ASUS H170M-PLUS/CSM Motherboard (10-Pack)

ASUS H170M-PLUS/CSM Motherboard (10-Pack)

ASUS H170M-PLUS/CSM Motherboard (10-Pack)


Product Highlights

  • Micro ATX Form Factor
  • Intel LGA1151 Socket
  • Intel H170 Express Chipset
  • Supports Intel Core i7, i5, i3, Pentium
  • Supports DDR4-2133 MHz Memory
  • Supports SATA III, SATA Express, and M.2
  • PCIe 3.0/2.0 x16 & PCIe 3.0/2.0 x1
  • Intel I219-V Gigabit LAN Controller
  • USB Type-C, USB 3.0/2.0, USB 2.0/1.1
  • RAID 0, 1, 5, 10
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ASUS H170M-PLUS/CSM/C/SI overview

  • 1Description

This 10-pack of H170M-PLUS/CSM Motherboards from ASUS is designed to fit in cases that support a Micro ATX form factor. The 9.60 x 8.95" H170M-PLUS/CSM supports 6th Generation (Skylake) Intel Core i7, i5, i3, Pentium, and Celeron processors, the LGA1151 socket, as well as the Intel H170 Express chipset. This motherboard supports Windows 10 (64-bit), 8.1 (64-bit), and 7 (64 and 32-bit).

The Micro ATX form factor of the H170M-PLUS/CSM has 4 x DIMM slots that can support up to 64GB of non-ECC unbuffered DDR4 2133 MHz RAM, as well as dual channel memory architecture and Extreme Memory Profile (XMP) memory modules. The H170M-PLUS/CSM has a total of 6 x SATA III 6 Gb/s ports, 1 x SATA Express port, 1 x M.2 Socket 3, 1 x PCIe 3.0/2.0 x16 slot (running at x16), 1 x PCIe 3.0/2.0 x16 slot (max. at x4 mode), 2 x PCIe 3.0/2.0 x1 slots, 1 x 5 Gb/s USB Type-C port (3A power output supported), 6 x USB 3.0/2.0 ports (4 ports mid-board, 2 x Type-A ports at the back panel), 6 x USB 2.0/1.1 ports (2 ports on the back panel, 4 at mid-board), and 2 x PS/2 ports. Using the Realtek ALC887 codec, it can support 8-channel HD audio.

The H170M-PLUS/CSM has integrated Intel HD graphics support with 1 x HDMI port, 1 x DVI-D port, and 1 x VGA port. It can use up to 512MB of shared memory and also simultaneously supports three displays. Its HDMI port can support maximum resolutions of 4096 x 2160 @ 24 Hz and 2560 x 1600 @ 60 Hz, while both its DVI-D and VGA port can support a maximum resolution of 1920 x 1200 @ 60 Hz. It also supports AMD CrossFireX Technology.

The H170M-PLUS/CSM has also been designed with electrostatic discharge (ESD) guards, LAN guard, overvoltage protection, DRAM overcurrent protection, DIGI+ VRM, a stainless-steel backplate, UEFI BIOS, Fan Xpert 2+, AI Suite 3, RAID 0, 1, 5, and 10, and more. This motherboard is protected by a limited 3-year warranty and includes an I/O shield, an M.2 screw package, and 2 x SATA III 6 Gb/s cables.


ASUS LANGuard is hardware-level networking protection that employs signal-coupling technology and anti-EMI surface-mounted capacitors ensuring a more reliable connection and better throughput, plus electrostatically-guarded and surge-protected components for greater tolerance to static electricity and improved protection against surges
Overvoltage Protection
A circuit design with built-in voltage regulators to protect your chipset, connectivity ports, and audio codecs from damage caused by unexpected high-level voltages from unstable or inferior power supplies
DRAM Overcurrent Protection
Onboard resettable fuses help prevent overcurrent and short-circuit damage. This extends beyond I/O ports to DRAM to help safeguard the lifespan of both your system and connected devices
ASUS DIGI+ VRM delivers power to the processor based on real-time demands, reducing energy waste and improving system stability
Stainless-Steel Back I/O
Corrosion-resistant stainless steel back I/O panels bonded with chromium oxide have a lifespan lasts longer than ordinary panels
ESD Guards
Electrostatic discharge (ESD) can happen suddenly and its damaging effects are easily underestimated. ASUS ESD Guards are tested to very high standards, capable of up to ±10kV for air discharge and ±6kV for contact discharge. An active protective circuit design is employed to help guard your system against electrostatic interference and damage, providing greater component longevity


