The decisive weapon in the dark
Sturdy, stable and solid, the MSI Nightblade B85 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 B85 embodies what every gamer craves for: victory.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Featuring Advanced Stream DetectT, Killer E2200 automatically detects and accelerates game traffic ahead of other network traffic for smoother, stutter-free in-game performance and the competitive edge.
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 GTX760 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.
|Processor frequency||2.9 GHz|
|Processor family||Intel Core i5-4xxx|
|Processor boost frequency||3.4 GHz|
|Processor socket||Socket H3 (LGA 1150)|
|Processor cache||6 MB|
|Processor cache level||L3|
|System bus rate||5 GT/s|
|Number of processors installed||1|
|Internal memory||8 GB|
|Internal memory type||DDR3-SDRAM|
|Maximum internal memory||32 GB|
|Memory slots||2x DIMM|
|Memory clock speed||1600 MHz|
|Total storage capacity||1128 GB|
|Card reader integrated||No|
|Number of storage drives installed||2|
|Number of hard drives installed||1|
|Hard drive capacity||1000 GB|
|Number of SSDs installed||1|
|Solid-state drive capacity||128 GB|
|Optical drive type||DVD Super Multi|
|Optical drives quantity||1|
|Discrete graphics adapter model||NVIDIA GeForce GTX 960|
|Discrete graphics memory type||GDDR5|
|Discrete graphics adapter memory||2048 MB|
|On-board graphics adapter model||Intel HD Graphics 4600|
|Operating system installed||Windows 8.1|
|Operating system architecture||64-bit|
|Ethernet LAN data rates||10, 100, 1000 Mbit/s|
|USB 2.0 ports quantity||6|
|USB 3.0 ports quantity||4|
|HDMI ports quantity||1|
|Ethernet LAN (RJ-45) ports||1|
|S/PDIF out port||Yes|
|eSATA ports quantity||1|
|Mini PCI Express slots||1|
|Colour of product||Black|
|Water cooling system||No|
|Motherboard chipset||Intel B85|
|Intel vPro Technology||No|
|Intel Wireless Display (WiDi) Technology||Yes|
|Intel visual technologies||Intel Clear Video HD, Intel Insider, Intel InTru 3D, Intel Quick Sync Video|
|Intel Virtualization Technology||VT-d, VT-x|
|Enhanced Intel SpeedStep Technology||Yes|
|Intel Turbo Boost Technology||2.0|
|Intel Hyper-Threading Technology||No|
|Intel Quick Sync Video Technology||Yes|
|Intel My WiFi Technology||Yes|
|Intel Identity Protection Technology||Yes|
|Intel Anti-Theft Technology||Yes|