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MSI B85-G43 GAMING LGA 1150 Intel B85 HDMI SATA 6Gb/s USB 3.0 ATX Intel Motherboard

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

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B85-G43 GAMING
B85-G43 GAMING
Intel® B85 Express Chipset

Let the games begin

MSI GAMING motherboards are designed to provide gamers with best-in-class features and technology. Backed by the imposing looks of MSI's Dragon, each motherboard is an engineering masterpiece tailored to gaming perfection.

The best gaming weapons at hand

  • The highest frag and the lowest lag with Killer E2200 Game Networking
  • Crystal clear sound with Audio Boost
  • Top quality audio solution with Sound Blaster Cinema
  • Superb graphics with VGA Boost
  • Blazing fast booting with Super RAID
  • Gaming Device Port
  • Military Class 4 Components
  • OC Genie 4 & Click BIOS 4
  • Optimized for multiple graphics cards
  • Supports DDR3-1600 memory for super fast loading

Killer E2200 game networking

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Kill your lag!

The Killer E2200 Intelligent Networking Platform is built for maximum networking performance for online games and high-quality streaming media. Featuring Advanced Stream Detect? Killer E2200 automatically detects and accelerates game traffic ahead of other network traffic for smoother, stutter-free in-game performance and the competitive edge. With this exclusive, automatic traffic prioritization, games and real-time chat get priority over low-level system chatter, giving you the lowest latency for game data on the most controllable network hardware available.

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Through the detection and prioritization of gaming traffic you can finally fully utilize your network without fear of being kicked from an on-line game because of high ping. This enables true multi-tasking without manually enabling or disabling applications, updates and installations. Killer networking actually allows you to use your PC 24 hours a day.

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Audio Boost

Reward your ears with true quality. Get ready for ear-drum shattering sound, with MSI Audio Boost! With Audio Boost we're delivering the highest audio quality so you can enjoy crystal clear sound and music in games.

Because the complete audio circuitry is isolated from other features, you'll enjoy less interference and more stability.

The built-in headphone amplifier allows you to use studio-grade headgear and get the most amazing sound quality out of your gaming PC.

  • Studio level Integrated 600O Headphone amplifier
  • Golden audio jacks for pure audio signals
  • EMI shielded audio codec
  • High quality audio capacitors
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Top quality audio Solution with Sound Blaster Cinema

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Hear your enemies perfectly, even on an ear-drum shattering battlefield. Thanks to Sound Blaster Cinema, you're getting amazing surround sound with just stereo headphones. Your most important gaming sound effects are reproduced crystal clear allowing you to focus on your game even during extremely long gaming sessions.

Powered by the SBX Pro Studio technologies, Sound Blaster Cinema enables you to clearly hear specific sounds in gaming environments, making your ears a decisive tool on the battlefield.

Super RAID

With MSI Super RAID you can combine hard drives, SSDs and mSATA into blazing fast bootable drives. Load your operating system, videos or even games faster than ever. You can now enjoy the benefits of bigger and faster storage, without all the trouble that normally surround RAID configurations.

Easily Setup The Latest Technologies:
  • Intel Smart Response
  • Intel Rapid Start
  • Intel Smart Connect
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Gaming device port

You want more FPS, lower ping, but why use a pro-gaming mouse with old-fashioned standards? MSI Gaming Device Port is optimized for high polling rate mice (500 to 1000 Hz) which lowers your mouse's response time from 8 milliseconds to 1 millisecond! This gives a much smoother mouse response in games. The additional gold plating on the ports enhances the durability drastically and ensures your PS/2 and USB ports are always working when you ship out to a LAN party.

Gaming benefits
  • more responsive
  • smoother gameplay
  • faster reactions
Technical benefits
  • 3x more gold than regular connectors
  • 10x longer lifetime when plugging and unplugging
  • prevents oxidation and corrosion
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Military Class 4 components

Military Class 4 is the next step in high quality components. The Super Ferrite Chokes and Dark CAPs will make sure that your PC runs more stable under extreme gaming conditions.

