MSI Trident 3 Arctic 8RD-078AU
Small. Powerful. Quiet. That trio may be what the "Tri" (or even the "3") stands for in MSI's Trident 3 Arctic desktop. Looking more like a game console than a conventional gaming PC, the Trident 3 (starts at $849; $1,299 as tested) is one of the smallest virtual-reality-ready PCs you can buy. It's powered by a desktop-class Intel Core i7 processor, plus a true, removable PCI Express graphics card, the latter far from a given in the often-proprietary innards of sized-down gaming systems. Given that and its aggressive pricing, we like this ready-built powerhouse for basic VR and no-compromise gaming at 1080p.