- Processor Socket: LGA 1155
- Form Factor: Micro ATX
- Chipset Type: Intel H61
- RAM Memory Technology: DDR3 1066;DDR3 1333
- Item Display Weight: 2.00 pounds
ASUS P8H61-M LE/CSM <REV 3.0> Intel H61 Chipset DDR3 1333 Micro ATX Motherboard
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- EPU - System Level Energy Saving & Real-time Power Management for Superb Platform Power Efficiency
- Anti-Surge Protection - Safeguard your device by providing voltage protection to all major onboard components
- GPU Boost - Two simple ways to get quick free graphics upgrade
- ASUS TurboV - New O.C. Records with Real-Time Super-Precise Tunings
- EFI BIOS- BIOS control via a Graphical Interface with mouse controlled support featuring unparalleled control options
- 2.2TB or higher native HD support, and Quick Boot features
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My goal was to build a new intel system for Battlefield 3 and keep the cost down. I paired this board with an i5-2400 cpu, 8GB of DDR3, and an AMD HD 6950 video card. Runs BF3 on high detail without any frame-rate issues and didn't break the bank to build.
I'm a fan of the mATX form factor, and given that I have no plans to go Crossfire/SLI, it's a nice lower-cost, physically smaller platform than a full ATX gaming-centric board.
- ASUS quality
- Small footprint
- Low cost
- compatible with sandy-bridge/socket 1155 i3,i5, and i7 cpu's
- 10/100/1000 LAN
- Only two DIMM slots
- No multiplier-based overclocking (due to the H61 chipset)
This motherboard was very easy to build with. The front panel connectors are labelled right on the motherboard, which is convenient. There is a CPU and chassis fan header. There are two RAM slots and 4 SATA connectors. There's plenty of room around the CPU for the heatsink. Everything was well spaced and laid out.
Each motherboard booted right up with no issue and Windows 7 Professional x64 detected everything with no problems. The motherboard CD, like all the ASUS driver CDs I've used lately wants to install some bloatware, including this time Google Toolbar, but it's easy enough to opt-out. Pick InstallAll and then the customize drivers options. It'll let you uncheck Google Toolbar, Norton Antivirus and a couple of other thing not necessary.
So far, this board has been everything I need for this client: inexpensive, stable, easy to work with and having all the inputs they need so they can save money by reusing their keyboards and existing monitors.
Building my own PC was one of the best decisions I have ever made. I can't wait for my next build. That is if this one ever gives up.
The G530 comes with intel HD 2000 integrated graphics which the motherboard faithfully and flawlessly hands off to the dvi video output, though I have not benchmarked it. Windows 7 Pro runs smoothly and there have been no graphics glitches or driver problems. Games like Diablo 3, L4D2 and other Source engine games, World of Tanks, etc run at passible framerates on medium quality at 1440x900. The board also supports HD3000 graphics but I haven't tested that, lacking the appropriate CPU. In the last month, I ended up adding a discrete graphics card and the board sanely defaulted to using the pci-e graphics adapter instead of the integrated with no BIOS configuration needed.
The on-board audio codec sounds pretty reasonable, considering it is integrated. Subjectively, my external USB DAC sounds better, but I regularly use the on-board audio and don't mind it at all. There's an S/PDIF header on the board if you need high quality audio output.
I haven't pushed the gigabit ethernet very hard, but it'll push/pull 80+ MB/sec to my NAS over CIFS on a regular basis. Like everything else on the board, it worked out of the box with no manual configuration required and no maintenance since.
- Low cost
- No hassle setup. Physical installation is simple and the board is well labeled. Windows 7 autoconfigured everything.
- Solid and reliable so far.Read more ›
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Great product. I have been using this motherboard for the past couple of years for gaming and I've had ZERO issues.Published 16 months ago by Monster
Once again my confidence is pleasantly reassured with Asus mother boards. I bought this to replace the board in a budget build that fried after three months. Read morePublished on July 4, 2013 by what's_this?
I custom built a smaller, inexpensive rig for someone last year and have not had any questions or problems from him. Read morePublished on June 13, 2013 by Xpendable
I bought the Asus P8H61-M to replace my Gigabyte H55M-USB3, which had been giving me problems for year and left my computer out of commission for months. Read morePublished on February 18, 2013 by Aaron H. Yoshitake
this is a rock solid board at an extremely good price. I have at least 50 or 60 of these out there and I have not found a flaw.Published on December 18, 2012 by Daniel Bombard
I have two of these boards that I purchased for use in a home virtualization lab. These are great boards for the money and have been easy to setup as well as reliable. Read morePublished on December 8, 2012 by A Gadget Guy
I had a problem with the first MB it would not post. I contacted Amazon and they had a new exchange the next day.
Amazon 6 out of 5 stars but Asus 2 out of 5. Read more
This Motherboard is fast. I had a little problem at first. The board has a built in videocard and my Open-suse Linux 12.2 could not set it up correctly. Read morePublished on March 24, 2012 by Bob