Nightblade Z97

Windows 10 . Do great things.
  • Windows 10 Home
  • The 4th generation Intel® Core i7-4790K Processor
  • Delicate and Powerful ID
  • 290 mm ATX Graphics Capability
  • 600W 80+ Gold Power Supply
  • High Efficient Exclusive OC CPU cooler
  • Supports DDR3-3200(OC) Memory
  • Super Raid Armed
  • OC Genie Ready
  • Great Thermal Design with System Fan
  • 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 * Features may vary according to your platform and model
 
OC Genie
115%

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 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

Dragon Fan Control Application

Exclusive fan control application, Dragon Fan can provide a quiet environment and without losing effectiveness, even on the silent model, Nightblade still with high performance.

get dragon fan app
 

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.

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.

 

 


 

  1. All images and descriptions are for illustrative purposes only. Product specification, function, and appearance may vary based on different CPU and chipset. For detailed specifications, please consult the product specifications page.
Better
2016-01
Sweden
MSI har bevisat att även mindre chassin kan ha precis den kraften man behöver för att spela krävande spel, Nightblade är svaret.
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Amazing (8.5/10)
2015-05
Netherlands
Ben je dus opzoek zijn naar een krachtige desktop PC waarmee je de nieuwste games kunt spelen, de kast weinig ruimte in beslag neemt en deze gemakkelijk mee te nemen is? Dan moet je de Nightblade van MSI zeker overwegen
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Silver Throphy
2015-02
Belgium
n zijn totaliteit is de barebone echt fantastisch voor gamers die graag een compact systeem willen samenstellen zonder daarbij op prestaties te moeten inboeten.
3
4.5/5 Stelle
2015-02
Italy
Se siete alla ricerca di una soluzione potente ma allo stesso tempo di dimensioni contenute, sicuramente MSI Nightblade è una buona scelta. L'assemblaggio è realizzato a regola d'arte e l'ordine all'interno è eccellente.
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4 Stars
2015-01
France
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Best Mini PC/Barebone 2014 - Gold Award
2014-12
Netherlands
Een mooie en snelle machine met veel mogelijkheden voor gamers
6
Best Mini PC/Barebone 2014 - Gold Award
2014-12
Netherlands
De kiezers vonden de Nightblade, een strak ontworpen kleine gaming PC met voldoende ruimte voor een krachtige videokaar, een betere keuze dan de verschillende mini-PC's die in deze categorie waren genomineerd!
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Silver
2014-11
Spain
Este medio hace una completa review sobre nuestro producto. Nos realiza un unboxing, un análisis interno y un análisis externo del mismo. Por último realiza una conclusión y nos entrega unos premios.
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Design
2014-11
Spain
Este medio hace una completa review sobre nuestro producto. Nos realiza un unboxing, un análisis interno y un análisis externo del mismo. Por último realiza una conclusión y nos entrega unos premios.
9
GOLD
2014-11
Spain
Este medio realiza una completa review sobre nuestro producto. Primeramente, nos explica todas sus características, tanto técnicas como externas. Por otro lado, realiza una serie de pruebas de rendimiento para conocer su respuesta. Finalmente, concluye con su opinión y una lista de pros y contras.
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Gold War Legend
2014-10
France
Ce mini PC est le compagnon ideal du gamer qui souhaite arpenter les LANs ou encore pour tout gamer qui cherche un pc au format réduit. Le MSI Nightblade Z97 prouve qu’il est tout à fait possible d’avoir exactement les même performances dans un mini PC qu’une tour standard.
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Wow! 9
2014-10
Spain
Este medio hace una review sobre nuestro nightblade. Ayudándonos con imágenes, nos explica y enseña las características del equipo tanto internas como externas. También hace pruebas de rendimiento. Finalmente, realiza una conclusión
12
Recommended Product
2014-10
Spain
This media makes a complete and very rich review about our product. They describe it internal and external in depth. Also, they explain his features and make a conclusion with their opinion and pros and cons.
13
SUPER GOOD
2014-09
Sweden
En smidig sate med större muskler än burken ger sken av utifrån
14
Great 8.5
2014-09
Netherlands
Voor iedereen die dus op zoek is naar een makkelijk draagbare PC die nog steeds bikkelharde prestaties kan leveren is dit een uitstekende aankoop.
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Fantastic (9/10)
2014-09
Belgium
MSI heeft met de Nightblade de nagel op de kop geslagen. Het is dé meest ideale oplossing voor een kleine gamemachine, zonder dat je daarvoor aan kracht moet inboeten.
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LAN OC: Recommended
2014-09
USA
MSI made it easy to carry with a built in handle and with its large PSU and room in the video card area you can run extremely high end video cards.
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Golden
2014-09
Spain
Este medio nos da un galardón de oro. Nos presenta el producto tanto interiormente como exteriormente y realiza pruebas para comprobar su potencia. Concluye con un resumen y opinión y con unos pros y contras.
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GOLD AWARD
2014-09
Spain
Gamezoider nos presenta una completa y positiva review de nuestro producto con video y escrito. Nos presenta las características del producto y su diseño. Concluye con su opinión y conclusiones.
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Gold award
2014-09
Netherlands
Deze Z97 is een goede keuze als je een mooi krachtig mini systeem met een snelle videokaart wil samenstellen
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Gold
2014-07
USA
Overall, the MSI Nigthblade Z97 is an excellent barebones system and one of the few that I have seen really targeted at the gaming audience
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Gold Award
2014-07
USA
MSI Nigthblade Z97 is an excellent barebones system and one of the few that I have seen really targeted at the gaming audience.
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Good product
2014-07
Poland
Spora liczba złącz, dodatkowe funkcje tj. OC Genie, Audio Boost, niezły układ sieciowy oraz przede wszystkim płyta główna Z97I Gaming AC, to godne uwagi cechy Nightblade
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Good Product Award
2014-07
Poland
“A large number of connectors, additional features such as OC Genie, Audio Boost, good network system and, in particular motherboard Z97I Gaming AC, it is notable features Nightblade„
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  • Operating System
    Windows 10 Home
  • CPU Processor
    4th Generation Intel® Core™ Processors
  • Chipset
    Intel® Z97
  • Storage
    Support 1 x 3.5" + 2 x 2.5"
  • System Memory
    2 x DDR3 1600MHz Long-Dimm Max. 32GB
  • Graphics
    NVIDIA® GeForce GTX980 4GB
    NVIDIA® GeForce GTX970 4GB
    NVIDIA® GeForce GTX960 2GB
    NVIDIA® GeForce GTX760 2GB
    NVIDIA® GeForce GTX750Ti 2GB
  • Audio Speaker
    7.1 Channel HD Audio
  • Optical Drive
    DVD Super-multi
  • I/O (Front)
    2 x USB 3.1 Gen 1
    2 x USB 2.0(Buttom one with Super Charger)
    1 x Mic in / 1 x Headphone out
  • I/O (Rear)
    1 x PS/2, 1 x Clear CMOS Button, 4 x USB 3.1 Gen 1, 4 x USB 2.0, 1 x S/PDIF,
    2 x e-SATA, 2 x HDMI, 1 x Display Port, 2 x Antenna Connectors, 6 x OFC Audio Jacks
  • Wireless LAN
    802.11 AC
  • Bluetooth
    BT 4.0
  • AC Adapter / PSU
    600W 80+ Gold certified
  • System Fan
    Rear: 92mm 3600RPM
    Side : 120mm 4000RPM (option)
  • Size
    16 Liter
  • Dimension
    345.8 x 277.3 x 175.7 mm
  • Weight
    10 kg
  • Accessories
    3 x IO dust covers
    1 x Manual
    1 x Quick guide
    1 x Screw pack
    4x Thumber screw
    1 x Warranty card
    1 x Power cord
    1 x Gaming DM
    1 x Holding cover
    1 x PWM Fan splitter
    2 x WiFi antenna
  • Software
    Drivers & MSI Utilities
    Anti-Virus (60 days trial)

