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MSI B85-G41 PC Mate LGA 1150 Intel B85 HDMI SATA 6Gb/s USB 3.0 ATX High Performance CF Intel Motherboard

  • Intel B85
  • 4th-Gen Intel Core i7 / i5/ i3 (LGA1150)
  • DDR3 1600/1333
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MSI B85-G41 PC Mate - LGA 1150 - Intel B85 - HDMI - SATA 6Gbps - USB 3.0 - ATX High Performance CF Intel Motherboard
 

Military Class 4
MSI's new Military Class 4 components support you while you are questing, racing, battling and shooting your way to the top. MSI's Military Class 4 components deliver record-breaking stability when you need to keep cool in the heat of battle. The new standard in stability built on a proven technology of high quality components.
 
B85-G41


B85-G41B85-G41World's First PCI Express Gen 3 Motherboard Brand
With ultra-high 32Gbps transfer bandwidth, PCI Express Gen 3 provides a 2X faster transfer rate than the previous generation, this delivers amazing capabilities for true next generation extreme gaming.

Benefits:
  • Twice the bandwidth
  • Increased efficiency and compatibility
  • Extreme performance for current and next gen PCI Express cards
 

B85-G41 M-Flash
Compared to common motherboard which need extra BIOS chips, MSI's M-Flash has a double advantage which doesn't need extra components and secondly, all your BIOS data will be saved in the USB drive. The stored data does not only have backup and upgrade function, moreover it can also be seen as a portable BIOS chip which is actually able to boot up your PC.

Features
  • Backup/Restore Your BIOS to/from Any USB Flash Disk
  • Avoid Unnecessary Repair Due to Accident Failures During The Upgrading Process
  • Earn more BIOS Lifespan by Reducing Unnecessary Rewriting Process
 

B85-G41 B85-G41 Live Update 5
MSI Live Update 5 is a powerful and useful application for updating the latest BIOS and Drivers, saving you time and lowers the risk of updating. End-users can install and run the Live Update 5 software on their computers with the companion CD or downloading the app from the MSI website.

Features
  • Automatically Detect the BIOS / Driver / VGA / Utility Update
  • Support Microsoft Windows XP / Vista / 7, 32- & 64-bit

 

B85-G41 USB 3.0
Compared to the 480Mbps provided by traditional USB 2.0, the all-new USB 3.0's 5Gbps offers 10 times the transfer bandwidth, so transferring a Blu-ray movie takes less than one minute.

Features
  • 10X Faster Than USB 2.0
  • Up to 5Gbps Data Transfer Bandwidth
  • Boost Transfer Rate Between Your PC and External Storage Devices
 

GA-P85-D3

Intel® Small Business Advantage 2.0

Intel® Small Business Advantage 2.0 is a total solution to deliver the enhanced security & productivity for PCs that small businesses demand.

Security Productivity
GA-P85-D3 Software Monitor
Monitor critical software at the hardware level.
GA-P85-D3 PC Health Center
Schedule & run maint. tasks off hours - even if PC is off.*
GA-P85-D3 Data Backup and Restore
Schedule Backup after hours - even if PC is off.*
GA-P85-D3 Energy Saver
Shorten boot-up wait time while saving energy & running tasks overnight - even if PC is off.*
GA-P85-D3 USB Blocker**
Block unwanted USB devices or file import or export on company PCs.
GA-P85-D3 Intel® Wireless Display***
Connect easily to your PC's wireless display to improve in-office collaboration.
GA-P85-D3 New Enhancements
Import/Export, Enhancements with Windows 8, Easier Customizations
*AC power must be present; some maintenance tasks require an internet connection.
**USB Blocker is a software-based device blocking solution.
***Intel® Wireless Display is only supported when combined with an appropriate Intel® Wi-Fi module.

B85-G41 SATA 6Gbps
SATA 6Gbps provides double the bandwidth of traditional SATA 3Gbps, and increases the data transfer rate between your motherboard and internal storage devices, such as 7200RPM HDDs, 10,000RPM HDDs and SSDs. It's also the current trend for upcoming high-speed internal storage devices to to break the existing bottleneck of a PC's performance.

