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ECS B85H3-M(1.0) 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
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Learn more about the ECS (EliteGroup) B85H3-M(1.0)

Model

Brand
ECS
Model
B85H3-M(1.0)

Supported CPU

CPU Socket Type
LGA 1150
CPU Type
4th Generation Intel 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
Maximum Memory Supported
32GB
Channel Supported
Dual Channel

Expansion Slots

PCI Express 3.0 x16
1
PCI Express 2.0 x16
1(running at x4)
PCI Express x1
1
PCI Slots
1

Storage Devices

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

Onboard Video

Onboard Video Chipset
Supported only by CPU with integrated graphic

Onboard Audio

Audio Chipset
Realtek ALC892
Audio Channels
8 Channels

Onboard LAN

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

Rear Panel Ports

Video Ports
D-Sub + DVI
HDMI
1 x HDMI
USB 3.0
2 x USB 3.0
USB 1.1/2.0
4 x USB 2.0
Audio Ports
6 Ports

Internal I/O Connectors

Onboard USB
2 x USB 3.0 + 4 x USB 2.0
Other Connectors
1 X 24-pin ATX Power Supply connector
1 X 4-pin 12V Power connector
1 X 4-pin CPU_FAN connector with smart fan
1 X 3-pin SYS_FAN connector with smart fan
1 X Front Panel switch/LED header
1 X Front panel audio header
Support EZ charger (grey color)
1 X CLR_CMOS header
1 X CIR header
1 X Serial port header (COM)
1 X Parallel port header (LPT)
1 X TPM header
1 X Chassis intrusion header

Physical Spec

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

Features

Features
Supports 3 independent displays

Supports Intel K Series unlock CPU

Up to 95W Thermal Design Power support

Applied 100% Solid capacitor design to maximize component reliability

ESD Protection prevent computers from electrostatic discharge damage to enhance its durability and lifespan

Supports Intel Small Business Advantage (SBA) technology

Supports EZ BIOS for tweaking BIOS in Graphical interface within a multi language environment

ECS MIB III - A friendly interface for overclocking

Microsoft Windows 8 Certified

Intel 22nm Multi-Core CPU support

VRD 12.5 Ready

Supports DirectX 11.1 to enhance graphical performance

Supports ATI CrossFireX to expand your system's graphics capabilities.

Supports Intel HD Graphics

Supports HDMI 1.4a Technology ( resolution up to 1920X1200 ) and HDCP function

Supports Intel Rapid Start technology

Supports Intel Smart Connect technology

ECS Intelligent EZ Utility : eBLU, eDLU, eSF

Quick Info

Warranty

  • Limited Warranty period (parts): 3 years
  • Limited Warranty period (labor): 2 years


Customer Reviews of the ECS (EliteGroup) B85H3-M(1.0)

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  • John B.
  • 3/11/2014 10:46:47 AM
  • Tech Level: High
  • Ownership: 1 month to 1 year
  • Verified Owner

5 out of 5 eggsLots of new features, solid performer

Pros: on-board everything, single board solution to 99% of needs. SATA3 RAID, 32GB, and triple screen hi-def video (VGA, HDMI, and DVI ports can each go to their own display). Runs pretty quiet with the included windows software for adaptive fan control. Would probably be good as a server board since it has the RAID and 32GB ram capacity. Seems very reliable for past 1 month running 24/7.

Cons: it's a little pricy. about 10-15% higher than other boards but none of the other ones in the lower price range seemed to have SATAIII 6GBps and "high" ram capacity. For some reason it tells me that new WD 2GB drives are only SATAII 3GBPs speed. Could not figure out how to get RAID to work on the motherboard at all. It is very much non-intuitive (and I been building PCs since 1985). User manual is completely worthless, as expected. Newegg does not have any tech support so you are on your own if something doesnt work. Single 8G DDR3 SIMM was rejected by mobo at first, causing me to think mem was bad. After a couple hours messing with it, it finally registered and started working fine. Once everything was working, I added second 8G SIMM with no problem.

Other Thoughts: Runs Win7 Ultimate just great - no problems of any kind. Solid performer for over a month with Intel Core i7-4770K Haswell 3.5GHz chip. Didn't try overclocking or anything like that. No blue screens, crashes, lockups, reboots, or any unanticipated behaviors.

