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GIGABYTE GA-H97N-WIFI LGA 1150 Intel H97 HDMI SATA 6Gb/s USB 3.0 Mini ITX Intel Motherboard

  • Intel H97
  • Core i7 / i5 / i3 / Pentium / Celeron (LGA1150)
  • DDR3 1600/1333

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  • Limited Warranty period (parts): 3 years
  • Limited Warranty period (labor): 3 years
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  • Nicholas S.
  • 1/22/2016 6:49:20 AM
  • Ownership: 1 month to 1 year
  • Verified Owner

5 out of 5 eggsGreat Motherboard,

Pros: -Easy setup
-Solid build
-easy bios management
-Dual Ethernet ports


I have been using this motherboard for close to 9 months now without a hitch. It's solid and stable. I have it installed in a little fractal node 304 case with multiple hard disks, an i7 4970 with a noctua low profile cpu cooler, 16gb of RAM and a gtx980 (I also used the front part to install an SSD) with both a Windows and a Mac OS X installation (the goal for me originally was to get back into PC and hackintosh building) and I have to say, it went a lot more smoothly then I thought — Progress !! I feel confident that this little motherboard will last quite some time, as I have plans to build another more workstation class PC-hackintosh and re-purpose the little node 304 into a server (it will become my main plex media server, as well as my go to content creation archive and backup by replacing the video card and installing a hardware raid card in the pcie slot).

It's been running almost

Cons: - Not many cons at this point, I will update the review as time goes by.

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  • Jeff R.
  • 1/10/2016 7:29:03 AM
  • Ownership: 1 month to 1 year
  • Verified Owner

1 out of 5 eggsSomething is wrong rather than Not Bad but ...

Pros: Small, wifi integrated on board

Cons: The BIOS is a mess and lots of little issues.

Other Thoughts: So I've bought two similar boards: The H97N Wifi and Z97N-Wifi. They are pretty good little boards, but I've had some issues with them that were not expected. For example, when I first brought the Z97N up, I had problems with the bluetooth connection. It kept dropping and it took me a lot of trouble shooting to track down the issue. In the end, I had to get an unreleased driver direct from Gigabyte to solve that one.

With the H97N, the board has been up and running in a system I built for less than 6 months. Already the little coin battery that keeps the bios information valid has gone dead. At least I think that is all that is happening. It could be a bios issue. If it is only the battery, it is a little thing, but seriously? Less than 6 months and a dead battery?

My overall assessment is that this is a pretty good little board, but little things keep it from being great. Once I close up a system, I don't want to have to keep opening the box to fix this or that. I've always had good luck with gigabyte board reliability and have built many systems using their boards. The jury is still out on this one, though.

Update: I wanted to update my review with the issues I'm having with the bios battery. I've come to the conclusion something must be wrong with the motherboard. After having the battery go dead, I replaced it. That one went dead also. I plugged the new battery in, set up the BIOS again, shut things down. Turned off the power supply, waited over night. In the morning, the new battery was dead and the BIOS (of course) had lost its settings again. So I ordered a battery holder that could easily take the coin batteries. I've tested at least two new batteries: measure the voltage on the battery (3.1-3.2v). Put the battery in the system. Boot. Set up the BIOS. Boot again. Shut down. Turn off the power supply & unplug the system. Wait 2 min or so. Plug everything back in, turn everything on. BIOS settings lost. Turn everything off. Remove the battery, measure the voltage (2.7-2.8v). So basically, the battery gets drained sufficiently in a few minutes. I've repeated this several times. I suspect that something is wrong with the board. The only thing I can think of is that \the positive and negative terminals on the socket have somehow been reversed (socket placed on the MB backwards during manufacturing). I suppose I could test by installing the battery in the holder backwards, but I'm hesitant to do so lest something fry on the MB and it becomes unreturnable. It is undiagnosable with the equipment I have as there is no voltage on the pins when the MB is in operation. Perhaps I'm also the victim of bad quality control like someone else here. Color me very frustrated. Dropping the rating to one egg.

Manufacturer Response:

Dear Customer,

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 130785 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.

