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MSI Nightblade B85
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MSI Nightblade B85 4 Core Intel Core I5-4xxx 3.2GHz 8GB 1TB HDD

4 Intel Core I5-4xxx 3.2GHz 8GB Mar 2015
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The Decisive Weapon In The Dark Sturdy, stable and solid, the MSI Nightblade B85 is loaded with the perfect ammunition for PC gamers that do not want to compromise on gaming performance. Housing a... More
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MSI Nightblade B85 Review
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6 Reasons For

MSI Has Good Reviews for Its Personal Computers

Medium processor core personal computers manufactured by MSI have good ratings on average. We also checked the reviews for all desktop computers (not just medium processor core personal computers) and found that MSI also has good ratings across its entire range.

64-Bit Processor Operating Mode

This computer supports a 32-bit|64-bit processor operating mode, which is typical of many desktop computers of a similar age and type to it.

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3 PCI Express Slots Version

This desktop computer supports a 3 PCI Express slots version, which is typical of many PCs that were released more than a year ago.

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L3 Processor Cache Level

This computer has a L3 processor cache level, which is the most frequently found processor cache level on personal computers of this age and spec.

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DVD Super Multi Optical Drive Type

The optical drive type of this personal computer is DVD Super Multi, which is typical of many desktop computers of this type and age.

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GDDR Discrete Graphics Memory Type

This PC supports a GDDR5 discrete graphics memory type, which is typical of many computers of a similar spec and age to it.

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4 Reasons Against

Only HDD Storage Medium

The storage speed of this personal computer is HDD, which is typical of many similar spec personal computers that are a comparable age to it. A Hard Disk Drive (HDD) is the traditional storage method for computers. A HDD stores the information on magnetic disks. HDD drives are cheap, but they are slower than Flash and SSD bases storage systems.

If the storage speed of this desktop computer is not fast enough for you then you might want to look at the HP EliteDesk 800 G2 Mini[plb_3078512_price] (SSD).

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Only Has One Memory Slot

The Nightblade B85 has a greater number of memory slots than most PCs that have been on the market for more than a year. The most commonly found memory slot is 4x DIMM, but this memory slot is not found on this computer. The memory slots 2x DIMM are also found on this personal computer.

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Heavy

At 10 kilograms, the MSI Nightblade B85 is fairly heavy compared to most of the other medium processor core personal computers that were released more than a year ago. Similar spec personal computers that are a comparable age to the Nightblade B85 have weights of between 38g and 100kg.

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Only One ESATA Port

The Nightblade B85 is a one ESATA port PC.

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5 Other reasons to consider the MSI Nightblade B85

Released Over a Year Ago

This desktop computer was released over a year ago.

Average Processor Clock Speed

At 3.2 gigahertz, the MSI Nightblade B85 has a pretty typical processor clock speed compared to most of the other desktop computers that are a similar age to the Nightblade B85.

If this computer processor clock speed is too slow for you then you might want to consider the DELL OptiPlex 7020 MT[plb_2788976_price] (3.3GHz).

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Average Hard Drive Capacity

At 1,000 gigabyte, the Nightblade B85 has a relatively average hard drive capacity compared to most of the other personal computers that are a comparable age to the Nightblade B85.

If this MSI personal computer hard drive capacity is not big enough for you then you might want to look at the Alienware X51[plb_2501844_price] (2TB).

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Average Total Storage Capacity

The Nightblade B85 has a pretty average total storage capacity (1,000 gigabyte) compared to most of the other medium processor core personal computers that have been around for more than a year.

If you would prefer a PC with a bigger total storage capacity then you might want to look at the Asus G20AJ[plb_2976890_price] (1TB).

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Average Internal Memory

The MSI Nightblade B85 has a pretty typical internal memory (8 gigabytes) compared to most of the other PCs of a similar spec and age to the Nightblade B85.

If this MSI desktop computer internal memory is too small for you then you might also want to look at the Aspire XC-705[pl_3121374_price] (10GB), or the Aspire TC-705[pl_3095333_price] (12GB) both from Acer.

