MSI's new MEG Aegis Ti5 looks ready to conquer outer space ... or 4K PC gaming

Msi Meg Aegis Ti5
Msi Meg Aegis Ti5 (Image credit: MSI)

What you need to know

  • MSI announced the MEG Aegis Ti5 gaming PC is now available to buy.
  • It's the first desktop PC with a gaming dial and NVIDIA Ampere GPUs.
  • Performance hardware includes up to an Intel Core i9 CPU and NVIDIA RTX 3080 GPU.
  • The MEG Aegis Ti5 is available now for about $3,400.

In terms of unique high-end gaming PCs that come already built, MSI might have just outdone everyone else. The MSI MEG Aegis Ti5, now available to buy at major retailers, looks sort of like a futuristic fighter pilot's helmet. Aggressive lines and built-in RGB lighting certainly give it a fetching look.

It's the first desktop gaming PC to employ an LED dial on the front that allows gamers to quickly switch between power profiles. The small screen displays system data, and there are several configurable options that allow for quick launching of specific games or displayable local weather.

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OSWindows 10 Home
ProcessorUp to 10th Gen Intel
Core i9-10900K
ChipsetIntel Z490
RAMUp to 128GB DDR4-2933MHz
StorageThree M.2 SSD
Two 2.5-inch SSD
One 3.5-inch HDD
GraphicsUp to NVIDIA RTX 3080
ConnectivityIntel Wi-Fi 6 AX201
Bluetooth 5.1
Front portsUSB-C 3.2 (Gen 2)
Two USB-A 3.2 (Gen 1)
3.5mm audio
Rear portsTwo USB-A 2.0
HDMI 1.4
USB-C 3.2 (Gen 2)
Three USB-A 3.2 (Gen 2)
Two Ethernet (1G, 2.5G)
3.5mm audio
PSU750W 80 Plus Gold
CPU coolerMSI AIO 240mm
Dimensions21.69 x 9.41 x 20.12 inches
(551mm x 239mm x 511mm)
WeightFrom 33 pounds (15kg)

The PC isn't all just show, with up to a 10th Gen Intel Core i9-10900K processor (CPU), NVIDIA RTX 3080 graphics card (one of our picks for best graphics card), 128GB of DDR4 RAM, and room for three M.2 PCIe solid-state drives (SSD), two 2.5-inch SSDs, and one 3.5-inch hard-disk drive (HDD). It's all powered by a modular 750W power supply unit (PSU) with 80 Plus Gold certification.

Inside are four separate MSI Silent Storm Cooling 4 chambers for better thermal management, important in these unique builds that don't have as much space inside as standard mid-tower cases. Even the motherboard has a fan behind it to help keep the VRMs cool. The build includes Thunderbolt 3 and Wi-Fi 6 for easy connectivity. Be sure to have a look at our collection of the best gaming desktop PCs for more options.

Cale Hunt
Senior Editor, Laptop Reviews

Cale Hunt is formerly a Senior Editor at Windows Central. He focuses mainly on laptop reviews, news, and accessory coverage. He's been reviewing laptops and accessories full-time since 2016, with hundreds of reviews published for Windows Central. He is an avid PC gamer and multi-platform user, and spends most of his time either tinkering with or writing about tech.