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ASUS H81M-K LGA 1150 Intel H81 SATA 6Gb/s USB 3.0 Micro ATX 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 H81M-K is a great entry point for you to enjoy the prowess of the 4th generation Intel Core processor in 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 the traffic optimizing network, GPU performance enhancing technology, and energy-saving feature, Asus offers you more than enough to ensure an exceptional experience in every aspect.

  • 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 to set up favorite profiles to run at specific times. Avoid network congestion, speed up downloading, and make sure online gaming runs optimized, all through an intuitive user interface.
  • newegg Q-Slot Press the Q-Slot clip lightly, and the graphics card just pops out. The large winged clip is easy to reach, so you don’t have to struggle with installing or removing even the biggest graphics cards.
  • newegg EPU The Asus EPU (Energy Processing Unit) provides total system power management by detecting current PC loadings and intelligently moderating power usage for critical PC components in real-time – helping save power and money!

Learn more about the ASUS H81M-K

Model

Brand
ASUS
Model
H81M-K

Supported CPU

CPU Socket Type
LGA 1150
CPU Type
4th Generation Core i7/Core i5/Core i3/Pentium/Celeron
Supported CPU Technologies
Turbo Boost Technology 2.0

Chipsets

Chipset
Intel H81

Memory

Number of Memory Slots
2×240pin
Memory Standard
DDR3 1600/1333/1066
Maximum Memory Supported
16GB
Channel Supported
Dual Channel

Expansion Slots

PCI Express x16
1
PCI Express x1
2

Storage Devices

SATA 3Gb/s
2
SATA 6Gb/s
2 x SATA 6Gb/s

Onboard Video

Onboard Video Chipset
Supported only by CPU with integrated graphic

Onboard Audio

Audio Chipset
Realtek ALC887
Audio Channels
8 Channels

Onboard LAN

LAN Chipset
Realtek RTL8111G
Max LAN Speed
10/100/1000Mbps

Rear Panel Ports

PS/2
1 x PS/2 keyboard
1 x PS/2 mouse
Video Ports
1 x DVI
1 x D-Sub
USB 3.0
2 x USB 3.0
USB 1.1/2.0
2 x USB 2.0
Audio Ports
3 Ports

Internal I/O Connectors

Onboard USB
4 x USB 2.0
Other Connectors
1 x CPU Fan connector
1 x Chassis Fan connector
1 x Front panel audio connector
1 x S/PDIF Out connector
1 x 24-pin EATX Power connector
1 x 4-pin EATX 12V Power connector
1 x CLRTC jumper
1 x Speaker connector
1 x System Panel connector

Physical Spec

Form Factor
Micro ATX
Dimensions
8.9" x 6.9"
Power Pin
24 Pin

Features

Features
ASUS Exclusive Features
-ASUS EPU
-ASUS UEFI BIOS EZ Mode featuring friendly graphics user interface
-ASUS USB 3.0 Boost
-ASUS GPU Boost
-ASUS Ai Charger
-ASUS AI Suite 3
-ASUS Anti-Surge protection
-ASUS ESD

ASUS Quiet Thermal Solution
-ASUS Fanless Design: Stylish Heatsink solution
-ASUS Fan Xpert

ASUS Q-Design
-ASUS Q-Slot

ASUS EZ DIY
-ASUS CrashFree BIOS 3
-ASUS EZ Flash 2

Packaging

Package Contents
ASUS H81M-K Motherborad
2 x Serial ATA 6.0Gb/s cables
1 x I/O shield
1 x Support DVD
1 x User's manual

Quick Info

Warranty

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


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  • Matthew M.
  • 4/16/2014 1:20:41 PM
  • Tech Level: Somewhat High
  • Ownership: 1 week to 1 month
  • Verified Owner

1 out of 5 eggsNetwork interface problems

Pros: Cheap, the end.

Cons: Major network interface problems. NIC keeps going out, and the LAN port is unreadable, requiring a reboot to resolve. This happens 5+ times per day! Before you paste in your canned response, Marc from ASUS Customer Loyalty, please note that I have installed the latest Ethernet drivers multiple times, including the latest drivers from your website, so the problem is not the drivers. Just read the other reviews on this website - this is just a poorly manufactured motherboard.

