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ASUS H81I-PLUS LGA 1150 Intel H81 HDMI SATA 6Gb/s USB 3.0 Mini ITX Intel Motherboard

  • Intel H81
  • 4th Generation Core i7/Core i5/Core i3/Pentium/Celeron
  • DDR3 1600/1333/1066

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With quality, features, and affordability, the Asus H81I-PLUS is a great entry point for you to enjoy the prowess of the fourth-generation Intel Core processor in an LGA 1150 packaging. Based on Intel's H81 chipset, this motherboard works flawlessly with the state-of-the-art "Haswell" processor, and incorporates native USB 3.0 and SATA III for blistering data transfer. Asus also incorporates a wealth of features and technologies, making this unit a great foundation for your new PC build. From the user-friendly BIOS setup to traffic optimizing network and GPU performance enhancing technology, Asus offers you more than enough for ensuring exceptional experience in every aspect.

This model comes in a Mini-ITX form factor, making it a great choice for HTPCs, book PCs, or other compact systems.

  • newegg New UEFI BIOS – friendlier and more intuitive The media-renowned UEFI BIOS from Asus provides the smoothest mouse-controlled graphical BIOS, and now features more intuitive functions to quickly take you to favorite BIOS pages and frequently-accessed settings through custom shortcuts. You can even write quick notes in-BIOS for future reference, view an activity log of setting changes and modifications, and rename SATA ports. EZ Mode has a whole new look, upgraded with extra-friendly capabilities, like detailed fan controls, XMP profile settings, SATA information, and fast clock adjustment. Together, these perfect your BIOS experience.
  • newegg USB 3.0 Boost (UASP Support) Asus USB 3.0 Boost technology supports UASP (USB Attached SCSI Protocol) in Windows 8. With USB 3.0 Boost technology, a USB device's transmission speed is significantly increased up to 170%, adding to already fast USB 3.0 performance. Asus software automatically accelerates data rates for compatible USB 3.0 peripherals without any user interaction.
  • newegg GPU Boost GPU Boost accelerates the integrated GPU for extreme graphics performance. The user-friendly interface facilitates flexible frequency adjustments. It easily delivers stable system-wide upgrades for every use.
  • newegg Network iControl One click to prioritize network traffic for applications you're currently using, or set up favorite profiles to run at specific times. Avoid network congestion, speed up downloading, and make sure online gaming runs optimized, all through the intuitive user interface.
  • newegg DIGI+ VRM Voltage regulator modules (VRMs) are among the most essential motherboard components. A good VRM intelligently delivers CPU power based on actual needs at any given time. Asus was first with a digital power design featuring faster sensing and response to deliver precise CPU power on demand. This great accuracy reduces energy waste and of course improves system stability, thanks to more consistent delivery.
  • newegg EPU Tap into the world's first real-time PC power saving chip through the AI Suite 3 utility. Get total system-wide energy optimization by automatically detecting current PC loadings and intelligently moderating power consumption. It can directly reduce CPU wattage to an indicated level on demand, and manually switch to Max Power Saving Mode for further energy savings, creating a more efficient PC. The exclusive Away Mode* puts your system into an extreme energy-saving stance, and even shuts down unused add-on I/O ports while it can continue to download, stream, and backup content while away from your PC. (*Power cut-off to add-on connectors varies by model)

Learn more about the ASUS H81I-PLUS

Warranty, Returns, And Additional Information
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  • Limited Warranty period (parts): 3 years
  • Limited Warranty period (labor): 3 years
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  • Carl E.
  • 4/15/2015 7:59:58 PM
  • Ownership: more than 1 year
  • Verified Owner

2 out of 5 eggsI'm not really a fan

Pros: Cheap, has all the newfangled features.

Cons: Stopped POSTing after a month or so of use. ASUS was pretty reasonable about the RMA process, but it was a real headache trying to figure out which part was the culprit. Looking at other reviews, it seems like this board doesn't have a great track record.

The board LED and speaker are supposed to give you some kind of information about what is wrong. The documentation does not give you any information on interpreting the LED and speaker at all.

Also, no built in wifi. You should be able to get a mobo with wifi for about the same or slightly greater price.

The yellow colour is gross.

Other Thoughts: I wish I had thought about the whole wifi issue before I bought it. The only PCIe slot is occupied by a video card, so that means no wireless card. So I'm getting a usb dongle. Not a big deal, but not the neat solution I would have wanted.

It's easy for me to nitpick, but the replacement is working well for me now. No problems for over a year.

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  • Anonymous
  • 2/20/2015 12:09:07 PM
  • Ownership: 1 day to 1 week
  • Verified Owner

5 out of 5 eggsGreat MOBO

Pros: Up and running. No hiccups.

Cons: None

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  • Philip S.
  • 11/5/2014 9:01:36 PM
  • Ownership: 1 month to 1 year
  • Verified Owner

5 out of 5 eggsGood motherboard

Pros: All drivers installed easily, UFEI bios easy to setup, good board for the price, exactly what I expect from ASUS

Cons: It didn't make me breakfast?

