Curved gaming monitors have captured a rather notable market share in the recent years, so MSI decided to build an open-air chassis for PCs that would match design of curved LCDs. At Computex, the company showcased its first experimental curved gaming case, the MEG Alchemy 700X.

The ‘world’s first curved gaming case’ from MSI is aimed at enthusiasts who would like to admire internals of their PCs as well as to showcase them to the others. The chassis is made of metal and features a curved tempered glass on the front.

The case enables to build machines based on an ATX motherboard, a CPU with a liquid cooling system, as well as almost any graphics card. These systems can also accommodate two 2.5-inch SSDs or HDDs as well as one 3.5-inch storage device.

To simplify usage of the MEG Alchemy 700X, MSI installed two USB 3.0 Type-A connectors, a USB 3.1 Gen 2 Type-C port, as well as 3.5-mm audio connectors on its front.

It remains to be seen whether the MEG Alchemy 700X becomes a commercial product or will remain a chassis used to demonstrate the company’s flagship hardware at various trade shows. In any case, if MSI decides to commercialize this product (aiming modders or businesses, for example), expect it to be rather expensive as this will be a unique PC case.

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  • surt - Thursday, June 13, 2019 - link

    I'll wager right now that it has more pci lanes than Jehovah. Reply
  • twtech - Friday, June 14, 2019 - link

    I don't care what they call them really - I just wish the trend of RGB everything, and plastic shrouds that look like they belong on kids toys would fizzle out. Reply
  • PeachNCream - Thursday, June 13, 2019 - link

    Meh whatever. Rosewill's SRM-01 case for $25 on NewEgg holds components and keeps cat hair off them just as well (better because metal and no exposed PCBs). This thing is just curvature for the sake of acting as a lure for people that will photograph it and free advertise the hardware attached to it. Now if they could curve the motherboard inside the case without breaking traces...nah, that's still stupid. Rosewill wins in the case department if you're building your own PC. Reply
  • Dragonstongue - Friday, June 14, 2019 - link

    o7 I was going to say.

    A good airflow open air that is covered via dust filter/traps would work well, then you say such.... me I am ok with a "standard" case for the foreseeable future, for the noise and dust reasons more than anything else, I wish my define R6 cooled better, but, cannot truly complain either, it keeps things safe, and gives me a bit of a table up top ^.^
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  • mode_13h - Sunday, June 16, 2019 - link

    If dust is a concern (and it usually should be), then run positive-pressure with dust filters on the intakes. If heat and noise are of concern, then windows are usually counter-productive. They also add cost and weight.

    All my cases are windowless and aluminum. As I replace all fans with Noctua, I don't really care whether any of the included fans have LEDs of any sort. Bonus: with windowless cases, and intake filters, I'm completely oblivious to Noctua's noxious color scheme.
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  • Metroid - Thursday, June 13, 2019 - link

    I wonder if it can become even more stupid than this. Reply
  • PeachNCream - Thursday, June 13, 2019 - link

    This is MSI we're talking about. Just wait around long enough and they will outdo themselves by taking stupid to the next level. Reply
  • jfmonty2 - Thursday, June 13, 2019 - link

    I'm less interested in the case than in the fact that they appear to think they can trademark the word "Gaming." Somehow I feel like that isn't eligible for trademark in this context. Reply
  • AshlayW - Thursday, June 13, 2019 - link

    Is this a joke Reply
  • khanikun - Friday, June 14, 2019 - link

    I like open bench cases, but I'm not a fan of them putting a curve on it. I do like the design with the ports on the feet. Would be nice if my Thermaltake open bench case was like that. Reply

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