A new year brings a refresh of sorts and the time to take stock of your current tech situation. And with the flurry of announcements from CES 2022, the next level of PC hardware has launched offering an upgrade for all levels of PC users. But what should you upgrade first?
New Z690 platform
The Z690 is perfect for those wanting to jump into a platform that supports the latest DDR5 memory and will be ready for upcoming PCIe Gen 5.0 devices. And the high-end of this stack is the pinnacle of this experience.
For those looking for top performance, The MEG Z690 ACE offers dual Thunderbolt 4 ports, four M.2 slots, and also comes with gorgeous RGB lighting and Genuine 24-karat gold foil on its heatsink to showcase pure luxury, while the Z690 UNIFY’s all-black design makes for a quieter, more tasteful build.
The MAG Z690 TOMAHAWK WIFI offers the best value for money. It features 2.5G LAN and supports Wi-Fi 6E, which ensures you’re ready for the next generation of internet connectivity without rushing to get another upgrade.
For gamers on a budget,
The MAG B660M MORTAR DDR4 offers excellent value to performance and is a platform that gets the most out of Intel’s newest 12th generation Alder Lake CPUs. It boasts Lightning Gen 4 for blazing-fast PCIe 4.0 speeds on the primary PCIe slot as well as M.2 slots.
AIO liquid coolers
If you’re shopping for the top-of-the-line 12th Generation Intel CPUs, effective heat dissipation is a must. When using high-end components, you don’t want to leave performance on the table with a sub-par cooling solution.
MSI’s range of
S-series Liquid Coolers offers the most premium cooling solutions for high-end CPUs. They look great and efficiently transport heat away from your processor. Both the 360mm and 280mm AIO coolers in this line-up are engineered for silent but effective cooling. Along with fans over the CPU block to cool the VRM modules, the S-series of MSI liquid coolers create the coolest environment for your system.
A customisable IPS display sits atop the pump. From displaying system temps to moving graphics and the weather, your choices are endless. So, go ahead and personalise it to your liking within MSI Center.
A safe, efficient PSU
With all these upgrades, it would be wise to also upgrade your PSU to ensure you can provide sufficient power to each component safely.
MSI’s MPG A850GF and A750GF PSUs are engineered to withstand the demands of new-gen parts from 12th Gen Intel CPUs as well as Nvidia’s 30-series graphics cards, making them the perfect choice for a premium, top-tier PC build.
Both power supplies boast an 80-Plus Gold Certification for excellent efficiency, modular cables perfect for every combination and an incredible 10-year warranty that showcases MSI’s confidence in the high-end components used to build these PSUs. In addition, they boast flat cables, which ensure that you can now close the back of your case without getting into a wrestling match with your side panel.
Style & function in a case
Sure, all these upgrades will provide top-notch performance, but what’s that without a little bit of style? Whether going overboard with RGBs are your thing or you’re looking for a more minimalist style, MSI’s range of PC cases has something for everyone.
the MSI MPG VELOX 100R and 100P AIRFLOW cases. They combine elegant design with a symphony of tempered glass and metal, resulting in a genuinely stunning PC case. You can’t help but stare.
The Velox 100 series brings excellent airflow and outstanding thermal performance – ensuring effective heat dissipation. You can accommodate up to a 360mm radiator (front and top), so you don’t need to compromise on cooling performance even when running the very best CPUs from Intel’s new 12th Gen line-up.
The Velox series also has an ARGB LED control panel that makes switching between different lighting effects a breeze. In addition, a front-panel USB 3.2 Gen 2×2 Type C port allows you to connect high-speed external devices without missing a beat. It’s also a good choice for the MEG series with front Gen 2×2 Type C ports.
Game bundle with MSI
What makes it an even better time to upgrade? MSI is offering free copies of Dying Light 2 with selected products. So you can stretch the legs of your new hardware within some glorious environments in the latest AAA games. Find out more about this offer