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Gigabyte GA-H81M-DS2 (rev. 1.0)
9.1 out of 10

Gigabyte GA-H81M-DS2 (rev. 1.0)

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Overall 6

working now

N/A, Newegg
1 week ago
  • Pros: Good price, dvi and analog.
  • Cons: First one burnt out after 5 minutes during OS install. Would not post again after that. Got an RMA and the newer one seems to be doing ok so far.
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Overall 10

Works great, no issues

Justin B., Newegg
7 May 2015
  • Summary: Put this in a cheap build for my mother-in-law who just needs basic internet and office document viewing/editing. It does the deed and does it well. Hardware used: Intel Celeron G1840 Processor BX80646G1840 Gigabyte LGA 1150 Intel H81 SATA 6Gb/s USB 3.0 Micro ATX DDR3 1600 Motherboards GA-H81M-DS2V...
  • Pros: Every part does what it's supposed to do. I had no issues with this board. What else is there to say?
  • Cons: No problems here.
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Overall 10


Randy K., Newegg
18 April 2015
  • Summary: Worked out of the box, no issue with RAM. Disk that comes with the MOBO had such a smooth installation process, it has made me think twice about using GIGABYTE - satisfied customer here.
  • Pros: Bought this for an i3 upgrade for my fathers PC. -2 display ports -USB 3.0 I honestly never bought GIGABYTE before because I just had this notion that they were cheap in terms of quality. Boy did they prove me wrong. Nothing fancy about this board, it's just an H81 and does its job flawlessly.
  • Cons: Lacking sufficient number of fan connectors, but this is the case with most Micro ATX boards. I had plenty of 3-pin to molex connectors, so If you have a lot of fans keep this in mind or buy a fan controller. Other than that - none.
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Overall 10

Great Motherboard

Sean A., Newegg
10 April 2015
  • Pros: It hasnt failed and plays games with no problem.
  • Cons: none
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Overall 2

Horrible support options

William B., Newegg
19 March 2015
  • Summary: I am Head of Information Technology for the company that I work for and have been in I.T. for just under 20 years. I have never had this much of a challenge getting technical support for an item that I had purchased. The only reason I gave 1 egg is because I couldn't give a zero.
  • Pros: None
  • Cons: Board arrived. Installed in PC. Fans kick on but no POST. Tried to find technical support. The number given is in another country. Went to the website. Was forced to login with either my windows live account, Facebook account or had to create a passport account. I tried creating the passport acco...
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Overall 8

Not a bad board

Edgar M., Newegg
19 March 2015
  • Summary: More USB ports would be great as well as more fan headers.
  • Pros: Board was exactly what i was looking for in a simple build. Had to RMA due to it being DOA but the replacement took to the system so easy I forgot i almost forgot i had to have it replaced!
  • Cons: lack of extra USB ports, but again a simple machine for a 9 year old to play minecraft and few other games.
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Overall 10

So far so good!

Jamin M., Newegg
23 February 2015
  • Summary: I put an i5-4590 in it and it's running like a dream. Didn't realize it doesn't support RAIDs, I thought everything did that these days...
  • Pros: Cheap, supports i7s
  • Cons: Crowded, my 2 slot video card cooler is actually touching my PCIe Wifi card, but it works. Need a compact video card to use the middle PCIe slot. Not sure why they don't put the second PCIe slot above the PCIe x16 slot so you can use it.
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Overall 10


Daniel B., Newegg
22 February 2015
  • Summary: 2nd gigabyte board ive owned and will continue to purchase them definitely worth the money for a budget build
  • Pros: bios interface is new, fresh and easy to navigate seems solid for a microATX POST on first try
  • Cons: only 2 memory slots only 2 sata3 slots
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Overall 10

best budget gaming pc

Gilbert B., Newegg
7 February 2015
  • Summary: after so many attempts in getting a stable overclock, thanks to one of the reviewers, chistopher t., i got a stable setting @ 4.1. i may try to go higher. used prime95 for 2 hours using simple and blended, reached 63C temps with a $20 cooler Raijintek Aidos, but i added another 92mm fan to create a...
  • Pros: price, simple not too complicated. perfect for my matx case that was lying around. bios is excellent. nice layout, USB 3.0. got this thru a combo deal with an Intel G3258.
  • Cons: easy overclocking options are greyed out and are only available on Z8, Z9 motherboards overclocking needs to done thru bios using trial and error
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Overall 10


NELSON C., Newegg
4 February 2015
  • Summary: Great Motherboard for $50.00 Dollars. The CPU 3 GHZ Intel Pentium G3220 LGA 1150 and works great.
  • Pros: This was my first Build the motherboard layout was simple to understand, And easy to fit in my case. I also liked that it has 3 fan headers one for the front of the case the other for the back of the case and for the CPU fan. and work write out of the box. I will buying this this motherboard for ...
  • Cons: The only con is regarding the I/O shield it felt very flexible when putting it on the back of the case.
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