MSI Released Aegis Series With A Barebones System

Posted on Sep 9 2016 - 9:21pm by Daniel Fisher

Earlier this year, the MSI introduced its Aegis line of barebones systems and Now, it has upped the ante again with the Aegis Ti, that features upgrades like a custom Intel Z170 motherboard, support for two-way NVIDIA SLI, an 850 watt Platinum PSU and liquid cooling for the CPU.

It has a higher memory capacity than its predecessors, with support for up to 64 gigabyte (4 x 16 gigabyte) of SO-DIMM DDR4 (the other Aegis models have only two SO-DIMMs) and the new Silent Storm Cooling 3 thermal solution. Furthermore, the two M.2 sockets allow you to install two NVMe drives in RAID 0, and you can add one more 2.5-inch drive or two more 3.5-inch ones if you require more storage.


A new version of the cooling solution, Silent Storm Cooling 3 (don’t be confused with Silent Storm Cooling 2, or Silent Storm Cooling 2 Pro, or original Silent Storm Cooling from the MSI Vortex), provides dedicated airflow for the graphics card(s) and power supply. Similar to the Aegis X, the new Aegis Ti also features a liquid-cooling radiator for the CPU.

The motherboard’s rear I/O panel has 4 USB 3.1 Type-A (Gen 1) ports, 4 USB 2.0 ports, audio jacks and a P/S 2 port. The front panel’s HDMI pass through is on back of the chassis in a space between where the graphics cards would go, making it easy to connect it to the GPUs. Internet connectivity is also provided by a Killer LAN E2400 RJ45 gigabit Ethernet port and an onboard Killer Wi-Fi 1435AC adapter.

The new MSI Aegis Ti barebones PC appears to be the king of the Aegis mountain, and it’ll arrive in mid-August starting at $649.99.