MSI Trident A Review

👤by Matthew Hodgson Comments 📅19-08-19
Closer Look
Starting with the right of the machine, the small stature of the tower is immediately apparent, as is its relative lightweight feel at only 9.5KG.
There’s a small Trident marking above the CPU vent and an MSI Dragon sticker in the top-left.

Tucked behind the vented section is a small CPU cooler with a downward blowing fan.

The opposite side clearly houses the MSI RTX 2060 GPU, being enabled to draw cooler air from outside the case to help reduce thermals as much as possible.
The lower vented section allows the 450W 80 Plus Bronze power supply to breathe cool air.

Moving to the top of the case, we have enough vented region where heat can escape from the case and be moved away from any of the system’s intake vents. At the front is a huge power button which should be nice and easy to find in the dark. No reset button though.

Onto the front, MSI have placed the front I/O low down, but have equipped it well. Starting from the top, there’s the following:
1x USB 3.1 Gen. 1 Type-C
1x USB 3.1 Gen. 1 Type-A
1x USB 2.0
1x Mic-in
1x Headphone-out

Then finally, we’ll have a look at what the rear of the system has to offer in terms of connectivity:

The MSI GeForce RTX 2060 is home to:
3x DisplayPort 1.4
1x HDMI 2.0

With the motherboard further supporting that with (from top to bottom):
5x HD Audio Jacks
1x Mic-in
2x USB 3.1 Gen. 1 Type-A
2x USB 3.1 Gen. 2 Type-A
1x RJ45
1x USB 2.0
1x PS/2 Combo Port
1x DP Out (1.2)
1x DVI-D

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