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ASRock B85M
8.2 out of 10

ASRock B85M

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Overall 6
6.0

Solid board for the price

Daniel D., Newegg
2 weeks ago
  • Summary: - Overall, it's solid for a small build. Was able to get this on sale ($55) and pair it with Core i3-4770 ($80) so not bad for the price.
  • Pros: - Overall, is a good board that runs well as my media PC. Paired with a Core i3-4770, 2x8gb ram and a SSD. - Quick - Front USB 3.0
  • Cons: - Not sure why it would only have 2 USB 3.0 in the back but have 4 USB 2.0, if anything it should be the other way around - Not sure if it's a problem with the board or my case, though I'm pretty sure it's the board, when I plug 2 different devices in the front hub USB 3.0, one of the ports won't...
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Overall 4
4.0

Not so great

Alexander D., Newegg
2 weeks ago
  • Summary: There is little more stressful than new component failure. I would recommend a different chipset, I have used Asrock hardware in the past with success, so this may be an exception.
  • Pros: When it works, it does work well, and as advertised.
  • Cons: Lasted about a week, looks like maybe corrupt BIOS. Bizarre behavior, all testing points to motherboard. After first sign of failure, board ended up in an unusable state, strange graphical corruption in UEFI, no combinations of hardware alleviated the issue, and everything used was triple tested ...
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Overall 8
8.0

OC not supported on G3258 with new BIOS

Anonymous, Newegg
2 weeks ago
  • Summary: My Rig: Intel Pentium G3258 @4.3 GHz 8gb G.Skill Ripjaws DDR3-1400 (My CPU limits it to 1333, but I used XMP) Intel stock cooler Dell vostro 260 case Mushkin chronos 480gb SSD Corsair CX430m PSU
  • Pros: -mini itx -4 sata 3 -esata -usb3.0 I recommend this board if your doing a build that has a celeron, Pentium, i3, or i5
  • Cons: -no plastic on the I/O sheild, all metal -You have to downgrade the bios to 2.30 to have overclocking options on the g3258 -Slow Internet downloads
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Overall 10
10

Great ITX board!

Goran J., Newegg
3 weeks ago
  • Summary: This time shipping was super slow. Ordered on Thu, received it the next Wed. 6 days from Indianapolis to Chicago. Come on Fedex.
  • Pros: Great board for small desktop builds, firewalls, media center pcs, linux rigs. Paired with a SSD and a Celeron board performs great. I use ASRock most of the time and never had a single issue.
  • Cons: No onboard Intel NICs
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Overall 10
10

Good amout of features for the price.

Anonymous, Newegg
3 weeks ago
  • Summary: I installed Windows 7 and flashed it to 2.30. I then overclocked my G3258 to 4.4 ghz with little more than a few clicks in the BIOS. Most everything still on auto. I noticed the Vcore is over 1.4v but it runs cool enough with the stock HSF.
  • Pros: VGA, DVI and HDMI out. Optical digital audio out. Front panel USB 3.0
  • Cons: I can't find a case speaker output. It Shipped with BIOS 2.40 that oddly will allow Vcore up to 2 volts but has no multiplayer adjustment for my G3258.
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Overall 10
10

Working Properly

James I., Newegg
3 weeks ago
  • Summary: I was reluctant to buy a ASRock B85M-ITX motherboard because of all of the comments about it not working with Linux. However, since the price was so attractive and the motherboard included all the features I wanted, I decided to give it a try.
  • Pros: Running dual boot Windows 10 - 32 bit and Linux Mint 17.3 - 64 bit on a Silicone Power 120GB SSD with no issues. Typical ASRock fast booting.
  • Cons: None. Does exactly what I wanted.
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Overall 10
10

Excellent HTPC base, Windows 10 capable with some tweaking.

Mark R., Newegg
3 weeks ago
  • Summary: Long story short, Windows 10 had some issues with this board and the G3258, up to the point that you either had to run at stock clock speeds, or disable a processor core (but why would you WANT to sacrifice that?!?).
  • Pros: - Small form factor is exactly what I was looking for in a home theater PC build. - Inclusion of S/PDIF audio, which other micro ITX variants are lacking. - 3 separate forms of video out built on-board, if you're not using a dedicated video card.
  • Cons: - Newest iteration ships with BIOS version 2.4, which does NOT have overclocking functions enabled. Previous versions however, are overclock-able (see the "workaround" below if you are technically savvy).
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Overall 10
10

No Problems

James I., Newegg
3 weeks ago
  • Summary: Was reluctant to buy this motherboard because of reports of it not supporting Linux. Apparently the latest Linux versions address those issues.
  • Pros: Replaced older Intel LGA 775 ITX motherboard in iStarS-0112-DT Case using Pentium G3258 and Thermaltake Gravity i1 cooler. Running Windows 10 32 bit and Linux Mint 17.3 64 bit flawlessly.
  • Cons: None
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Overall 10
10

Got a second one

John M., Newegg
4 weeks ago
  • Summary: 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.
  • 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...
  • 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 anot...
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Overall 8
8.0

Great board

Anonymous, Newegg
4 weeks ago
  • Summary: Great board, but there is a chip of some kind on the back of the board and the back plate of the hyper evo 212 hits the chip. I used a spacer to clear it, its odd as its the only chip on the area.
  • Pros: Price and features.
  • Cons: Transistor or chip in the stay out zone for back plates.
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