Other Thoughts: Hopefully everything will go smoothly returning this item. Based on the volume of bad reviews from customers all citing the same problem, Newegg should pull this product from their website.

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  • Hugh H.
  • 4/8/2014 3:39:44 PM
  • Tech Level: High
  • Ownership: 1 month to 1 year

2 out of 5 eggsEthernet disconnect problem

Pros: Everything works ok except one thing - but that wrecks the entire experience with this board.

Cons: Like many others, I have recurring problems with hardwired (Ethernet) network disconnects with this board. No problems with any other computer on the network. When it disconnects it generally requires a reboot, though sometimes it's possible to get it back by disabling/enabling the Ethernet port. Either way, this is not a good thing, as it interferes with reliable use of the board, the network, and the Internet.

Other Thoughts: We'll see how well Asus handles this problem. First bad board I've ever gotten out of 25 or so.

Manufacturer Response:

Greetings,

I am sorry that you are having issues with the Ethernet port of the motherboard. If I may make a suggestion, I would recommend installing the latest Ethernet drivers from our support site. This should remedy the problem with the motherboard. Below, I have included said website. Should you need any assistance in this matter, please let me know through email. 3599460.

Website: https://www.asus.com/Motherboards/H81MA/HelpDesk_Download/

Regards,

Mark
ASUS Customer Loyalty
cl-mark@asus.com

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  • Nghia D.
  • 4/7/2014 7:11:30 PM
  • Tech Level: High
  • Ownership: 1 week to 1 month
  • Verified Owner

1 out of 5 eggsDecent board, bad LAN

Pros: Other than the LAN port, everything works fine...so far

Cons: Built 2 PCs using this board for a customer. BOTH PCs had network drop issues that required reboot to solve. Happened 3-4 times in 8 hours. Should have read these reviews before purchasing, a good LAN port is pretty important.

Other Thoughts: Should have read the reviews before buying. How do you mess up a LAN port?

Manufacturer Response:

Greetings,

I am sorry that you are having issues with the Ethernet port of the motherboard. If I may make a suggestion, I would recommend installing the latest Ethernet drivers from our support site. This should remedy the problem with the motherboard. Below, I have included said website. Should you need any assistance in this matter, please let me know through email. 3599545.

Website: https://www.asus.com/Motherboards/H81MA/HelpDesk_Download/

Regards,

Mark
ASUS Customer Loyalty
cl-mark@asus.com

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  • Andrew H.
  • 4/5/2014 2:48:55 PM
  • Tech Level: Somewhat High
  • Ownership: 1 week to 1 month
  • Verified Owner

1 out of 5 eggsFaulty onboard LAN

Pros: Relatively cheap.

Cons: Purchased for a HT system. Less than a week after getting system up and running it starting loosing network connection whilst streaming Netflix / Hulu. Reboot fixes the problem but now the frequency is 2-3 times a show. Not worth the time or the money to strip the system down and RMA the motherboard so I'll just buy a PCI NIC. Reading other reviews this does seem to be the weak point of this board so hopefully there will be no other reasons to regret the purchase.
Note: Latest motherboard drivers were downloaded from ASUS website at time of system build.

Other Thoughts: As always excellent shipping from Newegg.
Pentium G3220
4G GSkill F3-10666CL8D
Radeon HD 5750
WD 1T HDD
Windows 7 Home Premium 64bit

Manufacturer Response:

Greetings,

I am sorry that you are having issues with the motherboard. At your earliest convenience, please send me an email regarding this case. Within the email, please provide the following information: drivers installed, operating system installed, troubleshooting steps tried, and your computer part list. 3599595.

Regards,

Mark
ASUS Customer Loyalty
cl-mark@asus.com

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  • Walter J.
  • 4/3/2014 11:51:17 AM
  • Tech Level: Somewhat High
  • Ownership: less than 1 day
  • Verified Owner

5 out of 5 eggsEUFI Bios Make this board

Pros: Got the board within 2 days of ordering, Loaded windows 7 with a WD10EZEX 1TB, the whole thing boots up before the windows sign can even show all the way.