Dark CAP

With their aluminum core design, Dark CAP's have been a staple in high-end design motherboard designs and provides lower Equivalent Series Resistance (ESR) as well as its over-10-year lifespan.

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uper Ferrite Choke

Super Ferrite Choke uses a Ferrite core that is Super-Permeable. This allows the Super Ferrite Choke to run at a 35 degree Celsius lower temperature, have a 30% higher current capacity, a 20% improvement in power efficiency and better overclocking power stability.

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Military Class essentials

The core of Military Class 4 is based on the essentials which increase your stability in the toughest conditions.
The humidity protection and high temperature protection ensure your system can survive each environment, no matter how harsh. The new structure of the PCB limits EMI radiation.
On top of that the all the connectors have ESD protection in order to prevent short circuit.

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OC GENIE 4

OC Genie 4 supercharges your speed experience! 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 plate.

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Click BIOS 4

The MSI Click BIOS 4 is the latest UEFI BIOS with optimizations for Windows 8. Besides that, it also reacts faster, runs smoother and has better mouse support. And all this comes with advanced and cool features.

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Hardware Monitor

Hardware monitor allows you to take control of your system through Total Fan and check your primary system characteristics in an easy graphical interface.

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Board Explorer

This feature shows the user a visual representation of all the connectors of the motherboard and displays which devices are connected. In case of a device having a bad connection you can easily trace it with board explorer.

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OC Profiles preview

With OC profiles you can rapidly switch between settings and you can save up to 8 profiles. In the blink of an eye, you can see the differences between your current system settings and any of the stored profiles.

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Optimized for multiple graphics cards

MSI GAMING motherboards feature one or more PCI-Express 3.0 slots, perfectly aligned and with enough space for an optimal airflow when using multiple graphics cards. That way, you will never have to worry about an overheating PC, while you are enjoying the best graphics jumping off from your monitor when running an AMD CrossFire gaming setup.

Command Center

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Total control

MSI's exclusive Command Center software is a very powerful tool to push your motherboard to the max. With a very intuitive touch ready interface, Command Center allows users to tune settings to increase system stability, maximize overclocking performance and adjust cooling features.

Graphical fan control & monitoring

Command Center features a total new fan control interface from which users can control all fans' speed on the motherboard and set profiles. Users can real-time monitor the status of the fans as well as record fan speed, voltage and temperate status into a log file. This feature is both convenient for pro-gamers and overclockers.

Unlimited RAMdisk

MSI Command Center integrates an unlimited RAMdisk with the retail value of $35. With a RAMdisk you can create a virtual drive from your system memory enabling speeds 20x faster than a modern SSD. There are options to load complete game images, you can speed up your browser or your page file which increases your whole system's performance.

Total Fan Control

Total Fan Control gives you complete control of all your fans to enable you to find the best balance of fan performance and silence. Because you can also monitor and record all your fan information, a great pool of information is available to base the fan settings on.

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Dragon heat sink

With an awesome product comes an inspiring heat sink! Styled after the iconic MSI GAMING Dragon. The heat sink is oversized to provide the best thermal transfer and heat dissipation to enable your PC to just game 24 hours per day.
 

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B85-G43 GAMING

Package content

What's in the box? Check it out for yourself! Besides a plethora of necessary cables and connectors you also get a cool Do-Not-Disturb door-hanger, a slick gaming case badge and a stylish gaming I/O panel.

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Learn more about the MSI B85-G43 GAMING

Warranty, Returns, And Additional Information
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  • Limited Warranty period (parts): 3 years
  • Limited Warranty period (labor): 3 years
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  • Joshua C.
  • 4/29/2016 8:50:07 AM
  • Ownership: 1 month to 1 year
  • Verified Owner

5 out of 5 eggsDecent Starter Board

Pros: USB 3.0
Many USB Ports
Nice Look

Cons: Not enough Fan ports for my needs
2 CPU 3 System
They're also put in the worst places...
Killer Network Services bought with the CD is cancerous...
B-Chipset get a Z
Nvidia SLI is a no-go

Other Thoughts: The board works, I got what I paid for...

