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ASUS B85M-E/CSM LGA 1150 Intel B85 HDMI SATA 6Gb/s USB 3.0 Micro ATX Intel Motherboard

  • Intel B85
  • 4th-Gen Intel Core i7 / i5/ i3 (LGA1150)
  • DDR3 1600/1333
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Based on the latest Intel B85 chipset, the ASUS B85M-E/CSM brings the power of an Intel 4th generation Core processor in a uATX form factor. It guarantees uncompromised flexibility and expandability with one PCIe 3.0 x16 slot, one PCIe 2.0 x16 slot, four SATA 6Gbp/s ports, four USB 3.0 ports and 8-channel audio. ASUS's exclusive USB 3.0 Boost enables faster data transmission, while Fan Xpert 2 technology delivers the most customizable fan controls to achieve the best balance of cooling performance and noise level. Additional features include Network iControl, for real-time bandwidth control, and ASUS GPU Boost, for iGPU overclock. The B85M-E/CSM presents a new premium gold color scheme, symbolizing an insistence on delivering the highest standards of innovation, performance, and reliability.

The B85M-E/CSM is part of ASUS's renowned Corporate Stable Model (CSM) Series. ASUS CSM products are guaranteed to have a longer lifespan, and are available for purchase for at least one year from the date the product has been declared CSM. ASUS CSM products feature Advance Swap service options, allowing overnight cross-shipment of your defective unit in order to minimize downtime. Motherboard and graphics card products feature a one-way cross-shipment option during the first year of ownership.

 

 
ASUS Exclusive USB 3.0 Boost --1.3X Faster than Traditional USB 3.0
With USB 3.0 Boost technology, USB transfer speeds are significantly increased up to 1.3x, enhancing an already impressive USB 3.0 transfer rate. ASUS software automatically accelerates data speeds for compatible USB 3.0 peripherals without the need for any further user configuration.
 
Network iControl--Real-time Network Bandwidth Control
With a single-click on/off button, the application currently in use has its data and network bandwidth prioritized over other programs. In addition, you can prioritize your favorite software easily by configuring profiles through the intuitive user interface. Within the profile, programs can be pre-scheduled to run in a specific time period to avoid network congestion and long-waits on downloads. Auto PPPoE network connection provides a one-step setup for enhanced online convenience. Overall, it's an intuitive network bandwidth control center.
 
Superior Components, Excellent Quality and Durability

100% High-Quality Solid Capacitors

ASUS's high-quality solid capacitors assure a 5,000-hour lifespan (5K Hrs. @ 105°C; 50K Hrs. @ 65°C) – equivalent to 2.5 times longer than traditional capacitors. All capacitors pass testing under temperatures as high as 105 degrees, and meet Japanese industrial standards to provide excellent durability and enhanced thermal capacity.
 
Extra-Durable Stainless Steel Back I/O
The ASUS Motherboard's back I/O panels are made from strong and corrosion-resistant stainless steel, which is bonded with a thin layer of chromium oxide to enhance its anti-corrosion properties. That is why ASUS stainless steel back I/O panels have a usage life three times longer compared to ordinary panels.
 
Windows 8 Ready — One-Stop Access to Innovative ASUS Features
With hardware driver compatibility tested and assured, ASUS provides a complete solution for Windows 8 support. Users can now experience the next generation operating system on ASUS hardware, and can rest assured that they can easily upgrade once the final driver versions are released — all without any compatibility issues!
 

 


Learn more about the ASUS B85M-E/CSM

Model

Brand
ASUS
Model
B85M-E/CSM

Supported CPU

CPU Socket Type
LGA 1150
CPU Type
Core i7 / i5 / i3 / Pentium / Celeron (LGA1150)
Supported CPU Technologies
Turbo Boost Technology 2.0

Chipsets

Chipset
Intel B85

Memory

Number of Memory Slots
4×240pin
Memory Standard
DDR3 1600/1333/1066
Maximum Memory Supported
32GB
Channel Supported
Dual Channel

Expansion Slots

PCI Express 3.0 x16
1
PCI Express 2.0 x16
1
PCI Express x1
1
PCI Slots
1

Storage Devices

SATA 3Gb/s
2
SATA 6Gb/s
4 x SATA 6Gb/s

Onboard Audio

Audio Chipset
ALC887-VD2
Audio Channels
8 Channels

Onboard LAN

LAN Chipset
Realtek 8111F
Max LAN Speed
10/100/1000Mbps

Rear Panel Ports

PS/2
1 x PS/2 keyboard (purple)
1 x PS/2 mouse (green)
Video Ports
D-Sub + DVI + Display Port
HDMI
1 x HDMI
DisplayPort
1 x DisplayPort
USB 3.0
2 x USB 3.0
USB 1.1/2.0
4 x USB 2.0
Audio Ports
3 Ports

