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MSI Gaming Desktop Trident 3 8RC Intel Core i5 8th Gen 8400 (2.80 GHz) 8 GB DDR4 1 TB HDD NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1060 Windows 10 Home 64-bit

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MSI Trident 3 Gaming Desktop PC
MSI Trident 3 Gaming Desktop PC
MSI Trident 3 Gaming Desktop PC
DEADLY POWERFUL AS COMPACT

The world's smallest true gaming PC, extreme compact, same desktop performance. Meet MSI Trident. MSI has experience with compact gaming desktops and incredibly power, but we are taking it to the next level with Trident. The performance levels will fit all gamer's demand. Redefining the size of gaming desktop PC's with MSI Trident.


THE LATEST INTEL® CORE™ PROCESSSORS

This MSI gaming desktop comes with the latest 8th Generation Intel® Core™ processors. Compared to its previous generation, the CPU multi-thread performance is 40% faster. 4K video playback with HDR visual quality is also significantly improved. So what does this mean for you? With these latest Intel processors, you can be totally immersed in full HD gaming, communicating with your teammates while live-streaming and capturing highlights for editing and posting later - all simultaneously and hassle-free!


MSI Trident 3 Gaming Desktop PC
MSI Infinite X Gaming Desktop PC
COMPACT AND LIGHTWEIGHT TRUE GAMING PC

Going to a LAN-party, a friend or you just feel like you want to bring your Gaming Desktop anywhere you go? Trident only weighs 3.2 KG and fits in most conventional backpacks. Bring true gaming desktop performance with you everywhere.

3.2
KILOGRAM
4.7
LITER

ACCESS TO COMPONENTS

Always get the best performance out of your system with the latest technologies. The components inside MSI Gaming Desktops are accessible and ready to be upgraded at any time. Whether you’re upgrading your processor or graphics card, you can always keep your gaming rig up to date with the latest hardware.


MSI Trident 3 Gaming Desktop PC
MSI Trident 3 Gaming Desktop PC
MSI CUSTOM MADE DESKTOP GRAPHICS

Built in is a MSI graphics card that will get you the best graphics in games. MSI cards are custom made and are built to game to ensure that gamers get the best with MSI Trident.

MSI Trident 3 Gaming Desktop PC
SILENT STORM COOLING 2

Cooling is essential for Gaming systems. MSI Trident features MSI's special and exclusive cooling technology called Silent Storm Cooling 2. Separating key components in different chambers with optimized airflow, the systems cooling is completely fine-tuned and ready for many hours of gaming without breaking a sweat.

MSI Trident 3 Gaming Desktop PC MSI Trident 3 Gaming Desktop PC

With more performance and cores in Intel's 8th generation we strengthen the MSI Trident 3 series CPU cooling and add a pair of 6mm pipes to the thermal heat pipe design, this will increase the cooling and drop the temperature of the CPU by 5%.


MSI Trident 3 Gaming Desktop PC
MSI Trident 3 Gaming Desktop PC
SMALLEST VR READY PC

MSI Trident is a real Gaming PC ready for next generation gaming. We equipped MSI Trident with VR-Link to be ready for VR Gaming. Producing the smallest VR ready Gaming PC.


MSI Trident 3 Gaming Desktop PC MSI Trident 3 Gaming Desktop PC
THE BEST AUDIO TROUGH HARDWARE AND SOFTWARE

To deliver the crispest sound signal to gamers' ears, MSI Trident uses special hardware and software amplifiers to get the best audio experience for gamers, especially using a gaming headset.


MSI Trident 3 Gaming Desktop PC MSI Trident 3 Gaming Desktop PC

Learn more about the MSI Trident 3 8RC-005US

Warranty, Returns, And Additional Information
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  • Limited Warranty period (parts): 1 year
  • Limited Warranty period (labor): 1 year
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Ownership: 1 week to 1 month
Verified Owner
5/ 5
Fantastic Machine, Huge upgrade, Future Proof 6/1/2019 11:04:14 AM

Pros: - I've had an ASUS G53 ROG with a 560m for the past 7 years. Needless to say, I was in the market for an upgrade and researched dozens of desktop machines with a high capacity for gaming. My biggest consideration was balancing cost with reasonable performance, while hoping that whatever budget friendly design I was considering, could deliver on their advertised specifications. The MSI Trident 3 has delivered, so far.

-For the price, I knew going into it that I would need to upgrade certain specs over time, and would not be able to afford the i7, 16GB RAM, GTX 1060 6gb cousin to this beast, since I actually live within a budget. The MSI promised upgrade-ability and it has delivered so far-

-I've successfully installed the Ballistix Sport 16 GB RAM kit (2x 8gb) running at 2400 MT/s.
- I've also installed a crucial 250 GB M.2 SSD partition, zero issues and great performance since all my game files are installed on this drive. Load rates are insanely fast, especially compared to my ancient Asus G53.

-I've had no issues with compatibility so far with these affordable upgrades, thus the MSI Trident 3 is so far upgrade-able

- The form factor is awesome. It's small, light and looks great. It is oh so quiet too, and the dual compartment cooling design is fantastic. Great design.

- USB ports and layout are fantastic. I can support a ton of devices and the system has had no issues recognizing and communicating with them.

