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MSI Nightblade B85C

MSI Nightblade B85C 4 Core Intel Core I5-4xxx 3.2GHz 8GB 1TB HDD

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4 Intel Core I5-4xxx 3.2GHz 8GB Feb 2015
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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 highly appraised MSI GAMING... More
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9 Reasons For

Seven Industry Awards

This computer is one of the most highly awarded of all the medium processor core personal computers that have been available for more than a year.

Three expert review sites all thought that this desktop computer was good. Hardware.info gave this computer a "Gold Award" and wrote it was fantastic and the editor of Nexthardware.com conluded that they would endorse it and gave it a "Recommended" award. Furthermore, the editor of Techstation.it said that this MSI personal computer was superb and gave it a "Platinum Performance" award.

The experts at three more expert review sites all wrote that this personal computer was good. Tweak.dk gave this computer a "Great Product" award, it received a "Worth Buying" award from Kitguru.net and Modders-inc.com gave it a "Must Have" award.

The editor of one other expert review site wrote that this computer was good. This personal computer received an "Efficiency Award" from Hardzone.es.

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Expert Reviews Are Good

Based on six expert reviews from sites including maximumpc.com, Tweak.dk, kitguru.net and nexthardware.com the average expert rating of this PC is 82 out of 100. This puts this computer in the top 20% of all the medium processor core personal computers that have been available for more than a year when ranked by average expert review score.

MSI Personal Computers Have Good Reviews

We calculated the average ratings for all MSI computers and also specifically for MSI medium processor core personal computers and found that in both cases MSI had good ratings compared to other brands.

Reasonably Priced

A number of people concluded that the product was good value for money. Two years ago Back2gaming.com wrote in their review of this PC “The biggest concern anyone looking at the MSI Nightblade is price and at 350$ for the B85 model” nonetheless they only rated the MSI Nightblade B85C 45 out of 100. Back2gaming.com also mentioned “The Z97 Nightblade offers the best value in terms of featu”.

64-Bit Processor Operating Mode

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

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Fairly Big Internal Memory

The internal memory of medium processor core personal computers that have been around for more than a year range from 2GB to 64GB, and the average internal memory is 8.3GB. At 8 gigabytes, the Nightblade B85C has a quite big internal memory compared to most of the other desktop computers of a comparable type and age to the Nightblade B85C.

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3 PCI Express Slots Version

This personal computer supports a 3 PCI Express slots version, which is the most commonly supported PCI Express slots version on desktop computers of this age and spec.

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L3 Processor Cache Level

This computer has a L3 processor cache level, which is typical of many medium processor core personal computers that were launched more than a year ago.

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Six USB 2.0 Ports

The Nightblade B85C is a six USB 2.0 port computer.

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5 Reasons Against

Not Good in Terms of Size

One customer who reviewed this PC considered that it was not heavy and bulky. Expert review site Modders-Inc.com said “Remember the days when going to a LAN party you had to load up your heavy steel case”.

Only HDD Storage Medium

The storage speed of this personal computer is HDD, which is typical of many desktop computers that have been on the market for around the same time as 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.

It may also be worth also looking at one of the alternative HDD computers currently available including the DELL PowerEdge T20 (£319.94) which has better reviews.

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Only One PS/2 Port

The Nightblade B85C is a one PS/2 port computer.

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Only Has One Memory Slot

The Nightblade B85C has a greater number of memory slots than most computers of a similar age and type to it. The most frequently found memory slot is 4x DIMM, but this memory slot is not found on this MSI PC. The memory slots 2x DIMM are also found on this computer.

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Heavy

With a weight of 10 kilograms, the MSI Nightblade B85C is one of the heavier computers that have been on the market for a similar time to the Nightblade B85C amongst medium processor core personal computers of this age. The lightest medium processor core desktop computer that has been available for more than a year is 38g heavy and the heaviest is 100kg.

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4 Other reasons to consider the MSI Nightblade B85C

Released Over a Year Ago

It was over a year ago when this computer was released.

Average Processor Clock Speed

At 3.2 gigahertz, the Nightblade B85C has a relatively average processor clock speed compared to most of the other similar spec computers that were released more than a year ago.

Other 3.2GHz processor clock speed personal computers currently available that you might also want to look at include the DELL PowerEdge T20 (£319.94) which has better reviews.

Computers with a faster processor clock speed that might also be worth considering include the Lenovo Thinkstation P500 (3.5GHz), or the MSI Nightblade Z97 (4GHz) which also has a higher rating.

