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ASRock H81M-HDS LGA 1150 Intel H81 HDMI SATA 6Gb/s USB 3.0 Micro ATX Intel Motherboard

  • Intel H81
  • 4th-Gen Intel Core i7 / i5/ i3 (LGA1150)
  • DDR3 1600/1333
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With its excellent performance and great affordability, the ASRock H81M-HDS is engineered for you to build a powerful yet inexpensive a "Haswell"-based system. It's powered by the Intel H81chipset, and works flawlessly with the 4th generation Intel Core process in an LGA 1150 packaging. This motherboard is also loaded with a wealth of cutting-edge technologies, ASRock innovations, and superb ASRock quality, making it the great foundation to build your next powerhouse.

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  • Limited Warranty period (parts): 1 year
  • Limited Warranty period (labor): 1 year

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  • Colin M.
  • 7/24/2015 11:08:37 AM
  • Tech Level: Average
  • Ownership: 1 day to 1 week
  • Verified Owner

1 out of 5 eggsNot impressed at all

Pros: Couldn't tell you any off the top of my head.

Cons: The item came in DOA, so i can not tell you any pros because it never worked. This was my first build and the motherboard came in broken. Not happy at all.

Other Thoughts: Do not recommend this brand to anybody. Get an Asus or Gigabyte, I have learned my lesson.

Manufacturer Response:

Dear Valued ASRock Customer

We sincerely apologize for any inconvenience this may have caused you.
Please trouble shoot the mainboard whether the issue is resolved.

• Unplug the ATX power, remove all components from mainboard.
• Remove the mainboard from chassis, place it on mainboard’s box.
• Clear the CMOS.
• Reseat the CPU and heatsink fan.
• Test with single memory module.
• Test with onboard video.
• Connect the monitor.
• Plug the 24 + 4 pins ATX power.
• Connect the chassis power switch to mainboard, and try again.

If you have any technical support inquiry, please contact us at
We will assist you shortly.

Thank you

ASRock Support
Tech Support Email:

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  • Patrick D.
  • 12/30/2014 9:32:03 AM
  • Tech Level: Somewhat High
  • Ownership: 1 day to 1 week
  • Verified Owner

2 out of 5 eggsSo far so good...

Pros: Reasonable cost
Plenty of USB ports
Serial port availability
Works with Ubuntu

Cons: Potential issue with USB3 onboard connector
Unable to tweak power settings in UEFI

Other Thoughts: I had previously bought a Gigabyte B85 board that had too many USB issues running on Ubuntu. I returned it for this board which seems to be working well so far. I did run into 2 issues:
1. The onboard USB3.0 connector is not working (I've ordered another cable to rule out any issues with the cable). The OS does not report anything getting plugged in or out.
2. I'm using the latest gen i3 processor and was hoping to limit power consumption to about 45W to reduce heat since I'd like to use this board in a case with limited ventilation. There is an option on the UEFI for setting power limits in Watts but it is clearly not working. I checked power consumption using Kill-a-watt with widely varying settings for the Power limit but it did not make any difference. The moment I stressed the CPU, power utilization would shoot to 68W.
My 2 star rating is purely for this documented UEFI capability not working. It would have been better if they don't claim to support it at all.
Anyway, if any of my Cons don't apply to your needs then go ahead and purchase this board.

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  • Jessica K.
  • 11/16/2014 8:31:42 PM
  • Tech Level: High
  • Ownership: 1 day to 1 week
  • Verified Owner

5 out of 5 eggsGreat Haswell motherboard for all of your budget to mid-range builds.

Pros: Stable and reliable motherboard (have come to find that ASRock pulls this off very well lately). Great price. Nice assortment of features. Great build quality. Nice layout of fan, USB, audio headers.

Cons: For budget to mid-range builds, I honestly cannot name any cons. Sure there's things I'd like the motherboard to have, but it'd be the same as me buying a base model Chevrolet Impala and complaining that it doesn't have Cadillac CTS-V options.

