MSI MEG Trident X2 Gaming PC Review

Our readers and writers alike love PC gaming. But in 2023, when it comes time to open the wallet or purse to pay for a top spec gaming PC, I feel like crying. I like to see unique systems like the MSI MEG Trident X2 13th gaming PC. I like to see companies push out something that combines form, function, and performance, but dammit I want some nod towards value too. It’s not unexpected to be charged extra for a hassle-free prebuilt PC, but not this much!

A system that makes an Alienware sound cheap is definitely too expensive.

The Trident X2 is a flagship tier gaming PC by just about every measure. Any system with a Core i9 13900KF, RTX 4090 (opens in new tab) and 64GB of DDR5 memory has to be considered as such. And it looks like a serious PC. Personally, I’m kind of on the fence when it comes to its look. It looks like an older generation Trident chassis with a black box glued to the side.