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MSI B85I LGA 1150 Intel B85 HDMI SATA 6Gb/s USB 3.0 Mini ITX Intel Motherboard

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  • Intel B85
  • 4th-generation Core i7/i5/i3/Pentium/Celeron (LGA1150)
  • DDR3 1600/1333/1066

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MSI B85 Motherboard
 

B85 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


B85B85World's First PCI Express Gen 3 Motherboard Brand
With ultra-high 32Gbps transfer bandwidth, the PCI Express Gen 3 provides double the transfer rate than the previous generation, this delivers amazing capabilities for true next generation extreme gaming.

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

B85 M-Flash
Compared to common motherboards which need extra BIOS chips, MSI's M-Flash has a double advantage which doesn't need extra components and all your BIOS data will be saved in the USB drive. The stored data does not only have backup and upgrade functions, 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 B85 Live Update 5
MSI Live Update 5 is a powerful and useful application for updating the latest BIOS and Drivers, saving you time and lowering the risk of updating. End-users can install and run the Live Update 5 software on their computers with the companion CD or download the app from the MSI website.

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

 

B85 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 and 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 and run maintenance tasks off hours - even if PC is off.*
GA-P85-D3 Data Backup and Restore
Schedule backups after hours - even if PC is off.*
GA-P85-D3 Energy Saver
Shorten boot-up wait time while saving energy and running tasks overnight - even if PC is off.*
GA-P85-D3 USB Blocker**
Block unwanted USB devices or file importing or exporting 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 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 B85 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 within. Simply click it to reset your PC and then go straight to the system BIOS.
 

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

B85 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 survives 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 circuits.
 
B85 B85 Humidity Protection
The latest Gen 4 Fabric PCB helps guard against moisture caused by humid conditions and environments.
 
B85 B85 ESD Protection
Anti-ESD ICs and fuses onboard helps to totally protect your motherboard from electrostatic damage.
 
B85 B85 EMI Protection
The optimized EMI-proof design helps to keep users safe during a long-time computer operation.
 
B85 B85 High Temperature Protection
Certificated Military Class 4 components help to work stable under some extreme conditions.
 

B85 B85 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 the professional overclockers, OC Genie 4 hands you record-breaking performance on a silver platter.
 

B85 B85 Super RAID
MSI's exclusive Super RAID application helps to easily 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 the three Intel® key technologies:

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

B85 B85 Command Center
Command Center allows easy visual adjustment of system settings, automatically tune fans or give complete freedom. It features an integrated unlimited RAM disk.
 
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Warranty, Returns, And Additional Information
  • Warranty
  • Limited Warranty period (parts): 3 years
  • Limited Warranty period (labor): 3 years
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  • Shawn D.
  • 10/1/2015 8:29:20 AM
  • Ownership: more than 1 year
  • Verified Owner

5 out of 5 eggsGreat board!

Pros: Great little board with onboard GPU.

Cons: Wish it had more RAM slots but I knew that buying it. But I bought 2 8GB GSkill TridentX Series Model F3-1600C7D-16GTX for my oldest son who does a lot of video editing and wanted to put his old 4GB GSkills that match his little brother's current RAM to boost his RAM to 8GB. So, didn't think I would need more than 2 slots but, I did. lol

Other Thoughts: I'm reading a lot of negative reviews about this board and well, sometimes, you get a bad product. Things happen. RMA it and move on. This board is what it is and for my 2 sons who used this board as their first PC builds, they have been amazing. Current set up for their PCs are as follows.

CPU
i5-4430 Haswell Quad-Core 3.0 GHz LGA 115

RAM
G.SKILL TridentX Series 16GB (2 x 8GB) 240-Pin DDR3 SDRAM DDR3 1600 (PC3 12800) Desktop Memory Model F3-1600C7D-16GTX (in one rig)

G.SKILL 4GB (2 x 2GB) 240-Pin DDR3 SDRAM DDR3 1333 (PC3 10600) Dual Channel Kit Desktop Memory Model F3-10600CL8D-4GBHK (in the other rig)

CORSAIR Hydro Series H50 120mm Quiet Edition

BitFenix Prodigy Arctic White Steel / Plastic Mini-ITX Tower Computer Case

Due to some changes I am getting ready to add GIGABYTE GeForce GTX 760 GV-N760WF2OC-2GD 2GB 256-Bit GDDR5 PCI Express 3.0 HDCP Ready Video Card to both rigs.

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  • Deanna Z.
  • 9/6/2015 7:58:18 PM
  • Ownership: 1 month to 1 year

4 out of 5 eggsWorks.

Pros: -Gets the job done
-Relatively cheap
-Mini ITX
-Looks nice

Cons: -Only 2 ram slots

Other Thoughts: At this price range and size, the basic-ness of it is forgived

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  • Shawn D.
  • 8/12/2015 11:22:24 AM
  • Ownership: more than 1 year
  • Verified Owner

5 out of 5 eggsGreat board

Pros: Great layout and solid MOBO.

Cons: None. Well, another RAM slot would be nice.

