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MSI's Nightblade MI2 Desktop features a compact chassis design that comes installed with an Intel B150 motherboard, a 350-watt 80 Plus Bronze power supply, and a SuperMulti DVD burner, so you can quickly create a customized PC. This barebones system requires a 6th-generation Intel processor, a storage drive, and a Windows 7 or 10 operating system as well as SODIMM memory modules to fully function. Additionally, you can build an everyday system that utilizes an integrated graphics chipset from the CPU or a gaming machine by installing an optional dedicated graphics card.
The motherboard is outfitted with two SODIMM slots, which can accommodate up to 32GB of DDR4 RAM, and a PCIe 3.0 x16 slot for a dedicated graphics card. There's also an M.2 slot for PCIe or SATA-based SSDs. Other notable features included with the Nightblade are a CPU cooler, Gigabit Ethernet, 802.11ac Wi-Fi, Bluetooth 4.0, and 7.1-channel audio. With an optimized interior, the Nightblade's chassis can hold one 2.5" and two 3.5" storage drives along with a graphics card up to 11.4" long. For connecting with your external gear, it sports USB 3.1 Type-C, USB 3.0, USB 2.0, PS/2, HDMI, DisplayPort, and audio connections.
The Nightblade MI2 barebone system lets you build a gaming PC with a compact form factor
Nightblade X2 is ready to connect all your gaming accessories and devices. There are plenty of ports to complete your gaming rig
Supports all the components of a gaming desktop PC, but in a small and compact case
Super Charger 2 delivers more power than regular USB chargers, so you can charge your smartphone, tablet, USB game controller, or portable console up to 10x faster. You can quickly charge these devices when you're not gaming on your PC, eliminating the need for wall power sockets.
Fits a dual-slot graphics card such as an NVIDIA GeForce GTX 970, which delivers graphics performance
Two separate chambers individually cool different components within the Nightblade MI2 and Silent Storm Cooling helps ensure the system's temperature stays under control while staying quiet
System includes a proprietary CPU cooler, storeroom for cables, efficient signal power, ample data storage room (1 x 2.5", 2 x 3.5"), space for regular gaming graphics card, and front system fan location
Components of the Nightblade are easily accessible and ready to be upgraded at any time. Whether it is storage drive, a processor, or a graphics card, you can always keep your Nightblade MI2 gaming rig up to date with the latest hardware
Harness the full performance potential of an optional NVMe SSD, offering read speeds up to 2200 MB/s, which is 5 times faster than SATA III SSD's
The 6th-generation Intel chipset supports DDR4 2133 MHz memory modules. The dual channel of DDR4-2133 brings a 33% performance enhancement compared with that of the dual channel DDR3-1600 memory
Supports Windows 10, taking advantage of DirectX 12
MSI Gaming LAN Manager with Advanced Stream Detect automatically classifies and prioritizes latency-sensitive applications for online games
Nahimic specializes in 3D sound software processing and audio improvements to offer virtual 7.1 sound in immersive high definition. It highlights the smallest sounds, intensifies gameplay by boosting bass, and reduces exterior noise pollution for in-game voice clarity and comprehension. It also features a high-definition audio recorder that captures and streams studio quality sound
To deliver crisp sound signal to gamers' ears, an Audio Boost amplifier for gaming headsets is integrated onto the Nightblade MI's motherboard
At the heart of the Nightblade is a B170 Intel motherboard that is capable of bringing all the power you need in your system. The 6th-generation Intel chipset provides performance and energy efficiency to help maximize your gaming rig
XSplit Gamecaster & Broadcaster V2 lets you easily record your gaming moments and broadcast your live gameplay sessions to Twitch, YouTube, UStream, and more
SteelSeries Engine is an app that lets you customize each individual key, create different macros, and manage keyboard lighting
SteelSeries Engine is easy to understand by using pictorial representations of devices and provides basic drag-and-drop functions to assign key presses, complex macros, device profiles, and buttons. It also features intuitive macro creation with customizable colors, fonts, and names for everything
To provide a smooth operation, the motherboard is equipped with military-grade components that help ensure stability, power efficiency, and performance. It comes with a Super Ferrite Choke along with Hi-c and Dark capacitors
MSI GAMING APP provides Silent, Gaming, and OC modes so you can easily enhance the internal components performance