MSI Aegis Ti wraps up SLIed GTX 1080s in an aggressive shell

Remember that MSI Aegis gaming desktop that looked like Isaac's helmet? It's remarkably small despite the potent components inside. MSI is taking a page from Nvidia's book with a new Aegis gaming system called the Aegis Ti, and it is not impressively small. It is, in fact, quite large. Of course, you can't fit SLIed GTX 1080s and unlocked Intel processors in something the size of two shoeboxes.

MSI calls the Aegis Ti a "Gaming Power Supreme Desktop,"and while "Supreme" might be a little over-the-top, this Aegis' specs are still striking. The GeForce GTX 1080 is the fastest single-GPU card in the world (at least for now), and this machine can mount a pair of the 8GB cards in SLI. An Intel Core i7-6700K processor backs up those graphics cards, and MSI hooks it up to four SO-DIMM slots supporting up to 64GB of DDR4-2400 RAM. In case the machine isn't fast enough out of the box, a single touch of the MSI Dragon logo on the front will automatically overclock the CPU and graphics cards. Storage options include two 3.5" bays, two M.2 PCIe slots, and a single mount for a 2.5" disk. There's a slim-tray "Super Multi" DVD-RW drive, too.

Physical connections include USB 3.1 Type-A and Type-C ports, the usual headphone and microphone jacks, and even an HDMI connection intended for VR users—all right up on the front panel. Meanwhile, the Aegis Ti's network connectivity is all provided by Killer hardware. The E2400 chip provides Gigabit Ethernet, while a Killer 1435AC radio provides Wi-Fi. The DoubleShot Pro technology we saw recently in another gaming desktop appears here as well. MSI even threw in Bluetooth 4.1 as an extra convenience.

All that hardware is powered by an 850W power supply that carries the 80 Plus Platinum certification, and it's packed up in a frame 20 inches tall, 20 inches deep, and 16 inches wide. Like we said, it isn't small, but the extra size lends credence to MSI's claims that the machine is easy to upgrade. The Aegis Ti has the same "Silent Storm Cooling 3" system as its little brother, which MSI says is designed to use directed airflow to improve cooling efficiency and reduce noise.

Our take is that the MSI Aegis Ti seems like a pretty solid package for serious gamers without the time or inclination to build their own machines. As long as you don't mind the Decepticon resemblance, that is. MSI says its new desktop will be available at the beginning of August.

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    • killadark
    • 3 years ago

    Those colors make my eye hurt

    • Redocbew
    • 3 years ago

    This is what you get when a Decepticon jumps a peacock.

    Nobody wants to see that either.

      • CuttinHobo
      • 3 years ago

      Whoa, whoa, whoa….. speak for yourself…

      • ronch
      • 3 years ago

      Webcoder. That’s your real name, isn’t it?

    • Ifalna
    • 3 years ago

    I admit it: I had to laugh.

    What age group is this targeted at? 9 year olds or sth?

    • iBend
    • 3 years ago

    nice..
    combine it with rainbow fan, RAM stick with rainbow LED heatsink, rainbow LED GPU, rainbow LED motherboard, rainbow LED keyboard, and rainbow LED mouse.. you might be able to summon rainbow dash

    • tootercomputer
    • 3 years ago

    I looked at this and was reminded of some of the CyberPower PCs from like 10 years ago. Check out this 2004 Maximum PC and look at the pages in the back, you’ll see what I mean. Also, this is fun to look at just to compare cutting edge from 2004 to today. Amazing.

    [url<]https://archive.org/details/Maximum_PC_July_2004[/url<]

    • albundy
    • 3 years ago

    Is this a joke? it seems to be even worse than the pokemon nonsense.

    • Generic
    • 3 years ago

    Dear MSI,

    These are computer cases:
    [url<]http://www.jonsbo.com/en/products.html[/url<] What you have released today can only be described as garbage. Full stop.

      • Hinton
      • 3 years ago

      Blame the people purchasing them, not the company catering to a market.

    • Mikael33
    • 3 years ago

    But will it blend?

    • chµck
    • 3 years ago

    Disable the LEDs and it’s honestly not that bad looking.

      • Redundant
      • 3 years ago

      Applicable assessment of most enthusiast PC products

    • Neutronbeam
    • 3 years ago

    “Of course, you can’t fit SLIed GTX 1080s and unlocked Intel processors in something the size of two shoeboxes.”

    ?! Sure you can–if you hit them hard enough.

    • south side sammy
    • 3 years ago

    I hear MacDonalds is going to be putting LED’s in their breakfast sandwiches to help increase sales.

    • Chrispy_
    • 3 years ago

    AAaaarrrgh! Yet another garish, angular, plasticky RGB-lit piece of tat covered in more logos and bits of conflicting ‘aesthetic flair’ than I can deal with. I think my eyes are actually damaged from all the Chintzy Asian designs and I’m not sure how to help them other than to gouge them out with a spoon and bury them where they never have to see such horrors again.

