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MSI H61M-P21 (B3) LGA 1155 Intel H61 Micro ATX Intel Motherboard

  • Intel H61
  • Core i7 / i5 / i3 (LGA1155)
  • DDR3 1066/1333
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Enjoy the versatility of Intel's Sandy Bridge CPUs with iGPU for everyday computing needs and a stunning and seamless visual PC experience with no additional hardware required. The H61M-P21 (B3) features the Intel B3 Stepping H61 chipset designed for scalability and cost optimization platforms. MSI OC Genie II can increase overall system performance in a moment. Just press the OC Genie button or enable OC Genie II function in BIOS menu, the 3D performance of iGPU will be highly improved.

  • newegg OC Genie II Just press the OC Genie button or enable OC Genie II function in BIOS menu, the CPU performance (P67 series) or the 3D performance of iGPU (H67 series) will be highly improved. Whether you want to watch a high bit-rate HD movie or go online gaming, both can be enjoyed with image performance that is smoother and lag-free!
  • newegg Click BIOS The UEFI (Universal Extensible Firmware Interface) offers a user-friendly mouse-controlled menu that further exceeding the traditional keyboard-only BIOS controls for a more convenient setting. The Pre-OS Applications such as HDD Backup, Game and Memory test as well as 15 languages support adds to its applicability and practicality.
  • newegg Winki 3 Winki 3 is a free Linux-based O/S which is based on the Linux core. With an ultra-fast booting speed and a multi-language interface, the built-in Winki 3 provides an easy-to-use internet environment that includes the most popular functions such as internet surfing, web mail, instant messaging, picture browsing, and more. It's the most practical way to be online in the shortest time.
  • newegg M-Flash Compared to common mainboard which need extra BIOS chips, MSI’s M-Flash has a double advantage which doesn’t need extra components and secondly, all your BIOS data will be saved in the USB drive. The stored data does not only have backup and upgrade function, moreover it can also be seen as a portable BIOS chip which is actually able to boot up your PC.
  • newegg i-Charger The MSI i-Charger is a Windows resident program capable of revising the power supply mode of your USB port to become more powerful. Once your phone or tablet is connected to your USB port, the i-Charger sends a signal to initiate its charging circuit, making it a really smart and convenient charging solution for mobile computing needs.
  • newegg Live Update 5 MSI Live Update 5 is a powerful and useful application for updating the latest BIOS and Drivers, saving you time and lowers the risk of updating. End-users can install and run the Live Update 5 software on their computers with the companion CD or downloading the app from the MSI website.

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  • Limited Warranty period (parts): 3 years
  • Limited Warranty period (labor): 3 years


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  • Nate H.
  • 9/16/2013 10:22:54 AM
  • Tech Level: High
  • Ownership: more than 1 year
  • Verified Owner

4 out of 5 eggs

Pros: generally solid, cheap - allows for mild OC even on 1155/6 xeons

Cons: pci-e x16 bus crapped out on me. after 1.5 years or so, may have caused problems sooner?

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  • William A.
  • 4/14/2012 4:00:15 PM
  • Tech Level: Average
  • Ownership: 1 month to 1 year
  • Verified Owner

1 out of 5 eggsCheaaaappppp

Pros: None. Hasn't worked since I took it out of the box. Thought it was me but it's definitely the board. Like others have said don't buy this. You get what you pay for. This thing is trash.

Cons: Have to say everything. Hasn't worked since day one. Power connection hasn't ever operated; power LED never worked.

Other Thoughts: I waited too long to return to newegg for credit. Bad on my part. Instead I will file a claim thru visa and get all of my money back. This motherboard and the Roswill case I purchased were junk.

Manufacturer Response:

Dear Valued MSI Customer,

We would like to apologize for the issue you have experienced with this particular MB. Please email me directly via USUserSupport@msi.com your MB's serial number and your complete contact information, subject heading "EAHH61M-P21". I would like to help you get this resolved.

Best Regards,
User Support
MSI Product Support

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  • Wes C.
  • 4/10/2012 4:02:18 PM
  • Tech Level: Somewhat High
  • Ownership: 1 month to 1 year
  • Verified Owner

5 out of 5 eggsLinux Mint 12

Pros: Built for my mother. Linux mint 12 works great on the sandy bridge 2.4 dual core

Cons: hmmmm none for her, worked out of the box

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  • Andrew C.
  • 2/28/2012 3:23:10 PM
  • Tech Level: High
  • Ownership: 1 month to 1 year
  • Verified Owner

1 out of 5 eggsJUNK

Pros: I purchased this in a barebone kit for a customer. His BIOS clock kept stopping and jacking with the Windows clock and messed up all of his outbound and inbound time stamps. Updates the BIOS version hoping there would be a fix. No dice. Costing everyone money at this point. =(

Cons: Now I have to go through the process of RMA...

