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.
MSI has good average ratings for its medium processor cores computers as well as across its entire computer range.
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.
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.
Six USB 2.0 Ports Quantitys
The MSI Nightblade B85C is a six USB 2.0 ports quantity desktop computer.
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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).
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.
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.
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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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).
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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