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BIOSTAR Hi-Fi B85S3+ Ver. 6.x LGA 1150 Intel B85 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 Biostar Hi-Fi B85S3+ Ver. 6.x

Model

Brand
BIOSTAR
Model
Hi-Fi B85S3+ Ver. 6.x

Supported CPU

CPU Socket Type
LGA 1150
CPU Type
4th-generation Core i5, i7 (LGA1150)

Chipsets

Chipset
Intel B85

Memory

Number of Memory Slots
4×240pin
Memory Standard
DDR3 1600

Expansion Slots

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

Storage Devices

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

Onboard Audio

Audio Chipset
Realtek ALC662
Audio Channels
6 Channels

Onboard LAN

Max LAN Speed
10/100/1000Mbps

Rear Panel Ports

Video Ports
D-Sub + DVI
USB 3.0
2 x USB 3.0

Physical Spec

Form Factor
Micro ATX
Dimensions
8.82" x 7.09"

Features

Features
Heat-Sink: SB

Hi-Fi Technology : Hi-Fi

3 Phase VRD

Quick Info

Warranty

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


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  • Adrian V.
  • 3/14/2014 2:51:43 AM
  • Tech Level: Somewhat High
  • Ownership: 1 week to 1 month
  • Verified Owner

5 out of 5 eggsBest micro atx motherboard for intel

Pros: PCI 3, 4 slots of ram (dual channel) very cheap in price for what you get bang for you buck

Cons: none so far

Other Thoughts: absolutely amazing considering you get so much for 60$

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  • Deven L.
  • 3/2/2014 3:48:29 AM
  • Tech Level: High
  • Ownership: 1 week to 1 month
  • Verified Owner

5 out of 5 eggsGreat compact board with all the essentials

Pros: Just built a great budget PC using this board with a Haswell i5 quad-core CPU. It's been smooth sailing so far. Started right up with no trouble, installed everything through USB, no need for a DVD drive at all. Windows 8 already had drivers for the ethernet and audio. I still went to biostar's site to get the latest drivers, but it was helpful anyway. I've been running a few weeks now and I'm a happy camper. This board has all the basics I need except eSata, but I just got a PCI card for that. This is my first micro ATX and I gotta say I'm really happy with how cleanly it fit in my case (modded an old G4 quicksilver). This is also my first Biostar. The bios is nice. It's got mouse support which I appreciate. good buy for sure.

Cons: Not really built for overclocking. Not an issue for me since I don't plan to, but just throwing that out there. Not the fastest memory standard. Only supports up to 32 GB. Again not an issue for me. Does not support multiple video cards, in case you're into that. No eSata. no firewire. does not include additional breakout USB front-panel connector. it's just the basics I tell you.

Other Thoughts: I could not be happier with this board. As long as it keeps running, it and I are going to have some good times.

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  • Kevin O.
  • 3/1/2014 10:03:41 AM
  • Tech Level: Somewhat High
  • Ownership: 1 day to 1 week
  • Verified Owner

5 out of 5 eggsGreat budget board

Pros: Works
B85 Chip set offers great features at a great price
Easy CPU installation

Cons: Only found two fan ports, not big enough for docking a star but still annoys me

Other Thoughts: Got a great headset bundled with it, overall a great board at a great price

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  • Kristopher W.
  • 1/15/2014 7:09:12 AM
  • Tech Level: High
  • Ownership: 1 week to 1 month
  • Verified Owner

4 out of 5 eggsUpdated after DOA

Pros: After a DOA and 1 month delay the 2nd mobo is working flawlessly. I couldn't find a place to update my previous review so here is a new one (disregard one of the 1/5 egg reviews below). Overall I am pretty happy with the board, the power draw is in line with what I would expect and after some aggressive L1/L2 cache benchmarks I am finding that the SMM interrupts are not scheduled to ridiculous intervals (this is common in some boards where tight loop benchmarks drop off because the CPU spends too much time in SMM) as the L1 throughput is right in line with what Intel reports it should be.

Linux support is great on a 3.12 kernel and the POST process is actually pretty quick compared to other consumer boards. Overall 4/5 eggs.

Cons: I hate that the power plug is ALWAYS sitting next to the SATA ports where it invariably lands under HDDs. Everyone does it, so its hard to fault BIOSTAR for it, but PLEASE move this thing to the bottom of the board away from HDD trays and expansion cards.

Other Thoughts: Not sure if this is a board problem or a chip problem, but I was unable to run 1600 DDR memory at native speed using the 1.33X memory multiplier function in the EFI. I am using a cheap CPU with a maximum memory frequency of 1333.

