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MSI Nightblade-013BUS Intel Core i7 / i5 / i3 / Pentium (LGA1150) Intel Socket LGA1150 Intel Z87 1 x HDMI Barebone

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  • Intel Socket LGA1150 Intel Z87
  • 2 x 240Pin Memory Slot
  • No ODD included

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Learn more about the MSI Nightblade-013BUS

General

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Brand
MSI
Model
Nightblade-013BUS
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"
Warranty, Returns, And Additional Information
  • Warranty
  • Limited Warranty period (parts): 1 year
  • Limited Warranty period (labor): 1 year
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Customer Reviews of the MSI Nightblade-013BUS

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  • Hector H.
  • 6/17/2014 10:44:32 PM
  • Ownership: 1 week to 1 month
  • Verified Owner

3 out of 5 eggsNot as good as it should be

Pros: looks great and awesome ventilation

Cons: i AM GOING ON MY 3RD BAREBONE ON WARRANTY. The first one wouldn't boot up. I tried different cpus, memorie, and hard drives but still wouldn't boot up. The second one booted up as soon as I installed all the hardware and Windows 8.1 pro. Once I started to get the drivers installed the computer would not boot up anymore. I reseted the CMOS changed the hard drive cpu and memory in that order but it wouldn't boot up again.

Other Thoughts: The CPUs I tried are i3 4150 haswell dual core and i7 4770 haswell quad core. The memory were 2 8GB Team Dark Series 240-Pin ddr 3 and I used 2 different 128gb kingston SSD HDs.

I tested everything on a ASUS Sabertooth X79. They all work fine on the asus MB but the nightblade stops booting up after a few hours

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  • Hoa L.
  • 6/11/2014 8:54:57 PM
  • Ownership: 1 month to 1 year
  • Verified Owner

5 out of 5 eggsGreat First Case

Pros: I had no trouble with quality control on this case. As this is my first computer I have built for myself personally I did not find it hard to install anything. The only thing I made sure to do was follow the order of installation in the manual. That way I didn't have to fidget with re-wiring after something blocked something else. Build quality seems solid from my experience. Ran FurMark for 30 min and my Maxwell GPU is doing great (less than 70C). Of course a AMD or older chipset NVIDIA cards will likely be far hotter. All the ports on the front of the case are USB 3.0, which is great! In such a small case I was able to put in a full sized HDD which was also nice. I brought this case to a LAN party and it didn't seem to get scratched anywhere. I did make sure to try not ding it anywhere though.

Cons: I know some people have been getting cases with bent and flexed motherboards and faulty RAM slots. Hopefully you get lucky and get a non-faulty mobo with nothing missing.

This case is much heavier than it looks. Still not bad though.

Other Thoughts: I will give this five eggs since my Nightblade came fine and everything works without any damage. I understand if others have issues with the case. Hopefully MSI has worked the issues out.

I do not know if having a Granite surface has anything to do with the temperatures I am getting, but the Nightblade is sitting on a wide open Granite Bar.

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  • Mauricio K.
  • 5/30/2014 8:38:35 PM
  • Ownership: 1 week to 1 month
  • Verified Owner

1 out of 5 eggsIncredible

Pros: Looks good
Good airflow for size

Cons: Pretty much everything else

Other Thoughts: This is the fourth Nightblade case I receive from newegg, the first one had a loose GPU slot, the second one had a bent motherboard pin, the third one had a busted power button (it stayed stuck in) and this fourth one finally seems to be ok. (side panels are very hard to close unlike the previous three but I am not going to return it for that)

Here is the real issue though, all 4 cases had the same issue, they didn't recognize my two sticks of ram, only one, and only when it was in the right slot. I tried buying new ram, changing CPU, using compressed air and as I said before, used 4 different nightblades to try.

After long hours with tech support that quite honestly didn't know that much, I eventually figured out the issue, the whole nightblade line is pretty much busted in this issue. When using a backplate to install the cooler I was using, if you tighten up the top right screw a bit too much (not that much but at its limit) THE RAM STOPS WORKING.. yes you heard it right, this happened in all 4 cases. Only the left slot stops working, it seems the tightening of the screw somehow moves the slot or something, you can't see it, in fact I found this by doing some serious trouble shooting, I even went "tighten screw, turn on, off", "tighten some more, on and off" etc. Until I noticed that at certain point the ram just stopped working.

In other words, this case is busted, the whole line is busted (or at least the newegg batch) I went through 4 RMA's... 4! And all four have had some sort of issue apart from the main issue which is the ram problem.

I am so disappointed on MSI, I can't believe they would let a product like this out to the public before testing.

