Nightblade

  • Delicate and Powerful ID
  • 290 mm ATX Graphics Capability
  • 600W 80+ Gold Power Supply
  • High Efficient Exclusive OC CPU cooler
  • Supports DDR3-3000(OC) Memory
  • Super Raid Armed
  • Easy Assemble
  • OC Genie Ready
  • Great Thermal Design with System Fan
  • Sufficient and Flexible Internal Storage Capability
  • Audio Boost: Reward Your Ears with True Quality
  • Killer Ethernet - Kill Your Lag
  • Military Class 4 - Top Quality & Stability
  • PCI Express Gen 3 - World's 1st PCI Express Gen 3 Motherboard Brand

Nightblade gaming overclock

The decisive weapon in the dark

Sturdy, stable and solid, the MSI Nightblade is loaded with the perfect ammunition for PC gamers that do not want to compromise on gaming performance. Housing a highly appraised MSI GAMING motherboard and equipped with unrelenting tools of efficiency, power, cooling and low-noise, the MSI Nightblade embodies what every gamer craves for: victory.

 

OC Genie

The MSI Nightblade can be overclocked without using complicated software or having to open the entire gaming rig. With just a simple push of the OC Genie button on the front, the Nightblade's interior hardware is automatically overclocked in a matter of seconds.

Easily recognized by the emitting red light from the chassis, the hardware inside the MSI Nightblade is amped up in speed and performance, making games or other complicated computing tasks run even slicker than in normal mode.

Performance boost modes

Normal
 
OC Genie
115%
* Features may vary according to your platform and model

Press the OC button before turning on the system and OC Genie technology boosts the clock speed of CPU and Memory up to +15%.

Width: 175.7 mm
Height: 277.33 mm
Length: 345.8 mm

Show off with a small size

Size doesn't matter when it comes to the MSI Nightblade. Despite its mini-ITX form factor, this gaming barebone delivers powerful performance due to the fact that the interior components are well designed and laid out in the case.

Thanks to its compact size, brushed aluminum finish on the front and awesomely presented Dragon on the side of the case, gamers won't have to hide their PC beneath their desk anymore.

16 liters

Cooling with a dragon fan

We know all gamers want to be emerged in the game through its sound track and audio effects. To make you hear the crispest sounds, MSI made the Nightblade as quiet as possible by optimizing the airflow and keeping the system running cool. With no less than three air vents (front, side and top), hot air is easily exhausted out of the Nightblade's chassis. Cool air enters the PC throught the front and bottom vents.
In contrast with standard 400-1200rpm case fans, the seven giant blades of the MSI Dragon Fan can produce an air pressure of max. 3600rpm. So even when using the most extreme graphics cards to its max, the Nightblade keeps your head cool and lets you focus on your game.

Including dust filter

The latest and exclusive MSI software “Dragon Fan” can help to control your Nightblade system and CPU fan by yourself Now is available, please download from here.

MSI® dragon case fan
3600 rpm Freezing Power
 

Plug and Play

With the MSI Nightblade, you are set to go gaming! Two USB3.0, two USB2.0 ports and two audio jacks on the front panel give you plenty of options to plug in your Gaming Keyboard, Mouse and Headset.

  • USB
  • Silver audio jacks
  • OC Genie
  • Wireless LED
  • Power ON / OFF

HARD AS STEEL

With more than 25 years of experience in manufacturing high quality and stable PC components, MSI carefully selected the best materials for the Nightblade's Gaming chassis. To ensure stability and offer rigidness to gamers that care about their rig, the case is made out of 0.8mm thick steel and coated with zinc to prevent rust and wear.

Unlike aluminum, steel doesn't crack when bumped into or handled without care. The Nightblade is truly built to outlive a lifetime of carrying this gaming champion from one LAN-party to the other.

Steel plate case, coated with zinc
Brushed metal front plate with diamond-cut edge

Featuring MSI GAMING motherboards

With MSI's Gaming spirit flowing through its veins, all MSI GAMING motherboards inside the Nightblade are born for gaming performance. With MSI, a smaller size doesn't mean you get less features! For instance, besides their stunning looks, all MSI GAMING motherboards feature Killer LAN, Audio Boost and Gaming Device Port, regardless of their form factor. Additionally the new ITX-GAMING motherboards feature USB Audio Power to give you the crispest audio solution.

Killer Networking

Featuring Advanced Stream Detect™, Killer E2200 automatically detects and accelerates game traffic ahead of other network traffic for smoother, stutter-free in-game performance and the competitive edge.

Audio Boost

With Audio Boost we're delivering the highest audio quality so you can enjoy crystal clear sound and music in games. The built-in headphone amplifier allows you to use studio-grade headgear and get the most amazing sound quality out of your gaming PC.

Military Class Components

Military Class is the next step in high quality components. The Hi-c Cap, Super Ferrite Choke and Solid CAPs will make sure that your PC runs more stable under extreme conditions.

