MSI MPG Sekira 500X
Maximum PC|December 2020
Good, but not that original
CHRISTIAN GUYTON

MSI DOESN’T VENTURE into the world of cases too often, generally making its money from laptops, motherboards, and GPUs. This feels evident in both the marketing material of the MPG Sekira 500X, and the case itself. Visit the product page on MSI’s website and you’re bombarded with lofty claims that the case was inspired by the Axe of Perun, accompanied by a bizarre promotional image of a shirtless man gripping what is clearly Gimli’s axe from Peter Jackson’s Lord of the Rings trilogy.

So we didn’t really know what to expect from the Sekira 500X, although our initial impressions upon unboxing this beast were good. At first glance, it ticks all the boxes: Toolless tempered-glass panels, integrated RGB lighting, and a slick brushed aluminum finish with a rose-gold trim on the edges and around the front I/O ports. Our other immediate impression was that the Sekira 500X is seriously heavy for a mid-tower case, weighing over 40 pounds.

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