Cons: none so far

Other Thoughts: Got a
ATI 4770 HD
and 8gigs of Team Elite Plus ram running through this baby along witht the western digital hdd and intel pentum 3.0ghz processor. this computer scoots and boots.

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  • Mitchell B.
  • 4/2/2014 2:57:24 PM
  • Tech Level: High
  • Ownership: 1 month to 1 year
  • Verified Owner

5 out of 5 eggsAsus mobo.......

Pros: Asus say no more.........

Cons: none...............

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  • Warren G.
  • 3/30/2014 7:19:55 PM
  • Tech Level: High
  • Ownership: 1 month to 1 year
  • Verified Owner

1 out of 5 eggsDissapoint

Pros: Bought for a HTPC build. Put an i3 in it with a tuner card, 3 TB HDD, and a nice HTPC case. Windows 7 Pro installed just fine. Website has easy to locate drivers, and they all installed properly. System benchmarked very good for an i3. 4500 performance mark with Performance Test 8.0.1029. Detected RAM and CPU properly, and I did not have to set clock settings manually, which was nice. Easy to use overclocking features, but I did not use them, as I didn't want this machine to be loud or power hungry. But see cons below before buying.

Cons: NIC started flaking out after about a month. It says connected, and the packet send/receive count keep going up, but you can't access any network computers or the Internet. Can't ping anything except loopback. Reboot "resolves" the issue for few hours. Then the audio started to cut out for 3-4 seconds every hours or so, progressively getting worse. Now it won't play audio for more than 30 seconds without a 10-15 second cut out. The system has started to miss recording schedules complaining about "no tuners available", and of course a reboot gets that working again, for a few hours. I'm so sick of this cheap board that I'm not even going to bother RMAing it. It would be a waste of return shipping. I'm going to order a different product and rebuild my HTPC.

Other Thoughts: I've never been let down by an ASUS product like this before in my life. I'm very disappointed by this, but I'm willing to chalk it up to a fluke or just by random chance defective product. I will give them another chance, since I've always had good luck with ASUS, but if I get 1 or 2 more products in the next few years that behave like this one did, I'll switch to a different brand in 10 seconds. I'm not that brand loyal that I'm willing to get dumped on by a company like this.

Manufacturer Response:

Greetings,

I am sorry that you are having issues in this matter. At your earliest convenience, please contact me through email regarding this case. Within the email, please include both the RMA number and serial number. 3573559.

Regards,

Mark
ASUS Customer Loyalty
cl-mark@asus.com

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  • joseph k.
  • 3/29/2014 7:11:21 PM
  • Tech Level: Average
  • Ownership: 1 month to 1 year
  • Verified Owner

5 out of 5 eggsBest Budget MB!

Pros: The setup is cake, not one hang up. Love the new BIOS. There are more tweaks to this MB than any I've seen.

Cons: That this wasn't around in the earlier.

Other Thoughts: Everything should be made without the use of soybeans.

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  • Byron I.
  • 3/15/2014 10:36:45 AM
  • Tech Level: High
  • Ownership: 1 month to 1 year
  • Verified Owner

5 out of 5 eggsAwesome/Low Power Usage

Pros: Paired this motherboard with an Intel i3-4130 Haswell processor. Definitely great pair for a low power usage system. Ran and operated the system for two weeks straight with no issues as others have posted. Bios interface and features is not the absolute best, but I encountered no issues with it.

Cons: none

Other Thoughts: I would purchase this motherboard again.

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  • David R.
  • 3/15/2014 1:09:13 AM
  • Tech Level: Average
  • Ownership: less than 1 day
  • Verified Owner

2 out of 5 eggs

Pros: Board looks nice, has all the proper ports and slots to run what you want to run.

Cons: DoA, the products from Asus are good, just happened to get a bad apple. It happens, so no big deal. Already got my RMA and going to get a refund so I can get a different board, probably still use Asus.

Manufacturer Response:

Greetings,

I am sorry that the motherboard did not meet your expectations. I am glad, however, that everything will be resolved with a refund. Should you, in the future, have in questions about ASUS or our products, please let me know through email. 3556105.

Regards,

Mark
ASUS Customer Loyalty
cl-mark@asus.com

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