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MSI Nightblade Z97

MSI Nightblade Z97
alaScore 89

44 reviews

May, 2019

alaTest has collected and analyzed 44 reviews of MSI Nightblade Z97. The average rating for this product is 4.3/5, compared to an average rating of 4.2/5 for other Desktops for all reviews. People are impressed by the design and usability, but the reliability and price get negative views.

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price, reliability

We analyzed user and expert ratings, product age and more factors. Compared to other Desktops the MSI Nightblade Z97 is awarded an overall alaScore™ of 89/100 = Very good quality.

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Expert review by (expertreviews.co.uk)

MSI Nightblade Z97 review

 

The Nightblade is a compact, well-built gaming PC, but it's a little noisy

The Nightblade isn’t the quietest small form factor PC, mainly because it has an 80mm exhaust fan rather than a larger, slower 120mm model. There’s no front intake – just a small mesh grille at the bottom of the case, although you can add a 120mm...

Expert review by : Hassan Mujtaba (wccftech.com)

MSI Nightblade Z97 Mini-ITX Barebone Gaming PC Review

 

Today, we are looking at the MSI Nightblade barebone gaming system based on their Mini-ITX Z97 motherboard and features some interesting components which we are going to test today.

Before I start this part, I would like to tell the reason for not posting the CPU benchmarks. The two processors I used included the Core i7-4790K and Pentium G3258. I have already performed testing and overclocking of the Core i7-4790K in a separate...

Aug, 2014

Consumer review (newegg.com)

simply amazing

 

simple assembly ; quiet with GTX 980 ; great thermal design

garbage support for W10 ; BIOS update is a mess and will brick your system ; (lack of info on web and support) ; anteana mounts on the back block USB ports and tend to loosen

Oct, 2015

Consumer review (newegg.com)

simply amazing

 

- simple assembly - quiet with GTX 980 - great thermal design

- garbage support for W10 - BIOS update is a mess and will brick your system! (lack of info on web and support) - anteana mounts on the back block USB ports and tend to loosen

Oct, 2015

Consumer review (newegg.com)

What is included

 

I am thinking of buying this but the product page does not specify what the specifications are and what comes with it.

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Mar, 2015

Consumer review (newegg.com)

What is included

 

I am thinking of buying this but the product page does not specify what the specifications are and what comes with it.

N/A

N/A

Mar, 2015

Consumer review (newegg.com)

A solid barebone PC that comes in small package

 

Would have love to get this from Newegg cuz its cheaper but instead got this from a local computer store cuz I can't wait to try this barebone. The included optical drive is a DVD player & not Bluray. Have I known that a different version exist (minus...

Can play like a full tower without heating up that much even with the latest & most powerful video card running inside. Good as a media center & a LAN party PC

What looks like an MSI Z97I Gaming motherboard included is actually a proprietary motherboard unique to the barebone. It has a different BIOS than that of the MSI Z97I Gaming motherboard. The MSI Smart Utilities & MSI Command Center won't work with...

Mar, 2015

Consumer review (newegg.com)

A solid barebone PC that comes in small package

 

Would have love to get this from Newegg cuz its cheaper but instead got this from a local computer store cuz I can't wait to try this barebone. The included optical drive is a DVD player & not Bluray. Have I known that a different version exist (minus...

Can play like a full tower without heating up that much even with the latest & most powerful video card running inside. Good as a media center & a LAN party PC.

What looks like an MSI Z97I Gaming motherboard included is actually a proprietary motherboard unique to the barebone. It has a different BIOS than that of the MSI Z97I Gaming motherboard. The MSI Smart Utilities & MSI Command Center won't work with...

Mar, 2015

Consumer review (newegg.com)

Very happy with the case.

 

This is my first barebone system and overall I'm very happy with it. It was literally plug and play and I had zero issues overclocking my RAM / CPU with the OC button. My build runs cool and it almost silent, even during heavy gaming. The biggest...

Small ; Easy to work in ; Good packaging ; OC button actually works ; Quiet & runs cool ; Good design (Internally and externally)

Didn't include CPU cooler despite advertising it in description. This was a huge letdown ; Expensive, but the rebate helps a bit ; Poor cable management. (But it's a mini-itx, so this is difficult to overcome)

Feb, 2015

Consumer review (newegg.com)

Very happy with the case.

 

This is my first barebone system and overall I'm very happy with it. It was literally plug and play and I had zero issues overclocking my RAM / CPU with the OC button. My build runs cool and it almost silent, even during heavy gaming. The biggest...

Small ; Easy to work in ; Good packaging ; OC button actually works ; Quiet & runs cool ; Good design (Internally and externally)

Didn't include CPU cooler despite advertising it in description. This was a huge letdown ; Expensive, but the rebate helps a bit ; Poor cable management. (But it's a mini-itx, so this is difficult to overcome)

Feb, 2015