MSI recently reached out to us to see if we would be interested in reviewing its improved version of the Gungnir mid-tower chassis. MSI’s latest model, the Gungnir 120R, boasts a new front panel allowing for enhanced airflow. While the original Gungnir 110R resulted in adequate cooling, MSI recognized that improvements were possible with only a slight facelift. In this review, we will highlight the differences in the new Gungnir 120R while referencing our original review of the 110R.
The MSI MPG Quietude 100S represents MSI’s dedication to providing silent performance and modest designs. With our recent review of MSI’s MEG Coreliquid S280 AIO cooler and its slogan “Can’t Hear It Coming” it should be obvious MSI is making a lot of silence in its product line-up. The MPG Quietude 100S is the chassis counterpart to its flagship AIO cooler. This mid-tower case features a multitude of noise-reducing technologies, minimalistic lighting, and high-speed connectivity. Often times when a case is designed for silence there is a trade-off with thermal performance. In this review, we will put that to the test. How silent is the Quietude 100S and is there any compromises?
Today, we review MSI’s MPG Velox 100R Mid-Tower chassis, a versatile gaming case that incorporates great looks with excellent functionality. The MPG series represents MSI’s premium chassis line. Other cases in the MPG line-up include the Gungnir, Sekira, and Quietude, with each receiving several sub-models. Each one features similar aspects with key elements that define and personalize the individual models. We reviewed the Gungnir 110R and Sekira 100R previously, so now it’s on to the Velox 100R.
The HYTE Revolt 3 is marketed as a premium ITX case providing personalization and high performance. With its compact size and fully recessed carrying handle, it screams “Take me anywhere.” There’s a lot to like about the Revolt 3 and in this review, we’ll cover every aspect of what’s good, and what’s not so good.
Today, we take a look at MSI’s MPG Sekira 100R mid-tower chassis. This is the second review of a series of new MSI cases announced in August, the first being the MSI MPG Gungnir 110R. The Sekira 100R is a gaming chassis that provides a touch of class with its chrome edging, ARGB lighting, and tempered glass front and side panels. It shares many of the great features we loved in the Gungnir 110R with a different aesthetic and several new innovations that caught our attention. Conversely, if you prefer an RGB-less build, be sure to check out the Sekira 100P. It is the same chassis as the Sekira 100R, without all the flashy lights or tempered glass front panel.
MSI is well known for its motherboards, graphics cards, and power supplies, but what about its PC cases? Yes, they do make PC cases. A few weeks ago, we reported that MSI had released many new USB 3.2 Gen 2×2 Type-C equipped cases. In turn, MSI has submitted several of these chassis for review. The first in this series of reviews will be the MSI MPG GUNGNIR 110R. It’s been over eight years since I’ve had my hands on an MSI case, so I’m excited to see what MSI has to offer.
Montech is a fairly new face in the PC community. They started in 2016 and have only been around for 5 years, so there is little known about their products. Today, we attempt to change that as we review the Montech X3 Glass, Montech’s newest entry-level PC chassis. Touted as their top billing for entry-level cases, they claim it’s greatly improved over previous “X” series cases. In this review, we run the X3 Glass through the trenches to determine what this budget-friendly chassis is capable of.
Today on the review table is the XPG Starker. A compact and versatile mid-tower chassis. While it is the smallest case offered by ADATA’s gaming division, XPG, there is still plenty of space for a multitude of components and various configurations. This is due to intelligently designed features and multipurpose plates included with the Starker. We will get into that and much more as we take a deep dive into what makes the XPG Starker so special.
The XPG Defender Pro is a Mid-Tower chassis that offers enthusiast-grade performance with exceptional airflow and functionality. Designed to accommodate E-ATX motherboards, large graphics cards, custom water cooling, and plenty of RGB lighting, the Defender Pro is a gamer’s dream chassis. Positioned between XPG’s flagship chassis, the Battlecruiser, and its first offering, the Invader, the Defender Pro, provides all the premium features with a reasonable price tag.
The Pure Base 500DX, a mid-tower chassis from the German manufacturer be quiet!, is looking to improve on the already successful Pure Base 500. The 500DX has been re-engineered and is now optimized for cooling and allowing for maximum airflow. Featuring clean, subtle ARGB lighting, it looks amazing whether you chose black or white. Let’s take a look at what the Pure Base 500DX offers.