With retail listings now active in Taiwan, MSI has discreetly begun selling its MAG Pano M100R PZ cases. Additionally, EXPReview observed that JD.com is selling black and white (option) cases with transparent wraparound fish tank design and back plug motherboard support for sale in China.
MAG Pano M100R PZ Product Features
Fish tank-style cases are also known as “270-degree glass window” cases at times, and they seem to be a popular design. With its appropriately color-coordinated components, MSI’s promotional images make it simple to see why such a case would be appealing. You can choose between the black and white MSI MAG Pano M100R PZ, and to get you started, MSI has equipped both with four ARGB fans and a controller.
Although appearances aren’t everything, the MAG Pano M100R PZ cases have some useful features underneath. The name “PZ” makes a hint at what is likely the most significant design element in this case. Sure, it’s a Project Zero case that works with MSI and other brands of back-plug motherboards. With all the messy cabling easily hidden behind the motherboard tray, these motherboards make clean builds simple.
The case supports “M-ATX (Back-connect supported) / ITX,” according to the specifications. You’ll have to look elsewhere if you’re interested in full-size ATX builds with or without back plug. MSI has provided 33mm of cable management space behind the tray to conceal the wiring, regardless of the type of motherboard you install.
We want to call attention to the next important modern specification, which is the graphics card support as standard. With the ability to accommodate graphics cards up to 390mm in length, this system makes preventing GPU sag even more crucial than before. The greatest graphics cards are frequently large and heavy.
We also want to draw attention to the four ARGB fans (3 front, 1 back) and fan controller that come with the MSI MAG Pano M100R PZ case, as well as the convenient USB 3.2 Gen 2×2 Type-C connector located in the front I/O section.
The Micro-ATX case measures 440 x 235 x 405 mm / 17.32 x 9.25 x 15.94 inches, so it’s not surprising that the maximum compatibility numbers are respectable. See the datasheet below for the complete specifications.
This case is currently available from MSI distributors in Taiwan for TWD$3,190 (white) and TWD$2,990 (black), or roughly $100 USD. As of this writing, we don’t know the launch schedule or price for Western markets.
It’s been observed before that desktop PC cases are increasingly taking on the appearance of fish tanks. Lian Li dabbled in this design at Computex earlier this year, Hyte may be leading this trend, and MSI showcased a 270-degree panoramic glass window on its MAG Vampiric Project Zero in addition to its appropriately equipped motherboards.
During visit to Cooler Master, in addition to new cases that are back plug-compatible with motherboards, fish tank cases are a growing trend they see for 2024. With the release of its MAG Pano M100R PZ case, MSI appears to have gotten ahead of schedule.