BTW, the cooler I am using is officially supported, at least the MSI guys at "headquarters" said they tested it and it fit ok, so I am surprised one tech guy like me managed to find an issue on their whole line when the people who sell the thing didn't.

Anyway, seriously, don't buy this please, they deserve to fail with this attempt. Any company that sells a product that you need to RMA 4 times is not a company you want to buy from.

Manufacturer Response:

Dear Valued Customer,

We apologize for the issues that you are having with this product.
The tech support division had tested this product fully before it was released and we did not experience the quality issues with the motherboard. It is a Z87I motherboard that we normally sell as a retail product.

If you have any questions, please kindly get in touch with our tech support team directly at 626.271.1004 for assistance during regular business hours from M to F, 6am to 6pm Pacific Time, or you can email us at usreview@msi.com.
When contacting us, please kindly include your product info, thank you.

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

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  • Anonymous
  • 5/19/2014 5:35:13 PM
  • Ownership: 1 day to 1 week
  • Verified Owner

5 out of 5 eggsIt works. Well, even.

Pros: This feels like a solid base to build up from. Contrary to prior reviews, this worked well for me. It can utilize desktop-sized graphics cards, and handles the 8GB(whopping right? haha) of RAM I stuck in it, along with the Haswell i7 and the 480GB SSD. I plugged it in, and it all just worked as expected. Obviously this doesn't have a built in ODD(CD/DVD drive) yet the software it comes with is all on CD. Weird to me but whatever.

Cons: I suppose its a bit heavy. Deceptively heavy, even, for its small frame... though it is supposed to be military grade. Honestly, it kinda feels like its made of really thin cast iron, but at least that means its durable.

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  • Mauricio K.
  • 5/10/2014 5:12:51 PM
  • Ownership: 1 week to 1 month
  • Verified Owner

1 out of 5 eggsGood case, bad build quality

Pros: Great looking case, great airflow considering the size, fits a big card

Cons: questionable build quality, questionable knowledge by msi support

Other Thoughts: This case is really nice, to the point that even with the issues that I've had I still decided to RMA for a replacement instead of a refund (I am waiting on it as we speak)

Lets just start by the first things I noticed. The paint scratches easily, basically any screw that touches it (lets say you connect a fan to the vents) will make it silver colored again, so you might have to retouch it yourself.

Second, after booting fine into bios and me checking things out, I decided to install my liquid cooling solution. I removed the ram to make some space to install the cpu bracket and when I put the ram back on, the computer didn't want to boot anymore. The left ram slot was completely dead. I've been building pc's for a while so the normal thing to do here is hit it with some compressed air. I cleaned it as much as I could, looked for visible damage and there was none, the machine simply decided that left slot wasn't going to work anymore. I tried booting with both my ram stick on the left slot and it didn't work, while both sticks worked fine on the right slot.

Then the big one. I tried to mount my titan black on the gpu slot and I noticed it was kind of loose, as if the card wasn't attaching itself correctly, so I decided to take the card back out instead of locking it in because it just didn't feel or sound right and to my surprise, the whole gpu slot came out with the card leaving just the pins in the motherboard visible. When this happened I unassembled everything immediately, put back everything into the box, printed out an RMA and took it to UPS. I have faith that I was just unlucky so I decided to go for replacement instead of refund.

This is my first time ordering from newegg and my first MSI product of any kind. It has been a very taxing experience. I really hope they come through in the RMA.

To top everything off, when I called MSI about some other issues I had, like the OC genie button not working. They had no idea how to fix it.

Manufacturer Response:

Dear Mauricio.
thnak you for the feedback, wnated to follow up with you to see how the system is doing? If you have any questions or concerns regarding the product, please do not hesitate to contact us directly at usreview@msi.com and we will be more than happy to assist you, thank you.

Thanks for choosing MSI

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

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  • Mauricio K.
  • 5/9/2014 7:45:06 PM
  • Ownership: 1 day to 1 week
  • Verified Owner

2 out of 5 eggsBad build quality

Pros: Great looking case, very well designed with airflow as priority

Cons: Cheap paint job, bad build quality and support

Other Thoughts: 1 week since I bought this and I opened the case up again to install a liquid cooling setup. I removed the ram to have a bit more space and when I put the ram back on it never booed again. The left ram slot stopped working with no viable damage. Even using compressed air to clean it didn't help. To top that off, the slot of the gpu came off pretty much at the lightest touch. In my many years of pc building I had never seen a pci slot simply come off. I sent it back for a replacement instead of a refund because I indeed love the case and I'm hoping I was just unlucky as I really want this to be my computer for the next 3 years. Seriously though, military grade motherboard components? With the gpu slot coming off? Ram slot not working? I think not.

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