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Item#: N82E16813128527
GIGABYTE GA-H61M-DS2 LGA 1155 Intel H61 Micro ATX Intel Motherboard
  • Intel H61
  • Core i7 / i5 / i3 / Pentium / Celeron (LGA1155)
  • DDR3 1333 / 1066 / 800

4 out of 5 eggs Watch your Revision Number 02/19/2013

This review is from: GIGABYTE GA-H61M-DS2 LGA 1155 Intel H61 Micro ATX Intel Motherboard

Pros:

Solid board for the price, though I did not purchase through newegg. Booted first time and ran like a champ. Initially paired it with a Pentium G860 which handled everything great except some of the more demanding games of today.

Cons:

I looked at the cpu's this board supported on the gigabyte website and decided to go with an i5 3570 (non-K). I saw that it needed a bios update to do so, which is no big deal. What I didn't realize is there are 3, yes 3 revisions to this board. I had rev 1.0 which will NOT IN ANY WAY support the i5 3570 (non-K) ivy bridge part.

Also, whoever designed the SATA layout needs to be publicly shamed. It's not a problem if you use a small GPU or onboad graphics, but my GTX 560 covers ALL FOUR PORTS. Luckily I had a couple of low profile 90* SATA connectors laying around and it was more of an annoyance than a show-stopping problem.

Other Thoughts:

If you think you may upgrade to a different cpu, CHECK YOUR REVISION NUMBER!!! I had to buy a new motherboad since I couldn't send the CPU back because I already used it. Guess you live and learn. I'm temped to give it only 3 eggs simply for asanine placement of the SATA ports and horrible revisioning, but those have noting to do with how well the board performed.

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  • Christopher B.
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