A small form factor skeleton with one-touch overclocking
MSI seems to have its hands in quite a few different cookie jars, which now includes bare bone PCs for gamers. The new MSI Nightblade is a small form factor (SFF) setup with an MSI Gaming Z87I motherboard, 600W power supply, and Dragon case fan. Your job is to drop in a CPU, graphics card, storage, optical drive, and you're ready to game -- and you can overclock using MSI's OC Genie Button on the front of the chassis.
The foundation of the Nightblade is its LGA 1150 motherboard. It supports up to 16GB of DDR3-3000 RAM and has onboard 802.11ac Wi-Fi. Though the Nightblade is a mini-ITX setup, the board supports ATX graphics cards, and MSI says there's room enough for two of them in there.
You can also install up to two SSDs and one HDD. Other features include six USB 3.0 ports, four USB 2.0 ports, HDMI output, DisplayPort, eSATA, E2200 Killer Gigabit LAN, a Clear CMOS button, and a few other odds and ends. If you're the LAN party type, you'll also enjoy the front-side handle that makes transport a breeze.
Look for the Nightblade to be available later this month starting at $599, which will also include a SteelSeries Siberia V2 Dragon headset.