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  • Earl M.
  • 1/12/2014 12:53:11 PM
  • Tech Level: Average
  • Ownership: 1 week to 1 month
  • Verified Owner

5 out of 5 eggsNice

Pros: Never had a problem with BIOSTAR boards, still have a old T bird amd board that works. It just works, I had Zero problems with installing it.
I installed my old AMD 4870x2 Video card and it fired up with zero problems. Later I installed a new HD7790 (just to cool things down). Fired right up zero problems.
Happy with Biostar

Cons: would of been nice to have a optical out for audio on back, but not a big thing for the cost of board.

Other Thoughts: 120G SSD drive
HD 7790 gigabite 1G
4 Gig of old Kingston HyperX
Intel Core i3-4130 Haswell
4 year old Thermaltake Toughpower 850w
Antec 900 case v1

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  • Joseph S.
  • 1/10/2014 8:14:53 PM
  • Tech Level: High
  • Ownership: 1 month to 1 year
  • Verified Owner

5 out of 5 eggsExcellent so far

Pros: No issues so far ....paired with a G3220 and 8GB of ram has made an excellent HTPC board..used daily .. easy set up.. have built well over 2000 computers used alot of Biostar boards with good results ..

Cons: none ..

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  • Kristopher W.
  • 12/21/2013 8:52:30 AM
  • Tech Level: High
  • Ownership: less than 1 day
  • Verified Owner

1 out of 5 eggsDOA

Pros: It is cheap and has a lot of features for the price point.
Intel is making the chipsets now, so 3rd party re-sellers can't screw that up.

Cons: DOA and tech support is worthless.
Have to pay return shipping on a device that shows up dead.

Other Thoughts: I will revise the egg rating if the next one isn't DOA too.

Manufacturer Response:

Feedback is always important, please if you can contact gerry@biostar-usa.com on the issues regarding your case.

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  • Rory M.
  • 12/20/2013 2:04:20 AM
  • Tech Level: Somewhat High
  • Ownership: 1 day to 1 week

5 out of 5 eggsEverything you could ask for

Pros: PCIE 3.0
SATA III
USB 3.0 and USB 3.0 front panel support
4 RAM slots

Cons: It's not ATX?

Other Thoughts: Intel i5-4670 CPU
BIOSTAR Hi-Fi B85S3+ Ver. 6.x
Crucial Ballistix Tactical 1600MHz 8GB low profile RAM
Sandisk Extreme II 240GB SSD
Gigabyte Wind Force 3X GTX 770 2GB
Cooler Master N200 MATX tower
Rosewill Hive 550

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  • Nicholas B.
  • 11/20/2013 12:15:42 PM
  • Tech Level: Somewhat High
  • Ownership: 1 week to 1 month
  • Verified Owner

1 out of 5 eggsFailed

Pros: Low priced, seems to have decent specs.

Cons: DOA, twice. Biostar has 1 tech support guy in the US, who actually seemed pretty nice and knowledgeable when I got to talk to him, but he has been in a meeting or out of the office every day for the past 7 days...

Other Thoughts: DOA, would not POST. CPU fan would start for 30 sec and the turn off for 3 sec, then repeat the cycle, no beep codes. RMA'd the board after talking to Biostar Tech support. New board arrived with the same issue, I ended up buying an ASRock board from a local vender to get the machine up and running. Awaiting to see what ends up happening with this one...

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  • Patricia B.
  • 10/25/2013 3:07:58 PM
  • Tech Level: Somewhat High
  • Ownership: 1 week to 1 month
  • Verified Owner

5 out of 5 eggs

Pros: So far excellent. Biostar makes top quality MB's. This was for a budget build for the family. B85 chipset adds more features for a still affordable price. Using G3220 processor and its internal graphics, so far so good. Haven't tested any games yet but 1080P video is very good.

Cons: Only has fan speed control for cpu, the one case fan in my Fractal design Core 1000 case is a little noisy.

Other Thoughts: Budget build:
BIOSTAR Hi-Fi B85S3+ MB
Fractal Design Core 1000 Case
Corsair CX500M modular PSU
Intel G3220 CPU
Crucial Ballistix Tactical 1600MHz 4GB low profile RAM
Mushkin Enhanced Chronos 120GB SSD
Acer B236HLymdr 23" IPS Monitor
LG 24x GH24NS95
Logitech MK120 Keyboard/Mouse

~five fifty

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