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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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8 Reasons For

Seven Industry Awards

Amongst desktop computers of this type and age, this desktop computer is one of the most awarded by expert review sites.

The experts at three expert review sites liked this computer. This desktop computer received a "Gold Award" from Hardware.info and it received a Nexthardware.com "Recommended" award. This computer also received a "Platinum Performance" award from Techstation.it.

The editors of three additional expert review sites all thought that this PC was good. This computer received a "Great Product" award from Tweak.dk, it received a "Worth Buying" award from Kitguru.net and Modders-inc.com gave it a "Must Have" award.

This 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 this computer has an average expert rating of 82 out of 100.

MSI Has Good Personal Computer Reviews

MSI has good average ratings for its medium processor cores computers as well as across its entire computer range.

Reasonably Priced

Two MSI Nightblade B85C owners who bought the MSI Nightblade B85C concluded that it was good value for money. Expert website Back2gaming.com mentioned “The biggest concern anyone looking at the MSI Nightblade is price and at 350$ for the B85 model” in their MSI Nightblade B85C review. Back2gaming.com also said “The Z97 Nightblade offers the best value in terms of featu”.

64-Bit Processor Operating Modes

This desktop computer supports a 32-bit|64-bit processor operating modes, which is the most commonly supported processor operating modes on similar spec PCs that have been around for more than a year.

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Fairly Big Hard Drive Capacity

Computers that were released around the same time as the Nightblade B85C have hard drive capacitys of between 1GB and 3TB. At 1,000 gigabyte, the Nightblade B85C has a fairly big hard drive capacity compared to most of the other medium processor cores computers that are a comparable age to the Nightblade B85C.

We compared this PC to all the other 1TB hard drive capacity personal computers and we think the DELL PowerEdge T20[plb_2747980_price] which has better reviews is also worth considering.

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3 PCI Express Slots Version

This desktop computer supports a 3 PCI Express slots version, which is the most commonly supported PCI Express slots version on computers of a comparable type and age to it.

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Six USB 2.0 Ports Quantitys

The MSI Nightblade B85C is a six USB 2.0 ports quantity desktop computer.

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6 Reasons Against

Not Good in Terms of Size

One MSI Nightblade B85C reviewer who purchased it considered that it was not heavy and bulky. Modders-Inc.com said in their review of this PC “Remember the days when going to a LAN party you had to load up your heavy steel case”.

Only HDD Storage Media

The storage speed of this computer is HDD, which is typical of many comparable spec PCs that have been available 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.

There are a number of alternative HDD personal computers currently available that you might also want to look at including the DELL PowerEdge T20[plb_2747980_price] which has better reviews.

Computers with a faster storage speed that might also be worth considering include the Lenovo P300 Tower[plb_2501406_price] (SSD and higher rated).

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Only 11 On-Board Graphics Adapter DirectX Version

This computer supports a 11.1 on-board graphics adapter DirectX version, which is the most frequently supported on-board graphics adapter DirectX version on medium processor cores computers that have been available for more than a year.

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Only One PS/2 Ports Quantity

Most desktop computers of this age and type have one PS/2 ports quantity, including the MSI Nightblade B85C which has one PS/2 ports quantity.

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Only Has One Memory Slots

The Nightblade B85C has a greater number of memory slots than most personal computers that have been available for a comparable time to it. The most commonly found memory slots is 4x DIMM, but this memory slots is not found on this desktop computer. The memory slotss 2x DIMM are also found on this personal computer.

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Heavy

The average weight of medium processor cores computers that have been available for around the same time as the Nightblade B85C is 7.7kg. The Nightblade B85C is fairly heavy (10 kilograms) compared to most of the other similar spec personal computers that have been on the market for a comparable time to the Nightblade B85C.

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4 Other reasons to consider the MSI Nightblade B85C

Released Over Two Years Ago

It was over two years ago when MSI released the Nightblade B85C.

Average Processor Frequency

At 3.2 gigahertz, the MSI Nightblade B85C has a relatively standard processor frequency compared to most of the other medium processor cores computers that came out more than a year ago.

We think you might also be interested in some of the alternative 3.2GHz processor clock speed desktop computers currently available including the DELL PowerEdge T20[plb_2747980_price] which has better reviews.

If you would prefer a computer with a faster processor frequency then you might want to consider the Lenovo Thinkstation P500[plb_3209708_price] (3.5GHz and higher rated), or the MSI Nightblade Z97[plb_2788717_price] (4GHz and higher rated).

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Average Total Storage Capacity

At 1,000 gigabyte, the MSI Nightblade B85C has a relatively typical total storage capacity compared to most of the other computers of this age and spec.

There are a number of other 1TB total storage capacity PCs currently available that you might also want to look at including the DELL PowerEdge T20[plb_2747980_price] which has better reviews.

If you would prefer a desktop computer with a bigger total storage capacity then you might want to look at the MSI Nightblade Z97[plb_2788717_price] (1.1TB and higher rated), or the Lenovo Thinkstation P500[plb_3209708_price] (1.3TB and higher rated).

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Average Internal Memory

At 8 gigabytes, the Nightblade B85C has a fairly typical internal memory compared to most of the other desktop computers of a comparable age and spec to the Nightblade B85C.

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Specification

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Card Reader Integrated
Optical Drive
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Intel® Anti-Theft Technology (Intel® AT)
Intel® Identity Protection Technology (Intel® IPT)
Intel® My WiFi Technology (Intel® MWT)
Intel® Quick Sync Video Technology
Intel® Hyper Threading Technology (Intel® HT Technology)
Intel® Turbo Boost Technology
Intel® VPro™ Technology
Intel® Wireless Display (Intel® WiDi)
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Embedded Options Available
Enhanced Intel SpeedStep Technology
Intel® Secure Key
Intel Clear Video Technology
Intel® AES New Instructions (Intel® AES-NI)
Intel Stable Image Platform Program (SIPP)
Intel FDI Technology
Intel TSX-NI
Idle States
Intel® OS Guard
Intel® Insider™
Intel® Clear Video HD Technology (Intel® CVT HD)
Thermal Monitoring Technologies
Execute Disable Bit
InTru™ 3D Technology
Intel Trusted Execution Technology
Intel VT-X With Extended Page Tables (EPT)
Intel Fast Memory Access
Intel Flex Memory Access
Intel Virtualization Technology (VT-X)
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Intel Dual Display Capable Technology
Intel Enhanced Halt State
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Intel® Clear Video Technology for Mobile Internet Devices (Intel CVT for MID)
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Intel Small Business Advantage (SBA) Version
Intel Virtualization Technology for Directed I/O (VT-D)
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Intel Rapid Storage Technology
Intel Demand Based Switching
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Intel® Virtualization Technology (Intel® VT)

7 Awards

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

Expert Reviews

(12)
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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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
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