Features
  • 2X Faster than SATA 3Gbps
  • Up to 6Gbps Data Transfer Bandwidth
  • Unleash True Performance of New HDDs/SSDs
 

B85-G41 B85-G41 Fast Boot
No more waiting to enter the OS! MSI Fast Boot helps to make motherboards boot lightning fast. MSI also add the GO2BIOS button with-in. Simply click it to reset your PC and then go straight to the system BIOS.
 

B85-G41 B85-G41 4K UHD Support
Enjoy the awesome 4K UHD video playback now! MSI's 8 series motherboard is equipped with HDMI ports & supports the latest and innovative 4K UHD (2160p ultra-high definition) signal output to provide an unprecedented visual experience.
 

B85-G41 AMD CrossFireX
AMD CrossFireX™ is the ultimate multi-GPU performance gaming platform. Enabling game-dominating power, AMD CrossFireX technology enables two or more discrete graphics processors to work together to improve graphics performance. AMD CrossFireX technology allows you to expand your system's graphics capabilities. It allows you the ability to scale your system's graphics horsepower as you need it, supporting up to four AMD Radeon™ HD graphics cards, making it the most scalable gaming platform ever. With an AMD CrossFireX gaming technology, the traditional graphics limitation exists no more, allowing you to enjoy higher performance as well as visual experience.
 

B85-G41 Military Class Essentials
The core of Military Class 4 is based on the essentials which increase your stability in the worst conditions. The humidity protection and high temperature protection ensure your system surviving each environment, no matter how harsh. The new structure of the PCB limits EMI radiation. On top of that all the connectors have ESD protection in order to prevent short circuit.
 
B85-G41 B85-G41 Humidity Protection
The latest Gen 4 Fabric PCB helps against moisture cause by some humid conditions and environments.
 
B85-G41 B85-G41 ESD Protection
Anti-ESD ICs and onboard fuses help to totally protect your motherboard from electrostatic damage.
 
B85-G41 B85-G41 EMI Protection
The optimized EMI-proof design helps to keep users safe during extended computer operation.
 
B85-G41 B85-G41 High Temperature Protection
Certificated Military Class 4 components help to work stably under extreme conditions.
 

B85-G41 B85-G41 OC Genie 4
OC Genie 4 supercharges your speed! When used, OC Genie 4 accelerates your entire system and puts it into overdrive! Tuned by professional overclockers, OC Genie 4 hands you record-breaking performance on a silver platter.
 

B85-G41 B85-G41 Super RAID
MSI's exclusive Super RAID application is easy to setup and configure to boost your system performance and stay current with automatic, no-wait updates to your e-mail, social networks, news, and more, via three Intel® key technologies:

Intel® Rapid Start
Intel® Smart Response
Intel® Smart Connect
 

B85-G41 B85-G41 Command Center
Command Center allows easy visual adjustment of system settings, automatically tunes fans, & gives you complete freedom. It features an integrated unlimited RAM disk.
 
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  • Limited Warranty period (parts): 3 years
  • Limited Warranty period (labor): 3 years


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  • William W.
  • 12/9/2014 9:10:34 PM
  • Tech Level: Somewhat High
  • Ownership: less than 1 day
  • Verified Owner

1 out of 5 eggs2 bad RAM slots

Pros: ...

Cons: Comes with 2 dead RAM slots. Enjoy a suboptimal setup per the manufacturer.

If you put any RAM into slot 3 or 4 the computer will not boot up. Power comes on, fans come on, screen stays black and no bios or windows loads. Optimal RAM config is ram in slots 1 and 3 or 2 and 4 so you can't have the optimal. I can put both sticks in 1 and 2 and it will accept them but anything in 3 or 4 and it won't boot.

So now I'm supposed to unplug everything, take out my processor, fan, buy new thermal paste, AND I HAVE PAY TO HAVE IT SHIPPED BACK + the delay in doing all this junk. Thanks newegg and MSI. I'm not doing that junk nor am I waiting another week to get a replacement motherboard and have the computer up and running. I'll take the hit on having a suboptimal setup and 2 RAM slots that don't work and just warn you guys, learn from my mistake, there are plenty of other motherboards out there. Look for one that works properly.