Other Thoughts: Stay away, stay FAR away

Manufacturer Response:

Dear Valued MSI Customer,
“Please contact MSI customer service representative Jane at janegao@msi.com, or call Jane at 626-913-0828 ext 221 with your case details. Thank you.”
Best Regards,
Customer Service Team

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  • Jordan U.
  • 2/23/2012 7:52:58 PM
  • Tech Level: Somewhat High
  • Ownership: less than 1 day
  • Verified Owner

5 out of 5 eggs

Pros: Picked up my core i3 2120, 550 ti and 4GB mushkin DDR3 1333 properly on first boot. No stability problems so far. Dark brown PCB looks cool.

Cons: The mounting holes for the cooler were about 1mm too far apart to use my old socket 775 cooler. Stock one worked fine.

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  • clarence a.
  • 2/19/2012 11:58:27 AM
  • Tech Level: High
  • Ownership: 1 week to 1 month

1 out of 5 eggs

Pros: easy setup, small board so it fit it fit in the small case that I wanted it for. ran good for about 2 weeks, was pretty fast for what it was. I/3 2130, 4 gigs crucial 1333,gtx 460,500 gig seagate. ran cool

Cons: the first week it would lose the sound at times, a restart would bring it back. no biggie I didnt like the sound on board anyway. Installed a creative x-fi extreme pci-e and problem solved for a couple days. then it started again.... hmmmm. at last last I was playing a music vid it played thru just fine but the next one wouldnt open. tried to restart my machine and no screen, no beeps, no nothing. pulled al the cards out, pulled the battery, tried different vid cards, differnt mem. nothing worked. just a dead board. I have seen alot of people on the net having these same problems.

Other Thoughts: I have been doing this since 1989, I have a pretty good Idea how to make things work. I used to build alot of msi boards and had
no probs. going back to Intel, seems msi has fell on their nose. DONT EVEN BOTHER WITH THESE EVEN FOR A CHEAP BUILD... you will be sorry

Manufacturer Response:

Dear Valued MSI Customer,
“Please contact MSI customer service representative Jane at janegao@msi.com, or call Jane at 626-913-0828 ext 221 with your case details. Thank you.”
Best Regards,
Customer Service Team

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  • Lucas H.
  • 2/17/2012 12:31:13 PM
  • Tech Level: High
  • Ownership: less than 1 day
  • Verified Owner

1 out of 5 eggsAvoid

Pros: None.

Cons: I had to RMA this board and the second one I received had a faulty dimm slot.

Other Thoughts: After the 2nd board showed up faulty I really didn't care to try this board again and ordered an Intel H67BLB3 (which works great) for only another $30.

I called MSI support and was left on hold so long I got a voicemail service, left a message and never heard back. I'm beyond disappointed with MSI. I bought a $60 motherboard and ended up paying almost $200 between shipping the return and replacing the board. For all the MSI customer support reps I see scavenging these bad reviews, I'm surprised to find out when I actually seek them out I get terrible customer service.

On a positive note I want to give props to NewEgg's 1 day shipping with rush delivery. I paid the extra money so I could have my replacement board before the weekend and I got my order 24 hours after I placed it. Very impressed.

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  • summer h.
  • 2/3/2012 8:06:59 PM
  • Tech Level: Somewhat High
  • Ownership: 1 day to 1 week
  • Verified Owner

2 out of 5 eggsTerrible mobo

Pros: If the motherboard even turned on, I would have something good to say. I understand it's RMA, but they require shipping to go back for RMA items, which makes no sense!

Cons: RMA, out of the box, alongside all the other items newegg shipped me with a specific bundle.

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  • Daniel R.
  • 2/3/2012 10:42:55 AM
  • Tech Level: Somewhat High
  • Ownership: 1 day to 1 week
  • Verified Owner

4 out of 5 eggsObligatory You Get What You Pay For

Pros: The board came as part of a combo shell shocker deal. The price was a deciding factor and certainly you get what you pay for. It was easy to install the processor, memory, and connections. It comes with a PS/2 mouse and keyboard as well as a serial port and parallel printer port for those few people that have something that uses those ports.

Cons: They could have really skipped the parallel, serial and PS/2 ports in order to opt for a Digital Video Out as well as a few more slots for expansion. I understand its a micro ATX board so there's a space constraint. Other than having outdated ports its a good board.

Other Thoughts: Overclocking would have been a bonus as well. Again you get what you pay for. If you want all the bells and whistles opt for an ATX board and something a little more expensive.

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  • Anonymous
  • 1/17/2012 8:52:01 AM
  • Tech Level: Somewhat High
  • Ownership: 1 day to 1 week
  • Verified Owner

5 out of 5 eggsSmall, functional and quality

Pros: Small board that fits into most cases with room to spare. Good quality, POSTS and boots well. If you are looking for a bare bones board and don't need more than 2 ram slots and don't plan on overclocking or crossfiring/SLI video cards, which fits many builder's requirements. The SATA ports on the board are placed very well and can fit a HD6770/6850 or similar sized Nvidia (550,560 GTX etc) without covering the ports, which is a big concern for many microATX board users that plan on gaming. If you buy the board, you can feel pretty confident that your GPU will fit.

Manual explains wiring very well, and the board itself is labelled well.

Cons: None.

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