ASUS has improved their mouse-controlled graphical BIOS so that no matter if you're a PC novice or a seasoned overclocker, the EZ and Advanced Modes help you find your way
EZ Flash 3
Update the latest BIOS via the Internet and from within the BIOS
Q-Fan Control
You can configure the fan's operating speed manually or use the pre-configured fan profiles to select Standard, Silent, Turbo, or Full Speed modes
Check up your storages devices' Self-Monitoring, Analysis, and Reporting Technology (S.M.A.R.T) logs to help gauge reliability and even determine if they're about to fail
My Favorites
Find tuning options and add preferred tools to the list
EZ Mode
Graphical Fan Control: Fine-tune individual fans simply by dragging a curve with the mouse
EZ XMP: Improve your DRAM performance with a click
SATA Information: View SATA port details for device recognition
Clock Adjustment: Use mouse controls to change the time and date
Advanced Mode
GPU POST: Automatically detect selected ASUS graphics cards to view detailed information
Secure Erase: Restore your SSDs to their factory-fresh condition
Last Modified Log: Track last change and save preferred profiles onto a USB drive
SATA Port Renaming: Rename SATA ports for easy identification.

Fast Transfer Speeds

SATA Express
Current SSDs use up to 550 MB/s of bandwidth, which is close to saturation point for SATA III 6 Gb/s connections. Backwardly compatible with up to two SATA drives, SATA Express is a connectivity standard that helps ensure that you and your system won't get left behind
With PCI Express 3.0/2.0 x4 bandwidth, M.2 supports up to 32 Gb/s data-transfer speeds. It is a well-suited choice for an operating system or application drive, making your whole PC or professional apps work at speeds faster than a regular SATA hard drive
Front-Panel USB 3.0
We've put USB 3.0 right where you need it - two ports on the front panel. Experience data-transfer speeds up to 10x faster than USB 2.0 with instant plug-and-play connectivity
USB Type-C
USB Type-C (USB-C) delivers device compatibility and high-speed USB connectivity of up to 5 Gt/s from a slim and reversible port. It is smaller than USB Type-A and its reversible design helps to ensure that connections are more user-friendly

Gaming Audio

Noise Isolation
Audio shielding helps ensure precision analog/digital separation and reduced multi-lateral interference. Separate layers for left and right tracks also help ensure both channels deliver audio of consistent and equal quality
Audio Enjoyment
Japanese audio capacitors provide warm, natural, and immersive sound with strong clarity and fidelity


Motherboard Mounting
Fitting your ASUS motherboard is safe. The comprehensive component-free 'safe zones' around every case-mounting hole helps minimize the risk of damage and short circuits caused by contact
Q-Slot - PCI Express Component Removal
The large winged clip is easy to reach and easy to operate. Just press the Q-Slot clip lightly and the graphics card will pop out, making the installation and removal process more user-friendly
Q-DIMM - Memory Removal
Even if you work with a smaller case, just push down on the one-sided clip and push or pull RAM modules in or out


Fan Xpert 2+
With onboard thermal sensors and hardware-level 4-pin/3-pin PWM/DC mode detection, Fan Xpert 2+ makes sure every fan achieves a good balance of cooling performance and low noise levels.
  • Auto-Tuning Mode: Scans and detects all fan characteristics for single-click customization
  • RPM Fixed Mode: Lowers noise levels to near-0 dB silence, allowing you to fix the fan speed
  • One-Stop Control

    AI Suite 3
    ASUS AI Suite 3 offers a brand-new user experience through a clearer and more attractive interface with support for larger monitors. It consolidates all ASUS features into one simple-to-use package, allowing you to supervise overclocking, energy consumption, fan speeds, voltages and more. This all-in-one app offers diverse and easy to use functionality, with no need to switch back and forth between different utilities

    Intel CPU and Chipset Features

    Intel H170 Express Chipset
    The Intel H170 Express is a single-chipset design that supports 6th-generation Intel LGA1151 Core i7, Core i5, Core i3, Pentium, and Celeron processors. It provides improved performance by utilizing serial point-to-point links, allowing increased bandwidth and stability. It natively supports up to six USB 3.0 ports, six SATA III 6 Gb/s ports, and PCIe 3.0 lane speed support for faster data retrieval. The Intel H170 Express chipset also supports iGPU functionality, so you'll enjoy Intel integrated graphics performance
    6th-Generation Intel LGA1151 Core i7/Core i5/Core i3/Pentium/Celeron Processors
    This motherboard supports 6th-generation Intel Core i7, i5, i3, Pentium, and Celeron processors in the LGA1151 package, with graphics, memory and PCI Express controllers integrated to support onboard graphics output with dedicated chipsets, two-channel (4-DIMM) DDR3L memory and 16 PCI Express 3.0/2.0 lanes for improved graphics performance
    Intel SBA Support
    Intel SBA (Small Business Advantage) is a combination of hardware and software that provides security and productivity capabilities designed for small businesses. Intel SBA requires MEI drivers (AMT host software kit) be installed.

