ASUS P8H61-M PRO REV 3.0 Intel H61 Motherboard - LGA1155 socket U3S6 - £47 @ PC World
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ASUS P8H61-M PRO REV 3.0 Intel H61 Motherboard - LGA1155 socket U3S6 - £47 @ PC World

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Found 1st Dec 2011
The only LGQ 1155 motherboard comes with USB 3.0 and SATA 6.0Gb/s under 50 GBP. Possible Quidco for 1.5% cashback.

This is a idea motherboard for Home server or HTPC.

*Same price on Currys website.

Technical Specifications
Central Processing Unit LGA1155 socket for Intel® 2nd Generation Core™ i7/ Core™ i5/ Core™ i3 Processors
Chipset Intel® H61 Express
Memory 2x DIMM, max. 16GB, DDR3 1333/1066 MHz, non-ECC, un-buffered memory
Expansion Slots 2 x PCI Express 2.0 x 1 slots
1 x PCI Express 2.0 x16 slot
Storage 2 x SATA-6.0
4 x SATA-3.0
Audio HD Audio (8-channel)
LAN Dual Gigabit Ethernet interface
USB 10 USB 2.0 ports
Special Features MemOK!: Quickly ensures memory boot compatibility with failsafe settings.
100% Solid Capacitors: Provides the motherboard with improved durability, improved lifespan and enhanced thermal capacity.
Protect 3.0: Protects the Planet, your Hardware and You.
Anti-Surge Protection: This special design prevents expensive devices and the motherboard from damage caused by power surges.
EPU: Automatically provides the most appropriate power usage to save power and money.
Anti-EMI: Reduces Electro Magnetic Interference by up to 50%
ASUS EFI BIOS(EZ Mode):The most flexible and easy to use Bios.
AI Suite II: One stop access to all Asus features.
CrashFree BIOS 3: Restore corrupted BIOS data from a USB flash disk
My logo 2: Easily customize your start up screen.
EZ Flash 2: Easily update your systems bios firmware.
Fan Xpert: Smart thermal control via fan speed detection.
Overclock Features GPU Boost: Upgrade your graphics performance by up to 48%
TurboV: Providing simple steps to easy overclocking.
Back Panel I/O Ports 1 x PS/2 COMBO port (Keyboard & Mouse)
1 x S/PDIF Out port
1 x HDMI port
1 x DVI port
1 x D-Sub port
1 x LAN (RJ45) port
2 x USB 3.0 ports
4 x USB 2.0/1.1 ports
6 x Audio jacks
Internal I/O Connectors 3 x USB connectors support additional 6 USB ports
2 x SATA 6.0Gb/s connectors
4 x SATA 3.0Gb/s connectors
1 x CPU Fan connector
2 x Chassis Fan connector
1 x COM Header
1 x LPT connector
1 x Front panel audio connector
1 x TPM Header
1 x S/PDIF Out header
1 x 24-pin ATX Power connector
1 x 4-pin ATX 12V Power connector
1 x System Panel connector
BIOS UEFI Bios with Mouse Control
Support CD Yes
Accessories 2 x Serial ATA 6.0Gb/s cables
1 x I/O shield
User manual

27 Comments

Looks like a very good price to me for a sandy bridge/usb 3.0 motherboard, heat added. Any idea whether this chipset allows any overclocking?

I bought one at the start of the week. Was going to post this deal after I got mine through the post heat added!

Seems a very good price for an 1155 board with USB3 and SATA3. The PCWorld spec missed out this additional slot:

1 x PCIe 2.0 x16 (x1 mode)

expired?

Expired, OOS. Shame, that was a great price.

there's still this one
currys.co.uk/gbu…tml
although no SATA3 or usb3.0...

Original Poster

andreapedrazzini

there's still this one … there's still this one [url=http%253A%252F%252Fwww.currys.co.uk%252Fgbuk%252Fasus-p8h61-m-intel-h61-matx-motherboard-lga1155-socket-11284348-pdt.html]http://www.currys.co.uk/gbuk/asus-p8h61-m-intel-h61-matx-motherboard-lga1155-socket-11284348-pdt.html[/url]although no SATA3 or usb3.0...



