MSI Demonstrates MEG Alchemy 700X: A Curved Gaming PC Caseby Anton Shilov on June 13, 2019 3:00 PM EST
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- Computex 2019
Curved gaming monitors have captured a rather notable market share in the recent years, so MSI decided to build an open-air chassis for PCs that would match design of curved LCDs. At Computex, the company showcased its first experimental curved gaming case, the MEG Alchemy 700X.
The ‘world’s first curved gaming case’ from MSI is aimed at enthusiasts who would like to admire internals of their PCs as well as to showcase them to the others. The chassis is made of metal and features a curved tempered glass on the front.
The case enables to build machines based on an ATX motherboard, a CPU with a liquid cooling system, as well as almost any graphics card. These systems can also accommodate two 2.5-inch SSDs or HDDs as well as one 3.5-inch storage device.
To simplify usage of the MEG Alchemy 700X, MSI installed two USB 3.0 Type-A connectors, a USB 3.1 Gen 2 Type-C port, as well as 3.5-mm audio connectors on its front.
It remains to be seen whether the MEG Alchemy 700X becomes a commercial product or will remain a chassis used to demonstrate the company’s flagship hardware at various trade shows. In any case, if MSI decides to commercialize this product (aiming modders or businesses, for example), expect it to be rather expensive as this will be a unique PC case.
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TheUnhandledException - Thursday, June 13, 2019 - linkWait they named a motherboard "godlike" without bursting out laughing? Cringe.
PeachNCream - Thursday, June 13, 2019 - linkMost gaming branding is really childish and stupid, but you have to consider the target audience of 18-35 year old man children still living at home with their parents driving for Uber to have just enough to pay for their computer while leaving the rest of their living expenses, chores, and responsibilities to their parents because they just know they're going to become the next YouTube millionaire by streaming games and making "so-and-so reacts to this video that got actual millions of views" videos.
mode_13h - Thursday, June 13, 2019 - linkHmmm... sounds like somebody had a bad break-up with a man-child gamer? Or maybe you're just jelly that you don't have such a sweet setup.
Could be worse... they could be NEETs.
PeachNCream - Sunday, June 16, 2019 - linkActually, my ex was a NEET so I guess that basement-dwelling man children that drive for Uber are an improvement as there's at least acknowledgement of a need for employment.
mode_13h - Sunday, June 16, 2019 - linkWell, I'm glad it's an ex and not current.
Though I jest, you have my sympathy.
mode_13h - Sunday, June 16, 2019 - linkI sometimes wonder if I could've tread that dark path, had the option ever been available to me.
A long time ago, there was an anime series (Welcome to the NHK) that basically concluded the best thing for NEETs was to be forced out into the world, get a job, and start taking on responsibilities.
Tilmitt - Friday, June 14, 2019 - linkI work in an investment bank in Tokyo but tbh life was better when I was a man child in late teens living with my parents in a small Irish suburb gaming the nights away.
Manch - Friday, June 14, 2019 - linkBC sniffing coke off a hookers ass in Roppongi is no fun? If that doesn't float your boat, go back to your old ways in your spare time and go visit Akihabara LOL
mode_13h - Friday, June 14, 2019 - linkIt's not like professionals don't still harbor old hobbies... anyone commenting on here probably hasn't left such things too far behind.
The issue is more one of time and energy. Also, the friends I had who were into most of that stuff have also filled their lives with other things.
Manch - Monday, June 17, 2019 - linkI know, I was only joking. Living in Tokyo you can get the extreme of almost any hobby or indulgence.