Btw, do you know how much trouble it is to find out exactly why your computer won't start when you've put in everything properly? I did a lot of research and trouble shooting to find out those RAM slots were causing the problem. Seriously not even bios loads if you have RAM in either of those slots.

Other Thoughts: I spend a day trouble shooting and finding out what's wrong with the motherboard you sent me and I have to pay to have it shipped back?

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  • Peter S.
  • 11/15/2014 6:54:47 AM
  • Tech Level: High
  • Ownership: less than 1 day
  • Verified Owner

1 out of 5 eggsMOBO NO GOOD

Pros: good price

Cons: Installed new components ordered from Newegg: MSI Mobo, CPU, Memory, SSD drive and DVD drive. Connected my old but working LCD monitor to the vga port of the mobo. Turned the computer on, all I get on the LCD is dark and light gray vertical lines, kind of vertical retrace lines on the old crt monitors. I connected the LCD monitor back on my old Dell Dimension computer, the LCD works fine. Failure is pointing to the MSI mobo onboard video.

Other Thoughts: I wonder who pays for shipping the mobo back to Newegg.

Manufacturer Response:

Dear Valued Customer,
Based on the symptom you reported, we suggest you checking following steps below since many reasons can cause the situation like this ,
1. Check and make sure that power are connected correctly and firmly (JPWR1 and JPRW2).
2. Check your other major hardware’s (memory, video card, CPU and power supply) to ensure that they are not the cause of the issue.
3. If you need further assistant, please feel free to contact our technical support department directly at 626.271.1004 from M to F, 6am to 6pm Pacific standard Time.

Best Regards,
MSI Review Team | usreview@msi.com

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  • Arun M.
  • 10/17/2014 7:02:50 AM
  • Tech Level: Somewhat High
  • Ownership: less than 1 day
  • Verified Owner

1 out of 5 eggsNot compatible with my graphic card??

Pros: Good price

Cons: This mobo, doesn't see my GIGABYTE GV-N970WF3OC-4GD GeForce GTX 970. I have updated the bios and tried every possible thing i could find online, but drivers keep failing for the card. Any suggestions?

Manufacturer Response:

Dear Valued Customer,
Based on the symptom you reported, we suggest you checking following steps below since many reasons can cause the situation like this ,
1. Check the video card on another working systme to verify.
2. Check your other major hardware’s (memory, video card, CPU and power supply) to ensure that they are not the cause of the issue.
3. If you need further assistant, please feel free to contact our technical support department directly at 626.271.1004 from M to F, 6am to 6pm Pacific standard Time.

Best Regards,
MSI Review Team | usreview@msi.com

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  • Carlos M.
  • 9/8/2014 2:27:01 PM
  • Tech Level: High
  • Ownership: more than 1 year
  • Verified Owner

5 out of 5 eggsBasic Motherboard

Pros: It supports 32GB of RAM, and can easily Overclock the RAM.
1 PCIE 3.0 and 2.0 slots to support crossfire.
Bios are great.
Sotware it comes with is really helpful.
* MSI Live Update tells you when there is a driver up for any of your hardware.
* MSI Super Charger drives more power to the USB ports to charge thing faster.
* MSI Fast Boot skips Bios to load OS faster.
* MSI Command Center allows you to overclock the RAM without going to bios.

Cons: Doesn't support SLI.
Can't overclock CPU on B85 chipset.

Other Thoughts: It's a great board for gaming but don't plan on overclocking.

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  • Anonymous
  • 8/1/2014 3:57:14 PM
  • Tech Level: Average
  • Ownership: less than 1 day

4 out of 5 eggsCompatible with Haswell Refresh CPUs

Pros: Nice board for the money. Needed something nice to support my first build, and this does the job. Has a fancy and easy to set up BIOS (unlike my old Dell's bluescreen like BIOS). User manual and reference guide was more helpful than I thought. Don't forget to read it. I was extremely excited and surprised when it booted up no problems with an i5 4460, which I thought would require a BIOS update (See Other Thoughts for more info).

