MSI Vortex Cylindrical Gaming PC Now Available In The US

👤by Chris Yeo Comments 📅22.03.2016 22:01:11


The MSI Gaming PC named 'Vortex', is now available for purchase in the US..

MSI have released their new gaming PC named the 'Vortex'. The Vortex is of a cylindrical design, akin to the 2013 Apple Mac Pro in which it creates a 'vortex-shaped' wind path to capture heat from the bottom of the chassis & circulate it upwards and through the top - see the below illustration:



MSI have called this their '360° Silent Storm Cooling' technology.

The chassis measures at around 10.5" Height, 7.6" Width, 7" Depth with a weight of 8.8lbs (3.9Kg), available in two configurations:

Vortex G65 SLI-011
Processor: Core i7-6700K
Operating System: Microsoft Windows 10
Chipset: Z170
GPU: 2x NVIDIA GeForce GTX 960 in SLi
Storage: 2x 128GB PCIe SSD RAID0 'MSI Super RAID 4', 1TB HDD
RAM: 16GB 2133MHz DDR4
Networking: Dual Killer Gaming Network E2400
Interface Connectivity: 2x Thunderbolt 3, 3x USB 3.0
Price: $2,199


Vortex G65 SLI-002
Processor: Core i7-6700K
Operating System: Microsoft Windows 10
Chipset: Z170
GPU: 2x NVIDIA GeForce GTX 980 in SLi
Storage: 2x 128GB PCIe SSD RAID0 'MSI Super RAID 4', 1TB HDD
RAM: 32GB 2133MHz DDR4
Networking: Dual Killer Gaming Network E2400
Interface Connectivity: 2x Thunderbolt 3, 3x USB 3.0
Price: $3,999


As listed; the MSI Vortex includes Thunderbolt 3, packing a 40GBs transfer rate. The Chassis itself is built to be both upgradeable, expandable & includes a 450W 80 Plus Gold PSU is built into the chassis to minimise space - here is an exploded view:



Here is what MSI have to say:

"The revolutionary Vortex gaming tower shatters the misconception that bigger systems deliver more power and performance," says Andy Tung, president of MSI Pan America. "The groundbreaking system maximizes space and heat dissipation to unlock the power of its components for truly astronomical performance in a Subwoofer size.


The MSI Dragon Center Dashboard application allows users to monitor the system, change lightning, launch additional utilities & tune the system utilising a profile management system. Here is a screenshot of the application here:



You can view the official MSI Vortex site here for more information.
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