Other Thoughts: For your budget to mid-range builds, there is not a better motherboard in my opinion. Sure they may be a cheaper option with an Intel 8-series chipset, but I feel ASRock is a solid make that is a great value. So far I have built three systems off of this motherboard and people love them. This is my go-to board for cheap, quick, and reliable Haswell systems.

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  • Anonymous
  • 10/28/2014 5:27:42 PM
  • Tech Level: Somewhat High
  • Ownership: 1 day to 1 week
  • Verified Owner

4 out of 5 eggs

Pros: Fantastic case. Easy to build in. Love being able to drop the mobo in from the top. Very quiet. Using it in the living room as an entertainment PC. Built on an Asrock H-81M mobo, Core I-3 Hazlett 35W proc, 8Gb of Crucial "Sport" RAM, Crucial SATA3 (6G) 120Gb SSD. Running Win7 Home Premium SP1. Boots in about 20 seconds! Used mostly for catching up on missed shows online. Our "monitor" is a 60" Sharp flatscreen running through an HDMI bus.

Cons: None so far.

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  • Eric M.
  • 9/2/2014 11:54:30 AM
  • Tech Level: Somewhat High
  • Ownership: 1 month to 1 year
  • Verified Owner

3 out of 5 eggsUnlucky

Pros: Easy to work with, had no problems plugging things in and the BIOS is simple.

Cons: Must have had a bad board, because I had a lot of trouble with it early on and just recently, about 2 months after building and light use, it finally stopped working. Contacted their customer support and got an email back saying that I would be contacted about RMA'ing my board, but have yet to hear back, even after emailing back again.

Other Thoughts: Good for the price, must have gotten a bad board unfortunately.

Manufacturer Response:

Dear ASRock Customer

We sincerely apologize for any inconvenience this may have caused you.
Please contact us at 909-590-8308 or We will assist you shortly.

Thank you

Tech Support Email:

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  • Noel C.
  • 7/24/2014 2:47:28 PM
  • Tech Level: High
  • Ownership: 1 month to 1 year
  • Verified Owner

5 out of 5 eggsPerformer LGA1150 Budget MB

Pros: for the price, performer budget mobo! always check supported dual channel memory kit c/ haswell cpu. g3220 and g3258 use ddr3 1333 while g3440 uses 1333/1600. although g3258 is newer for the lower price g3220 is better deal coz the spec differ are not really substantial for g3258. same instruction set & extensions, l2/l3 cache tho g3258 runs at 3.2 whereas g3220 at 3.0 if u overclock then that will not matter. computation wise I ran benchmarks n almost the same. intel hd graphics r the same n would change if u put in a video card. I put in a rosewill pcie 2.0 wireless card that went on sale for $9.99 up to 150mbps.

Cons: none

Other Thoughts: g3440 w/ asrock h81m-hds, team elite 2x4gb=8gb ddr3 1333(3128usable), win7 pro 32-bit sp1, two monitors, 1tb hdd as my second computation/embedded/MySQL server

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  • Gregory G.
  • 2/5/2014 5:51:55 PM
  • Tech Level: High
  • Ownership: 1 week to 1 month
  • Verified Owner

4 out of 5 eggsGood budget motherboard

Pros: For the price you can't get anything with better value for the Intel 1150 socket plus have SATA 3 and USB 3.0 rear ports and the sometimes elusive USB 3.0 front port header. I literally spent countless hours trying to find a board that had those last two options for the cheapest on many different types of sockets. It makes sense that the newer socket type would have the cheaper parts. You certainly can get a little cheaper than this board but then you lose those last two technologies I mentioned which are important I believe.

The board has a great layout for my chosen MATX case the Silverstone PS08B. In this case the SATA header layout made sense but in different cases your mileage may vary.

