June 02, 2016

Computex 2016 Coverage: First Look At The MSI Gaming Aegis Compact Gaming Desktop PC

By: Low Chern Lin

MSI has been making quite a few interesting compact gaming PC in the past ie: Nightblade series compact gaming PC that is capable enough to run a series of graphically demanding games to suits the needs of gamers who needs a smaller form factor gaming machine. 

We've visited MSI booth this year at Computex 2016 to check out on the latest compact gaming PC from MSI, the Aegis Gaming Desktop PC which houses an unlocked Intel Core 6th-Gen Processor and a NVIDIA GeForce GTX graphics for the best possible gaming experience for majority of the current hottest game titles as well as VR games. 

Like the previous compact gaming PC from MSI, the Aegis comes also with a one push OC button that give the machine itself a hassle free 15% performance boost. MSI also specifically designed the Aegies to have one of its HDMI port at the bottom of the front panel for easier VR device access. 

RGB LED has been a trend for most gamers nowadays and MSI as one of the leading brand in the eSports industry got that covered for the compact gaming PC as well. Each of the ventilation holes at the front of the Aegies has a dedicated RGB LED to spice things up in terms of aesthetics. 

According to the staffs at MSI booth, the Aegis demo unit we're seeing here houses a 275mm MSI GTX 1080 Armor and still having a plenty of space to spare. While changing the components by yourself isn't really recommended, but we can see the actually see the possible headroom for future upgrades.

The CPU of the Aegis compact gaming PC is cooled with a liquid cooler that is meant to tame the 6th-Gen beast CPU from Intel for the best possible performance under heavy load.

While there's already memory slot located on the front of the motherboard, MSI has catered the needs of many who finds the needs of having more memory for their gaming system by having an extra memory slot at the back of the motherboard to serve for that purpose.

Other than the extra memory slot, MSI has implemented a M.2 slot behind the motherboard as well, for gamers who find the needs of having a M.2 SSD to benefits their system.

Other than the extras at the back of the motherboard, MSI has also included a slim optical drive, 2 x 3.5" / 2.5" HDD bay, as well as a 2.5" drive slot to satisfy the needs of many. 

According to an insider news, the Aegis will make its way to Malaysia soon (ETA is in the midst of being confirmed) starting from the price range of RM4XXX.