Cons: Not many, but they may get you worried of you're a first time builder like me.
-UPC sticker on the back of the mobo left sticker residue, which had me worried as I though it would short circuit.
-Only two SATA cables.
-Apparently false advertising about RAID but I won;t be using it so yeah.
-Installing the CPU. It may have been the most horrifying thing I did with my new build. It literally sounded like all the pins were breaking one by one as I was pushing the lever and retention plate down. Nothing happened though. System works fine.

Other Thoughts: Now, let's get to the compatibility. If you think this won't work with Haswell Refresh CPUs without a BIOS update, you're wrong. This seems to be a new batch of these boards which include the updated BIOS. Neither MSI, Intel or Newegg state that. I can confirm it works with the i5 4460, which is a Refresh CPU.

System:
i5 4460
MSI B85-G41 PC Mate motherboard
8 GB G.Skill DDR3 1333 RAM
EVGA GTX 770 SC 2 GB
Seasonic M12II 620W 80+ Bronze Modular PSU
CM Storm Enforcer case
Seagate 1 TB HDD

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  • Jennifer M.
  • 7/26/2014 4:37:59 PM
  • Tech Level: High
  • Ownership: more than 1 year
  • Verified Owner

5 out of 5 eggs

Pros: Good for its price, didnt really let me down on anything.

Cons: Doesnt support raid... but didnt expect it.

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  • Aaron L.
  • 7/17/2014 9:50:29 PM
  • Tech Level: Somewhat Low
  • Ownership: 1 week to 1 month

4 out of 5 eggsmobo

Pros: great mobo for the price, good quality, nothing wrong with it.

Cons: obviously not for enthusiast; lacks support for several things that are clearly presented in specs. could use more fan support so I had to get y-splitters but i do have 9 fans in my case :).

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  • Daniel P.
  • 3/24/2014 7:29:02 PM
  • Tech Level: High
  • Ownership: less than 1 day
  • Verified Owner

4 out of 5 eggsNot what I was expecting

Pros: USB 3.0 (but this is only useful if you have high end USB drives, many 3.0 drives are just as slow as 2.0 in benchmarks)

Easy to update the BIOS while in Windows

Compatible with great CPU's

Cons: no smart response and therefore this board does not have the part of Super RAID that makes it RAID.

Other Thoughts: I feel a bit ripped off because the features it advertised were not available on this model. But I am not going to dismantle the computer and mail it back in, unless they are willing to send me one of the MSI Z/H/Q 87 so that I don't have any down time.
For anyone who is wanting to know what boards have which super raid features:

intel rapid start: Z87, H87, Q87, Q85, B85
intel smart response: Z87, H87, Q87
intel smart connect: Z87, H87, H81, Q85, B85

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  • Daniel P.
  • 3/24/2014 5:37:35 PM
  • Tech Level: High
  • Ownership: less than 1 day
  • Verified Owner

3 out of 5 eggsFancy BIOS

Pros: BIOS is neat
Good budget board
USB 3.0
2 cpu fan
Supports nice CPUs

Cons: This board does NOT support RAID.
The features say Super RAID but apparently that is not the same as RAID.
Purposely misleading, please read other thoughts.

Other Thoughts: I was buying this because it said Super Raid, I would have selected a different model had the description been more clear. I do not want to go through the process of returning it.

The following should be listed in the description of all of these boards:
Please be advised that Intel Smart Response is required to perform RAID
Therefore, H81/Q85/B85 do not have RAID support, but they still can support Rapid Start and Smart Connect.

intel rapid start: Z87, H87, Q87, Q85, B85
intel smart response: Z87, H87, Q87
intel smart connect: Z87, H87, H81, Q85, B85

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  • CHRISTOPHER C.
  • 3/9/2014 9:15:53 AM
  • Tech Level: Somewhat High
  • Ownership: 1 day to 1 week
  • Verified Owner

4 out of 5 eggsMSI B85-G41

Pros: Good Board... Runs smooth, no major issues. Fired right up after windows 7 installation with a i5-4670 (Haswell).

Cons: None so far to speak of. If I come across any I will post in the future. So far so good.

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