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Gigabyte GA-H61M-DS2 LGA 1155 Intel H61 Micro ATX Intel Motherboard

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  • CPU: Support for Intel Core i7/i5/i3/Pentium/Celeron processors in the LGA1155 package. Chipset: Intel H61 Express Chipset
  • Memory: 2 x 1.5V DDR3 DIMM sockets supporting up to 16 GB of system memory
  • Audio: Realtek audio codec. High Definition Audio. 2/4/5.1/7.1-channel. LAN: 1 x Realtek RTL8111E chip (10/100/1000 Mbit)
  • Expansion Slots: 1 x PCI Express x16 slot, running at x16. 2 x PCI Express x1 slots
  • Storage Interface: 4 x SATA 3Gb/s connectors supporting up to 4 SATA 3Gb/s devices

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All new design of Ultra Durable 4 classic/Supports for next generation Intel 22nm processors and LGA1155 2nd Generation Intel Core Processors/Unique On/Off Charge delivers the best recharging capability to iPad, iPhone and iPod Touch/Supports 3rd generation PCI-Express interface/Industry's Leading All Solid Capacitor Design/Touch BIOS delivers No Need for Reboot to more easily modify BIOS settings/Enhanced Intel HD Graphics 2000/3000 integrated with the processor/Innovative Smart 6 technology for smarter PC management/DualBIOS protection with 3TB+ HDD boot up capability.

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11 of 12 people found the following review helpful
Great inexpensive motherboard for Hackintoshing on OS X 10.7 March 4 2012
By aDodecahedron - Published on
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I bought this board, along with an Intel i3 CPU, to build a Hackintosh server running Mac OS X 10.7. I wanted to use the internal graphics on the board, but my CPU only supports Intel HD2000 graphics (but the board supports Intel HD3000 as well, which will work with 10.7), which are, unfortunately, not supported by Lion at this time. I had to chip in an extra $30 for a graphics card, and after that the OS worked fine. Since it's a storage server, all four SATA ports on the board are currently in use. I know a lot of other reviewers have had problems with the graphics card blocking the SATA ports, but I installed an EVGA GeForce 8400GS and still have access to all four of my SATA ports with no issues. I don't have much else to say about this motherboard besides that it's a great, inexpensive, entry-level motherboard, and it works well with OS X Lion without very much tinkering.
7 of 7 people found the following review helpful
Great little mobo May 14 2012
By P. - Published on
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The first thing anyone would want to do when considering buying this motherboard would be to check for a CPU support list so that you can get everything you want to out of the CPU. You can go to Gigabyte's website for that.

Now, with that said, I love this little motherboard! I've been trying to build my first decent gaming PC, and decided that buying a cheaper motherboard now and then springing for a much more expandable MB later would be the best thing for me to do, even if it is just meant for the average consumer. I've put a number of parts in it that really dwarf this little thing, a Hyper 212 Plus being one of them. There's enough room for limited expansion, if you need to go on the cheap side like I did. I was able to save up enough money i5 3570k, and I can say that this board also supports Intel HD 4000 graphics as well.

I wish it was still just a little bit bigger, but at less than $60 dollars it's hard to complain. I'll be able to fit a dual slot GPU, but it will cut off the access to the other 2 PCIe x1 slots, but again, I can hardly complain.

Right now all I can access is the bios (I still need the money for the hard and disk drives), but everything is running fine from what I can see. I'll be sure to update this review when I can actually delve further in to the performance of this board, but right now it's nearly perfect.
6 of 6 people found the following review helpful
Step 1: Buy this MB; Step 2: ???; Step 3: Prosper May 2 2012
By Greg Maron - Published on
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For $55, this really is a great motherboard. I have purchased many.

It the basic H61 chipset for Sandy Bridge 1155 CPUs. Put a Core i3 in this. Not some fancy-schmancy Core i5 or i7. If you need that kind of power buy a more feature-filled board (and dont forget the SSD). This board is for people that need to build a cheap, long-lasting desktop for office work, productivity, occasional gaming, or a web-surfing PC. It is able to do onboard Intel graphics, has legacy ports for keyboard & mouse, and enough USB ports for most usage scenarios. You can cram 8GB of RAM in it for like $50 nowadays, and it can even take a PCIe 16x for when lil Johnny mows enough lawns to save up and buy Skyrim. It also Facebooks real good.

There is nothing wrong with the placement of the ports
3 of 4 people found the following review helpful
NO BOOT - Endless Power Cycle Aug. 27 2012
By leonetu - Published on
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I have purchased several motherboards from Amazon (other brands) and decided to try Gigabyte for a low cost build. I've used Gigabyte in 3 previous Core2Duo builds a few years ago and I regarded the brand as top tier with Asus and Abit (then) for desktop use.

I've also read about the boot loop issues on recent Gigabyte z68 chipsets and thought I'll give this older H61 mobo a try, considering its very competitive cost.


I received the package in good shape with everything in it. I breadboarded the setup using the following previously owned components:

- i3-2120 with stock fan
- EA-430D PSU
- 2GB Wintec One DDR3 1600
- 500GB WD Green
- 23" LG IPS LED monitor
- standard VGA cable
- piece of black foam for mobo to lie on

NO DICE! mobo would [1] Beep (single, short), [2] Power On (CPU fan working) for around 5 seconds, [3] Power-off, [4] Repeat cycle

I removed the HDD - same result
I removed the RAM - same result
I changed the RAM to Kingston 1333 previously owned unit - same result
I changed PSU to a TX-750 previously owned unit - same result

The system would not POST and I get a blank screen.

... searched the net for similar situations and solutions...NIL! Someone suggested it could be the BIOS.

I removed the BIOS battery for a few minutes - same result
I removed the BIOS battery overnight and reset the BIOS - same result

Too bad I live overseas and sending this back to Amazon will cost me more than $30 to ship. So, I'm stuck with a dead Gigabyte board - my first DOA board in 15 years and 12 builds. All my recent builds were 1155-based systems on high, mid and low end Asus and Asrock boards with zero issues.

I will not be buying Gigabyte in the next 5 years!
1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
Very Pleased Aug. 1 2012
By AnotherWindowsBlog - Published on
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Right now, I am very pleased with Gigabyte motherboards. I've purchased a higher end model a year or so ago for another budget build and its rock solid. I'm building another budget computer this time around as a HTPC and I've finally decided to go ahead and trust Gigabyte again. Like last time, I am very satisfied with the product. It has everything I wanted and most importantly, the price was right. In fact, at the time I purchased the motherboard, the manufacturer was offering a $10 rebate coupon so chalk another one up in the win column.

My only wish is that it had a IDE adapter. I have a old 120GB IDE drive that I would love to have recycled for the budget build. I was forced to purchased a IDE to SATA hard drive connector on Monoprice for about $7 bucks but sadly, although it works, it didn't allow me to boot Windows 7 directly from the IDE drive. I really didn't want to purchase a new SATA drive as that would have added the total price point for the computer build and so I was forced to yank out the extra SATA hard drive I was currently using as a spare backup on my other computer.

Anyways, this motherboard rocks!

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