MSI Debuts Overclockable 'Infinite X' Desktop

MSI debuted a new version of its Infinite series desktop PC featuring the latest Intel flagship 8th generation (Coffee Lake) processor. 

MSI’s Infinite X is a carbon copy of the original Infinite A in appearance, with an optional tempered glass side panel and an RGB front panel. A dual chamber chassis and Silent Storm Cooling 3 also make their return. However, unlike the Infinite A, the Infinite X sports a Z-series chipset motherboard, and the CPU can be overclocked. Previously, the Infinite A featured only locked (non -K) processors without overclocking capabilities, and the new Infinite X gives consumers looking for every drop of performance something to get excited about.

The Infinite X features an Intel Core i7-8700K processor on a Z370 motherboard and can be equipped with up to 64GB (4 x 16GB) DDR4-2400 memory and an MSI GeForce GTX 1080 Ti graphics card. For storage, the chassis supports up to two 3.5” HDDs and two 2.5” SSD/HDDs. The motherboard also sports two M.2 slots supporting PCIe 3.0 x4 and SATA SSDs, in addition to Intel Optane memory. A 550W 80 Plus Bronze certified power supply falls 50W shy of Nvidia’s recommended PSU for its GTX 1080 Ti, but this isn't an uncommon practice with OEMs (putting in slightly less powerful PSUs than what is recommended) and it shouldn't cause any major performance issues. Also, equipping the Infinite X with anything lower than a GTX 1080 Ti (such as a GTX 1080) won't have any issues with the 550W of juice available.

The new MSI Infinite X desktop PC is available now from various online retailers, starting at $1,699.99.

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Header Cell - Column 0 MSI Infinite X Desktop PC
ProcessorIntel Core i7-8700K
MemoryUp to 64GB (4 x 16GB) DDR4-2400
GraphicsUp to MSI GeForce GTX 1080 Ti 11GB GDDR5X
Storage- 3.5” HDD x2- 2.5” SSD/HDD x2- M.2 x2
Ports- USB 3.1 Gen 1 Type-C- USB 3.1 Gen 1 Type-A x5- USB 2.0 x2- PS/2
Display Output- HDMI 2.0- DisplayPort 1.3
Networking- Realtek 8111H Gigabit Ethernet- Intel Wireless AC 3168 w/Bluetooth 4.2
PSU550W 80 Plus Bronze Certified
Dimensions17.71 x 8.26 x 19.21”
Starting MSRP$1,699.99
Derek Forrest
Derek Forrest is a Contributing Writer for Tom's Hardware US. He writes hardware news and reviews gaming desktops and laptops.
  • Zaporro
    Gotta love these pre-builds, no informaton what motherboard exactly is in, no information what HDD/SSD and no information what ram.
  • Zaporro
    Oh and PSU neither, probably cheapest OEM
  • mcmahoon12
    Can someone please explain why it is not uncommon to have pre-builds utilize a PSU that falls short of the manufacturers recommended wattage? I get that performance isn't greatly impacted, but still, it just doesn't seem practical for the long term functionality having to operate up against or below recommendations.
    That is ridiculous. Put a 750 minimum PSU in that puppy. It is couple dollars more. What a bunch of b.s.
  • Pat Flynn
    Actually, 550W is lots for that system. Most modern gaming PCs that use only one GPU and an 115x CPU only need about 350-400W while gaming.