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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  • Valantar - Friday, June 14, 2019 - link

  • Manch - Friday, June 14, 2019 - link

    Im waiting for MSI to make a dragon shaped case. Name the mobo Komodo. Really surprised it hasn't happened yet
  • mode_13h - Friday, June 14, 2019 - link

    Or, they could sell a custom mobo for the Komodo case - the Komodo Mobo.
  • Byte - Friday, June 14, 2019 - link

    I don't understand this case. It's curved the wrong way. It looks like you can place it behind your curved monitor, but then you won't get to see it without moving you monitor.
  • mode_13h - Sunday, June 16, 2019 - link


    Maybe you could rig a way to mount a monitor on top of it, but the curvature might not match.

    Or, if you have a C-shaped or right-angled desk (perhaps in a windowless corner of a room), I guess you could put it next to your monitor(s). That wouldn't be so bad.

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