MSI is the latest company to bless our miserable Earth with Neon Genesis Evangelion PC components
If you’re a fan of branded offerings based on Neon Genesis Evangelion, it’s been a good week. MSI has partnered with Evangelion eProject, a new esports brand that “incorporates an Evangelion feel into gaming devices and PC peripherals”, to launch a line of Eva-branded PC gear. And boy, it’s as purple as the day is long.
the MSI x Evangelion e: Project Collection includes motherboard, AIO liquid cooler, power supply and PC case. The look of each item uses this classic purple and green color scheme based on EVA-Unit 1, the giant robot piloted by Shinji Ikari, the protagonist of Hideaki Anno’s puzzling anime masterpiece. And as you can see in the trailer above, this is most definitely aimed at people who have The thesis of a cruel angel as ringtone.
Here is a list of EVA equipment, which is just MSI’s MAG series components with all the attributes of EVA Unit 1:
All of these components are pretty good if you want to build yourself a modest midrange, although the A650 PSU seems a little underpowered for our tastes. It’s pretty quiet, which is a plus. The case itself is gorgeous, assuming you don’t mind having prominent Japanese letters, a giant robot on the side, and purple. The price of components is not as high as I thought. I was pretty sure we were going to pay an EVA tax.
If this article gives you a bit of deja vu, I don’t blame you. We recently covered the super-limited Asus ROG Strix GeForce RTX 3090 O24G Evangelion Edition launch, which was pre-ordered in Taiwan. I find it very irresponsible for both companies to release EVA material in the same week because I can’t reuse the same “get in the robot, Shinji” joke. Poor me.
If you really want to see what this stuff looks like outside of a flashy CG trailer, MSI hosted a livestream where they put together a system using these components, and it looks awesome.
The e:Project Collection is available now at various online retailers. I couldn’t spot any prices or availability on the power supply. If you decide to build your own EVA PC, the links below will help you choose the best components for it.