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  • Anonymous
  • 4/9/2016 6:46:56 PM
  • Ownership: 1 month to 1 year
  • Verified Owner

5 out of 5 eggsIm going to amend my first review.

Pros: Great product.

Cons: None see below.

Other Thoughts: Ok so on 4/2 i left a review when i was angry about what i thought was a broken product out of the box. And i went and bought a different MoBo. So i got a few of my friends to help me out this time instead of installing it alone, just to make sure that i got it right this time and that i did not get a bad part again. We checked over the other MoBo and everything was fine on it. Then we went to remove the components on this MoBo. At first my friends looked over the old MoBo (this product) and had literally no idea why it would not work. Then one of them lifted the CPU out of its socket. He looked at the socket, and then looked directly at me and called me an idiot. It turns out i managed to bend like half of the pins in the CPU socket while i was installing the CPU into it and not notice that i did that.

So i would like to apologize to the people at MSI for leaving a bad review of their product when it was in fact me being stupid that caused my own problems.

TLDR; Product is great, user is a moron.

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  • Ravi C.
  • 2/10/2016 4:52:31 AM
  • Ownership: 1 month to 1 year
  • Verified Owner

2 out of 5 eggsIt was great it till decided to bite the dust

Pros: Budget motherboard, that works very well. Clean BIOS interface, easy enough to install, fits into any normal mid tower case. I don't have any real problems with this motherboard until it kicked the bucket.

The RMA process for MSI seemed simple enough. My RMA request was instantly approved. This is a lot better than Gigabyte who took two days to approve the RMA request.

Cons: I updated to the latest BIOS version using a USB flash drive. The update itself was successful, and there was a message that said the system was going to restart, and then it just went dead. Just like that.

I attempted to power on the computer, and it appears to start, but the peripherals wouldn't power on (no light on keyboard and mouse), there was no display, no POST. I really liked this motherboard, and it is unfortunate that it died. I hope MSI can send me a replacement soon.

Other Thoughts: Gigabyte's RMA is a joke. I purchased this board as a replacement to GA-Z97X-UD7 TH motherboard because that started having a whole lot of issues. When I sent it back for RMA, they claimed to have tested it "with multiple configurations", and decided everything was working, so they sent me back the same motherboard - the serial number matches. Of course that didn't work. I was seeing the same issues as I was seeing before.

The MSI motherboard was excellent in comparison. Its just unfortunate that it wouldn't POST after a successful BIOS update. I will change this to a 5 star review if MSI sends me a replacement motherboard soon.

Manufacturer Response:

Dear Ravi,
Thank you for the feedback, sorry to hear about the issue you reported. Before considering an RMA, Have you try clearing CMOS? If you have any questions or concerns regarding the product, please do not hesitate to contact us directly at usreview@msi.com and we will be more than happy to assist you, thank you.

Thanks for choosing MSI

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

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  • Anonymous
  • 1/13/2016 6:45:53 AM
  • Ownership: 1 day to 1 week
  • Verified Owner

2 out of 5 eggsUsed Motherboard

Pros: Very Nice product, Seems to have no issues as of yet

Cons: The box arrived unopened, inside the sealed anti-static bag the motherboard had a large scratch on the dragon emblem. Not that it affects the performance of the board but still, then upon turning the PC on for the first time the message: cpu config and memory amount has changed strike F1...... (you get the idea). Anyway I have been buliding PC's for 11 years and I know that this had been used previously. Thanks for nothing MSI for selling me a used board.

Other Thoughts: The thing is I love MSI boards they are great, the only 2 brands I will buy is A*US and MSI.
I guess manufactures are getting cheaper by reselling used boards. unbelievable!!!, my customer is not happy.

