MSI recently announced that they will be launching a new addition to their Aegis PC line dubbed the Aegis Ti. The new PC will be the company’s flagship desktop gaming PC. The Aegis Ti is a black mid-tower sporting vibrant RGB LEDs on its front panel.
Let’s get to the specs: the Aegis Ti comes with either an i5-6600K or i7-6700K CPU, a Z170 motherboard, up to 2 GTX 1080s in SLI, and an 850W 80 Plus Platinum PSU. For networking, you get a Killer LAN E2400 network adapter coupled with a Killer WiFi 1435 AC wireless card and Bluetooth 4.1. The Aegis Ti can support up to 64GB of DDR4 2400MHz RAM.
Storage duties will be handled by the following: 2x 3.5” HDDs, 1x 2.5” SSD, and up to 2x M.2 PCI-E SSDs. The Aegis Ti comes with a plethora of I/O, too: 3x front USB 3.1 ports, 4x rear USB 2.0 ports, and 4x rear USB 3.1 ports.
Back in April, we were at PAX East where MSI showed off its barebones Aegis PC. The MSI Aegis barebones PC runs $400 and comes with a case, a 600W 80 Plus Silver PSU, a B150 motherboard, and a CPU cooler which features a custom blower fan. The Aegis barebones PC has you bring your own RAM, CPU, storage, and GPU to the party, so the Aegis Ti is very different being a fully built system out of the box.
Unfortunately, we don’t have word on the price of the Aegis Ti. In terms of parts, we’re probably looking at $3000 for one of these rigs. We’ve seen other manufacturers come out with gaming PCs this year from ASUS and Lenovo. It will be interesting to see where each company plans to price their custom high-end PCs and if they can compete with DIY prices.
- Chris Zele.