 

  1. All images and descriptions are for illustrative purposes only. Product specification, function, and appearance may vary based on different CPU and chipset. For detailed specifications, please consult the product specifications page.

 

  • Operating System
    Windows 10 Home
  • CPU Processor
    4th Generation Intel® Core™ Processors
  • Chipset
    Intel® Z97
  • Storage
    Support 1 x 3.5" + 2 x 2.5"
  • System Memory
    2 x DDR3 1600MHz Long-Dimm Max. 32GB
  • Graphics
    NVIDIA® GeForce GTX980 4GB
    NVIDIA® GeForce GTX970 4GB
    NVIDIA® GeForce GTX960 2GB
    NVIDIA® GeForce GTX760 2GB
    NVIDIA® GeForce GTX750Ti 2GB
  • Audio Speaker
    7.1 Channel HD Audio
  • Optical Drive
    DVD Super-multi
  • I/O (Front)
    2 x USB 3.1 Gen 1
    2 x USB 2.0(Buttom one with Super Charger)
    1 x Mic in / 1 x Headphone out
  • I/O (Rear)
    1 x PS/2, 1 x Clear CMOS Button, 4 x USB 3.1 Gen 1, 4 x USB 2.0, 1 x S/PDIF,
    2 x e-SATA, 2 x HDMI, 1 x Display Port, 2 x Antenna Connectors, 6 x OFC Audio Jacks
  • Wireless LAN
    802.11 AC
  • Bluetooth
    BT 4.0
  • AC Adapter / PSU
    600W 80+ Gold certified
  • System Fan
    Rear: 92mm 3600RPM
    Side : 120mm 4000RPM (option)
  • Size
    16 Liter
  • Dimension
    345.8 x 277.3 x 175.7 mm
  • Weight
    10 kg
  • Accessories
    3 x IO dust covers
    1 x Manual
    1 x Quick guide
    1 x Screw pack
    4x Thumber screw
    1 x Warranty card
    1 x Power cord
    1 x Gaming DM
    1 x Holding cover
    1 x PWM Fan splitter
    2 x WiFi antenna
  • Software
    Drivers & MSI Utilities
    Anti-Virus (60 days trial)

 

  1. All images and descriptions are for illustrative purposes only. Product specification, function, and appearance may vary based on different CPU and chipset. For detailed specifications, please consult the product specifications page.

 

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