Manufacturer Response:

Dear Valued Customer,
Sorry to hear about the issue you reported. Did you purchase item as an open box or refurbish item? If you have any questions or concerns regarding the product, please do not hesitate to contact us directly at usreview@msi.com and we will be more than happy to assist you, thank you.

Thanks for choosing MSI

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

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  • Rand C.
  • 1/3/2016 1:39:44 PM
  • Ownership: 1 week to 1 month
  • Verified Owner

3 out of 5 eggsWont overclock for me!

Pros: Booted right up and seems to work ok

Cons: 1 USB connector

Other Thoughts: I have been all over the internet and cannot get this to OC had I known this I would have spent the money on an I5-I7 and a Z97

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  • Anonymous
  • 12/30/2015 12:10:58 AM
  • Ownership: 1 week to 1 month
  • Verified Owner

5 out of 5 eggsGranola Bar?

Pros: Stylish motherboard that can support 32 gb's of ram and works smoothly.

Cons: No sli bridge to connect my two gpu

Other Thoughts: Came with a GRANOLA BAR but not sli bridge. Also the heat sinks design was veery bulky and collided with one of the fans on my water cooler. Btw the granola bar was pretty tasty :?

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  • Austin R.
  • 12/24/2015 2:09:51 AM
  • Ownership: 1 day to 1 week
  • Verified Owner

1 out of 5 eggsDOA

Pros: None

Cons: Dead on arrival

Other Thoughts: Going to give one more shot, trying to be optimistic

Manufacturer Response:

Dear Austin,
Based on the symptom you reported, we suggest you checking following steps below since many reason can cause the situation like this,
1. Check and make sure that power are connected correctly and firmly (JPWR1 and JPWR2).
2. Clear CMOS with jumper or battery.
3. Check your other major hardware's (memory, video card, CPU and power supply) to ensure that they are not the cause of the issue.
4. If you need further assistant, Please do not hesitate to contact us directly by email at usreview@msi.com or by phone at 626.271.1004 M-F, 6AM to 6PM PST. We will be more than happy to assist you.

Thanks for choosing MSI

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

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  • Allen W.
  • 12/19/2015 8:33:57 AM
  • Ownership: 1 week to 1 month
  • Verified Owner

5 out of 5 eggsAwesome Looks and Awesome Board

Pros: - Super awesome color scheme
- Dragon heat sinks look really nice
- Easy-ish BIOS

Cons: - BIOS needs to be updated

Other Thoughts: - Paid $100 for it Price went down to $70 a few days later, but that's my fault

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  • Anonymous
  • 12/18/2015 12:00:50 AM
  • Ownership: 1 week to 1 month
  • Verified Owner

5 out of 5 eggsGreat product!

Pros: Easy install, had no issues what so ever!

Cons: No cons.

Other Thoughts: I am running this with a 4th gen i7 4790K w/ 32GB DDR3 @1600MHz and had no issues with it what so ever!

Would definitely recommend as a nice budget gaming motherboard.

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  • Daniel C.
  • 12/16/2015 12:11:10 PM
  • Ownership: 1 week to 1 month
  • Verified Owner

3 out of 5 eggsDecent

Pros: It looks pretty neat. Pretty fast.

Cons: First time using MSI, I've always used ASUS. It only has one usb hookup??? Really? There is even a spot for the pins to be soldered in for a second usb hookup but they are non existent. Now I cant even hook up my water cooler up to the motherboard. It's my own fault for not seeing that in the description, but who would have thought a gaming motherboard wouldn't support 2x usb 2.0 connectors.

Other Thoughts: Cant overclock with MSI command center. I can go into the bios and change the clock setting and it shows in MSI CC. As soon as I change the clock anywhere from 3.7 onward it stays locked at 3.7 ghz UNLESS I go under to 3.6 or the stock 3.5 ghz setting.

Manufacturer Response:

Dear Daniel,
Thank you for your feedback. 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 phone number at 626-271-1004 M-F 6am to 6pm pst. and we will be more than happy to assist you, thank you.

Thanks for choosing MSI

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

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