Manufacturer Response:

Thank you for your feedback. It is appreciated. We need your feedback in order to improve the quality of our products and service.

If you have question on your SATA speeds, please contact us. We would like to look into this and help find an answer.

For RAID, unfortunately the Intel B85 Express chipset does not support RAID.

If you have any questions or concerns regarding this or any ECS products, please contact us. We are here to help.

I or any of my team members here at technical support will be able to help you.
Our hours are Mon-Fri 9am-6pm PST.

Thank you,
Andy
Phone# 1-510-456-9836
Email: andy_K@ecsusa.com

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  • Lorenzo C.
  • 2/23/2014 3:10:00 PM
  • Tech Level: Somewhat High
  • Ownership: 1 day to 1 week
  • Verified Owner

5 out of 5 eggsGood So Far

Pros: Solid Board
Affordable
PCI-e x16 3.0 (x1 slot)
4 Ram Slots
Basics so less things to go wrong
SPDIF header (hard to track down a header connector but you can find one somewhere if you search for "SPDIF Bracket" online and you will find one)

Cons: Not as good as a highend chipset if planning on doing any kind of professional tweaks (but I knew that buying it)
Also there was some sort of sticker residue on my board....I'm hoping this was not from a refurb sticker or something....but everything turned on ok...just a little weird seeing sticky residue like a sticker was on the board...being brand new and all.
No SPDIF on the back connectors, but has a header onboard so you can add one.

Other Thoughts: I bought this for a HTPC case. I realize it's the B85 chipset for Business class, but I also realize that sometimes more just means more things to glitch out. So having the basics is sometimes a little better in my opinion.
PC Build:
Fractal Node 605 Case
Intel i5 4570S 2.9Ghz Haswell 1150 65W
Sapphire Flex2 7950 PCI-ex16
Samsung EVO SSD
500W EVGA 100-W1-500-KR

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  • Dana L.
  • 1/13/2014 1:03:59 PM
  • Tech Level: High
  • Ownership: 1 week to 1 month

5 out of 5 eggsGood MB

Pros: Basic build, no issues. This was CPU, MB & memory replacement for an existing system, this went without any problems. BIOS looked good I wish I had more time to mess with it before the customer took the PC home. I didn't get chance to mess with overclocking or anything. Running fine for several weeks now.

Cons: None

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  • Micah W.
  • 12/3/2013 4:25:17 AM
  • Tech Level: Somewhat High
  • Ownership: 1 day to 1 week
  • Verified Owner

5 out of 5 eggsGood Product

Pros: Does what is says it does. Cheap. Everything Onboard. Quality Construction. Updates on Website. The BIOS was very modern and allowed me to use my USB mouse while in the BIOS, I found it refreshing from the ol Blue Screen AMTREND BIOS.

Cons: Updating the CMOS gave unexpected results. I know what I am doing, and after reading the Website and all guidance given with the Update package, I installed and it gave a CMOS Checksum invalid at POST, I rebooted one more time and it gave me no problem.

Other Thoughts: I put this together with a Haswell 3.0ghz CPU, GSkill 8gb Ram, and a 120gb SSD Drive and it is LIGHTNING Fast, faster than any other machine in my house, and I am using all ONBOARD devices, and the whole thing was under $350. Very Nice.

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  • Anthony N.
  • 10/5/2013 12:33:46 PM
  • Tech Level: Somewhat High
  • Ownership: 1 month to 1 year
  • Verified Owner

5 out of 5 eggsA Great Motherboard

Pros: The motherboard arrives in a nice box that has all its components organized in a professional manner. The manual that comes with it is highly detailed and quite well explains configurations and settings involved. The motherboard has support for USB 3.0, SATA III, as well as the latest Haswell architecture. The installation of components on the motherboard went flawlessly. The quality is absolutely superb for the price you pay. Everything on the board seems sturdy and machined well.

Cons: None are apparent.

Other Thoughts: Before I had purchased this motherboard, I had never heard of the ECS company. With hesitation, I purchased the motherboard for a build of mine since the motherboard was offered at an inexpensive price. From now on, I will gladly continue purchasing motherboards from ECS. I am impressed by the performance per dollar.

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