MSI Trident X Compact Gaming PC model: 9SE-047CA

MSI Trident X Compact Gaming PC

Quick Description

This stylish gaming PC combines impressive specs in a small package. It doesn't sacrifice maintenance or upgrades opportunity too much for a computer this compact.

Memory is the one common upgrade candidate looking a bit tricky to reach; that's a bit unfortunate considering the included RAM is in a single-channel configuration.

Other Considerations

Here are a few things about this stationary computer which could come as a surprise. For each point, you will find how to fix it (if it's an issue) and how much to budget for it. Not every point below will be a concern, but hopefully, we can keep your surprises to a minimum.

Speakerless. This stationary computer needs external speakers to play sounds. Your options are to hook it up to a TV or a monitor with built-in speakers, use external speakers or a headset.$30+

No Camera or Microphone. If your plans include skyping with family members or playing with your friends online, you would need a webcam or, for best results, a headset and microphone.$40+

Screenless. If you don't already have a monitor from your last computer, you could connect this stationary computer to a TV or get a new monitor.$120+

No Optical Drive. If you still use CDs, DVDs, or Blu-Ray disks on a regular basis, you will need an external drive to read them with this stationary computer.$30+

Assuming you are starting over fresh, you can expect to spend $290 on accessories, for a total cost of $3090.

Available at 4 locations, from $2799

Based on 10 days of observation, the MSI Trident X Compact Gaming PC usually costs 2749 in Canada. The lowest price on record for this stationary computer is $2699.00.

Scroll down to find charts comparing the MSI Trident X Compact Gaming PC to similar devices, to see how well it runs your favorite apps and to find where it can be bought from.


Here are a few Canadian retailers who currently sell this product:

Product prices and availability are accurate as of the date/time indicated and are subject to change. Any price and availability information displayed on Canada Computers, Amazon, Memory Express, Newegg or Walmart at the time of purchase will apply to the purchase of this product.


Here's how the MSI Trident X Compact Gaming PC ranks compared to similar devices. The more stars there are, the better (except for the price row).

Stationary Computers

Bang for the Buck1.5/5
Versatility for the Price1.5/5
General-purpose power4.5/5
Graphical power5/5
Ease of Maintenance1.5/5

Compact Towers

Bang for the Buck3/5
Versatility for the Price2/5
General-purpose power5/5
Graphical power5/5
Ease of Maintenance2/5

All Smart Devices

Bang for the Buck4/5
Versatility for the Price1.5/5
General-purpose power5/5
Graphical power5/5
Ease of Maintenance4/5

The Meaty details

The Specs

Operating System: Windows
Processor: Intel Core i7-9700K
Graphics: Nvidia Geforce RTX 2080
Memory: 16.00 GB
Storage: 2 TB + 512 GB (~2.5 TB)
Screen Size: No built-in screen.
Dimensions: 12.97 × 38.27 × 39.64 cm
Weight: 9.500 kg

The features

  • Fixed storage: 54000 RPM hard drive (slow)
  • Fixed storage: Solid State (very fast)
  • DisplayPort
  • HDMI
  • Multiple Monitor Support
  • USB 2
  • USB 3.1
  • USB Type-A
  • USB Type-C
  • Ethernet 10
  • Ethernet 100
  • Ethernet 1000 (Gigabit)
  • 3.5mm Stereo jack
  • Bluetooth 5
  • Wi-Fi a
  • Wi-Fi ac
  • Wi-Fi b
  • Wi-Fi g
  • Wi-Fi n
  • Upgradable and Maintainable
  • Backlit
  • RGB Lighting

Repair / Upgrade Options

Score Ease of Maintenance
Memory Upgrade5/10More complex than usual
Data Storage8/10Easy project for an enthusiast
Graphics Upgrade6/10A technician can help you with that

Want more details concerning repairs and upgrades options for this products?

Official Support Page for this Product

What it's capable of

Here are the tasks this computer can handle and how easily it'll breeze through it. A 5-star rating means it should handle the task at a professional level, a 1-star rating means it can do it, but it likely won't be a pleasant experience.

Activities it will handle

  • Web & Communication

    The basics 5/5
    Design Websites 5/5
  • Audio & Visual medias

    The basics 5/5
    Music Production 5/5
    Drawing and Illustrations 5/5
    Photo Editing 5/5
    Video Editing 5/5
  • Texts & Numbers

    The basics 5/5
  • Video Games

    Casual and Mobile Games 5/5
    Enthusiast Games 5/5
    Triple-A Video Games 5/5
  • 3D and CAD

    The basics 5/5

Programs, Apps and Games it will handle

Activity ratings are good but sometimes, you want to be absolutely sure your next purchase will be able to run a specific piece of software.

A 1 star rating means the program'll be usable (according to the developer's own definition; some are more demanding than others); 3 stars mean recommended specs are met with this device; 5 stars will means you will have plenty of overhead to handle uncommon uses of that program like mods, plug-ins and more.

Web & Communication (3 / 3)

Texts & Numbers (9 / 9)

Drawing and Illustrations (11 / 12)

Audio & Visual medias (4 / 4)

3D and CAD (9 / 9)

Music Production (8 / 11)

Photo Editing (5 / 5)

Video Editing (8 / 10)

Enthusiast Games (67 / 67)

Video Games (10 / 12)

Triple-A Video Games (64 / 64)

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