MSI MPG Gungnir 100 Review

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MSI is getting more and more into case with one of their new ones being the MPG Gungnir 100, which just for interest sake is named after the legendary spear wielded by the Norse god Odin.

 

Starting with the design the 100 is a mid tower with a more simplistic styling with a full sized tempered glass side panel and an all black color scheme but of course with a hint of RGB. The top and front panels are fully covered so no mesh or tempered glass here and is also plastic where the rest of the case is mostly metal. But the front panel of the 100 does feature custom 3D printable name plates at the top and bottom which you can put your own logo or image on to make it unique. So MSI actually sent me a custom We Do Tech one instead of the standard MSI Dragon badge which was pretty cool. You can 3D print your own with the included files on their website.

 

IO

At the top front you get your IO which features the power switch, 2 USB 3.0 ports, headphone and mic jacks and then the reset or RGB control switch. This simply just lets you control the entire cases lighting by switching between all the preset effects and colors.

 

Inside

Removing the tempered glass side panel you are greeted with a clean, very spaces inside that supports up to e-ATX motherboards and any size GPUs. You get plenty of rubber grommets at the top, middle and bottom for clean cable management. The bottom is almost entirely covered with a PSU shroud that also has 2x 2.5” SSD mounts that you can also remove if wanted.

 

Alsi if you wanted to custom loop you will definitely have enough space for all your rads and pump. Out of the box you get 4 included fans, the front featuring 3x 120mm non RGB fans and 1x 120mm ARGB fan at the back. The 100 however does support up to 360-420mm rads at the front for a push-pull config. However at the top you can go up to 360mm or 280mm rads but only around 27mm thick because otherwise spacing might become an issue.

 

Getting into airflow because of the front and top panels being covered it does limit airflow a small amount. However you do get air events stretching the length of the panels for necessary intake and exhaust. For cooling performance I don’t have a fixed baseline for case that I’ve reviewed but with the hardware that I used being only aircooled it had sufficient cooling. Just a mention for dust the case does not feature any dust filters expect for underneath the power supply. So even though the panels are covered, some dust will get pulled in through the air intake.

 

Inside – Backside

Removing the back panel you get a decent amount of space and a good layout for doing cable management. Firstly along with those the 2x 2.5” SSD trays on the PSU shroud you also get 2 addition 2.5” trays mounted vertically on the side at the front of the case. You also get a dual 3.5” HDD tray at the bottom underneath the PSU shroud that faures a tool less design. You can also remove the entire tray of you wanted to.

The 100 also features an included a 8 ARGB LED hub for all your fans, LED strips and the integrated fan lighting mentioned previously, unfortunately just no fan hub but that’s ok.

Then for cable management you get a cable cover to help hide and secure most of your cables leading to the top. You have plenty of space underneath the shroud for all your Power Supply cables and then plenty cable tie clips to secure loose cables.

 

Underneath the case you get 2 large feet that gives you enough height for proper airflow of the power supply. You do also again get a removable dust filter here.

 

Building inside

Now as for building inside the case, for the hardware that I used it was dead simple. You have plenty of space for all your hardware, cable management and more. If you wanted to go custom loop you wont need to worry really about clearance both at the front or top and same goes for a AIO. You will be able to fit pretty much any AIO on the market.

Something MSI can add later or in a new case is removable fan trays which makes it easier to install fans and AIO. Its not a must but would have been nice on the 100.

 

Now for my final thought there isn’t anything wrong with the Gungnir 100. Its a good case with plenty of space but there isn’t really anything that makes case standout compared to all of the other cases on the market. The custom 3D print nameplates is cool but enough to make this a standout case. But again its not bad, if you want a good mid tower thats from MSI the Gungnir 100 is definitely an option you can go for.

 

So I want to hear from you guys what are your thoughts on the Gungnir 100 from MSI.

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