Internal I/O Connectors

Onboard USB
2 x USB2.0 Connectors Support Additional 4 USB Ports
1 x USB3.0 Connectors Support Additional 2 USB Ports
Other Connectors
2 x SATA 3.0Gb/s connectors
4 x SATA 6.0Gb/s connectors
1 x 24-Pin ATX Power Connector
1 x 4-Pin ATX 12V Power Connector
1 x 4-Pin CPU QFan Connector
2 x 4-Pin Chassis Fan Connector
1 x Front Panel Audio Connector
1 x Front Panel Header
1 x Speaker Header
1 x LPT Header
1 x COM Header
1 x TPM Header

Physical Spec

Form Factor
Micro ATX
Dimensions
9.6" x 8.6"
Power Pin
24 Pin

Features

Features
ASUS UEFI BIOS (EZ Mode)
ASUS MyLogo 2
ASUS EZ-Flash 2
ASUS Fan Xpert 2
ASUS Crash Free BIOS3
ASUS Network iControl
ASUS USB3.0 Boost
ASUS GPU Boost
Support SBA
All Solid Capacitors

Packaging

Package Contents
ASUS B85M-E MB
1 x I/O Shield
2 x Serial ATA 6.0Gb/s cable
1 x Support DVD
1 x User Manual

Quick Info

Warranty

  • Limited Warranty period (parts): 3 years
  • Limited Warranty period (labor): 3 years


Customer Reviews of the ASUS B85M-E/CSM

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  • Jeremy F.
  • 4/8/2014 11:58:39 AM
  • Tech Level: High
  • Ownership: 1 day to 1 week
  • Verified Owner

1 out of 5 eggsLow Price, Low Quality?

Pros: Price. I purchased this for a low power bench Pc to work on others computer parts.

Cons: It would not install an OS to 2 different SSD drives or a HDD. Some kind of error in the bios kept removing the drive from the boot options thus crashing the install process.New EGG approved a RMA however i bent a CPU pin when repackaging the board and will not be purchasing another poorly made board to replace it with out of pocket. I should have gone with a higher quliaty over featured board to begin with i guess.

Other Thoughts: Live and learn. Unfortunately some mistakes have price tags. I have done hundreds of Windows OS installs in my life and almost none have ever had a problem. I attempted 75 installs on this board during the troubleshooting provided by forums and ASUS tech support trying different things. A waste of a week. Board was as good as DOA. Just mad i bent a pin repackaging it voiding my chance at a replacement board.

Manufacturer Response:

Greetings,

I am sorry that the CPU socket has a bent pin. Regarding the hard drive, if the memory unit has an OS installed onto it, you must connect it to the Intel SATA drives or issues may arise. Should you need any assistance, please let me know through email. 3599530.

Regards,

Mark
ASUS Customer Loyalty
cl-mark@asus.com

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  • Anonymous
  • 3/6/2014 8:00:25 AM
  • Tech Level: Somewhat High
  • Ownership: 1 day to 1 week

5 out of 5 eggsFired right up - no problems yet after 36 hour burn in period.

Pros: Easy installation - no problems with connections. Makes a great basic business machine.

Cons: No IDE but that was fine...just grabbed a spare SATA DVD drive.

Other Thoughts: Bought for a standard business computer. Used it with some spare drives and case left from old machine. Boots fast from SSD drive and runs Win 7P like a champ. Its running an i5 processor and 4GB RAM.

I would recommend it for any modest build.

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  • William B.
  • 1/21/2014 6:36:41 PM
  • Tech Level: Low
  • Ownership: 1 week to 1 month
  • Verified Owner

5 out of 5 eggsASUS B85M - So far, so good.

Pros: First time builder, installation was a breeze, placement of various plug-ins on the board made connecting front panel and other accessories easy even in a cramped MicroATX Case, started up on the 1st try. Board quality seemed great. Went with this over the cheaper ASRock brand due to numerous ASRock reviews complaining of DOA boards and poor customer service. No complaints so far about ASUS. I'll buy this board again for my next build.

Installed on this board:

-i5 4570 CPU
-GTX 760 GPU
-8GB RAM

Cons: None so far.

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  • Anonymous
  • 1/8/2014 7:26:48 PM
  • Tech Level: Somewhat High
  • Ownership: less than 1 day

5 out of 5 eggsVERY Impressed! Nice one, ASUS!

Pros: Lightweight, fast, incredible BIOS(coming from a former Windows 95 OEM user IN Dec. 2013, was running XP on that dinosaur... it only had 3 options: boot normal, ms-dos, and "memory mix mode", that was it)

6 SATA ports for all the HDDs that I've gotten(I couldn't use them before b/c of the age of my old cpu)

legacy PCI(have a nice sound board that I still want to use)

LGA 1150 socket for NICE new processor options

HDMI video output!(Now I can use my 'new' Samsung Monitor)

Nice 3.0 PCI-ex16 for a potential new GPU

3 different Fan pin-outs!

