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Nightblade

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. 4000rpm. 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
MSI® dragon case fan
4000 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 3.0
  • Silver audio jacks
  • OC Genie
  • Wireless LED
  • Power ON / OFF

Solid as rock

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.