CES 2019: MSI Unveils GUNGNIR 100 Chassis and Vigor GK60 Mechanical Gaming Keyboardby Gavin Bonshor on January 11, 2019 4:00 PM EST
MSI has added to its ever-growing range of peripherals with the new Vigor GK60 gaming keyboard. CES 2019 also marks the unveiling of its Norse mythology inspired GUNGNIR 100 chassis aimed at gamers looking to add some RGB sparkle to their system.
MSI GUNGNIR 100 Chassis
MSI's new GUNGNIR 100 case is named after the Norse God Odin's legendary spear and looks to wield plenty of RGB LED lighting. The GUNGNIR 100 allows users to install motherboards up to E-ATX and is 510 x 227 x 525mm (DxWxH) in size; it also weighs 9.3 Kg. The weight is likely a consequence of MSI opting to use a 4 mm thick tempered glass side panel. Users looking for cooling options will be happy to know the GUNGNIR 100 has an ample cooling layout internally with space for three 140/120 mm fans in the front, three 120 mm or two 120 mm fans in the top, a single 140/120 mm in the rear and comes pre-installed with three 120 mm RGB fans.
On the front panel IO, MSI has included two USB 3.0 ports but given that this is 2019, there is no mention or scope of USB 3.1 Gen2 or even front panel Type-C connectivity available. The current availability and pricing are unknown as of yet, but we expect MSI to unveil these details shortly.
MSI Vigor GK60 Gaming Keyboard
The new MSI Vigor GK60 gaming keyboard uses Cherry MX Red mechanical switches which is a linear switch and has an actuation force of 45 cN. Surrounding the keys is an aluminium frame and key count is dependant on which region and language are purchased; 104, 105 and 109 key variants for reference. The MSI Vigor GK60 has red LED backlighting underneath the keys and offers users a variety of customizable lighting effects from steady, wave and horizon, all the way to radar and reactive. These can be customized through the MSI Gaming Center application but it should be noted that the Vigor GK60 does not support RGB.
Supplied with the Vigor GK60 gaming keyboard is a two metre long USB cable and comes pre-installed with four metal WASD keycaps. This includes a keycap puller to allow users to install their own. As it stands there is no information available in regards to pricing and availability, but the MSI Vigor GK60 is expected to hit retail channels shortly.
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Hxx - Saturday, January 12, 2019 - linkMSI gang what now? why these names? they dont stand out in fact they are quite forgettable
PeachNCream - Saturday, January 12, 2019 - linkThere is nothing to makes these two products stand out from every other mass produced gamer case and mechanical keyboard. For the sake of sales volume, I hope they are priced low enough to catch interest that way, but they are presently just more also-ran hardware.