4x 1600mHz DDR3 DIMM slots(for a current MAX of 32GB!)

2x [physical]USB 3.0!

Cons: Cons? What cons?

Other Thoughts: Plugged everything in, was very satisfied, but I have a 350 watt enermax psu currently, and it 'barely' runs this "piece of awesome" mobo.
Would the following psu work with this motherboard, or would I need to go with the second linked one(650-watt):

(450-watt Enermax) http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16817194090

(650-watt Corsair) http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16817139020

Thanks!

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  • Joseph J.
  • 10/9/2013 6:10:09 PM
  • Tech Level: High
  • Ownership: 1 week to 1 month

4 out of 5 eggsGood board

Pros: Good board 3gbp/s and 6gbp/s sata connections,
inexpensive

Cons: legacy pci and awkwardly placed sata ports

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  • Brian S.
  • 7/12/2013 5:50:15 PM
  • Tech Level: Somewhat High
  • Ownership: 1 day to 1 week
  • Verified Owner

1 out of 5 eggs

Pros: Nice features, including lots of video outputs and latest intel CPU support

Cons: DOA, and neweggs motherboard replacement policy prevents me from getting a new one sent my way until they receive the old, so i'm delayed probably a couple weeks. Couldn't even power on with this.

Other Thoughts: Building a system from components despite pressure to just buy a prefab from a local bigbox store for my church. This doesn't help.

Manufacturer Response:

Dear Valued Customer,

Sorry to hear that you believe your board is DOA out of the box. What you may have experience is a hardware compatibliey issue. Older PSU don't have function to go to a very low voltage. These Haswell boards, in order to get them to power on, the power voltage required is very low, therefore the PSU don't see this signal and never power on.

Here is a link below of our QVL sheet of hardware that is compatible with this board.

http://dlcdnet.asus.com/pub/ASUS/mb/LGA1150/B85M-E/B85M-E_Devices_Report_0705.pdf

You can email me at cl-jeffrey@asus.com

ASUS strives to meet and exceeds our customer expectations within our warranty policy.

Regards,

Jeffrey
ASUS Customer Loyalty USA

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  • Xiaoxing L.
  • 7/11/2013 3:10:35 PM
  • Tech Level: Somewhat High
  • Ownership: 1 week to 1 month

5 out of 5 eggsSatisfied.

Pros: -Feels solid
-4 ports for monitors (DVI, HDMI, Display port, and VGA)
-Excellent BIOS! The newest firmware even provides OC functions! (Yes, like a Z87)

Cons: Although you can use it to overclock a K series cpu, it is obviously not designed for this. Everything is solid - but that's all.

Other Thoughts: I had trouble in installing Windows. I tried to use a flash drive for installation but the PC just refused to boot from USB. At last I had to manually set the USB device as a 'hard drive' (there are options in BIOS. It's 'auto' by default) to make it boot from there.

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  • Brian R.
  • 7/7/2013 9:32:53 AM
  • Tech Level: Somewhat High
  • Ownership: 1 week to 1 month
  • Verified Owner

4 out of 5 eggsGood so far

Pros: It works :> lol. So far all things are good. I'm surprised no one else has reviewed this thing yet.

Seems to be a nice board. Build quality is good. Really not alot to say other than it works nicely. Solid state caps. I haven't tried all sockets/slots yet.

I'm finding the Intel HD graphics, 'built in video' essentally, is extremely strong compared to how I thought it would be. It handles Maya quite nicely. I have no intentions of gaming on this system but it should work fairly well. I'm using it as a render node for CGI.

That being said, it handles Maya well but, if you're wanting to do serious gaming I would not rely on the built in video. Buy a gaming card.

Cons: I was surprised to see that the static bag it came in didn't have a seal. I actually shot video of myself opening the box everything came in. I'm aware of a rash of boards with bent pins. So I shot video of myself opening the board and looking at the pins, which would prove it was not my fault if they were bent.

pins on the CPU socket are fine.

The spacing with the RAM slots and the CPU socket is pretty tight, an aftermarket heat sync could get complicated.

What is stated nowhere is that Asus Probe DOES NOT WORK WITH THIS BOARD currently. However, AI SUITE III does give a nice temperature readout, and is included on the drivers disc. And....you do have to install the USB 3 drivers before using the ports, it mentions this in the documentation.

I feel the board is kinda pricey for the feature set but it is Asus and they are known to be a little more expensive, however if you want quality, you get what you pay for.

Other Thoughts: Had Intel not decided to play games with the TSX extentions I would've gone for a corei7 and made more of an investment in the new system I built. And a more expensive board with more features on it.

I was rather surprised that the anti static bag was not sealed, at all. No seal, no label on it, nothing. It wasn't even taped shut.

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