Your link is P8H61-M LE, The price is 43, it usually around 45. More like a standard price.
http://brain.pan.e-merchant.com/8/4/11284348/l_11284348.jpg

the one I got is P8H61-M Pro, which comes with USB3 and sata6
usually cost around 60-70.
http://www.****/products/asus-p8h61-m-pro-intel-h61-s-1155-ddr3-sata-iii-6gb-s-pcie-20-(x16)-vga-on-board-micro-atx

ebuyer.com/261…3-0

amazon.co.uk/Asu…DAC

Edited by: "qianjizhao" 1st Dec 2011

andyken

Looks like a very good price to me for a sandy bridge/usb 3.0 … Looks like a very good price to me for a sandy bridge/usb 3.0 motherboard, heat added. Any idea whether this chipset allows any overclocking?



Nope, not with H61. P67 & Z68 for clocking the K series.

now showing as not available....

It's not going to be ivy bridge compatible though is it?

Original Poster

hugekebab

It's not going to be ivy bridge compatible though is it?


event.asus.com/201…dy/

P8H61-M PRO is Ok for IVY bridge from BIOS 1001
and it will also support PCI-e 3.0
Edited by: "qianjizhao" 1st Dec 2011

or there's always this combo @ £8,888.88

currys.co.uk/gbu…tml

I wonder if this baby makes the tea in the morning !!

Has anyone seen a good price for a CPU+memory combo for this motherboard? Excluding the £8888.88 one above!

Trax

or there's always this combo @ … or there's always this combo @ £8,888.88[url=http%253A%252F%252Fwww.currys.co.uk%252Fgbuk%252Fsandy-bridge-rev-3-0-matx-motherboard-intel-pentium-core-i5-2500k-cpu-4gb-kingston-ddr3-memory-and-asus-lion-square-ultimate-cooling-fan-10928532-pdt.html]http://www.currys.co.uk/gbuk/sandy-bridge-rev-3-0-matx-motherboard-intel-pentium-core-i5-2500k-cpu-4gb-kingston-ddr3-memory-and-asus-lion-square-ultimate-cooling-fan-10928532-pdt.html[/url] I wonder if this baby makes the tea in the morning !!



It has a "ultimate cooling fan", very very rare, forged from Odin's toenail clipping in the most furious fires of Valhalla.

Trax

or there's always this combo @ … or there's always this combo @ £8,888.88[url=http%253A%252F%252Fwww.currys.co.uk%252Fgbuk%252Fsandy-bridge-rev-3-0-matx-motherboard-intel-pentium-core-i5-2500k-cpu-4gb-kingston-ddr3-memory-and-asus-lion-square-ultimate-cooling-fan-10928532-pdt.html]http://www.currys.co.uk/gbuk/sandy-bridge-rev-3-0-matx-motherboard-intel-pentium-core-i5-2500k-cpu-4gb-kingston-ddr3-memory-and-asus-lion-square-ultimate-cooling-fan-10928532-pdt.html[/url] I wonder if this baby makes the tea in the morning !!



Hell, that seems like an awfully big markup over components value (?) oO

Maybeez some tech head is lurking? Is there such a thing as a mobo that can turn off unused sticks of memory? Saw a hexus review of 1.35V Corsair LP 8Gb ram and idle was 44Watts ish and over 100W when in use. I was after 16Gb of 1.5V LP but even idling they would be consuming more than I'd be content with. But if a mobo could 'disarm' unused mem sticks that would be good. But can't find anything about it if it exists? Or maybe I'd be best to use 8GB RAM and plug in readyboost USB for the mem hungry Adobe apps? (will be Win 7 64bit OS wen i finally flippin get it!)

Meathotukdeals

Maybeez some tech head is lurking? Is there such a thing as a mobo that … Maybeez some tech head is lurking? Is there such a thing as a mobo that can turn off unused sticks of memory? Saw a hexus review of 1.35V Corsair LP 8Gb ram and idle was 44Watts ish and over 100W when in use. I was after 16Gb of 1.5V LP but even idling they would be consuming more than I'd be content with. But if a mobo could 'disarm' unused mem sticks that would be good. But can't find anything about it if it exists? Or maybe I'd be best to use 8GB RAM and plug in readyboost USB for the mem hungry Adobe apps? (will be Win 7 64bit OS wen i finally flippin get it!)

