- Intel B85
- 4th-Gen Intel Core i7 / i5/ i3 (LGA1150)
- DDR3 1600/1333
Solid and stable board 03/24/2014
Clean layout, with four SATA3 ports and two SATA2 ports in a good location and room for tons of RAM.
Three fan headers.
Supports procs up to i7 4771.
Affordable (I got it on sale).
Will not boot with more than 8GB of RAM until the chipset driver is installed.
Does not come with latest BIOS (but it does have an easy-to-use upgrade utility).
I rebuilt my system using this board and an i7 4771, 240GB Samsung SSD, 16GB of G.Skill RAM (but I had to start with 8), and a GTX760. The only driver I had to install was the chipset, Windows 8.1 took care of the LAN, audio, and video drivers for the onboard video and video card. I did a clean install because I didn't want any instability caused by driver conflict. So far everything is rock stable --- this is a good board.
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