titleWe recently had a chance to take a look at the MSI Ravager case, a case that is marketed towards people who want something a little flashing. Today we are going to look at another offering from MSI called the Barricade. This time around the Barricade has more subtle styling for those who may not be looking for a case for your youngest cousin or baby brother. It has been interesting to see MSI branch out a bit into different areas such as cases and SSDs. It should be interesting to see how this case compares to the previous one and how it stands on its own.

Product Name: MSI Barricade

Review Sample Provided by: MSI

Review by: Jakob Barnard

Pictures by: Jakob Barnard


Specification:

Case Type ATX Mid Tower
Material Steel
Color Black
Front Bezel Material Mesh
Dimension 198 (w) x 507 (l) x 477 (h)mm (Case)185 (w) x 450 (l) x 412 (h)mm (Chasis)
Front I/O Panel USB2.0 x 2USB3.0 x 2Card Reader x 1HD Audio97 Audio
Motherboard Compatibility ATX / Micro ATX
Power Supply Mounting Bottom
3.5” Internal Drive Bays 4
5.25” Drive Bays 3
Slot Expansions 7
Pre-Installed Fans 2 x 120mm Front Blue LED Fans1 x 120mm Reae Fan
Optional Fan Expansions 2 x 120mm Top Fans
Survival Pack User ManualScrew Pack
Warranty 3 Years
Posted: 2 years 11 months ago by garfi3ld #27119
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Cyphis wrote:
I like blue, but there is just something inherently wrong about putting a white cd reader on a black case. :ohmy:

just to make sure noone will have issues fitting a drive if they need one.

I myself stopped installing drives in my own pc's years ago
Posted: 2 years 11 months ago by Deb0 #27114
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@twodavez Some of us still burn physical media as archaic as that sounds.

As far as the case goes, it looks like it is heading in a nice direction but just seems wholly unfinished in its execution. With the USB3 pass through and the lack of rubber grommets in the interior it just seems like a few little things could have made this a better offering. That price range is starting to get very crowed with quality cases these days.
Posted: 2 years 11 months ago by Twodavez #27112
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Cyphis wrote:
I like blue, but there is just something inherently wrong about putting a white cd reader on a black case. :ohmy:

i'm slowly wondering why we even put CD Roms' on PC's anyway. JJ's got a USB one that he uses for his Mods to load Windows and Motherboard updates, but that's about all you need it for and i'm agreeing.

sorry to hijack the thread on a good review of a interesting looking case...
Posted: 2 years 11 months ago by Cyphis #27110
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I like blue, but there is just something inherently wrong about putting a white cd reader on a black case. :ohmy:
Posted: 2 years 11 months ago by Arxon #27099
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Looks nice but I prefer red over blue.
Posted: 2 years 11 months ago by garfi3ld #27096
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