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


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  • Mark S.
  • 1/22/2015 6:25:17 PM
  • Tech Level: Somewhat High
  • Ownership: 1 day to 1 week
  • Verified Owner

1 out of 5 eggsDOA

Pros: It fit in the case.

Cons: Dead on Arrival (DOA) Will not power up, verified power supply and connection are good, followed instructions on ECS website but nothing.

Other Thoughts: Contacted customer support. Unclear directions, missing links to web pages that they sent me to and now I am paying to ship this piece of trash to California to verify that it is DOA. NEWEGG should remove this company from their vendor list. Great lesson in getting what you pay for.

Manufacturer Response:

We are sorry to hear about the issues you have had with your motherboard. To verify this issue, can you remove all components not necessary for POST. Just leave the CPU/CPU fan, memory and power supply. If you have more than one memory installed, try one at a time. Try another power supply if possible. Inadequate power to your components can cause the entire system to lock up at worst, or just cause certain components to malfunction or stop working. A power supply does not have to be dead to be faulty.

If you haven't already, please contact us so we can find out more specifics to your configuration and help find a solution.

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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  • Anonymous
  • 12/23/2014 6:14:06 PM
  • Tech Level: Somewhat High
  • Ownership: 1 day to 1 week

3 out of 5 eggsIt's okay

Pros: -It works with the G3258 out of the box

-Has 4 RAM slots

-USB 3 headers

-2 PCIe ports

Cons: -It claims that it has support for overclocking the G3258 and other K-series processors, but I've yet to find an option that allows me to change the CPU ratio

-Only 1 PCI slot (I'd rather have 2 PCI than 2 PCIe, but it's a minor issue on a good microATX board)

Other Thoughts: Who even knows how to get the G3258 overclocked on this, if it can't OC that, then I doubt it can overclock any K-series chip, especially Devil's Canyon ones. Unless there's a BIOS update I'm missing, but it seems to be one from this year and the chip worked right out of the box... no idea. This is actually quite important for me, so if nothing works, I might have to swap it out.

Manufacturer Response:

We are sorry to hear about the issues you have had with your motherboard.

If you haven't already, please contact us so we can find out more specifics to your configuration and help find a solution.

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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  • JASON J.
  • 12/5/2014 10:59:17 PM
  • Tech Level: Somewhat Low
  • Ownership: 1 day to 1 week
  • Verified Owner

2 out of 5 eggs

Pros: very affordable. 4 slots of ram.

Cons: seems to be treating my intel g3258 at as locked and won't let me mess with the ratio setting in overclocking.

Other Thoughts: This is after checking for bios update with included software and attempting to use eoc (ecs overclocking software) which doesn't seem to work with this board.

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.

Based on the Intel Chipset specification, it doesn't support OC feature.

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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  • Charles C.
  • 11/23/2014 6:32:44 AM
  • Tech Level: Somewhat High
  • Ownership: less than 1 day

1 out of 5 eggsDisappointed

Pros: Not sure at this time as we did not have a chance to test after installation.

Cons: We ordered the motherboard to refurbish a older display kiosk. We needed 1 VGA and 1 DVI-I outputs. On ECS site, the B85H3-M (1.0) clearly shows 1 VGA and 1 DVI-I ports.

(http://www.ecs.com.tw/ECSWebSite/Product/Product_Detail.aspx?DetailID=1500&MenuID=172&LanID=0).

Unfortunately, after installation of the MB in the kiosk casing we found out that the ECS web site was wrong; the DVI port is digital, not analog as specified on their WEB site. This is very disappointing as we relied on the information from the ECS site for this order.

Other Thoughts: Site info should definitely be corrected by ECS.

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 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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  • William W.
  • 8/18/2014 9:54:33 AM
  • Tech Level: Somewhat High
  • Ownership: 1 month to 1 year
  • Verified Owner

3 out of 5 eggsSeems fine, possible issue with usb?

Pros: Seemed like a decent board at a cheap price.

Cons: One of our users has many USB devices, and seems to encounter random power downs daily. I was able to reproduce once so ordered a replacement mobo. This improved it to about once/week, but I have been unable to reproduce this.

