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GIGABYTE GA-H81M-DS2V (rev. 1.0) LGA 1150 Intel H81 SATA 6Gb/s USB 3.0 Micro ATX Intel Motherboard

  • Intel H81
  • Core i7 / i5 / i3 / Pentium / Celeron (LGA1150)
  • DDR3 1600/1333 non-ECC

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  • Limited Warranty period (parts): 3 years
  • Limited Warranty period (labor): 3 years
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  • Gary C.
  • 8/19/2015 4:58:50 PM
  • Tech Level: High
  • Ownership: 1 day to 1 week
  • Verified Owner

3 out of 5 eggsworking now

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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  • Justin B.
  • 5/7/2015 11:59:46 AM
  • Tech Level: Somewhat High
  • Ownership: 1 month to 1 year

5 out of 5 eggsWorks great, no issues

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.

Other Thoughts: 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

Kingston ValueRAM 8GB Kit (2x4GB) 1333MHz DDR3 Non-ECC CL9 DIMM SR x8 Desktop Memory KVR13N9S8K2/8

Crucial BX100 250GB SATA 2.5 Inch Internal Solid State Drive - CT250BX100SSD1

ARCTIC Freezer i11 CPU Cooler for Intel, 150W Cooling Capacity, 3 Direct Touch Heatpipes, Vibration-Dampened Fan, 23dBA Noise

EVGA 500W 80PLUS Certified ATX12V/EPS12V Power Supply 100-W1-0500-KR

Antec NSK6580 Black/ Silver 0.8mm cold-rolled steel construction ATX Mid Tower Computer Case 430W Power Supply

Windows 7 Professional x64

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  • Randy K.
  • 4/18/2015 11:24:45 AM
  • Tech Level: High
  • Ownership: 1 month to 1 year
  • Verified Owner

5 out of 5 eggsWorks...

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.

Other Thoughts: 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.

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  • Sean A.
  • 4/10/2015 4:59:28 PM
  • Tech Level: Somewhat High
  • Ownership: 1 month to 1 year
  • Verified Owner

5 out of 5 eggsGreat Motherboard

Pros: It hasnt failed and plays games with no problem.

Cons: none

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  • Edgar M.
  • 3/19/2015 4:33:30 PM
  • Tech Level: Somewhat High
  • Ownership: 1 week to 1 month
  • Verified Owner

4 out of 5 eggsNot a bad board

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.

Other Thoughts: More USB ports would be great as well as more fan headers.

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  • William B.
  • 3/19/2015 7:11:04 AM
  • Tech Level: High
  • Ownership: 1 day to 1 week
  • Verified Owner

1 out of 5 eggsHorrible support options

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 account but no matter how I entered the verification code the website rejected it. I finally gave in a used my Windows Live account. Still no possibility of talking to a human. I will not by another Gigabyte board.

Other Thoughts: 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.

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Thank you for your comments. We apologize for your difficulty with your GIGABYTE product. Please contact us at newegg-support@gigabyteusa.com with the case number 120478 in the e-mail subject line. We will provide personalized service and analysis to help solve your issue ASAP. If the matter is urgent, please send us your contact number, and we will contact you.

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  • Jamin M.
  • 2/23/2015 1:09:05 PM
  • Tech Level: Somewhat High
  • Ownership: 1 week to 1 month
  • Verified Owner

5 out of 5 eggsSo far so good!

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.

Other Thoughts: 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...

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  • Daniel B.
  • 2/22/2015 9:42:54 AM
  • Tech Level: Somewhat High
  • Ownership: 1 day to 1 week
  • Verified Owner

5 out of 5 eggsgigabuyme

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

Other Thoughts: 2nd gigabyte board ive owned and will continue to purchase them
definitely worth the money for a budget build

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  • Gilbert B.
  • 2/7/2015 3:22:06 PM
  • Tech Level: Somewhat High
  • Ownership: 1 day to 1 week
  • Verified Owner

5 out of 5 eggsbest budget gaming pc

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

Other Thoughts: 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 push-pull effect. i missed the combo deal with another board that has more OC options but this would fit the bill. used a spare R9 280x, played Battlefield Hardline Beta at high settings using 29" Insignia TV @ 1320x768 res.

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  • NELSON C.
  • 2/4/2015 10:39:04 AM
  • Tech Level: Somewhat High
  • Ownership: 1 day to 1 week
  • Verified Owner

5 out of 5 eggsGIGABYTE H81M-DS2V

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 my next build.
the other thing i like about this board is the Bios boots up very fast.

Cons: The only con is regarding the I/O shield it felt very flexible
when putting it on the back of the case.

Other Thoughts: Great Motherboard for $50.00 Dollars. The CPU 3 GHZ Intel Pentium G3220 LGA 1150 and works great.

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