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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Six USB 2.0 Ports
The Nightblade B85C is a six USB 2.0 port computer.
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.
Only One PS/2 Port
The Nightblade B85C is a one PS/2 port computer.
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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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.
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.
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).
Intel Core i5, Intel Core i5-4xxx
Processor Clock Speed
PCI Express Slots Version
System Bus Data Transfer Rate
Processor Cache Level
Socket H3 (LGA 1150), LGA1150
Maximum Turbo Frequency
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
PCI Express Lane (maximum)
Processor Operating Mode
PCI Express Configuration
1x16, 1x1, 2x8, 1x8, 1x8+2x4, 2x4
Thermal Design Power (TDP)
Processor Cache Type
Memory Clock Speed
Maximum Internal Memory
Internal Memory Type
Total Storage Capacity
Hard Drive Capacity
Storage Drive Installed
Integrated Card Reader
On-Board Graphics Adapter Model
Intel HD Graphics, Intel HD Graphics 4600
Discrete Graphics Adapter Memory
Discrete Graphics Adapter Model
NVIDIA GeForce GTX 750, NVIDIA GeForce GTX 750 Ti
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 Architecture
Ethernet LAN Data Rate
10, 10, 100, 10, 100, 1000
Ethernet LAN Connection
Ports & Interfaces
S/PDIF Out Port
Headphone Out Port
Microphone in Port
Ethernet LAN (RJ-45) Port
USB 3.0 Port
USB 2.0 Port
USB 3.0 (3.1 Gen 1) Type-A Port
Mini PCI Express Slot
Water Cooling System
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
Embedded Options Available
Enhanced Intel SpeedStep Technology
Intel Secure Key
Intel AES New Instructions
Intel FDI Technology
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)
AVX, AVX 2.0
Intel Enhanced Halt State
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
Weight & Dimensions
Intel Virtualization Technology
Maximum Internal Memory
On-Board Graphics Adapter
Intel Visual Technology
Intel Clear Video HD, Intel Insider, Intel InTru 3D, Intel Quick Sync Video
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