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  • Nate C.
  • 11/5/2014 10:15:05 AM
  • Ownership: 1 month to 1 year

2 out of 5 eggsSATA ports started failing after 7 months

Pros: mini itx board with lots of features, worked well while it lasted

Cons: sata ports started going out a few months after purchase. not the power supply or hard drives or cables. the internal drives simply don't show up even in the BIOS. RMA requires you to pay return shipping. Why did I pay the premium for an Asus board again?

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  • Joshua G.
  • 7/24/2014 3:57:48 AM
  • Ownership: 1 month to 1 year

1 out of 5 eggsdevices only intermittently detected at post

Pros: none

Cons: After another HTPC motherboard decided to die, I thought I would change brands and get a trusty ASUS. It was a nightmare because the SSD only appeared about 30%of the time after reboot. Same with the optical drive. So I thought it must be the bios, so I updated it. Still the same problem. I did put an old mechanical sata hdd and that seemed to fix it for the boot drive, but the optical drive was still only showing up about 75% of the time at post. So I bought a brand new PSU, problem persists. I've never seen a motherboard behave this way after 15 years of builds. I think it has something to do with these new UEFI systems, they just had to take something that was working fine for 20 years and make it even more prone to error. What good is a fancy UEFI if the motherboard is too blind to notice that there are devices connected to it by wires?

Other Thoughts: When you buy computer equipment, build it right away so you can go through the hell of finding out which of these rats nests will actually work, cause it seems 20% of motherboards are broken when you buy them.

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  • Corey C.
  • 7/17/2014 4:15:08 PM
  • Ownership: 1 month to 1 year
  • Verified Owner

5 out of 5 eggsGreat Motherboard

Pros: Fits really well mounted in my Cooler Master Elite 130 mini-ITX case. I have a core i3 CPU in it. Everything works great.

Cons: None

Other Thoughts: Awesome BIOS interface. ASUS does a great job. I mainly use the computer for viewing video files when hooked up to my TV. Have SSD drive connected to it. Runs Win 7 like a champ.

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  • Darrell I.
  • 6/29/2014 6:37:00 PM
  • Ownership: 1 week to 1 month
  • Verified Owner

4 out of 5 eggsGreat board

Pros: I have 60+ of these and never had a issue. They work great and are low on heat.

Cons: Supposedly a bios update allows you to use the new i5-4590s but on both boards I ordered that was not the case. I updated the bios by the book and still no post with that CPU. I ended up swapping out for an i3. FYI

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  • Giuseppe Z.
  • 6/20/2014 7:13:25 AM
  • Ownership: less than 1 day
  • Verified Owner

1 out of 5 eggsAvoid this board.

Pros: Cheap. Name brand.

Cons: Doesn't even work. I got 2 boards in 2 days.. both completely DOA. Both boards got power, wouldn't post. No beeps with speaker plugged in.

Other Thoughts: I bought this board for a HTPC build I was doing with an Intel I5-4590S.

I thought I was crazy for a minute. I got one board home, and tested it for about an hour trying to figure out why it wouldn't POST. Finally I gave up and RMA'd it.

Then while I was waiting for the RMA I ordered another one. Brought it home.. same thing. Naturally I assumed I was making some bonehead mistake somewhere.. but I triple checked everything and all was well. So I RMA'd that one too.

Finally I went and swapped to an ASRock H87M-ITX. Got it home, plugged it in, everything was golden. Id recommend going with either the ASRock that I got, or spring for the ASUS H87 board. I currently have that in my FreeNAS box and that has been working very well.

To be completely fair to ASUS, their customer support was pretty good. I talked to someone on their site, went through all of the steps I took, checked the part numbers against the compatibility sheet, found no issues.

The quality on this board is awful though. ASUS offers much better products than this usually.

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  • David G.
  • 6/12/2014 9:13:42 PM
  • Ownership: 1 week to 1 month
  • Verified Owner

5 out of 5 eggsBest Budget ITX Board

Pros: For a budget build, it has everything you need and no expensive frills you don't need. Asus quality and stability. No issues at all, it just works great. Will run Haswell-refresh CPUs (after Bios update). Great UEFI BIOS, extensive options for a budget chipset.

Cons: Only 1 chassis fan header; another would have been useful. No big deal. though - my case fan has a 4-pin molex option and a 3-speed switch.

Other Thoughts: Paired this with a new-Haswell Pentium G3240 and 2x2GB 1333 RAM - great little budget system, easily handles high-res music, large HD movies, photo editing, etc

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1 out of 5 eggsBroke after a month

Pros: Worked for a month. Small.

Cons: Broke after a month of use. Tried to contact for warranty, but their website led me in a big circle.

Manufacturer Response:

Greetings Chris,

Thank you for your review.

If the motherboard is outside of the exchange period, I would be happy to help. Please contact me through email, including the serial number within the email, and we can look at this case further. 3766015.


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