Fits full-size graphics cards

Talking about a textbook example of optimizing space, the MSI Nightblade is fit large size Graphics Cards up to 290mm length and 35mm thickness. This means you can for instance fit in a MSI GTX780 GAMING graphics card or a MSI R9 290X GAMING graphics card, to blast away your gaming opponents. Both NVIDIA fans and AMD graphics enthusiasts can pick their personal favorite and easily upgrade to future generations when desired.

Carry to a LAN party

A useful handle situated at the bottom-front of the Nightblade's mini-ITX case can be used to pick up and carry this lightweight gaming beast around from one LAN-party to the next.

And the level of mobility doesn't just stop there. With help of the rubber covers fitting the metal screws on the backside of the Nightblade, this system can even be stacked up vertically after carrying it around. That way, the panel and connectors on the back remain unharmed each time when arriving at a new gamer's den.

Easy to assemble



With the MSI GAMING motherboard smartly placed inside the MSI Nightblade and a PSU powerful enough to supply each component with sufficient power, the expansion options of the MSI Nightblade are countless.

Whether you want to install an ATX-sized graphics card or assemble two SSDs, you can easily do it by opening the left side panel of the case. Add or remove your optical drive, upgrade your memory or CPU, it's all possible.

Cable management and coloring

Nicely tucked, strapped and cabled
Primarily used black cables for clean look and feel
Leaving enough room for airflow
Plenty of space for modders to let up the ante

Ready for massive storage, including Super RAID

With a massive amount of Digital game downloads, the average gamer needs a legit space for storage in a gaming rig. The Nightblade provides just that, with enough space for HDD storage and Super RAID, the ultimate combo of every connected mass storage device.

With MSI Super RAID, you can combine hard drives, SSDs and mSATA devices into blazing fast bootable drives, loading your games, operating system and videos faster than ever.

 

 

 

The Specification may change without notice. The actual products sold are different from areas. Please check the detailed Specification with your local dealers.

 

