MSI Announces MAG Pylon Mid-Tower Chassis

MSI announced a new mid-tower chassis called the MAG Pylon. It sports glass on the sides and front, and it ships with RGB-lit fans that integrate with MSI’s Mystic Light lighting ecosystem.

Recently, we saw some interesting cases like the Lian Li PC-011 Dynamic and Cougar Conquer Essence make the news. However, it seems that those were just an anomalies, and the case-releases channel is ready to return to the usual fans-behind-glass designs. Enter MSI’s new MAG Pylon. This new mid-tower has glass sheets for the left and right side-panels and glass on the front. Behind the glass are three 120mm RGB-ring fans. The rest of the case is constructed from black-painted steel.

Like countless other mid towers, the Pylon has a dual-chamber interior where the PSU and 3.5” drives are separated from the motherboard chamber by sheet metal. Also like some other recent designs, the Pylon gives builders the option to mount a single GPU in a rotated orientation. As for hardware support, MSI’s mid tower fits two 3.5” drives, four 2.5” drives, a motherboard up to ATX, and graphics cards up to 370mm in length. For cooling, there’s room for the aforementioned triple frontal fans, dual top fans, and a single rear fan. The case’s overall small dimensions mean that, despite its complement of fans, it isn’t suitable for water cooling. Air coolers up to 165mm in height will fit.

MSI didn’t announce the pricing and availability of the MAG Pylon.

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ProductMAG Pylon
TypeMid Tower
Motherboard SupportATX, mATX, Mini-ITX
Dimensions (W x D x H)218 x 440 x 470mm
Space Above MotherboardUnknown
Card Length370mm
Power Supply FormatPS/2
External BaysX
Internal Bays2 x 3.5”, 4 x 2.5”
Card Slots7 x Horizontal, 2 x Vertical
Port/Jacks2 x USB 3.0, 2 x USB 2.0, Mic In, Audio Out
OtherRow 11 - Cell 1
Front Fans3 x 120mm (included, RGB) or 2 x 140mm
Rear Fans1 x 120mm
Top Fans2 x 120mm or 2 x 140mm
Side FansX
  • jaexyr
    Can yall throw a CD-ROM in there?
  • mihen
    The placement looks nice including the vertical gpu mount. I am at the point where I want to see a case without hdd and ssd mounts.