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ASRock B85M-ITX LGA 1150 Intel B85 HDMI SATA 6Gb/s USB 3.0 Mini ITX Intel Motherboard
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  • Owned For: more than 1 year

Pros: Reliable board for me. I like that it has usb 3 on board, most do now. The fan control is great. I can turn it on and off with a wireless mouse or keyboard and my IR usb remote, I have to be in windows media center to turn it off with the remote and to turn it on I hit the sleep button. I saw one review say that it wouldn't wake from sleep with his IR remote, mine works great, Diamond RC118 looks just like the Rosewill 11002. I have good sound through my headphones and speakers no weird buzzing or crackling.

Cons: Doesn't work with all cpu coolers, I sent two boards back to Newegg thinking they were bad one of the dimms not working, I think it was the cooler I tried to use, ID Cooling IS-60 no back plate just posts that go through the board and secure from the back with nuts. Well I decided to give it another shot and set it up outside the case with the stock Intel cooler and everything worked. I then put the ID Cooling cooler on it and sure enough one of the dimms didn't work. I ended up putting a Cooler Master Seidon 120M on it. I had to file a little bit of the plastic clip on the back plate to clear the chip on the back of the board, yes there is a chip right there. I guess they couldn't put it somewhere else.

Other Thoughts: I've been running this for about a year now with no problems. Had an i3-4330 originally now I have an i3-4360, Cooler Master Elite 130, Cooler Master Seidon 120M Silverstone 450 watt bronze sfx psu 2 x 8gb 1600 Crucial ram, 256gb Crucial M550, 1tb Seagate barracuda, on board graphics.

ECS B85H3-M3 (V1.0) LGA 1150 Intel B85 HDMI SATA 6Gb/s USB 3.0 Micro ATX Intel Motherboard
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  • Owned For: 1 month to 1 year

Pros: Front USB 3 header. Got it on sale. Everything works.

Cons: As others have mentioned the front USB 3 header is recessed back from the edge so it keeps it about an 1/8" from plugging in all the way. It would probably work like this, but I cut the bottom of the boot surrounding the plug not a big deal to me. Had to go to ECS website to get USB 3 driver working correctly, When I would plug a USB 3 drive in, this device could perform faster if plugged into a USB 3 port message. leave the USB 3 driver from the disc installed or you will get a message this motherboard does not support this feature. The fans don't work set on silent setting in bios, I left them on normal and it's still quiet.

Other Thoughts: Despite the problems with this board I still think it was a good deal on sale. Works with 2 x 4Gb G Skill Aries 9-9-9-24 1.5v 1600 and 2 x 8Gb Crucial 11-11-11-28 1.5v, Pentium G3450, Samsung 850 evo 120Gb, Seagate 1Tb

Intel Pentium G3450 Haswell Dual-Core 3.4 GHz LGA 1150 53W BX80646G3450 Desktop Processor Intel HD Graphics
  • Owned For: 1 month to 1 year

Pros: Good graphics. Fast for a dual core. Low power, about 35 watts watching TV.

Cons: None I didn't know of.

Other Thoughts: I set this up with my Asus 24" monitor with HDMI picture fit the screen perfect, then switched it to a 32" 1080p tv with HDMI the picture was a little bigger than the tv screen. I went into Intel HD graphics control panel, scaled it down a bit and the picture looks FANTASTIC. I'm using it with an ECS B85h3-m3 2x4gb G Skill Aries 9-9-9-24 1600, Samsung 850 evo 120Gb, 1Tb Seagate Windows 7


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Display Name: John M.

Date Joined: 03/09/11

  • Reviews: 8
  • Helpfulness: 2
  • First Review: 04/09/15
  • Last Review: 10/07/15
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