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Average Hard Drive Capacity

At 1,000 gigabyte, the MSI Nightblade B85C has a relatively average hard drive capacity compared to most of the other medium processor core personal computers that are a similar age to the Nightblade B85C.

There are a number of alternative 1TB hard drive capacity computers currently available which you might also want to look at including the DELL PowerEdge T20 (£319.94) which has better reviews.

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Average Total Storage Capacity

At 1,000 gigabyte, the Nightblade B85C has a fairly average total storage capacity compared to most of the other similar spec computers that are a comparable age to the Nightblade B85C.

Other 1TB total storage capacity personal computers currently available which you might want to look at include because of it's better review score, the DELL PowerEdge T20 (£319.94).

If you would prefer a computer with a bigger total storage capacity then you might also want to look at the MSI Nightblade Z97 (1.1TB and higher rated), or the Lenovo Thinkstation P500 (1.3TB and higher rated).

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Specification

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Memory Channel Supported Processor
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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
Storage Drive Installed
Integrated Card Reader
Optical Drive
Graphics
On-Board Graphics Adapter Model
Discrete Graphics Adapter Memory
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
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Operating System
Operating System Architecture
Networking
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
PS/2 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
Display Included
Other Features
Intel Virtualization Technology
Maximum Internal Memory
On-Board Graphics Adapter
Technical Details
Intel Visual Technology

7 Awards

modders-inc.com Must Have kitguru.net Worth Buying Tweak.dk Great Product hardware.info Gold Award hardzone.es Efficiency Award nexthardware.com Recommended techstation.it Platinum Performance

Expert Reviews

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23 December 2014

Sometimes it's nice to pick and choose every little component you want in your build, and sometimes it's just nice to have someone else do the thinking for you.Nowhere is that more true than in... Read more…

16 December 2014

The biggest concern anyone looking at the MSI Nightblade is price and at 350$ for the B85 model and 380$ for the Z97 model, we're stuck at a price range that doesn't help for the B85. At 30$ more,...

31 March 2014

Time to gather up all the information, thoughts and results.This just my opinion but the case it not a show stopper in looks, but I think it was meant to be that way. It shows that MSI spent a lot...

Modders-inc.com

13 March 2014

Kitguru.net

In the last year we have seen a rising demand for smaller chassis such as the excellent and . With this in mind MSI are launching their MSI Nightblade ? a barebones configuration to target the... Read more…

30 January 2015

Comme nous nous attendions en voyant des ventilateurs de 92mm, le bruit était  présent. A savoir que ce barbone gamer est fait pour aller en LAN et non être silencieux. Pour l'overclocking...

25 March 2015

MSI? ???? ?????????(?? ???, kr.msi.com)? ???? ?? ???? ????? Mini-itx ??? ????? ??? ?? ???? ??? ??? ???? ???? ????? ??? ???? ??? '??? ???? ??? ????'? ????.? ??? ?? 4?? ????? ???? Mini-itx ???? ???... Read more…

25 March 2014

Så er det tid til at få samlet tankerne omkring MSI Nightblade, som faktisk har været et fornøjeligt bekendtskab. Men til trods for det, er der altså stadig nogle skår i kanten, som dog let...

Tweak.dk

17 June 2015

De MSI Nightblade barebone die we in september 2014 bespraken kon ons zeer bekoren, met zijn hoogwaardige componenten, strakke uiterlijk en handige voorzieningen. Uiterlijk en voorzieningen zijn...

24 March 2014

No podemos sino alabar el trabajo que MSI ha hecho con este Nightblade en cuanto a su rendimiento Es un barebone pequeño y muy completo, con unas grandes posibilidades de configuración (aunque...

Hardzone.es

14 March 2014

??????????????????????????msi???????????Nightbalde?????????????????? Mini-ITX ???????? ATX ?????????? RAID ?????????????????????????????????????????????????????????? Gaming ?? Mini-ITX Z87... Read more…

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+- Manufacturer's Description

Product Identifiers

Manufacturer Part Numbers b85c043, b85c040, b85c040e, b85c043x, msi 80211, b85c043xe, b85c040eu, msi 80211a, b85c043xeu, msi 80211ac, msi b85c043, msi b85c043x, msi b85c043xe, msi b85c043xeu, nightbladeb85c043, nightbladeb85c043xe, msi nightbladeb85c043, msi nightbladeb85c043x, msi nightbladeb85c043xe, msi nightbladeb85c043xeu, nightbladeb85c043xeub544675t28g1t0xx
Barcodes 04719072388775, 04719072389598

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