MSI MAG PANO M100R PZ Gaming Case Review with MSI B760M PROJECT ZERO Motherboard
Today we are reviewing an interesting Mid-Tower case from MSI, the MSI MAG PANO M100R PZ WHITE Gaming Case,
a new turning point for a more cleaner Gaming PC build. The MSI MAG PANO M100R PZ Micro-ATX tower PC case offers a unique 270-degree panoramic tempered glass panel design supporting Back-Connect motherboard like, MSI’s newly launched MSI B650M PROJECT ZERO and B760M PROJECT ZERO Motherboards which helps in keeping the interior of the case a lot cleaner.
MSI MAG PANO M100R PZ WHITE offers great cooling support along with spectacular ambient illumination with 3 x 120 mm Reverse-blade ARGB PWM intake fans and 1 x 120 mm ARGB PWM exhaust fan, also comes with pre-installed 1-to-4 ARGB-PWM control board .
Now let’s have a look on what features does this MSI Micro-ATX tower PC case have for us.
Supporting Back-connect motherboards not only simplifies the installation process but also makes it easy for cable management. Additionally, it prevents interfering with cables in front of the motherboard, keeping the interior of the case a lot cleaner.
Motherboard support: Micro-ATX (Back-connect and general motherboard compatible) and Mini-ITX (general motherboard compatible).
- CPU Cooler height: 175 mm
- GPU Length: 390 mm
- PSU Length: Up to 200 mm
- 1 x 2.5" SSD
- 1 x 2.5"/3.5" SSD combo bay
Extensive Cooling Support
The MAG PANO M100R PZ WHITE is pre-installed with 3 x 120 mm Reverse-blade ARGB PWM fans and 1 x 120 mm ARGB PWM fan, and more cooling fan options supported:
- Top: 3 x 120/2 x 140 mm fans
- Rear: 1 x 120/140 mm fan
- PSU shroud: 2 x 120 mm fans
- Bottom: 1 x 120 mm fan
1-to-4 ARGB-PWM Control Board
The pre-installed 1-to-4 ARGB-PWM control board supports extra ARGB fan connections to the case. It supports intuitive control & lighting profiles through the LED switch button, and is also compatible with the Mystic Light utility via MSI motherboards. Supporting 3-pin ARGB connector and 4-pin PWM connector.
270-Degree Panoramic Display
This case features a 270-degree reinforced glass design, providing a panoramic view of the interior without obstructive metal at the corners, ensuring a seamless showcase of internal components.
Assemble for Cable Mangement
33mm cable routing space & pre-installed cable Velcro strips for easy to do cable management.
Multiple Inlets & Filters
The tool-free top removable design ensures effortless installation, while the bottom of this case features a magnetic dust filter for easy removal and cleaning.
Side I/O Connectivity
The side I/O panel features a USB 3.2 Gen 2x2 Type-C port for high-speed 20Gbps data bridging to compatible motherboards. Supporting 1 x USB 3.2 Gen 2x2 Type-C (20Gbps), 1 x USB 3.2 Gen 1 Type-A (5Gbps), Mic in / Audio out, LED Switch Button and Power Button
Standard plain brown box packaging with product image and few paragraph describing features outside.
Case comes with a 270-degree panoramic display, which consists of three tempered glass panel, two forms the front side and third one is the side-panel.
Extra 120 mm fan or 3.5” HDD mounting points.
Featuring front I/O and buttons on bottom side of the case.
Top filtered vent.
Top vent panel can be easily removed for top AIO or Fans Installation.
Side panel features tool-free removable structure, with little side tabs for easy panel removal.
Case comes pre-installed with 3 x 120 mm Reverse-blade ARGB PWM fans and 1 x 120 mm ARGB PWM fan. Along with 1-to-4 ARGB-PWM control board and all white internal cables.
Internal front three fans are Reverse-blade ARGB PWM fans that allows fresh air to be pulled inside the case via back side-panel.
Motherboard tray supports Back-Connect motherboard like MSI’s newly launched B760M and B650M Project Zero Motherboards as well as regular Micro-ATX / Mini-ITX boards.
Bottom of the case have a big magnetic dust filter supporting easy removal and cleaning.
Case includes lots of mounting accessories for easy system build. We also found a magnetic GPU Holder, a Spirit level and white Velcro straps in the accessory box.
MSI right now have readily available two Back-Connect motherboards. From AMD side we have MSI B650M PROJECT ZERO motherboard and from Intel side MSI have MSI B760M PROJECT ZERO motherboard.
B650M PROJECT ZERO
To know more about B650M PROJECT ZERO motherboard visit B650M-PROJECT-ZERO Page.
B760M PROJECT ZERO
To know more about B760M PROJECT ZERO motherboard visit B760M-PROJECT-ZERO Page.