Recommended Award
2014-05
Hungary
“MSI Nightblade is good sample what today's hardware can do. Few years ago it was impossible to get such a power from a this kind of a compact case. In this 16 liters size beauty there is a high-end Haswell CPU and a high-end Radeon, too.„ “We think MSI h...
9728
Recommended Award
2014-05
UK
“A powerful, attractive and compact PC...„
9804
Excellent Award
2014-05
Hungary
“In this only 16liters unusual black aluminium case there is a mini ITX Z87I motherboard, but still all extras and premium connectors are visible.„ “On the bottom of the case, full case long we can use a normal full graphics card, it can be even Radeon R9...
9719
Recommended Award
2014-05
Spain
This product is interesting for its reduced size and for capability to include advanced software. Highlight that the product is able to maintain the function of the entire system with minimal noise. Review pretty full, deep, technical aspects and we can...
9725
Gold Award
2014-05
Denmark
“A super interesting product that hits well into the current market, where many are moving away from the big full tower cabinets to small machines„
9724
Silver Award
2014-05
Philippines
The Nightblade is a good starting point for those planning on building a small PC, due to it having a quality motherboard and PSU bundled.
9703
Recommended Award
2014-05
Malaysia
“The back hides a ‘dragon case fan’, which is just a fan given the MSI G-series treatment. I really like the aesthetics and I give credit to MSI for coming up with this functional design.”
9704
Tip Award
2014-05
Czech Republic
“The base is very good and when I place a reasonable components, you can have a really interesting little computer. Nightblade can be gaming and PC, miniITX has a great future„
9806
Great Product Award
2014-04
Denmark
The design of the cabinet is super cool and functional interior , only the Dragon Fan is noisy when it reaches 4000rpm.
9629
Gold Award
2014-04
Singapore
“The MSI Nightblade is worth getting excited about.” “MSI has done everything right with this barebones PC. Granted it’s just a barebones PC, but there’s something special about it. The design is stylish, the insides are spacious, and it has an easy-to-c...
9677
Gold Award
2014-04
Netherlands
“MSI puts a very nice Mini ITX base down which is ideally suited to serve as a compact and portable system„ “A small system, but with great potential to make a powerful computer.„ “The specifications are excellent, especially the configuration we tested...
9676
Gold Award
2014-04
Spain
“We can only praise the work that MSI has done with this Nightblade in their performance.” “Its performance and capacity are outstanding”
9675
Editor's Choice Award
2014-04
Malaysia
Yes, we understand that the MSI GAMING Nightblade may be a little on the pricey side for barebones system. But it does make building a gaming rig a much simpler affair plus MSI have made sure you to cover all the bases from maximum airflow to ample space ...
9652
Silver Award
2014-04
UK
By covering all the basics with carefully selected components, yet leaving it up to the individual to choose the biggest bits of hardware, MSI have delivered a product which is far better than you might believe.
9653
Gold Performance Award
2014-04
Italy
In the case of AIO AE200 we found ourselves in front of a perfect product for traders and offices, an All in One extremely efficient, fuel-efficient and cost reduced.
9654
Power Award
2014-04
Australia
“By far the best gaming barebones PC we have ever seen” “Full of gaming features & looks great” “The Nightblade is anything but ordinary; as the first truly game focused barebones PC it’s chock full of little touches that gamers will appreciate.”
9655
Quality Award
2014-04
Poland
“Housing is characterized by a great thickness of sheet metal ( at 0.8 mm), if we mean the motherboard is synonymous with the word Z87I Gaming AC should be : rich equipment. Power Supply? What we want more than 600W Silverstone certified Gold and extensiv...
9722
Must Have Award
2014-03
United States
The MSI Nightblade Barebone System, for its size, is a powerful and fun PC. How can a PC be fun well first of it is smaller than most and can be picked up and taken where ever you want to go. Unplug it grab the handle and head over to your buddies house o...
9630
Smart Buy Award
2014-03
Czech Republic
Nightblade is pretty small, carefully crafted gaming computer. Nightblade can be gaming and PC, PC format microITX have a great future.
9651
Smart Buy Award
2014-03
Czech Republic
Nightblade is pretty small, carefully crafted gaming computer. Nightblade can be gaming and PC, PC format microITX have a great future.
9650
5 star Award
2014-03
Italy
“In our opinion, the outset of MSI in the gaming barebone PC market is very positive, presenting a solution with a level of quality and performance definitely at the top of the category„
9604
Worth Buying Award
2014-03
UK
It’s an incredible concept and well worth buying although we would recommend some changes over the configuration we received.
9603
Best Innovation Award
2014-03
Thailand
To me .. it 's for testing MSI GAMING NIGHTBLADE with smart and full of MSI Z87I GAMING AC Mini-ITX Motherboard MSI Super RAID grip combined with little stuffed casings designed to be beautiful. Is a good choice for gamers who want a HTPC or leg -room spa...
9605
Best Performance Award
2014-03
Thailand
To me .. it 's for testing MSI GAMING NIGHTBLADE with smart and full of MSI Z87I GAMING AC Mini-ITX Motherboard MSI Super RAID grip combined with little stuffed casings designed to be beautiful. Is a good choice for gamers who want a HTPC or leg -room spa...
9606
Best Value Award
2014-03
Thailand
To me .. it 's for testing MSI GAMING NIGHTBLADE with smart and full of MSI Z87I GAMING AC Mini-ITX Motherboard MSI Super RAID grip combined with little stuffed casings designed to be beautiful. Is a good choice for gamers who want a HTPC or leg -room spa...
9607
Platinum Performance Award
2014-03
Italy
We just have to wait to see the future developments, in the meantime, we give the first Tech Station Top Platinum Award 2014 to the MSI Nightblade for the huge potential, the quality and efficiency.
9602
  • CPU
    Support Intel 4th Gen CPU
  • Chipset
    Intel® Z87 Chipset
  • Motherboard
    MSI Z87I Gaming Nightblade
  • CPU Cooler
    Tower Cooler 3800RPM (optional) – support up to 113W overclock (A CPU cooler with minimum 95W thermal support is recommended.)
  • VGA Controller
    Support Dual slot, max 290mm length (R9 290X or 780Ti)
  • Memory
    Support up to DDR3 3000MHz, 16GB
  • LAN (RJ45)
    E2200 Killer Gigabit LAN
  • Communication
    WiFi 802.11 ac/b/g/n, Bluetooth 4.0 and WiDi (by Intel Dual Band Wireless - AC 7260)
  • Audio
    7.1 Channel HD Audio - Realtek ALC1150 Codec
  • I/O
    Rear: 1 x e-SATA, 1 x HDMI, 1 x DVI, 1 x Display Port, 1 x S/PDIF, 1 x PS/2, 1 x Clear, CMOS Button, 2 x Antenna Connectors, 6 x OFC Audio Jacks
    Internal: 1 x ATX 24-Pin, 1 x 8-Pin ATX 12V, 5 x SATA 6GB/s, 1 x Clear CMOS
  • USB
    Rear: 2 x USB 2.0, 4 x USB 3.0 / Front: 2 x USB3.0, 2x USB2.0
  • HDD/SSD
    Support 1 x 3.5” / 2 x 2.5” (2 x mSATA in one 2.5”)
  • ODD
    Slim Type Slot-in (optional)
  • System Fan
    Rear: 92mm 3600RPM,
    Side: 120mm 4000RPM (option for R9)
  • Power Supply
    600W
  • Power Efficiency Level
    80 PLUS GOLD
  • Size
    16 LITER
  • Dimension
    345.8 x 277.3 x 175.7 mm

 

 

The Specification may change without notice. The actual products sold are different from areas. Please check the detailed Specification with your local dealers.

 

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