MSI Bought Its Awards: Hotbox Sekira 500X Case Review


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We met with MSI several times during the development lifecycle of this case, but nothing stuck. It’s everything the original H500P was: A glass box where the fans obstruct their own intake.
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We’re reviewing the MSI MPG Sekira 500X PC case, which is one of the company’s newest computer case additions to its lineup. MSI — as will become obvious — is not a case manufacturer by trade, but a motherboard and video card manufacturer. In this video, we’ll benchmark and test MSI’s new Sekira 500X gaming PC case, a high-end tower that’s built for ATX motherboards (with some “E-ATX” support). The MSI Sekira 500X is a thermally challenged case that follows many of the mistakes from the original Cooler Master H500P. That case was eventually fixed, and we hope that MSI learns from the process and follows Cooler Master’s trend to solving the obvious, glaring issues — like obstructing the fan intake with the fan itself.

Consider watching our Cooler Master H500P review here: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=HRsb4C5gLLc

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00:00 – When You Can’t Earn Awards, Buy Them
02:35 – The Mesh is a Lie
06:00 – Actual Positives for the Sekira 500X
08:10 – Build Quality of MSI Sekira 500X
17:27 – CPU Thermal Testing & Benchmarks of MPG Sekira 500X
19:25 – GPU Thermal Testing & Benchmarks
20:22 – Blender CPU Benchmarks
20:50 – Standardized Fan Test & Thermals
24:19 – Conclusion

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Host, Test Lead, Additional Reporting: Steve Burke
Editorial, Testing: Patrick Lathan
Video: Keegan Gallick, Andrew Coleman

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