I currently have an i5 4440, an EVGA GTX 660, and an ASUS PN15 300mb PCIE x1 Wireless card running along fine. This machine is only dedicated to some light gaming and work more than anything so the lack of PCIE expansion did not bother me. If you had a much more massive graphics card than what I'm using in the PCIE x16 slot it may cause a tight fit with anything in the x1 slot.

The bios is rather nicely laid out and I actually like the new UEFI style vs how BIOS's used to be. The option in the bios that allows for super quick startup with Windows 8 shocked me the first time I used it with the SSD I'm using. I turned on the computer and look away for a second and Windows 8 was already fully booted, it was that quick. I couldn't believe a non embedded system (smartphone/tablet/etc) could ever boot this fast. The only caveat with this option is you can't get back into the BIOS, it's not humanely possible to hit the F2 key quick enough so you have to do a CMOS reset.

Asrock motherboards have always been solid for me in all ways. This board doesn't upset that at all minus the one minor con below.

Cons: The only real con I can come up with involves the 24pin power supply connector header and this is my one egg deduction for an otherwise awesome value board. I'm using a Corsair CX600 psu in this build and I spent a long time trying to get the 24 pin connector to fully snap into this header. I don't know if it's just the way Corsair makes their PSU's and the way the header is on this board but other's seem to have had trouble with this as well. At one point in trying to make this snap into place I felt like I was going to break the board by bending it too much. My final solution was to carefully use an exacto knife to shave away a fine layer of the plastic on the ridge that is on this 24 pin header. It made the fight with the psu connector much easier to snap into place. Where my desktop will likely never be moved from its currently location I probably could have left this alone. However I felt like it was better to be safe than sorry and get it to snap into place.

Other Thoughts: Asrock thanks for a nice budget product.

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  • Neil B.
  • 1/23/2014 2:43:59 PM
  • Tech Level: Average
  • Ownership: 1 week to 1 month
  • Verified Owner

3 out of 5 eggsDisapointed

Pros: Cheap
Comes with everything you could possibly want.
(Except a PCI expansion) which you would upgrade the motherboard anyway

Cons: It either came RMA or I might of broke it being a first time builder. I wanted to kind of return and get a new one.
My biggest thing about this board is that when I tried to put the graphic card in it sits on top of the front panel connectors making the gpu kind of hard to seat.

Other Thoughts: Wish I could RMA, but two of the sata's are cracked and the motherboard is probably fried.

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  • Dennis L.
  • 12/7/2013 8:21:40 PM
  • Tech Level: Average
  • Ownership: 1 week to 1 month

4 out of 5 eggsPretty good budget board

Pros: Nice BIOS, fairly easy to navigate

Very inexpensive, but reasonable features

Cons: Very low-end audio chipset

Only 4 total SATA plugs, 1 USB3 header, 2 USB2 headers... not really a 'con' but understand that's all you are getting

Funky 24-pin socket (see other thoughts.)

Other Thoughts: Bought this for a budget PC build, it's working very well. It did not seem 'flimsy' at all... and believe me, I put it to the test.

Like the other reviewer mentioned... I had problems seating the 24-pin plug on my CX430... it just did not want to go in all the way. I even bought a CX430M, thinking it was a fluke, but it wouldn't seat either. I have it jammed in as far as it'll go, but I can't get the retention clip in place. I have another CX430 in my HTPC plugged into a Gigabyte board with none of those problems. I can't say if it's the mobo or PSU... but they definitely don't play well with each other.

This is my first ASRock motherboard, so far I'm very pleased with it, aside from the pesky pin problem.

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  • Anonymous
  • 11/13/2013 7:30:15 AM
  • Tech Level: Somewhat High
  • Ownership: 1 week to 1 month
  • Verified Owner

4 out of 5 eggsMicro ATX

Pros: Great price on this board with lots of feature for $52! Perfect for a basic home or business PC. LGA1150

Cons: Only 2 SATA 6GBs. Board seams a little thin.

Other Thoughts: Cant beat this board for the price.

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