just unveiled the latest in their new lineup of GeForce GTX 1080 and 1070 graphics cards. The Sea Hawk EK EX, which as the name implies is produced in partnership with EKWB. It features a custom, full-cover EK water block and is geared towards DIY enthusiasts that wish to build their own custom water-cooling loops.

The design of the block consists of a full-cover, transparent plexiglass, with a nickel-plated block for cooling the actual components in the middle. It features a split, central inlet which MSI claims “delivers the best cooling performance, even with less powerful water pumps.” Around back is a premium matte black back plate, which features [...]

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June 10, 2016

MSI Unveils Full Lineup of GeForce GTX 1070 Graphics Cards

With the launch of NVIDIA’s GeForce GTX 1070 just hours away, MSI has unveiled their complete lineup of upcoming graphics cards based on the new GPU.  The new lineup is made up of four new cards in all, including the all-new MSI GeForce GTX 1070 Gaming X and the liquid-cooled MSI GeForce GTX 1070 Sea Hawk X, the latter of which continues MSI’s partnership with Corsair.

MSI GeForce GTX 1070 Gaming X 8G

First off we have the GTX 1070 Gaming X 8G, which features MSI’s brand new Twin Frozr VI cooling solution featuring MSI’s TORX Fan 2.0 technology. The new technology claimed to generate 22% more air pressure for “better cooling performance [...]

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May 27, 2016

MSI Unveils Complete Lineup of GeForce GTX 1080 Graphics Cards

Today, MSI unveiled their complete lineup of GeForce GTX 1080 graphics cards, which includes four new models in total, including their signature GAMING series, now with RGB lighting and the liquid-cooled Sea Hawk series for which they partnered with Corsair.

MSI GeForce GTX 1080 GAMING X 8G

Starting with the MSI GAMING X 8G, we have a very familiar design, as visually it is nearly identical to the one found on the GeForce 900 series. However, under the hood it features MSI’s new TWIN FROZR VI with TORX Fan 2.0, generating 22% more air pressure for better cooling and reduced noise levels. These new fans are also equipped with Double Ball Bearings in order to ensure [...]

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March 22, 2016

MSI Vortex Gaming PC Now Shipping

MSI officially starts shipping its Vortex Gaming PCs decked out for VR gaming.

The MSI Vortex miniature PC features a design similar to a upward-facing jet engine. The cylindrical case draws air from the bottom and pushes it out the top. The components sit vertically inside the chassis and are distributed across three sections, saving space while packing tons of hardware. MSI touts that this design features superior upgradability and expandability.

Up to a pair of Nvidia GTX980s can be fitted into the case along with an Intel Core-i7 6700K CPU, 32GB of DDR4 RAM and SSDs in Super Raid 4 configuration (AKA having 2 PCIe SSDs in RAID 0). Surprisingly, despite [...]

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February 8, 2016

Review: MSI GS40 6QE Phantom 14″ Gaming Laptop

MSI’s New 14″ Portable Gaming Powerhouse

With the introduction of more power efficient CPUs and GPUs along with the introduction of more flexible storage form factors such as M.2, the once massive gaming laptop is now significantly smaller. Over the past couple years, MSI has been among the pioneers of the new trend of ever shrinking gaming laptops, introducing an array of portable systems including the GS70, GS60, GS30 and now the GS40.

Today we’ll be reviewing MSI’s latest GS40 Phantom which is the 14″ variant of MSI’s GS series of gaming laptops. The GS series gaming laptops have always been portable gaming notebooks with high powered [...]

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January 10, 2016

CES 2016: MSI Shows Off Updated Notebook, Desktop, AIO Product Line

As usual, MSI had quite a few announcements to make at CES this year. MSI is one of the top brands for PC gamers and today we will be covering the laptops, desktops and more.


Notebooks GS40 Phantom

First on the list is the GS40, MSI’s sleek lightweight 14″ gaming laptop. It is equipped with up to a Skylake Intel Core i7, Nvidia GTX 970M GPU, 16GB DDR4, M.2 PCIe Gen 3 x4 SSD, 14″ IPS display, and Thunderbolt. This laptop weighs in at only 3.75 pounds and is less than an inch thick. Those looking for a powerful gaming laptop while on the move will find it to be an excellent solution for their needs. It is available [...]

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January 5, 2016

CES 2016: MSI Announces X99A Godlike Carbon, Z170A Gaming Pro Carbon Gaming Motherboards

MSI revealed two new additions to its premium Carbon series motherboards at CES 2016: the MSI X99A Godlike Carbon and the MSI Z170A Gaming Pro Carbon. These new motherboards are very similar to the original X99A Godlike and Z170A Gaming Pro with the difference being a few aesthetic changes including RGB lighting which should make these boards more stylish.


MSI X99A Godlike Carbon Edition RGB

The MSI X99A Godlike Carbon Edition features a makover compared to the original X99A Godlike edition. MSI has strayed away from its Gaming Series signature red and black color scheme and instead applied a more suave carbon texture. To make up for the lack of a flash [...]

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November 27, 2015

Black Friday PC Hardware Buyers Guide 2015

Thanksgiving is one of our favourite holidays for many reasons. It’s the holiday that excuses our insatiable appetite for turkey and lets us express our gratitude towards our family and our dear readers! So to give something back to you guys, we’ve compiled a list of the best hardware deals from around the web so you can keep your system happy, too!

Okay, enough with the cheesy introductions and let’s get down to business, I’ll be curating some of the best deals from around the net, For GPU deals though check our GPU reviewers round up.


Black Friday PC Hardware Buyers Guide CPU Deals

Intel i7-4790K $299.99 @ [...]

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August 25, 2015

MSI Announces Three GTX950 Variant Graphics Cards

With Nvidia finally taking the wraps off their new GeForce GTX 950 graphics card, MSI released a trio of cards based on the piping hot new GPU.

The three cards, the MSI GTX 950 Gaming 2G, the MSI GTX 950 2GD5T OC, and the MSI GTX 950 2GD5 OC will make up MSI’s launch lineup. The MSI GTX 950 Gaming 2G will feature MSI’s renowned Twin Frozr V cooler with a slight overclock over the reference design, the MSI GTX 950 2GD5 “Armor 2X” OC edition will come with a factory overclock and a black/white dual-fan cooler to match the design of MSI’s Krait edition motherboards, and lastly the GTX 950 2GD5 OC will be factory overclocked but will [...]

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