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MSI Nightblade-012BUS Intel Core i7 / i5 / i3 / Pentium (LGA1150) Intel Socket LGA1150 Intel Z87 1 x HDMI Barebone Slim Slot-in DVD SuperMulti Drive included

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  • Intel Socket LGA1150 Intel Z87
  • 2 x 240Pin Memory Slots
  • Slim Slot-in DVD SuperMulti Drive included

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Learn more about the MSI Nightblade-012BUS

General

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Brand
MSI
Model
Nightblade-012BUS
Color
Black

CPU Supported

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CPU Type
Intel Core i7 / i5 / i3 / Pentium (LGA1150)
CPU Socket
Intel Socket LGA1150

Chipset

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North Bridge
Intel Z87

Memory Supported

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Memory slot
2 x 240Pin DIMM
Memory Type Supported
DDR3 1600/1333
Max Memory Supported
16GB

Storage

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Serial ATA
3 x SATA 6.0Gb/s

Audio

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Channel
7.1-CH

Communications

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First LAN
E2200 Killer
Wireless LAN
WiFi 802.11b/g/n/ac
Bluetooth
Bluetooth 4.0 and Intel WiDi
Max LAN Speed
10/100/1000Mbps

Extension Bays

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2.5" Internal bays
2 (1 occupied for two mSATA SSDs)
3.5" Internal bays
1

Front Panel Ports

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Front USB
2 x USB 2.0
2 x USB 3.0
Front Audio Ports
2 jacks

Back Panel Ports

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PS/2
1
HDMI
1 x HDMI
VGA
1 x DVI
1 x DisplayPort
Rear USB
2 x USB 2.0
4 x USB 3.0
Rear e-SATA Ports
1
RJ45
1
Rear S/PDIF Out
Yes
Rear Audio Ports
6 jacks
Other Rear Ports
2 x WiFi Antennas

Power Supply

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Power Supply
600W

Physical SPEC

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Dimensions
13.61" x 10.92" x 6.92"

Features

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Features
Slim 9.5mm Slot-in DVD SuperMulti included
Warranty, Returns, And Additional Information
  • Warranty
  • Limited Warranty period (parts): 1 year
  • Limited Warranty period (labor): 1 year
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  • Kristian C.
  • 6/10/2014 5:57:03 AM
  • Ownership: 1 day to 1 week
  • Verified Owner

5 out of 5 eggsWorking great

Pros: Easy to setup
Great performance
Full Size desktop card supported
Low Noise
Lots of ports available
Built in wireless

Cons: Installing 3.5" drive is a pain because you need to remove the bay - Takes an extra 5 minutes.
Instructions are kinda skimpy.

Other Thoughts: Overall I am very happy with my purchase. I bought 2 of these to sit side by side with our iMac 27's. I got sick of rebooting into windows to play games so I bought these.

I used the following hardware:
1. Intel Core i5-4690 Haswell 3.5GHz (stock cooler)
2. Crucial Ballistix Sport 8GB (low profile)
3. Western Digital WD Blue WD10EZEX
4. MSI Gaming N770 TF 2GD5/OC GeForce GTX 770
5. Samsung Electronics 840 EVO-Series 120GB 2.5
6. ViewSonic VX2770SMH-LED 27-Inch
7. Windows 8

The motherboard that comes in the case is the following :
1. Z87I GAMING AC (http://us.msi.com/product/mb/Z87I_GAMING_AC.html#support)

So far I have no complaints, everything is running super smooth. I've been playing bf4 - ultra, smooth as silk. Same for wildstar, COD, D3, etc... No issues.

In the future I plan to upgrade the RAM and maybe replace the stock cooler if temps become an issue but so far I haven't noticed any cooling issues. All temps are well below acceptable ranges under load.

I did install 2 120mm fans on the side as I had a few laying around. In the instructions it states these are only needed with certain video cards but I figured I might as well go ahead and install them since I was using stock cpu coolers.

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  • Electric W.
  • 6/9/2014 8:15:03 PM
  • Ownership: 1 month to 1 year
  • Verified Owner

2 out of 5 eggsNot as Good as I thought...

Pros: Pros are obvious...

1. FASTEST BUILD EVER. within 30 minutes you have a computer up and running. every cable is already routed nicely, and all you need to do is install a CPU, CPU fan, memory, GPU card, and your HDD. ALSO comes with a handy 2x mSATA raid0 adapter. there aren't any extra cables for more than 3 HDD and 1 DVD/BR.

2. MOBO is really nice worth the price! the tools and OC are cool to mess with. and the MSI control panel works reall well.

Cons: 1. LOUD AS HELL! the fans that come with the case are 4Krpm and are loud as hair drier. and even though they are controlled with the "smart MSI controller" they pretty much need to run high all the time because of the heat of a

2. OVERHEATS WITH OC ON! even with 3 4kRPM fans in the case, the "great air flow" doesn't work if you have a large size video card... OOPpss forgot to tell you that.

3. TOO SMALL FOR A LARGE VIDEO CARD! tried to fit in a nVidia 780Ti. Read the install notes and it shows the Videocard without the fan case on it, had to take off the fan case to install it. then they note that if you are using a large video card to use the 2 optional fans on the two sides. These are the noise makers and without them your video card would overheat...so kinda needed.

4. This is the second time I had to purchase the case because the first one i overheated the mother board, because the Smart OC didn't stop the CPU when it was supposed to. But I chocked that up to my fault of not seeing what the "Smart OC" tool actually did. If you have the i7 4700K like i put in this, you really dont need to OC it at all, the CPU/MOBO combo is really fast without it.

5. The second one i bought the internal power supply died within a week!... sure its probably a bad model off the line but all that work and you can't even take out the power supply and send it or replace it yourself. its welded into the case!

Other Thoughts: Other than the pros and cons, I really like MSI and what they do for gamers. This was a good idea that just didn't work out as i hoped. I am currently shopping for another normal ATX larger case with better air flow and a bunch of quieter fans so i don't have to listen to my computer, or hope it doesn't over heat.

Manufacturer Response:

Dear Valued Customer,
If you have any questions or concerns regarding the product, please do not hesitate to contact us directly at usreview@msi.com or contact us at our support toll free number 888-447-6564 m-f 6am to 6pm pst. and we will be more than happy to assist you, thank you.

Best Regards,
MSI Review Team | usreview@msi.com

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  • NIcolas B.
  • 5/23/2014 10:00:40 PM
  • Ownership: 1 week to 1 month
  • Verified Owner

4 out of 5 eggsBeautiful design

Pros: The case looks amazing. Small & compact while keeping all the great features for a gaming build. Cables are well sorted out & tight in place to prevent cable chaos. Fan runs quiet. Heat is very well dissipated.

Cons: As to be expected from a smaller case, installing some of the components is trickier but very doable. No eject button for the optical drive?

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