It can't disable unused sticks because realistically you'll never have ununsed sticks, the memory in use will bit spread around the installed DIMMs it would either require cooperation with the OS to move all the memory onto as few sticks as possible or the motherboard to perform a complex move and remap type operation either way doesn't exist. The amount of power used for the DRAM refresh should be pretty low (low single digit watts), the 44W+ in that review refers to the entire system not just the RAM (you'd need an active CPU style heatsink and fan to get rid of all that heat it did!).

jezcooke

It can't disable unused sticks because realistically you'll never have … It can't disable unused sticks because realistically you'll never have ununsed sticks, the memory in use will bit spread around the installed DIMMs it would either require cooperation with the OS to move all the memory onto as few sticks as possible or the motherboard to perform a complex move and remap type operation either way doesn't exist. The amount of power used for the DRAM refresh should be pretty low (low single digit watts), the 44W+ in that review refers to the entire system not just the RAM (you'd need an active CPU style heatsink and fan to get rid of all that heat it did!).



Jexcooke,

thanks!

I just went back to see what I missed and I didn't miss anything

power use

I often moan about PC things having a lot of assumed knowledge and here is another. I was shocked at the wattages involved but took it on face value that those were purely down to the memory modules. I was shocked because I had thought they would be using just (guessing) something like 5 watts per stick max. May I ask, if you have an idea, what would 16Gb 1600Mhz DDR3 typically use power wise idle and fully utilized? LOL when I saw 195W just for 8Gb I thought @'#!* hell! No way am I going to run 16Gb oO X)

KermitGrenade

Nope, not with H61. P67 & Z68 for clocking the K series.



Kinda. The H61 does allow overclocking, but only the BCLK.

Meathotukdeals

Jexcooke,thanks!I just went back to see what I missed and I didn't miss … Jexcooke,thanks!I just went back to see what I missed and I didn't miss anythingpower useI often moan about PC things having a lot of assumed knowledge and here is another. I was shocked at the wattages involved but took it on face value that those were purely down to the memory modules. I was shocked because I had thought they would be using just (guessing) something like 5 watts per stick max. May I ask, if you have an idea, what would 16Gb 1600Mhz DDR3 typically use power wise idle and fully utilized? LOL when I saw 195W just for 8Gb I thought @'#!* hell! No way am I going to run 16Gb oO X)


Yeah I found the review you were talking about, you have to take it in conjunction with page 2 hexus.net/tec…e=2 which describes the test rig, the CPU and graphics card will be drawing the majority of that 195W. Realistically they have to do it that way as it would be pretty tricky to measure the memory wattage directly (where would you connect the meter?) so the charts are only useful in showing the difference between the ones they tested.

I don't have an accurate figure for the power consumption but 'a few watts' per stick is reasonable it's low enough that I wouldn't worry about it and compared to the CPU, graphics cards and harddisks it's pretty insignificant (unless you were going for an ultra low power perhaps passive build where you're trying to squeeze every last milliwatt out of the system that is!)

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Has anyone tried any of the above instead and was it a good substitute?

Got mine delivered yesterday, now to find time to build the pc...

Thanks Jez,

I would have thought they would have run 2 sticks then 4 sticks then subtracted so the difference would be use by 2 sticks or have known power consumption for the other components (idle/full load) and then deducted that from the total running with the memory.

Either way 16Gb idea is now back online

Original Poster

HellRazer

Got mine delivered yesterday, now to find time to build the pc...


I'm still waiting, received a email said mine is on the way8)

This has come back into stock - unexpire?

HellRazer - did you pay for next day or select free delivery?

Do you get a dispatched email after order being prepared email?



Edited by: "KayeeEn" 3rd Dec 2011

KayeeEn

This has come back into stock - unexpire?HellRazer - did you pay for next … This has come back into stock - unexpire?HellRazer - did you pay for next day or select free delivery?Do you get a dispatched email after order being prepared email?



I chose the free delivery and yes I did get a dispatch email.

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