GIGABYTE VIP Support Team

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  • Gordon S.
  • 12/14/2015 5:11:12 PM
  • Ownership: 1 day to 1 week
  • Verified Owner

1 out of 5 eggscustomer service very bad "none"

Pros: I wanted to build a HTPC unit. Checked a lot of motherboards and this Gigabyte H97N sith wifi, Bluetooth, onboard video & audio seemed to fit the bill, so this is the one I ordered. Picked it up a few days ago and proceeded to build my new system yesterday. Got everything connected and hit the power switch, the cup fan came alive and then promptly stopped, this went on for a few more times and finally I decided I should go to bed. Got up this morning and had another look at things, pulled the fan and CPU off the mobo and discovered some missing pins?? Long story short, tried to get in touch with Newegg, doesn't look like that is going to happen, guess I'm out 170 bucks now I have to buy another motherboard, guess I will get it from ????

Cons: poor customer service on the part of Newegg

Other Thoughts: poor customer service on the part of Newegg

Manufacturer Response:

Dear Customer,

Thank you for your comments. We apologize for your difficulty with your GIGABYTE product.
Please contact GIGABYTE RMA department at 1-626-854-9338 opt. 4 for further assistance about the missing pins.

GIGABYTE VIP Support Team

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  • Anonymous
  • 11/14/2015 3:05:32 PM
  • Ownership: 1 day to 1 week
  • Verified Owner

5 out of 5 eggsGreat!

Pros: Great AC WiFi card, easy to setup, connectors easily laid out for use.

Cons: The CPU orientation markings could be better, and the SATA connectors should have been paired together.

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  • Robert M.
  • 9/16/2015 11:09:35 AM
  • Ownership: less than 1 day
  • Verified Owner

1 out of 5 eggsQA Failed on this board

Pros: When its on it's decent. Acting a PFSense router and have no complaints. It preforms as you would expect from an x86 based platform on doing basic task for home use or small business.

Cons: Where to begin. Took long enough to ship that I can't return the CPU. That's a first time NewEgg has let me down after more then 5 years of 2 day shipping at a 5 day cost I'll live.

The board feels very solid. That's where it stops!

The header for the switches are marked totally WRONG. The spot for the power switch on this board is the HDD led thank you multi meter for confirming. Reset is where power is. The usb header is wired differently then 6 boards from Asus and ASrock that I've had in the same case so my front USB is toast. The manual shows the design layout that's on the board which both are in the wrong spot. I haven't had to look at one of those paper back books in a long time it was a new experience.

That thing Gigabyte calls UEFI is the worst clusterd version I've had to deal with. The first gen UEFI on Dell servers is x10 faster. Its so slow with a USB mouse I though the mouse died. I still have a PS2 mouse which gave the same effect. Navigating with a keyboard is almost impossible as its very GUI driven think Windows Vista with build in video it just didn't work.

Power draw is substantively higher then I expected I have a simple Intel Celeron G1840 nothing impressive at any rate but more then enough to act as a router or NAS. The machine I've been using the past few weeks was an i7 3770 32GB "4 sticks or 8" RAM with 4 SSD drives, Intel Quad port server NIC, and 3 120mm fans. A rather sizable machine in its own right was taking 44watts at the wall. This board with built in and the WiFi hardware removed and only 1 stick of ram at 8GB is taking 46 with all power saving options turned on and no additional fans and 1 SSD drive. Sure burst rates are different as an i7 will take for more "max 110watts" on that one this little guy maxed at 60watts but it will be sitting doing nothing with the CPU at 400mhz for 90% of its life.

Other Thoughts: If you can deal with the odd screw ups it works when its on. I question it's "Ultra durable" label when it starts up due to QA issues. For the price wait for it to come down some then it will be a good bargain even with the odd issues that shouldn't be happening post 2005.

Manufacturer Response:

Dear Customer,

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 127012 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.

GIGABYTE VIP Support Team

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  • Oleg K.
  • 9/5/2015 11:44:22 AM
  • Ownership: 1 day to 1 week
  • Verified Owner

3 out of 5 eggsPSU incompatibility

Pros: 6 SATA connectors. It's either this or Asus one that was out of stock.

Cons: PSU that worked perfectly for years on a higher load system takes system into a boot loop.

