MSI MPG Trident 3 10SI-002US Small Form Factor Desktop Intel Core i5-10400F Review

Latest pricing, specs and MSI gaming PC review. Updated March 2021. How many PC games will it run? Is it a good choice for a PC gamer? Should you buy this MSI computer?

For a PC gamer, the most important component in the system is the graphics card. This is the supermodel part that will make or break the setup and is responsible for making all your games look awesome. The more powerful the graphics card the higher, smoother frame rates you will get, the higher resolution you can run at, and the better your games will look. For graphics, this MSI computer has a NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1660. We rate this NVIDIA GPU as powerful enough to run 911 games at a recommended level.

Next on the list has to be the CPU. The processor at the heart of your gaming desktop is the brains of the outfit, and is vital for making sure that you can get the most out of your graphics card when it comes to gaming performance. The number of cores isn’t vital for games, beyond four cores you get diminishing returns, but you want to make sure what you do have run at a high frequency. The MSI MPG Trident 3 10SI-002US Small Form Factor Desktop Intel Core i5-10400F has a Intel Core i5-10400F capable of running at 2.9 GHz. That level of power from an Intel chip means it is rated to run 991 of the most popular 1000 PC games at a recommended level.

The level of RAM in a gaming desktop is also important. More system memory allows your PC to churn through large amounts of data quickly, and for today’s massive open gameworlds it’s vital to have that information accessed quickly to speed up game loads. Having too little RAM can mean laggy frames and a poor experience.

This rig comes with 8 GB of system RAM. It’s a bit disappointing and will limit the performance and the number of games this gaming PC will be able to run.

This pre-built gaming PC can run GTA V, Apex Legends, Minecraft and Fortnite - some of the the biggest PC games at a recommended level. But unfortunately it doesn't meet the recommended requirements for games like PUBG and Red Dead Redemption 2.

Coming in at $899 this rig falls into our mid-range category of gaming PCs under $1000 - a real sweetspot for price able to run 772 of our target games at recommended level.

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MSI MPG Trident 3 10SI-002US Small Form Factor Desktop Intel Core i5-10400F
PCGameBenchmark Rating: 77%

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MSI MPG Trident 3 10SI-002US Small Form Factor Desktop Intel Core i5-10400F Specs

CPU

Intel Core i5-10400F

GPU

NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1660

RAM (Memory)

8 GB RAM

Weight

12.42 lb (5.63 kg)

Dimensions (L x W x H)

25.15 cm x 35.38 cm x 9.75 cm
9.9 in x 13.93 in x 3.84 in

Brand

MSI

Series

MPG Trident 3 10SI-002US

Model Number

MPG Trident 3 10SI-002US

Hardware Platform

PC

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MSI MPG Trident 3 10SI-002US Small Form Factor Desktop Intel Core i5-10400F PC Gaming Performance

This computer will run 772 of the top PC games. Use PCGameBenchmark's Rate My PC service to test your current set up and set how it compares.

Which games can it run?

Can It Run GTA 5?

This MSI gaming pc doesn't meet the recommended system requirements for GTA 5 but it can play the game with lowered settings.

Can It Run Fortnite?

This MSI gaming pc doesn't meet the recommended system requirements for Fortnite but it can play the game with lowered settings.

Can It Run Apex Legends?

This MSI gaming pc doesn't meet the recommended system requirements for Apex Legends but it can play the game with lowered settings.

MSI MPG Trident 3 10SI-002US Small Form Factor Desktop Intel Core i5-10400F Features

  • System: Intel Core i5-10400F | Intel H410 Chipset | 8GB DDR4 | 512GB SSD | 1TB HDD | WIN 10
  • Graphics: NVIDIA GeForce 1660 SUPER AERO ITX OC |1 x HDMI |1 x Display Ports | 1 x DL-DVI-D
  • Special Features: Fan Cooler | Gaming GK30 Keyboard | Gaming GM11 Mouse
  • Warranty: 1 Year Parts & Labor Warranty
  • Connectivity technology: Wi-Fi Built In

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