    Honestly, I work in a design studio and all the qualified designers and artists who see stuff like this practically vomit. Our offices have design graduates from both American continents, All of Europe, some of the Middle Aast and China. Admittedly, a couple of the Chinese say “it’s not that bad” but even they buy Apple stuff [i<]because it looks good[/i<]. Me? I'm not a design graduate or artist, but as far as I can tell, nothing has ever been as beautiful as [url=http://www.accomputerwarehouse.com/images/products/3339.jpg<]this[/url<]. Why, why, why? It's so hideous that it could be the solution to world hunger and end the search for the meaning of existence but I still wouldn't want to look at it.

      • Chrispy_
      • 3 years ago

      Holy hell, I posted before reading the comments.

      It appears that I’m not the only one who is sick/repulsed by these garish Asian designs. That would make me feel better if we didn’t get continually bombarded by increasingly awful-looking products.

      What’s their game plan, make stuff so hideous that we’ll eventually cave and embrace the cheese?

      • NovusBogus
      • 3 years ago

      One of these days I’m gonna make my H.P. Lovecraft inspired case. All the tacky LEDs but none of the Asia, should be interesting at least.

      • slowriot
      • 3 years ago

      Look. I agree these systems are hideous.

      But. I think that constant whining to… the air? Whatever you want to call what you guys do in every single one of these posts. It makes me wonder why TR even bothers to post these rigs when clearly their audience doesn’t care.

      MSI on the other hand… is a Taiwanese company. Who I bet sells more pre-built systems outside of the US than they do inside it. It makes sense to me that their designs are very Asian-centric. Heck, I bet a large portion of their customer base is other businesses and not individuals (PC Bangs, etc).

      I honestly just get the feeling TR should stop posting every press release they get like this and instead seek out the companies who are offering designs closer to the desire of the TR audience.

    • SoM
    • 3 years ago

    megatron was the first thing through my head

    • DPete27
    • 3 years ago

    The RGB LED fad has been taken too far.

      • sirsoffrito
      • 3 years ago

      I want to program my LEDs to sync with music I have playing. A concert and a light show at the same time!

        • DPete27
        • 3 years ago

        [url=https://techreport.com/news/27153/truly-this-is-the-funkiest-motherboard-known-to-man<]look no further[/url<]

    • yogibbear
    • 3 years ago

    I took a photo of the LED on my GTX 1080 after installing it today, then closed the black sidepanel on my matte black box and will never see it again!

      • Chrispy_
      • 3 years ago

      My case has a window now so I’ve downloaded the app that turns off the stupid green GEFORCE GTX light.

    • chuckula
    • 3 years ago

    I always new Skittletron was the most diabolical Decepticon.

    • RAGEPRO
    • 3 years ago

    For the record I am secretly a 13-year-old boy and I love the aesthetics of this thing, even as the 34-year-old reality realizes how tacky it is. 🙂

      • derFunkenstein
      • 3 years ago

      Dang, you’re so old.

    • brucethemoose
    • 3 years ago

    [quote<] Of course, you can't fit SLIed GTX 1080s and unlocked Intel processors in something the size of two shoeboxes. [/quote<] Actually, the Silverstone SG09/SG10 will do exactly that.

    • thesmileman
    • 3 years ago

    “aggressive” is certainly one way to put it.

    “vomit inducing” is another.

    whats yours?

      • tay
      • 3 years ago

      How about in a “chastity ensuring” shell?

      • Redundant
      • 3 years ago

      Cylon City

    • ronch
    • 3 years ago

    No more… please… no more… I can’t stand these designs anymore… Aaahhh…

      • Airmantharp
      • 3 years ago

      They should take a cue from Silverstone, and release a ‘blingy’ line like the Ravens, and then a ‘reserved’ line like the Fortress’.

        • brucethemoose
        • 3 years ago

        The Fortress line is crazy expensive though.

          • Airmantharp
          • 3 years ago

          I know- it’s just an example where a company made two lines of the same basic enclosures differing primarily in aesthetics.

          • JustAnEngineer
          • 3 years ago

          I paid $130 and got free shipping for a [url=http://pcpartpicker.com/product/vsJkcf/silverstone-case-sstftz01s<]Fortress FTZ01[/url<]. The FT03-Mini is currently [url=http://pcpartpicker.com/product/btZQzy/silverstone-case-sstft03bmini<]$148[/url<].

            • brucethemoose
            • 3 years ago

            Are you saying thats cheap?

            I’d say $130 or $150 for a ITX case qualifies as “expensive”.

      • derFunkenstein
      • 3 years ago

      Yeah, “aggressive” is a good word for that headline. I’d go with “willfully offensive” but I know that’d get edited. 😆

        • cynan
        • 3 years ago

        How about:

        [quote<][b<]MSI Aegis Ti wraps up SLIed GTX 1080s in a[/b<] desig[b<]n[/b<] that's tackily [b<]aggressive[/b<] a[b<]s hell[/b<][/quote<]

          • derFunkenstein
          • 3 years ago

          Splendid

        • GrimDanfango
        • 3 years ago

        I’d go for “violent” – they attack my eyes in quite a literal way.

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