Asrock H61 Pro BTC Socket 1155 £17.99 eBuyer
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Asrock H61 Pro BTC Socket 1155 £17.99 eBuyer

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Found 11th Apr 2015
Seriously cheap ATX board that's perfect for bitcoin mining, if that's your thing. Or the base for a half decent PC.

I've just purchased one and got free next day delivery (Monday 13'th)

Not sure if it's free postage for everyone on this deal or not.

+++++
Yes can be used for Bitmining
but not as good as the H81 ;-)
- 008

62 Comments

Bit coin mining on consumer hardware? In 2015?!
Good luck with that.

Still, cheap mobo.

It's free delivery for all UK* except outer reaches and NI probably.

Good price, but i'd recommend paying a little more for an mATX board with 1150 socket so you can buy from a wider range of cases and current cpus, unless you've got old bit and bobs to build from.
Edited by: "mikedigitales" 11th Apr 2015

Cex have some really cheap i5s worth checking out if building on a budget

Good for spares

can this crossfire or sli ?

Mine alt coins switch them for bitcoins. Have a couple of rigs running these, no problems!

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james_mc1

can this crossfire or sli ?


Graphics

Supports Intel® HD Graphics Built-in Visuals : Intel® Quick Sync Video 2.0, Intel® InTru™ 3D, Intel® Clear Video HD Technology, Intel® Insider™, Intel® HD Graphics 2500/4000 with Intel® Ivy Bridge CPU
Supports Intel® HD Graphics Built-in Visuals : Intel® Quick Sync Video, Intel® InTru™ 3D, Intel® Clear Video HD Technology, Intel® HD Graphics 2000/3000, Intel® Advanced Vector Extensions (AVX) with Intel® Sandy Bridge CPU
Pixel Shader 5.0, DirectX 11 with Intel® Ivy Bridge CPU. Pixel Shader 4.1, DirectX 10.1 with Intel® Sandy Bridge CPU.
Max. shared memory 1760MB with Intel® Ivy Bridge CPU. Max. shared memory 1759MB with Intel® Sandy Bridge CPU.
Two graphics output options: support HDMI and D-Sub ports by independent display controllers
Supports HDMI Technology with max. resolution up to 1920x1200 @ 60Hz
Supports D-Sub with max. resolution up to 2048x1536 @ 75Hz
Supports Auto Lip Sync, Deep Color (12bpc), xvYCC and HBR (High Bit Rate Audio) with HDMI Port (Compliant HDMI monitor is required)
Supports HDCP with HDMI Port
Supports Full HD 1080p Blu-ray (BD) playback with HDMI Port
*Intel® HD Graphics Built-in Visuals and the VGA outputs can be supported only with processors which are GPU integrated.
**Due to chipset limitation, the Blu-ray playback of Intel® HD Graphics is only supported under Windows® 8 / 8 64-bit / 7 / 7 64-bit / Vista™ / Vista™ 64-bit.
***Intel® InTru™ 3D is only supported under Windows® 8 / 8 64-bit / 7 / 7 64-bit.