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Specification

Processor
Processor Core
Processor Family
Processor Clock Speed
PCI Express Slots Version
Processor Thread
System Bus Data Transfer Rate
Processor Cache Level
Processor Cache
Processor Socket
Maximum Turbo Frequency
Processor Model
Memory Channel Supported Processor
Max Memory Bandwidth Supported Processor
Memory Clock Speed Supported by Processor
Memory Type Supported Processor
Max Internal Memory Supported Processor
Conflict Free Processor
Processor Series
Tcase
PCI Express Lane (maximum)
Stepping
Processor Operating Mode
PCI Express Configuration
Processor Codename
Processor Lithography
Thermal Design Power (TDP)
Bus Type
Processor Cache Type
Processor Installed
Memory
Internal Memory
Memory Clock Speed
Memory Slot
Maximum Internal Memory
Internal Memory Type
Storage
Total Storage Capacity
Storage Medium
Hard Drive Capacity
Hard Drive Speed
Hard Drive
Storage Drive Installed
Integrated Card Reader
Optical Drive
Optical Drive
Optical Drive Type
Graphics
On-Board Graphics Adapter Model
Discrete Graphics Adapter Memory
Discrete Graphics Memory Type
Discrete Graphics Adapter Model
Discrete Graphics Adapter Memory
On-Board Graphics Adapter ID
On-Board Graphics Adapter DirectX Version
On-Board Graphics Adapter Dynamic Frequency
On-Board Graphics Adapter Base Frequency
Displayssupported by On-Board Grap
Maximum On-Board Graphics Adapter Memory
Operating System/software
Operating System
Operating System Architecture
Networking
Bluetooth
WiFi Standard
WiFi
Ethernet LAN Data Rate
Ethernet LAN Connection
Ports & Interfaces
ESATA Port
S/PDIF Out Port
Headphone Out Port
Microphone in Port
Ethernet LAN (RJ-45) Port
DisplayPort
HDMI Port
DVI Port
USB 3.0 Port
USB 2.0 Port
USB 3.0 (3.1 Gen 1) Type-A Port
Expansion Slots
Mini PCI Express Slot
Design
Chassis Type
Case Colour
Water Cooling System
Performance
Motherboard Chipset
Product Type
Processor Special Features
Intel Anti-Theft Technology
Intell Identity Protection Technology
Intel My WiFi Technology
Intel Quick Sync Videotechnology
Intel Hyper-Threading Technology
Intel Turbo Boost Technology
Intel VPro Technology
Intel Wireless Display (WiDi) Technology
Intel 64
Embedded Options Available
Enhanced Intel SpeedStep Technology
Intel Secure Key
Intel AES New Instructions
Intel FDI Technology
Idle States
OS Guard
Intel Insider
Intel Clear Video HD Technology
Thermal Monitoring Technology
Execute Disable Bit
Intel InTru 3D Technology
Intel VT-X With Extended Page Tables (EPT)
Intel Virtualization Technology (VT-X)
Instruction Set
Intel Enhanced Halt State
Processor Code
Scalability
Intel Small Business Advantage (SBA) Version
Intel Virtualization Technology for Directed I/O
Thermal Solution Specification
Processor Package Size
CPU Configuration (max)
Intel Identity Protection Technology Version
Graphics & IMC Lithography
Intel Smart Cache
Intel Secure Key Technology Version
Processor ARK ID
Power
Power Supply
Weight & Dimensions
Weight
Height
Depth
Width
Packaging Content
Mouse Included
Display Included
Keyboard Supplied
Other Features
Intel Virtualization Technology
Technical Details
Intel Visual Technology

Expert Reviews

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17 April 2015

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14 April 2015

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Portable chassis
Easy assembly
Enough space to fit highend graphics cards
97I GAMING motherboard
Powerful PSU
Looks the same and comes with same features
No CPU cooler
Must be tricky to build into
Fan noise is considerable
Not the most attractive SFF case

User Reviews

(1)
Reviewed 5 January 2016 by D. P.

Works like a charm with minimal fuss. Camera optics are great; audio is perfect. Can't fault it...

Very stable, runs cool, not a hint of a problem. Good performance
Small
Quiet
Quick
Well-designed
Mini PCIe not mSATA compatible. Foxconn replied to my query on 42613 as follows: "The current AT 7000 NanoPC barebone cannot support mSATA on the mini PCIe slot. In the future, we will upgrade the PCB
NOT silent
NOT fanless
Lasted just over a year, crapped out about 3 months after the one year warranty expired. It wont even post. It sounds like a small fan starts up then nothing. I contacted foxconn but they said rma is
None found yet, extremely happy

Brochures and Manuals

+- Manufacturer's Description

Product Identifiers

Manufacturer Part Numbers b85001, b85019, b85019x, b85001n, b85001nl, b85019xe, msi mi017, b85019xeu, msi i54460, msi mi017e, msi mi017ek, msi i54460s, msi msi9s6b08911017
Barcodes 04719072356668, 04719072414825

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