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ASRock B85M
8.7 out of 10

ASRock B85M

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Overall 10
10

ASRock B95M-ITX

Del S., Newegg
22 May 2015
  • Summary: It has beefed of fan controllers and can throttle even 3 pin fans which is nice if you have a quiet build. Even though it has only one chasis fan header, I used a 3-way splitter and it controls all my case fans just fine. (all 3-pin fans)
  • Pros: Works great with my Xeon E3-1231v3. To my surprise it says H87M-ITX on the motherboard and has a socketed flash ROM. It still says B85M-ITX in the BIOS but has the updated H87 chipset.
  • Cons: Placement of the front panel audio and SATA are awkward for cable management. But knew this before I clocked buy.
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Overall 2
2.0

Great product, Poor delivery.

Anonymous, Newegg
6 May 2015
  • Pros: For falling out of a mailbox, I'm pretty impressed. It sort of survived, looked okay (ignoring all of the bent pins)but the thing would not work at all.
  • Cons: I'm disappointed with UPS and how this delivery was handled. While checking if it would POST, well, it wouldn't. The onboard video was not working nor was the pci-e slot. One ram slot was working as well as multiple bent cpu pins. After all this disappointment I had sent it back to newegg for the...
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Overall 10
10

Great little board

Steven H., Newegg
5 May 2015
  • Summary: I actually tried to think of more cons but couldn't. It's a fantastic board and is perfect for a Mini ITX build on a budget.
  • Pros: Incredibly reliable and durable. It's never experienced any hiccups or problems. Very easy overclock. Paired it with a Pentium G3258 and I have it up and running on 3.8 GHz with an almost one-click operation. Great BIOS layout, very easy to use. A heap of IO ports. Tons of USB, both 3.0 and 2.0. ...
  • Cons: Brown board color can be a bit off-putting for those with windowed or clear cases, but that wasn't the "case" for me. (anyone? anyone?)
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Overall 10
10

Great board with a great price

Matthew A., Newegg
5 May 2015
  • Summary: The PCB is not black, but a dark brown. Noticeable when in a black case, however mine is white. The unit I received had an early BIOS version that didn't support Haswell refresh processors (I had a G3258), so I had to borrow someone else's processor to flash the BIOS, a pain.
  • Pros: I purchased this board as part of a project to show some of my colleagues that you can build a great looking and performing compact PC even on a budget. This board delivers pretty much what I hoped for, and on sale. -All SATA 3.0 ports -front USB 3.0 capability -Surround sound jacks -overclocking...
  • Cons: There is an underwhelming 2 fan headers. While attempting to overclock my G3258, applying OC settings and restarting would cause the board to restart 1 or 2 times for reasons I am not sure of. It would then not post until completely shut off and powered on again.
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Overall 10
10

User Review

Anonymous, Newegg
17 March 2015
  • Pros: Paired it with a G3258 and it worked right out of the box with no BIOS update needed. Actually had the latest 2.20 version. Extremely easy to overclock. Overall a great buy.
  • Cons: The PCB's brown color
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Overall 8
8.0

Cheap & Easy Overclock

Steven C., Newegg
24 February 2015
  • Summary: So far this board has been perfect. Will update with any future developments.
  • Pros: Mated this motherboard to an Intel G3258 and couldn't be happier. Literally one-click over clock in UEFI Bios w/o needing to update. -Cheap -Ridiculously fast boot -Easy Overclock -All peripherals I was looking for
  • Cons: -Board a little on the flimsy side (but not a huge deal)
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Overall 2
2.0

its sad really

Anonymous, Newegg
19 February 2015
  • Pros: it was nice while it lasted
  • Cons: This build was for a customer that wanted a small form factor pc that vould be lugged around and play the latest games. It was working well hor him until he brought it in and said that he heard a pop and the computer wouldnt turn on. i immediately assumed it was the psu but after trying my 800 wa...
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Overall 10
10

For WHS 2011 box

Joseph N., Newegg
12 February 2015
  • Summary: My PC case came with a fixed speed fan, so I purchased a PWM fan for quieter operation. I plugged the new fan into the MB chassis fan connector, and tried to set up a fan curve in the BIOS, but kept getting erratic fan operation.
  • Pros: Rock solid computing platform for my server. I've also used 2 more of these for general home computers.
  • Cons: None so far.
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Overall 8
8.0

good mostly but some audio noise

Rick C., Newegg
4 February 2015
  • Pros: Great little ITX board, does everything i want, good for future HTPC down the road.
  • Cons: audio noise issue through speakers at higher volumes. tried everything, 3 different amps, wires, its definitely something in the audio analog out (green plug). going to try optical out, should eliminate any noise....
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Overall 8
8.0

nice price, ok mobo

Martin J., Newegg
13 January 2015
  • Summary: I paired this with an i3 4330 and have had a great deal of issue with the HD4600 graphics. The ONLY driver that works is the stock one from mobo manufacturer. The windows update driver causes a bios screen loop.
  • Pros: Great price and easy to work with the clear instruction set.
  • Cons: The only issue I had was installing the stock drivers. My build has no CD ROM so I tried to use the internet flast from BIOS which I could not get to work. Easy work around was to use another computer with CD to load drivers on USB and transfer that way.
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