1 x PCI Express 3.0 x16 Slot (PCIE2 @ x16 mode)
5 x PCI Express 2.0 x1 Slots

emodan

Cex have some really cheap i5s worth checking out if building on a budget



They only have one, and that's a 1155 socket

No sata 3

avalon50

They only have one, and that's a 1155 socket



well this is a 1155 motherboard

WonkyDoctor

GraphicsSupports Intel® HD Graphics Built-in Visuals : Intel® Quick Sync V … GraphicsSupports Intel® HD Graphics Built-in Visuals : Intel® Quick Sync Video 2.0, Intel® InTru™ 3D, Intel® Clear Video HD Technology, Intel® Insider™, Intel® HD Graphics 2500/4000 with Intel® Ivy Bridge CPUSupports Intel® HD Graphics Built-in Visuals : Intel® Quick Sync Video, Intel® InTru™ 3D, Intel® Clear Video HD Technology, Intel® HD Graphics 2000/3000, Intel® Advanced Vector Extensions (AVX) with Intel® Sandy Bridge CPUPixel Shader 5.0, DirectX 11 with Intel® Ivy Bridge CPU. Pixel Shader 4.1, DirectX 10.1 with Intel® Sandy Bridge CPU.Max. shared memory 1760MB with Intel® Ivy Bridge CPU. Max. shared memory 1759MB with Intel® Sandy Bridge CPU.Two graphics output options: support HDMI and D-Sub ports by independent display controllersSupports HDMI Technology with max. resolution up to 1920x1200 @ 60HzSupports D-Sub with max. resolution up to 2048x1536 @ 75HzSupports Auto Lip Sync, Deep Color (12bpc), xvYCC and HBR (High Bit Rate Audio) with HDMI Port (Compliant HDMI monitor is required)Supports HDCP with HDMI PortSupports Full HD 1080p Blu-ray (BD) playback with HDMI Port*Intel® HD Graphics Built-in Visuals and the VGA outputs can be supported only with processors which are GPU integrated.**Due to chipset limitation, the Blu-ray playback of Intel® HD Graphics is only supported under Windows® 8 / 8 64-bit / 7 / 7 64-bit / Vista™ / Vista™ 64-bit.***Intel® InTru™ 3D is only supported under Windows® 8 / 8 64-bit / 7 / 7 64-bit.1 x PCI Express 3.0 x16 Slot (PCIE2 @ x16 mode)5 x PCI Express 2.0 x1 Slots




Short answer: No it cannot.
Edited by: "0BS1D1AN" 11th Apr 2015

good spot for a cheap reliable board for a budget build or a gaming build.

ando

well this is a 1155 motherboard



Yes it is, but its just that someone said 'some', which is more than 1

taztoo

Mine alt coins switch them for bitcoins. Have a couple of rigs running … Mine alt coins switch them for bitcoins. Have a couple of rigs running these, no problems!



So what's worth mining these days?

haytham999

So what's worth mining these days?



Much less than the electricity it costs to run the hardware.

Non K ivy bridge cpu's have hd 2500 graphics instead of the hd 4000 which the i5 3570k has. Just in case that affects what you plan to do.

5 pci 2.0 slot, what's the point?

Cheap enough, but does anyone still use PS/2 keyboards & mice ?
I'd moan about no USB3, but its under £20 for a mobo, so has to be hot.

any recommendations for a cheap cpu and case and memory just to run openelec on ..thanks

TehJumpingJawa

Bit coin mining on consumer hardware? In 2015?!Good luck with that.Still, … Bit coin mining on consumer hardware? In 2015?!Good luck with that.Still, cheap mobo.



Yup BTC mining was worth it in 2009-10. Now it's nowhere near worth it.

haytham999

So what's worth mining these days?



Nothing don't bother. No crypto currencies are worth money, nothing manual or automatic and certainly no cloud based mining. The decent profit has been made years ago. Don't bother.

Edited by: "fishmaster" 11th Apr 2015

Bought one ASRock board, I'll never buy another terrible, shoddy build quality

What's bit coin mining?

mikerr

Cheap enough, but does anyone still use PS/2 keyboards & mice ?I'd moan … Cheap enough, but does anyone still use PS/2 keyboards & mice ?I'd moan about no USB3, but its under £20 for a mobo, so has to be hot.



I do as it goes back to the days when usb had even a split second delay due to bandwith, but been usb mice for years, friends and family still use PS/2 connections.

Cheap but yes ebuyer charges for NI delivery. This puts me off using them.

fishmaster

Yup BTC mining was worth it in 2009-10. Now it's nowhere near worth it.



Depends on how you mine, this is not as good as the H81, which purrs away
gracefully gathering $, no problem..

Plus its fun for people that no nothing about bitmining to try it|get into it
and have a go, bit like when everyone said the Pi was a pile of crap on
its first news wire.. compared to a Zxspectrum and of no use to anyone
now millions have them to mess about with..

I consider bitmining as a bit of geeky hobby|pastime, once you have the
hardware and|or a rough idea, you can make $ and explore all the avenues
that mainsteam miners know nothing about or cannot be bothered to do.

The worlds biggest mining operation is now up and working out of the states
hidden away in multiple containers, so when they spend that much $$$$$$$
on hardware and tap into the main power grid to run it, you know there is still
something to come from it.

If it all fails and you make jack, so what, you had a bit of fun for now a lot of
money and you can always use the hardware to build a games emulator!!