Perhaps this is a usb power draw issue or something?

Other Thoughts: I had used a USB keyboard and mouse for a week of testing on the second motherboard, but that didn't seem to incite any issues

Manufacturer Response:

We are sorry to hear about the issue you are experiencing with your motherboard. If you haven't already, we would like for you to contact us. We would like to find out more about your configuration and work with you in finding a solution.

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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  • Cory F.
  • 7/1/2014 11:47:50 AM
  • Tech Level: Somewhat Low
  • Ownership: 1 day to 1 week
  • Verified Owner

2 out of 5 eggsInitial BIOS are not Haswell compatible

Pros: It was cheap and had the features I was looking for.

Cons: I did not realize that the Motherboard did not initially have drivers that support the Haswell processor(specifically 4790K). Everything looked ok but once the board came in it would not boot. When I looked everything up it did not specifically state that it would support it but it stated that there is a planned BIOS update to support the core. ETA was TBD. But I would need a Non Haswell core to flash the board before I could use the board and new core.

Other Thoughts: All I can say is this is my fault for assuming that the new processor would be compatible and ensure too look up all compatibility before ordering up cheaper parts. It will save you some headaches.

Manufacturer Response:

We are sorry to hear about the issues you have experienced with you motherboard. For reference the BIOS update is for the "Haswell refresh" CPUs. Intel started to release Haswell Refresh CPUs this spring with the 4790K being released a month ago. All other Haswell CPUs are supported.

Normally we update the BIOS for ECS motherboards prior to shipping to Newegg to try and eliminate such issues.

If you have any questions or concerns please feel free to contact us.

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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  • James S.
  • 6/27/2014 7:41:45 AM
  • Tech Level: Somewhat High
  • Ownership: 1 month to 1 year
  • Verified Owner

4 out of 5 eggsIt Works

Pros: This mobo works. It doesn't have any bells and whistles and I was a little worried at first that it might not have enough power connections for the fans in my case... but it did. If you're looking for a cheap mobo that has what you need, I suggest it, though It's not terribly "future-proof".

Cons: If I want to upgrade anything in my PC, I'll probably have to upgrade this mobo as well.

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  • Richard O.
  • 6/20/2014 1:25:29 PM
  • Tech Level: Somewhat High
  • Ownership: less than 1 day
  • Verified Owner

5 out of 5 eggsjust got it

Pros: looks great, tons of features

Cons: none

Other Thoughts: havent got to test it yet, still need my cpu

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  • Dave S.
  • 5/17/2014 7:07:51 AM
  • Tech Level: High
  • Ownership: 1 week to 1 month
  • Verified Owner

5 out of 5 eggsGreat motherboard at a great price.

Pros: I have built hundreds of computers, and almost always stick with Asus, Intel and MSI. Decided to give ECS a try and was not disappointed. Good build quality, lot's a features for a microATX motherboard. Running for a few days with burn-in software without issue.

Cons: The only con that has affected the build is the lack of additional fan connections. It has the typical CPU and system fan connectors, but an additional chassis fan would be nice.

Other Thoughts: Intel Core i5-4570 Haswell 3.2GHz
G.SKILL Ares Series 8GB (2 x 4GB)
PowerColor TurboDuo AXR9 270
Samsung 840EVO

Skyrim at ultra settings, Minecraft with all the eyecandy enabled.

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  • Christopher K.
  • 5/2/2014 6:59:02 AM
  • Tech Level: High
  • Ownership: 1 day to 1 week
  • Verified Owner

1 out of 5 eggsFrusterating

Pros: Low Price

Cons: Slow to load to post screen.
Random resets.

Other Thoughts: This is the first time I have EVER reviewed a product. I bought 2 of these boards to build economical computers for my children. Both boards were a pain to setup. They would take up to 30 seconds before they even reached the post screen. That was frustrating enough, but the most irritating thing was that one of the boards would randomly restart. I double and triple checked all of the connections of the cables, made sure that the cpu and peripherals were seated correctly yet it still reboots. I was hoping to give these to my children at the same time but now I can only give one and have to wait until the RMA gets covered as well as pay shipping for the product that was defective. I guess this is what I should expect when buying items from an online store. :(

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