Hardware News: MSI Aegis Case, Corsair K70 RGB Rapidfire, & AMD Wraith

By Published April 22, 2016 at 9:00 am

PAX East 2016 has a strong hardware presence, and the number of zero-hour announcements backs that up. MSI, Corsair, AMD (a first-time exhibitor at East), nVidia, Intel, Cooler Master, Kingston, and a handful of other hardware vendors have all made an appearance at this year's show, ever flanked by gaming giants.

Today's initial news coverage focuses on the MSI Aegis desktop computer, Corsair's updated K70 & K65 keyboards, and the AMD Wraith cooler's arrival to lower-end SKUs. Find out more in the video below:

The quick recap is as follows:

  • Corsair released a refresh of its mechanical keyboard line with the K70 and K65 RGB Rapidfire editions. The new keyboards use Cherry's MX Speed switch – a new switch that's presently exclusive to Corsair – to decrease actuation time on key presses. The new switch actuates at 1.2mm rather than the average 2.0mm actuation depth. There are three keyboards – K70 RGB Rapidfire ($170), K70 Rapidfire ($130), and the K65 RGB Rapidfire ($140).
  • MSI's Aegis is a compact desktop PC that's mounted atop a pedestal, making it more of a showroom piece for LAN events. The system is small-ish (we don't have exact dimensions yet), but can still fit full-size video cards. The Aegis has MSI's Mystic lighting system for controllable RGB glow.
  • AMD's Wraith cooler will be shipping with lower SKU CPUs in the immediate future, including the FX-8350 and FX-6350.

More news to follow through the show.

- Steve “Lelldorianx” Burke.

Steve Burke

Steve started GamersNexus back when it was just a cool name, and now it's grown into an expansive website with an overwhelming amount of features. He recalls his first difficult decision with GN's direction: "I didn't know whether or not I wanted 'Gamers' to have a possessive apostrophe -- I mean, grammatically it should, but I didn't like it in the name. It was ugly. I also had people who were typing apostrophes into the address bar - sigh. It made sense to just leave it as 'Gamers.'"

First world problems, Steve. First world problems.

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