008

Depends on how you mine, this is not as good as the H81, which purrs … Depends on how you mine, this is not as good as the H81, which purrs awaygracefully gathering $, no problem..Plus its fun for people that no nothing about bitmining to try it|get into itand have a go, bit like when everyone said the Pi was a pile of crap onits first news wire.. compared to a Zxspectrum and of no use to anyonenow millions have them to mess about with..I consider bitmining as a bit of geeky hobby|pastime, once you have thehardware and|or a rough idea, you can make $ and explore all the avenuesthat mainsteam miners know nothing about or cannot be bothered to do.The worlds biggest mining operation is now up and working out of the stateshidden away in multiple containers, so when they spend that much $$$$$$$on hardware and tap into the main power grid to run it, you know there is stillsomething to come from it.If it all fails and you make jack, so what, you had a bit of fun for now a lot ofmoney and you can always use the hardware to build a games emulator!!



Yeah so as I said there's no money in crypto mining for the general user. Fine as a hobby, but if you expect to make enough money to live on, just forget about that idea.

PhilK

Bought one ASRock board, I'll never buy another terrible, shoddy build … Bought one ASRock board, I'll never buy another terrible, shoddy build quality



Have owned 4 Asrock motherboards over the years & not a single hardware problem - really skinned them too (but didn't overclock). With most motherboards out of sight, what does it matter what they look like?

JC1997

5 pci 2.0 slot, what's the point?



It's actually PCI-E - the last motherboards that had 5 PCI slots were the AGP-graphics-based ones several years go.

5 PCI-E slots used to be useful for Bitcoin mining, when needing to run several PCI-E graphics cards simultaneously.

The price of all commodities including virtual currencies will fluctuate. The "almost worthless" coins you mine today may be worth 10,000x the value in days/weeks/years/decades to come. Or 10,000x less. So as with all investments, consult your crystal ball first to avoid disappointment.
Edited by: "RowanDDR" 11th Apr 2015

RowanDDR

The price of all commodities including virtual currencies will fluctuate. … The price of all commodities including virtual currencies will fluctuate. The "almost worthless" coins you mine today may be worth 10,000x the value in days/weeks/years/decades to come. Or 10,000x less. So as with all investments, consult your crystal ball first to avoid disappointment.


Too right. I've sacked my crystal ball - it didn't see that coming !

lol, mining with ASRock. If you're mining any BTC with hardware like this, you are making an economical blunder. It's far cheaper to just buy BTC outright.

That said, great price for what it is!

Crossbow

With most motherboards out of sight, what does it matter what they look … With most motherboards out of sight, what does it matter what they look like?[quote=JC1997] 5 pci 2.0 slot, what's the point?


"What it looks like" ?????
I'm referring to BUILD quality not if the plastics pretty or not FFS
Good for you you've had no problem. I have. I go by MY experiences not yours

ordered one, have a couple of processors and bits lying around. Well worth the price.

thanks, op

TehJumpingJawa

Bit coin mining on consumer hardware? In 2015?!Good luck with that.Still, … Bit coin mining on consumer hardware? In 2015?!Good luck with that.Still, cheap mobo.


BitCoin mining in 2015? Didn't that fad die out the same year it came around?

silkyskills

Non K ivy bridge cpu's have hd 2500 graphics instead of the hd 4000 which … Non K ivy bridge cpu's have hd 2500 graphics instead of the hd 4000 which the i5 3570k has. Just in case that affects what you plan to do.


Not so, i7 3770 has hd4000 and is an 1155

warlock09

any recommendations for a cheap cpu and case and memory just to run … any recommendations for a cheap cpu and case and memory just to run openelec on ..thanks


I can help you out on some RAM: hotukdeals.com/dea…668

waylonolivier

Not so, i7 3770 has hd4000 and is an 1155


Can't see anyone pairing a i7 with this but i guess you never know

Why purchase 2010 technology in 2015 when it's not that much cheaper than a more up to date system? Saving £15 over an H81 board with a 1150 socket? Imagine still using USB2 in 2017. Unless you have a CPU and some RAM laying around...

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Why moan about something you've no intention of buying? If it's a deal for someone, they'll purchase it. If they don't think it's a deal, they won't. Simple
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