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MSI Codex ZS Ryzen 5-5600X / 16GB RAM / 500GB SSD / GeForce RTX3060 / Windows 11 Home Gaming Desktop (ZS5TC-042US)
Model #: ZS5TC-042US|Manufacturer#: 261051|UPC #: 824142268216

The sleek and compact Codex Z powered by AMD Ryzen 5 5600X processor and NVIDIA GeForce RTX 3060 Graphics will provide the tools you need with extraordinary gaming performance to ascend further in your gaming career.

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MSI Codex Z

MSI Codex ZS


Gaming starts here

Everyone has to start somewhere, whether you are climbing ELO or getting your first win. MSI wants you to have the perfect desktop to start your gaming journey. The sleek and compact Codex Z will provide the tools you need with extraordinary gaming performance to ascend further in your gaming career.

MSI Codex ZS

Quality materials for quality gamers

At the core of the system are durable high-performance MSI components designed for gaming. Decades of high-performance engineering design culminate to bring forth a system capable of sustaining intense gaming sessions for extended periods of time. MSI always strives to deliver gamers a super reliable, long-lasting, high-performance desktop.

MSI Codex ZS

MSI Codex ZS

Call the shots

AMD Ryzen™ 3000 Series processors changed the PC industry with award-winning performance for gamers and artists. With advanced 7nm processor manufacturing, AMD Ryzen™ 3000 Series processors give you access to unrivaled technologies for exceptional performance.

Cool while gaming

The Codex Z will remain cool while handling the most intensive games; featuring three 120mm system fans to ensure constant airflow and a magnetic dust filter with ultra-fine ventilation perforations to prevent overheating.

MSI Codex ZS

MSI Codex ZS

Personalize your gaming rig

With the built-in RGB lighting, animate and take your gaming experience to the next level. Cycle through stunning RGB lighting presets by simply pressing the LED button and give personality your battle station.


Pro-level gaming peripherals

Supplement your gaming experience with the included MSI gaming mouse and keyboard. The perfect storm of MSI gaming peripherals and Codex Z delivers users a pro-level gaming environment.

MSI Codex ZS

*Keyboard and Mouse included only on select Codex Z models. Keyboard and Mouse models subject to change.

Operating SystemWindows 11 Home
Processor Type (Computers)AMD Ryzen 5 5600X
Processor # of Cores06 - Hexa-Core
Processor Clock Speed (Computers)3.70 GHz
Processor Max. Turbo Speed (Computers)4.60 Ghz
Cache (Computers)32 MB L3 Cache
RAM Memory Size (Computers)16GB: 8GB X 2
RAM Type (Computers)DDR4
RAM Speed (Computers)3000MHz
RAM Maximum Expandability (Computers)128 GB
RAM - # of Slots (Computers)2 Total
Built-In Storage Capacity500GB M.2 NVMe SSD
Chipset (Computers)AMD B550
Graphics - Integrated (Computers)Not Applicable
Graphics - Dedicated (Computers)NVIDIA® GeForce RTX 3060
Graphics - Memory Size (Computers)12 GB
Graphics - Memory Type (Computers)GDDR6
USB Port(s)8 - USB 3.2 Gen 1 Type A x 2 (Front) // USB 3.2 Gen 1 Type A x 4, USB 2.0 x 2 (Rear)
PS/2 Port(s) (Desktops)Information Not Available
DisplayPort3 - DisplayPort (v1.4a)
Thunderbolt (Computers)No
HDMI Output(s)1 - HDMI (v2.1)
VGA OutputNone
Headphone / Line Output(s)1
Microphone / Line Input1
Audio Type7.1 HD Audio (Realtek ALC892/897)
SpeakersInformation Not Available
Optical Drives (Computers)No
Pointing Device(s)Gaming Keyboard and Gaming Mouse
Memory Card Slot (Computers)None
Network Connectivity (Wired)RJ45 (1GbE) Realtek 8111HN
Wi-Fi CapabilityWi-Fi 6 (802.11 ax (2x2))
Bluetooth CapabilityBluetooth 5.1
Software Included (Computers)Information Not Available
• MSI Gaming Mouse
• MSI Gaming Keyboard
  • Product Parts Warranty: 1 Year Limited
  • Product Labour Warranty: 1 Year Limited


Width:8.50 inches
Height:19.65 inches
Depth:17.09 inches
Weight:26.45 pounds