MSI Quad Core Skylake Mini ITX NightBlade MI2 Gaming PC with NVIDIA GTX960

MSI Nightblade MI2, 2.7GHz Intel i5 6400, 16GB DDR4, 256GB SSD+1TB HDD, 4GB GTX 960, DVD-RW, AC WiFi, USB 3.1 C, Win10

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Product Overview Nightblade MI2: The Lean, Mean, Gaming Machine
Forged with passion for gaming, the MSI Nightblade MI2 barebone PC is made for those who crave for an immersive gaming experience without sacrificing space. With sufficient storage, proficient cooling and blistering graphics performance, this lean, mean, gaming machine is ready to unlock your next gaming adventure.

Mystic Light
Customize your NIGHTBLADE with Mystic Light. Make your build look on fire or cold as ice; you are in control! You can select any of the colors from the palette to match your system's design. Or use breath, gradient or Gaming & Music modes.

Modes:
• Static mode
• Breathe mode
• Gradient mode
• Gaming & music mode
• Off

Plug In and Game On
The MSI Nightblade MI2 is ready to connect all your gaming accessories and devices. There are plenty of ports to complete your gaming rig.

A Small But Powerful Gaming Rig
The Nightblade MI2 barebone PC can support all the components of a ‘normal’ gaming desktop PC, but in a small and compact case that only takes up 10 Liters of space.

Super Charger 2
With MSI Super Charger 2 you can deliver more power than regular USB chargers to 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.

Grand Graphics for Grand Gamers
The Nightblade MI2 barebone PC fits a dual-slot graphics card up to a NVIDIA® GeForce® GTX 970, allowing maximum graphics in the smallest space possible.

Silent Storm Cooling
The Nightblade MI series embraes two separate chambers that individually take care of the cooling of different components within the Nightblade MI2, this unique ‘Silent Storm Cooling’ design makes sure the system’s temperature stays perfectly under control, supporting a cool and silent operation even within such a tiny space.

DDR4 Support
The 6th Generation Intel® chipset comes with a brand new architecture that supports the high speed of DDR4 at 2133MHz memory modules. The dual channel of DDR4-2133 brings a 33% performance enhancement compared with that of the dual channel DDR3-1600 memory.

Easy access to upgradable components
For those who always want to get the best out of their system, the components of the Nightblade MI series are easily accessible and ready to be upgraded at any time. Whether it is storage, a processor or a graphics card, you can always keep your Nightblade MI gaming rig up to date with the latest hardware.

PCI-E Gen3x 4 SSD: Load Games In Seconds
Get in the game before everyone else with the latest PCI-E Gen 3.0x4 bandwidth utilizing NVMe technology on single M.2 SSD. Harness the full performance potential of the Gen 3.0 SSD through the optimization of the hardware and software outputting extreme read speeds up to 2200MB/s, 5x faster than SATA3 SSD's.
*The feature should be install with a NVMe M.2 SSD.

DirectX 12
Nightblade MI2 fully supports Windows 10, taking advantage of DirectX 12 for a supreme gaming.

• More FPS and smooth gameplay through CPU and GPU tweaks.
• Cross-platform gaming and streaming with Xbox One game[r]s on Windows 10.
• Full Steam® support.

Gaming Optimized Bandwidth Management
Built for a superior online gaming experience with optimized traffic prioritization and low latency, MSI GAMING LAN MANAGER with Advanced Stream Detect™ automatically classifies and prioritizes the latency-sensitive applications for online games.

MSI Gaming LAN Manager
• Automatically prioritizes games above other appplications.
• Allows you to change applications’ traffic priority.
• Allows you to customize each applications’ bandwidth.

6th Generation Intel® Core™ Technology Support
At the heart of the Nightblade MI2 Barebone is a Z170 Intel® motherboard that is capable of bringing all the power you need in your system. The 6th Generation Intel® chipset provides both performance and energy efficiency to help maximize your gaming rig.

Nahimic Virtual Surround Sound: Military Technology, the Next Gaming Standard
Technology originally developed for the military fighter jets, Nahimic specializes in 3D sound software processing and audio improvements offering virtual 7.1 sound in immersive high definition. Designed to work with standard audio and stereo equipment, Nahimic transports gamers into the action, allowing them to sense every footstep, hear every bullet whizzing past, and feel every explosion. Nahimic highlights even the smallest sounds, intensifies gameplay by boosting bass, and reducing exterior noise pollution for optimum in-game voice clarity and comprehension. It also features a high definition audio recorder to easily capture and stream studio quality sound. This new technology is exclusive with MSI gaming system.

• Virtual Surround: Highly immersive 7.1 virtualization Brings an ultra realistic 360°Sound stage.
• Bass boost: Powerful and deep bass Emphasizes the sub frequencies of expiosion shockwaves and brings vibrancyto the gaming soundtracks
• Frequency Leverler: Because each sound can be decisive Raises up the highest frequencies in order to highlight all the important tiny details (footsteps, gunshot whistles…).
• Noise gate & Noise reduction: Removes 90% of the noise Removes the noise from your communications. The result is a crystal clear in-game voice com in any situation.
*Available on select models.

Audio Boost
To deliver the crispest sound signal to gamers’ ears, a special hardware amplifier called ‘Audio Boost’ is integrated onto the Nightblade MI’s motherboard, especially benefiting gamers using a gaming headset.