We in this review are using MSI B760M PROJECT ZERO a Back-Connect motherboard, system building with this board was fun and a unique experience. With all the connectors having easy access from the back side of the case, cable management was very easy. Case provided lots of anchor points and Velcro straps which helped to tie all the cables easily.
|MSI B760M PROJECT ZERO
|2 X 8GB Crucial DDR5 4800MHz
|MSI SPATIUM M390 nvme
|MSI RX 6600 XT
|MSI Modern MD271UL Series 4K
|MSI K360 AIO Liquid Cooling
|MSI A850GF PSU
|Windows 11 Pro
Final pc build with MSI MAG PANO M100R PZ WHITE Gaming Case was very clean looking and aesthetically pleasing.
For testing the thermal performance of MSI MAG PANO M100R PZ case we used Cinebench R23 and HWiNFO as CPU load and software monitoring. Along with, we also used external temperature reader with temperature sensor installed on different air intake and exhaust of the case. We also used FLUKE IR thermal reader to take temperature readings on different components of the build.
Before starting the test all external temperature sensors and FLUKE IR thermal reader recorded room temperature of 19.3C to 19.5C
All the latest BIOS for Intel 14th Generation processors by default have "CPU Under Voltage Protection” ENABLE. Resulting the Core i7-14700K CPU reaches its TjMAX of 100°C very quickly under an all-core Cinebench R23 workload, leading to throttling - even with the MSI K360 AIO cooling it.
Cinebench R23 Score with Under Voltage Protection: ENABLE
In BIOS we can disabled the "CPU Under Voltage Protection” and lower the CPU voltage with negative offset. Resulting lowering of Core i7-14700K max temperature to 80-90C with the MSI K360 AIO cooling it and increase in Cinebench R23 Score. But this can result in your system unstablility. This is how Intel 14th Generation high-end processors are.
Cinebench R23 Score with Under Voltage Protection: DISABLE
But to test the thermal performance of the MSI MAG PANO M100R PZ case, in our first test we applied a custom fan profile on AIO with PUMP set to always running in low RPM mode resulting a minimum liquid flow-rate and Radiator fans RPM were lowered to the lowest possible range (just barely moving).
Then we ran Cinebench R23 Single Core workloads with three different scenarios.
- A : Case's all side panels were removed and all case fans were unplugged
- B : Case's all side panels were removed but all case fans were Turned ON and set close to balance fan profile
- C : Case's all side panels were installed and all case fans were Turned ON and set close to balance fan profile
In our Second test, we changed the AIO Radiator fans RPM to approx. 1200RPM static, then we ran Cinebench R23 Multi Core workloads for 10 minute test duration with same three different test scenarios.
Between every test scenario run, system was kept running idle for 15 minutes to normalize the AIO coolant temperature.
And before running every test, we ran four consecutive Cinebench R23 Multi Core workloads to reduce the temperature delta of AIO coolant and waited 20 seconds before starting the test.
First test, CPU temperature changes were recorded with Cinebench R23 Single Core workloads.
- Panels REMOVED & Fans OFF
- Panels REMOVED & Fans ON
- Panels INSTALLED & Fans ON
Second test, Motherboard’s VRM MOSFET temperature changes were recorded with Cinebench R23 Multi Core workloads.
- Panels REMOVED & Fans OFF
- Panels REMOVED & Fans ON
- Panels INSTALLED & Fans ON
Case air intake and exhaust temperature with Cinebench R23 Multi Core workload running for 10 minute test duration.
|Inside Side Intake fan
|Back exhaust fan
|Top AIO exhaust
All tests clearly shows that the cooling capabilities and thermal performance of the MSI MAG PANO M100R PZ case is very good.
- Nice looking Micro-ATX tower
- 270-degree Panoramic Tempered glass panel
- Support Back-connect motherboard
- Easy hardware installation
- Excellent Air flow design
- 3 x 120 mm Reverse blade ARGB fans on the side and 1 x 120 mm ARGB fan at the rear included
- ARGB-Fan Control Board included
- Removable dust filters
- Great Cable management options
- Nice Price
Going through the build process and reviewing the MSI MAG PANO M100R PZ Case we found that this MSI case is a good looking Micro-ATX tower case giving nice panoramic view of the interior PC components with its 270-degree reinforced glass design. When paired with MSI B760M PROJECT ZERO motherboard which is a Back-connect motherboard, resulted in a very clean looking PC build. With No visible motherboard cables in front, gives the build unique look and is aesthetically very pleasing.
In our thermal testings, the MSI MAG PANO M100R PZ Gaming Case showed that it have a very good air-flow design and the three reverse blade fans on the side of the case enhanced its cooling performance giving lower system temps.
Finally at a price tag of Rs. 8K(approx.) MSI MAG PANO M100R PZ Gaming Case is a solid Micro-ATX case offering panoramic view tempered glass, ARGB lighting and it makes a new turning point in PC case segment by supporting Back-Connect motherboards, makes it worthy of PC TeK REVIEWS Choice award.