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ASUS H97M-E/CSM LGA 1150 Intel H97 HDMI SATA 6Gb/s USB 3.0 Micro ATX Intel Motherboard

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

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  • Sam D.
  • 8/16/2014 5:22:10 PM
  • Tech Level: Average
  • Ownership: 1 day to 1 week

5 out of 5 eggsSuperior quality

Pros: 1. M.2 support
2. 4 SATA 6 GBPS ports
3. S/PDIF out header with the ASUS bracket available elsewhere
4. TPM connector, module available elsewhere. Yes I'm using it and found the software, just type in TPM on their support site. Still have no idea how to configure it though.
5. 2 fan connectors 1 CPU fan connector. You can can just use a splitter I think, I tried but it didn't seem to work so I have 1 fan plugged in with each connector now.
6. Hyper Evo 212 fits on it correctly, I'm using a pull with a 140mm fan because my ram is high

Cons: 1. Could've used 2 more fan connectors
2. M.2 slot should be relocated elsewhere so heatsinks don't block it, probably the lowest right of the motherboard.
3. Need to include the ASUS quick connector for the front power, reset, etc.

Other Thoughts: A modern motherboard of the H97 variety. As good as it gets when not overclocking due to the 3 pcie x1 slots and 1 pcie x16 slot. So far no problems and boot up takes a few seconds at most. I learned my USB 3.0 Bluray burner causes it to hang at boot but this occurred using another motherboard as well so it's clearly not the fault of this one. I'd buy it if you don't plan on overclocking.

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  • Bryan B.
  • 8/9/2014 1:14:21 PM
  • Tech Level: High
  • Ownership: 1 month to 1 year
  • Verified Owner

2 out of 5 eggsLong POST Delay on Boot

Pros: Mainly works once you boot up.

Cons: Takes over 2 minutes to get past the BIOS/UEFI POST during boot. Flashing the BIOS to the latest version didn't help.

Other Thoughts: I've replaced this board with an ASUS H97I-PLUS (same CPU/RAM/SSD) and now the boot up only takes a few seconds.

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  • Anonymous
  • 7/20/2014 8:40:06 AM
  • Tech Level: Somewhat High
  • Ownership: 1 day to 1 week
  • Verified Owner

5 out of 5 eggsWhat A Difference!

Pros: This board is packed! Everything plugged in and started working on the first try. Easily accepted XMP profile once in the UEFI.

Cons: Not really a deal breaker because I'm not using it, but the M.2 slot will be blocked by a tower cooler. Install your SSD before you install your aftermarket cooler.

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  • Bruce F.
  • 6/14/2014 4:58:16 PM
  • Tech Level: High
  • Ownership: 1 day to 1 week
  • Verified Owner

5 out of 5 eggssolid

Pros: A brand name I have come to trust. Has 3 PCI express that I wanted. Can use the newer M.2 SSD which plugs onto the motherboard and does not take up an SATA port. Installed and booted up on first boot. Burned in and load tested for 48 hours and no problems.

Cons: Still has the older PS/2 ports for the keyboard and mouse. I gave those up years ago. Also a VGA port that I find unless. Don't like spending money for old technology that not many would use.

Other Thoughts: I have been in the computer field for over 30 years and have built more computers then I can remember. I have always had very good luck with Asus mother boards and they are the ones I use in my own computers.
i5 4590 CPU
Seidon 120 CPU water cooler by Cool Master
NVidia 760 video card
250 GB SSD
650 GB Western Digital Hard drive

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  • brett g.
  • 6/5/2014 5:46:26 PM
  • Tech Level: High
  • Ownership: less than 1 day

5 out of 5 eggsNo complaints

Pros: Asus quality.

Cons: None so far. Will update if I find any.

Other Thoughts: Regarding the review above with the "scratching" of the gold, did you remove the plastic cover on that round Asus heatsink? I suspect that's what happened to that buyer. You can barely tell there's plastic on it, but there is. The plastic will scratch easily.

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  • Doug F.
  • 5/27/2014 8:42:35 AM
  • Tech Level: Somewhat High
  • Ownership: 1 day to 1 week
  • Verified Owner

2 out of 5 eggsBad for Win7 on Raid

Pros: Asus quality, good for a corporate pc build.

Cons: Raid doesn't work with Win7

Other Thoughts: Board powered up fine; it is picky about memory, so you should use one of their tested Ram choices. But I can't install Win7 on a Raid1 hard disk configuration. I don't think that ASUS tested their RAID software properly; the install hangs and asks for a driver that does not exist. Win7 installs fine when Raid is disabled, however. Asked ASUS for support, and they have ignored me. Want RAID? Pick another Mobo. Otherwise, it is fine.

Manufacturer Response:

Greetings Mr. Ernie Banks,

RAID should work as long as you follow the directions in the user guide. If possible, please send me the exact steps tried in order to get RAID to work, and we can figure out a solution to this matter. 3730292.


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  • Brandon S.
  • 5/25/2014 7:42:38 PM
  • Tech Level: Somewhat High
  • Ownership: 1 week to 1 month
  • Verified Owner

5 out of 5 eggs

Pros: Where do i start, Thick board no flexing at all, New black and gold Scheme go great together, New Bios is amazing, Has all the options to make this a sweet rig for someone who doesn't want to overclock.

Cons: No Bacon in box

Other Thoughts: Not a con but if you someone who stares into your case, be careful setting items on board while assembling, the gold will scratch.

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