Your Game, Your Stream, Your Fame
XSplit Gamecaster & Broadcaster V2.5 lets you easily record your gaming moments and broadcast your live gameplay sessions to Twitch, YouTube, UStream and more.

It's simple, easy to use and ideal for sharing your gameplay with friends, family or the world - or for capturing those perfect gaming moments, just for the heck of it.

• Record & Stream: Use XSplit Gamecaster to stream all of your gaming activities.
• Video Editor: Edit your recordings and conquer the world.
• Realtime Notes: Draw attention whilst casting with in-game annotations.
• TriDef SmartCam: Fully automatic chroma key that can work on any background.
• Adaptive Bitrate: Automatically adjusts your bitrate according to your network conditions.
• Game Detection: Game Capture Auto Detect allows for automatic streaming when starting a game.

SteelSeries Certified
Get ready to enjoy the best gaming experience with MSI® & SteelSeries!

Enthusiast gaming gear brand SteelSeries has officially approved MSI GAMING desktops as ‘SteelSeries Certified (SSC)’. This certification is based on the performance demands and stability of MSI GAMING desktops and SteelSeries products. Your SteelSeries headset, mouse and other top quality gaming gear works best on MSI GAMING desktops.

Military Class Components
The Nightblade MI is equipped with military-grade components ensure excellent stability, power efficiency and performance to provide a smooth operation.

• Super Ferrite Choke: High Power Efficiency
• Hi-c CAP: Low Profile and High Power Efficiency
• Dark CAP: High Efficiency and Heat Resistance

Gaming Center
User-friendly application, you can adjust most of system values in this Gaming Center which provide a better gaming experience.

Overclocking Made Easy
Outperform your competition with the MSI® GAMING APP which allows simultaneous control of both your Motherboard and Graphics Card's overclocking.

Simply select your preferred mode with the click of a button:
• Silent
• Gaming
• OC

This allows you to tune the system to your pleasure without any technical knowledge of overclocking.
The feature should be enabled by MSI gaming graphics. Features • The 6th Generation Intel® Core™ technology support.
• DirectX 12 Support.
• Powerful gaming rig in a small package.
• 290 mm ATX Graphics Capability.
• 350W 80+ Bronze Power Supply.
• Easy access to upgradable components.
• Silent Storm Cooling.
• Sufficient and Flexible Internal Storage Capability.
• Audio Boost: Reward Your Ears with True Quality.
• Nahimic Audio Enhancer.
• SteelSeries Certified.
• Military Class 4 – Top Quality & Stability.
Specifications
Specifications
Form Factor Mini Tower
CPU Included Yes
CPU Type Intel Core i5
Core Quad Core
No. of Threads 4
CPU Model i5-6400
Clock Speed 2.7 GHz
Burst Frequency 3.3 GHz
CPU Socket 1151
Chipset Intel B150
Memory Type DDR4 SO-DIMM
Memory Included Yes
Memory 16 (2x 8GB) GB
Memory Type (ECC) Non-ECC
Memory Type (R/U) Unbuffered
Memory Speed (Mhz) DDR4 - 2133
Max. Memory Capacity 32GB (2x16GB)
On Board VGA Yes
PSU Wattage 350 W
Graphics Interface PCIe 3.0 (x16)
SLI No
Expansion Slots 1 x PCIe 3.0 x16
SATA SATA III 6Gb/s
Storage Drive Included Yes
Storage Drive Type  
Storage Drive Size (SSD) 256GB + (HDD) 1000 GB
RAID N/A
Internal I/O 4 x SATA III - 6Gb/s
Front Panel
  • 1 x Headphone
  • 1 x Mic In
  • 2 x USB 2.0
  • 2 x USB 3.0
  • 1 x USB 3.1 Gen1 Type C
Back Panel
  • 1 x 10/100/1000 (LAN)
  • 1 x Central Speaker Out
  • 1 x Clear CMOS Button
  • 1 x DisplayPort 1.2
  • 1 x HDMI
  • 1 x Line In
  • 1 x Line Out
  • 1 x Mic-In
  • 1 x PS/2 Keyboard/Mouse Combo
  • 1 x Rear Speaker Out
  • 1 x SPDIF Out (Optical)
  • 2 x USB 2.0
  • 4 x USB 3.0
  • 1 x USB 3.1 Gen2 Type C
  • 1 x WiFi 802.11ac/Bluetooth 4.0 Module
Processor Graphics Intel HD Graphics 530 + Discrete NVIDIA GTX960 4GB
Base GPU Speed N/A
Max. GPU Speed N/A
Max. GPU Resolution  
Drive Bays
  • 1 x 2.5" Internal
  • 2 x 3.5" Internal
  • 1 x Slim Optical
Optical Drives DVD±RW
Keyboard / Mouse No
Remote Control No
VESA Mountable  
Operating System Included Yes
Operating System Windows 10 Home (64 bit)
Colour Black/ Red
Dimensions 127.6 x 234.8 x 340.6 mm (mm WxHxD)
Warranty

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Details
Duration:
24 months
Type:
Direct
DOA Period:
14 days
RTB Period:
24 months
Manufacturer Contact Details
Manufacturer:
MSI UK Support
Telephone:
02476886800
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MSI Quad Core Skylake Mini ITX NightBlade MI2 Gaming PC with NVIDIA GTX960
MSI Quad Core Skylake Mini ITX NightBlade MI2 Gaming PC with NVIDIA GTX960