MSI is a tier one motherboard manufacturer, and they decided to enter the PC case market, initially with two mid-tower models. Let’s see if the Nighthawk is a good product.

MSI Nighthawk caseFigure 1: MSI Nighthawk case

MSI Nighthawk caseFigure 2: MSI Nighthawk case

The left panel of the MSI Nighthawk is meshed, coming with one 200 mm fan. Unfortunately, the manufacturer doesn’t publish the specifications for this fan, which can be replaced with two 120 mm models. It uses a standard peripheral power plug, so you can’t install it on your motherboard nor monitor its speed. There is no air filter on the left panel; however, the mesh uses small holes which will act as a filter.

MSI Nighthawk caseFigure 3: Left panel


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