-Sound quality with the Nahimic software is a noticeable improvement. The quality of sound is above average and smooth.

Cons: - Bloatware, not bad, but I had to re-install windows to streamline my startup. No issues after the fat-trimming.

- XMP Profile. My BIOS does not have options for overclock, or I'm not smart enough to figure it out, probably the latter. I bought the Ballistix Memory upgrade thinking I would clock 2666 as advertised, and since the stock Samsung 8 GB stick was clocking at 2666, I thought I'd have the same or better performance! WRONG! It sits at a sweet 2400, but requires XMP or an Overclock option to push past this. Help!!!

- These are the cons so far, but as I attempt upgrades and encounter issues, I'll post them. Thanks!

Overall Review: - I'd definitely recommend this series of product to others. I'd encourage people to fork out a little extra $$$ for the more powerful cousin. I picked this up for $799 with a $100 rebate in the mail. So, my $700-ish system isn't bad, but if you can afford the better setup, go for it. I've already sunk $140 in upgrades on top, and have about $300-$400 left to go.

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Manufacturer Response:
Dear Martin,

Thank you for sharing your experience with the Trident 3 desktop! If you ever require technical assistance, please feel free to contact our technical support department directly at 888.447.6564 from M to F, 5am to 4am Pacific Standard Time.

Thanks for choosing MSI!

Best Regards,
MSI Review Team
1/ 5
Don't do it. 5/14/2019 11:25:11 AM

Pros: Good deal but doesnt work properly.

Cons: It has an issue where the system will constantly shut off when running higher end games like PubG but even League of Legends.
You can search these issues on their forum about a shut off or power off issue with the trident 3 series.
They say to reach out to customer service or warranty service but it's a major defect and they are selling it to you.

Overall Review: Check out the other reviews online, most of them are really bad.
If you do buy it, buy it at your own risk because mine had issues after 30 days.
You will have to return at your own expense, if you got the barebone version you pretty much wasted your money.
Warranty will not cover anything, some people received a replacement with the same issue.

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Manufacturer Response:
Dear Kproc,

Thank you for sharing your experience with the Trident 3 desktop. Please accept our sincerest apologies for the inconvenience you have experienced with your unit. If you would like further technical assistance, please feel free to contact our technical support department directly at 888.447.6564 from M to F, 5am to 4am Pacific Standard Time.

Thanks for choosing MSI!

Best Regards,
MSI Review Team | JM05142019002 | usreview@msi.com
5/ 5
Msi Trident 3 3/17/2019 12:31:42 PM

Pros: Pros:
Small form factor
Quiet
Low temps
Front HDMI port for VR
Price

Cons: Cons:
In order to upgrade almost anything you have to upgrade the entire set up (motherboard, power supply, etc.)
Bloated with msi software that constantly pops up when opening other apps
Nothing is overclockable
Slow HDD (though it is rated 7200rpm)

Overall Review: I absolutely loved this pc when I first purchased it. The small form factor, how quiet it runs, and low CPU/GPU temps are amazing. However, after 1 year of owning I decided to look into upgrading the internal components.
Although MSI claimed being able to upgrade I soon came to find out that in order to upgrade the 1060 to even a 1070 you have to upgrade the power supply because the supplied one is only 230 watts. The custom motherboard has a power limiter so even if you purchase the 330 watt power supply it will protect itself and only allow 230 watts.
I only suggest this pc if you want a very low budget entry level VR gaming setup that runs most VR games on low graphics settings.
As for non VR gaming, it does run Witcher 3 at high settings around 50fps.

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5/ 5
Great size 12/31/2018 3:40:14 PM

Pros: -Small
-Quiet

Cons: -Besides some unwanted programs that came installed on it, nothing bad.

Overall Review: Using this for a 3D printer.

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Dear Valued Customer,

Thank you for sharing your experience with the MSI product! If you ever require technical assistance, please feel free to contact our technical support department directly at 888.447.6564 from M to F, 5am to 4am Pacific Standard Time.

Thanks for choosing MSI!

Best Regards,
MSI Review Team
4/ 5
9/18/2018 12:52:38 AM

Pros: Amazing CPU for your on budget
Fast processor
Great hardware for how compact it is.

Cons: Not able to upgrade the system very easily I call it a system becuase it runs of mini parts same as laptop

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Manufacturer Response:
Dear Valued Customer,

Thank you for sharing your experience with the MSI product! If you ever require technical assistance, please feel free to contact our technical support department directly at 888.447.6564 from M to F, 5am to 4am Pacific Standard Time.

Thanks for choosing MSI!

Best Regards,
MSI Review Team
Ownership: 1 week to 1 month
Verified Owner
3/ 5
Good so far, but keyboard is broken. 9/16/2018 8:29:43 PM

Pros: Compact gaming device.

Cons: Half of the keys on the included keyboard don't work.

Overall Review: Happy that I got the computer, but somewhat disappointed the keyboard is broken.

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Manufacturer Response:
Dear Valued Customer,

Thank you for sharing your experience with the MSI product! If you ever require technical assistance, please feel free to contact our technical support department directly at 888.447.6564 from M to F, 5am to 4am Pacific Standard Time.

Thanks for choosing MSI!

Best Regards,
MSI Review Team
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