Other Thoughts: Building a NAS box. Decided to get a cheapo CX430M Corsair unit as it only needs to drive 6 drives and a 53W Pentium. Took about a week to transfer data into the new NAS. Everything is fine during that time.

Then I transplanted 2 more drives from the old machine and also decided to switch PSU with old Corsair HX650W that ran for years powering 12 drives with Q6600 CPU. Way higher power load 24/7.

Booted fine. Ran for about 2 minutes and promptly rebooted. Then went into a boot loop. Thinking that something got funky with cabling I unplugged everything. Still boot loop with nothing plugged in except USB key with OS. Removed USB to get into BIOS. No boot loop without USB key plugged in. Tried different USB key: boot loop.

Plugged 430W PSU back, no boot loop with USB key.

Conclusion: something is really bad with Corsair HX650W PSU and Gigabyte H97N-WIFI.

I guess I'll be using 430W unit after all. Too bad, as 650W had better cabling options.

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  • Susan T.
  • 8/25/2015 9:54:49 PM
  • Ownership: 1 week to 1 month
  • Verified Owner

4 out of 5 eggsCorsair H100i fit

Pros: Even with the small size it can fit anything you want onto it. Easy to use even if you have little experience.

Cons: Nothing bad to say about it, didn't run into anything major to complain about.

Other Thoughts: If you are planning to use an h100i to cool your cpu note that mounting it so the tubing is nearest to the backplate will result in the wifi chip blocking the tubing coming out of the radiator. I had the corsair 250d and rotated the radiator so the tubes where close to the front of the case resulted in removing the front fan as that blocked it too, but doing this hasn't created any temperature issues at all. I read someone oriented the fans to pull through the radiator and that fixed the issue with the wifi chip.

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  • Benjamin C.
  • 8/23/2015 7:04:10 PM
  • Ownership: 1 week to 1 month
  • Verified Owner

5 out of 5 eggsWorth the money

Pros: This motherboard is well laid out and STABLE. No unnecessary voltage fluctuations or clock speed changes (looking at you ASRock), and it's easy to find your way around the UEFI. The dark tones across the PCB and connectors is also very welcome.

Cons: Didn't come with free pizza.

Other Thoughts: I really appreciated that at least a couple SATA connectors were towards the back of the motherboard, and everything was nicely spaced out. The manual was also easy to follow and well sectioned.

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  • Shane L.
  • 7/31/2015 10:48:33 PM
  • Ownership: 1 month to 1 year
  • Verified Owner

5 out of 5 eggsNo Problems

Pros: No problems so far. Board is fully compatible with Linux including the wireless card.

Cons: None so far

Other Thoughts: Paired this with an i3 4370 for a HTPC for some lite gaming. I know overkill. No problems at all installing Linux on it. Very pleased. As always Newegg is awesome.

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  • Tsung-Tai Y.
  • 7/23/2015 11:52:55 AM
  • Ownership: 1 month to 1 year
  • Verified Owner

1 out of 5 eggsFailed board. Failed RMA service

Pros: Works for a few months

Avoid Gigabyte AT ALL COST! See explanation below.

Cons: Installed in a PC for normal office duties. After a few weeks, refused to turn on when USB devices were plugged in. Then a few weeks after that, only boots to a empty screen with title "Gigabyte UEFI DualBios". Then "m Bios corrupt" message pops up after clearing CMOS.

Very common problem with Gigabyte motherboards, according to Google.

Tried to RMA through GIgabyte. But they refuse to pay for shipping even though 1. the board is still under warranty and 2. the board is defective through faults in their manufacturing.

So the total cost of this motherboard = initial cost to buy + initial shipping + cost to recover data after failure + cost to ship to RMA

Any company that refuse to take responsibility of any costs involved to fix their own defective products should be avoided. Just imagine if Honda ask their customers to fix the airbag problems themselves.

Other Thoughts: "Dear Customer,

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 123941 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.

GIGABYTE VIP Support Team

Dear Customer,

Customer is responsible for 1 way shipping.
You can provide an invoice for review, but you may still be responsible for 1 way shipping.

Thank you"

By the way, I emailed back with a copy of the invoice but have not heard from Gigabyte in over a week.

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