Other Thoughts: I purchased two of these for my sons' builds. They're set up in a BitFenix Prodigy Artic White Steel Mini ITX. With plenty of space to spare.

i5-4430 Haswell
4GB G.Skill F3-10600CL8D-4GBHK
Enermax Triathlor ETA650AWT-M
LG Blu_Ray UH12NS30
Corsair H60
PNY XLR8 SSD 240 GB
Samsung 840 EVO MZ-7TE120BW

No GPUs currently other then on-board but I don't see any issue with adding one of any size tbh.

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  • Brent F.
  • 6/10/2015 11:05:56 AM
  • Ownership: 1 day to 1 week
  • Verified Owner

2 out of 5 eggsBad video experience

Pros: Seems to have great layout and bus speeds

Cons: On-board video started failing after 1 week. The small screw on the mini pcie was loose and laying on board, I just happened to flip board over and heard it fall on the floor

Other Thoughts: Asked for a replacement, let's see how the second board performs

Manufacturer Response:

Dear Valued Customer,
If you have any questions or concerns regarding the product, please do not hesitate to contact us directly at usreview@msi.com or contact our support number at 626-271-1004 m-f 6am to 6pm pst. and we will be more than happy to assist you, thank you.

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

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  • Wayne J.
  • 2/17/2015 12:06:36 PM
  • Ownership: 1 month to 1 year

2 out of 5 eggsproblems with intel hd graphics

Pros: Nice quality board. I wanted to like it.

Cons: Couldn't get the onboard graphics to work. Got the dreaded "intel HD graphics has stopped responding and successfully recovered" warning. Wasted many hours installing and reinstalling drivers. I bought some of MSIs recommended memory and still had the same problem. Fixed the problem by adding a nvidia graphics card but that's not what I wanted to do.

Other Thoughts: The are poor saps all over the internet looking for a fix for this problem with their Intel HD graphics, nvidia or ati graphics cards. There is no solution. It's a compatibility bug in the hardware someplace. I would've returned this board for sure but didn't have the time.

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), clear CMOS.
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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  • Andrew B.
  • 12/2/2014 12:26:05 AM
  • Ownership: 1 month to 1 year
  • Verified Owner

5 out of 5 eggsDecent Motherboard

Pros: Easy to setup. My girlfriend and I used it for our first nas. Installation went perfectly. Motherboard is also durable and gives you a lot for the money.

Cons: Wish they had a model with ecc. Other than that, can't think of any for this price.

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  • Alexandre L.
  • 9/19/2014 9:07:38 AM
  • Ownership: 1 day to 1 week
  • Verified Owner

5 out of 5 eggsMINI ITX W/ SPDIF !

Pros: No regrets here, ideal for HTPC with Optical AVR. The realtek HD chipset will set you up with DTS and DD/AC3 no problem. One of the rare mini itx with SPDIF available. Great for 5.1 and 7.1 setups

Price is good, and it's MSI, so it runs smooth, most utilities have a use and the Live Update software is golden

Cons: none

Other Thoughts: I like the fact that this mini itx can handle full DIMM instead of SODIM like most mini itx

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  • Catherine N.
  • 9/8/2014 1:38:46 PM
  • Ownership: 1 month to 1 year
  • Verified Owner

1 out of 5 eggsDied after 6 months

Pros: Was cool while it lasted. Was using in my media server.

Cons: Died after 6 months... Not much else to say about that.

Manufacturer Response:

Dear Valued Customer,
Based on the symptom you described, many reasons can cause the situation like this. We suggest you try the following steps:
1. Power down system, test with minimum components (1 stick of ram, video, CPU power supply).
2. If possible verify a different memory stick, power supply etc.
3. Clear CMOS verify the board on a test bench or non-conductive surface.
For additional troubleshooting and supports please feel free to contact MSI team directly for assistance at 626.271.1004 from M to F, 6am to 6pm Pacific Time.

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

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  • Jerry J.
  • 9/6/2014 11:13:20 PM
  • Ownership: 1 week to 1 month
  • Verified Owner

1 out of 5 eggs

Pros: None

Cons: DOA

Manufacturer Response:

Dear Valued Customer,
Based on the symptom you described, many reasons can cause the situation like this. We suggest you try the following steps:
1. Power down system, test with minimum components (1 stick of ram, video, CPU, and power supply).
2. Clear cmos, verify that you have both main 24pin JPRW1 and 12volts JPWR2 ATX power connectors connected.
3. If possible verify a different memory stick, power supply etc.
For additional troubleshooting and supports please feel free to contact MSI team directly for assistance at 626.271.1004 from M to F, 6am to 6pm Pacific Time.

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

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  • Robin T.
  • 7/13/2014 10:48:56 AM
  • Ownership: 1 month to 1 year
  • Verified Owner

5 out of 5 eggsGreat for HTPC

Pros: Price and it seems to work great so far.

Cons: None

Other Thoughts: Bought this for a HTPC build for a Lian Li case that has no fans. I did add a HD 6450 to this build for better HD playback. No issues with the board. Load up the cpu, ram and put it in the case.

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