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Asus P8H61-M
6.7 out of 10

Asus P8H61-M

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Reviews and Problems with Asus P8H61-M

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Overall 10
10

Works just fine

Kathleen J., Newegg
13 December 2013
  • Summary: Great for it's price by far. Get it while you can
  • Pros: Works great and very nice BIOS that are really easy to go through for any beginner just read and go on.
  • Cons: Dual slot cards do fit but they can only be so long as the sata cable slots are directly below the PCIe slot so be aware when buying! (HD7770 fits but you must use the bottom 2 sata ports.
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Overall 10
10

No Issues

Drew C., Newegg
2 November 2012
  • Pros: What can I say? I haven't had a single issue out of the board, not even during installation.
  • Cons: None.
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Overall 10
10

Working 24x7 after 3 months

BARRETT M., Newegg
30 May 2012
  • Summary: Really a perfect build and an interesting experiment to create a media center PC. I have nice video output from BD, HD TV, and 5.1 Dolby/DTS via optical. My experience has been a media center PC build is a constant effort at tweaking.
  • Pros: The total lack of difficulty installing this MB kind of freaked me out. Usually something goes wrong and needs tweaked. This install was without any difficulty. It is in use as a media center PC which is on pretty much 24x7 - Media center + ceton tuners/cable card + 8gb ram. I was not happy with ...
  • Cons: I have no cons relating to this MB itself. But for those who are considering this board for a media center build, Intel's video drivers need fixed so that settings "stick" correctly. I could not get a good bd calibration using onboard video and arcsoft total media center 5.
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Overall 10
10

NICE!

Renae F., Newegg
29 March 2012
  • Pros: I love ASUS! Never a problem, (yet) and easy to install and configure!
  • Cons: None
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Overall 10
10

Good Asus motherboard.

Thomas L., Newegg
27 March 2012
  • Summary: For me there is not need for 6 gig sata speed, since this is for internet browsing and email type stuff. The 2 ddr3 slots only is just fine for me, so i find this motherboard to be of the top class. Recommended.
  • Pros: This little motherboard by Asus is top drawer. It installs easily and feels sturdy. It runs good and is true to the Asus name.
  • Cons: no cons.
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Overall 10
10

More Troubelshooting needed.

Daniel N., Newegg
22 March 2012
  • Pros: Shiny blue! love the Asus color scheme. Perfect for my HTPC build. Setup: i3 -2120 this MOBO OCZ Vertex 2 3TB WD CORSAIR XMS3 8GB (2 x 4GB) APEX DM-387 Black Steel Micro ATX Media Center
  • Cons: SAPPHIRE 100326LP Radeon HD 6670 1GB 128-bit GDDR5 PCI Express 2.1 x16 is giving me no VIDEO with firmly pressed in pci-e slot. I do receive the single OK POST BOOT. ON Board video works fine. Have troubleshot the card it self works in other machines. Therefore I either Have a P/S that is not eno...
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Overall 10
10

good board

David S., Newegg
21 February 2012
  • Summary: The lack of RAM slots isn't a huge deal, since you can still put quite a bit of RAM in two slots these days, so I wouldn't say this is really a con. Given this board isn't intended for high-performance use that would entail a large amount of high-performance RAM, I'd say two slots are just fine.
  • Pros: - This motherboard has the features required for a basic HTPC - HDMI output (audio supported) and an optical S/PDIF port. I may upgrade to a discrete fanless low-profile GPU eventually, but this board combined with the Core i3 2100 I purchased at the same time seems to cope just fine with HD vide...
  • Cons: - Only has two RAM slots. (see Other Thoughts) - The CPU socket is a bit close to the RAM slots. It fits fine with a stock cooler (has about 1 cm to spare between cooler and the RAM stick), but I'd be concerned trying to fit any aftermarket cooler that has a base that's wider than stock onto this...
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Overall 10
10

So Far So Good

Joshua J., Newegg
17 February 2012
  • Summary: Everything I plugged into it was recognized right away and working fine (so far). I have not yet tried any overclocking, nor did I install a graphics card on this board or any other peripheral that require an expansion slot.
  • Pros: Good Price. Plenty of features for an average user.
  • Cons: none
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Overall 10
10

Asus rocks

Donald C., Newegg
15 February 2012
  • Pros: Cheap, works great, and drivers that it comes with install perfectly.
  • Cons: None.
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Overall 10
10

Cost effective, very useable for Gaming PC's.

MICAH C., Newegg
7 February 2012
  • Summary: ASUS Mobo Driver DVD allows you to pick and choose apps, or offers to install all of them at once along with bloat and toolbars. I'll pick and choose, TYVM. (I get why HP/Dell/et al do this junk, but do third-party vendors really need to subsidize new Motherboards without a system?
  • Pros: POSTed on first try, UEFI BIOS Admin panel is a breeze to use compared to CUI-Based ones, has a memory check light on the PCB to see without a monitor attached if your memory is useable. AI Suite II is useful in monitoring motherboard stats without too much bloatware. System stays cool and stable...
  • Cons: Some of the capacitors aren't solid state, which bugs me (see temperature yarn above in Pros.) SATA 3GB vs. SATA 6GB, USB 2.0, 2 DIMM slots (16GB ceiling), no PCI slots (bye bye old accessories). Yadda, yadda... You get what you pay for, but it's manageable for the price and the fact that it work...
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