MSI Vortex G65VR-7RD Windows 10 Gaming PC Review - Thumbs Up!

With my 4 year-old HP Envy desktop PC showing signs of failure, I took a proactive approach and bought a MSI Vortex G65VR-7RD gaming PC on sale for $899 (50% off) from Newegg which I award a "Thumbs Up." This PC is located in the family room and gets heavy use by all members of the family.

The MSI Vortex is small form factor desktop, similar to the Mac Pro "trashcan."  I like the look as well as the programable exterior LED's which can be disabled.  While a gaming PC wasn't a requirement, it is a nice to have, for my son who plays Overwatch. In addition, the high end specs should extend the useful life for a few years.

  • 7th Gen Intel Core i7-7700 Processor (3.60 GHz)
  • NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1060 6GB GDDR5
  • 16GB DDR4
  • 128GB SSD + 1TB HDD
  • Windows 10
  • Virtual Reality Ready

  • Small form factor; cool look
  • Great price (on sale)
  • Powerful
  • Silent

  • Over abundance of installed software
  • Some complaints online of compatibility issues with Oculus Rift