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This review is from: MSI B85I LGA 1150 Intel B85 HDMI SATA 6Gb/s USB 3.0 Mini ITX Intel Motherboard
Pros: No frills, solid B85 chipset Mini-ITX motherboard. Pretty good layout. not much to say about it other than it works.
USB 3.0 Header is nice.
Cons: Most of these cons can be simply linked to the limitations of the B85 chipset
Only 4 sata ports. only 2 USB 3.0 ports on the rear.
One of the biggest things that bothered me was the inclusion of only 1 case fan header. It would have been nice to have 2 fan headers - 1 for rear fan and another for the front fan.
Too expensive for the lack of features. I understand Mini-ITX carries a premium price for some reason.
Other Thoughts: Paired this with an Intel Core i5 inside a Prodigy case. Look elsewhere for a feature packed setupREAD FULL REVIEW
Pros: Worked well for 2 weeks. Strong signal and reliable connection.
Cons: Large - will cover up surrounding USB ports
PC started bluescreening after 2 weeks. athur.sys BSOD. Removed the wifi adapter and the computer worked fine.
Pros: Great features from the X87 chipset. Great looks, color scheme, general layout.
Cons: After about 6 months, I noticed my USB devices stopped working. Only 2 out of 6 rear USB ports were working. Front ports still work along with the other 2 headers.
Other Thoughts: i will be RMAing this board eventually.READ FULL REVIEW