    Platform requirements:
    Windows 7 (32/64-bit) / 8.1 (64-bit) / 10 (64-bit) PCH with 6th-generation Intel Core processor (100 Series platforms) with 6.5 MB Intel Management Engine (ME) 11.0 firmware installed

    CPU and Chipset Requirements:
    Intel Core i3/i5/i7 with one of these chipsets: B150, H170, Q170
    The Intel Management Engine software kit must be installed (the Local Manageability Service and the Intel Management Engine Interface must be installed and running)
    UPC: 889349150030
    In the Box
    ASUS H170M-PLUS/CSM Motherboard (10-Pack)
  • I/O Shield
  • 2 x SATA III 6 Gb/s Cables
  • M.2 Screw Package
  • Limited 3-Year Warranty
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    ASUS H170M-PLUS/CSM/C/SI specs

    CPU - Intel Socket LGA1151 for 6th Generation Core i7, i5, i3, Pentium, and Celeron processors
    - Supports Intel 14 nm CPU
    - Supports Intel Turbo Boost Technology 2.0
    Chipset Intel H170 Express Chipset
    Memory - 4 x DIMM, maximum 64 GB, DDR4 2133 MHz, non-ECC, un-buffered memory
    - Dual channel memory architecture
    - Supports Intel Extreme Memory Profile (XMP)
    Graphics Integrated Graphics Processor - Intel HD Graphics support
    Multi-VGA output support: HDMI/DVI-D/RGB ports
    - Supports HDMI with a max. resolution 4096 x 2160 @ 24 Hz / 2560 x 1600 @ 60 Hz
    - Supports DVI-D with a max. resolution 1920 x 1200 @ 60 Hz
    - Supports RGB with a max. resolution 1920 x 1200 @ 60 Hz
    Maximum shared memory of 512 MB
    Supports Intel InTru 3D, Intel Quick Sync Video, Intel Clear Video HD Technology, and Intel Insider
    Supports up to 3 displays simultaneously
    Expansion Slots 1 x PCI Express 3.0/2.0 x16 slot (at x16)
    1 x PCI Express 3.0/2.0 x16 slot (max. at x4 mode, compatible with PCIe x1 and x4 devices)
    2 x PCI Express 3.0/2.0 x1 slots
    Storage Intel H170 Express Chipset with RAID 0, 1, 5, 10 and Intel Rapid Storage Technology 14 support
    - 1 x SATA Express port (compatible with 2 x SATA III 6 Gb/s ports)
    - 1 x M.2 Socket 3 with M Key, type 2242/2260/2280 storage devices support (both SATA & PCIE mode)
    - 6 x SATA III 6 Gb/s ports (gray, 2 x from SATA Express)
    - Supports Intel Smart Response Technology (this functionality depends on the installed CPU)
    LAN Intel I219-V Gigabit LAN
    - Dual interconnect between the integrated Media Access Controller (MAC) and physical layer (PHY)
    Audio Realtek ALC887 8-Channel High Definition Audio Codec
    - Supports jack-detection and front panel jack-retasking
    - Audio Shielding: Helps ensure analog/digital separation and reduced multi-lateral interference
    - Dedicated Audio PCB Layers: Separate layers for left and right channels to guard the quality of the sensitive audio signals
    - Japanese-made Audio Capacitors: Provides warm, natural, and immersive sound with strong clarity and fidelity
    USB Ports Intel H170 Express Chipset - supports ASUS USB 3.0 Boost
    - 6 x USB 3.0/2.0 ports (4 ports at mid-board; 2 ports at the back panel, blue, Type A)
    - 1 x USB 5 Gb/s Type C port (supports 3 A power output)
    - 6 x USB 2.0/1.1 ports (4 ports mid-board; 2 ports at the back panel)
    Features ASUS 5x Protection II:
    - ASUS LANGuard - Up to 2.5x higher surge tolerance
    - ASUS Overvoltage Protection - Circuit-protecting power design
    - ASUS DIGI+ VRM - 4+2+1 Phase digital power design
    - ASUS DRAM Overcurrent Protection - Helps prevent damage from short circuits
    - ASUS Stainless-Steel Back I/O - Up to 3x corrosion-resistance for improved durability

    M.2 Onboard
    - Up to 32 Gb/s data transfer speeds

    ASUS Fan Xpert 2+
    - Cooling and quietness

    - EPU

    PC Cleaner
    - A user-friendly method to eliminate unnecessary files

    - Advanced options with a fast response time

    USB 3.0 Boost
    - Features fast USB 3.0 transmission speeds

    Audio Features
    - Realistic audio

    Media Streamer
    - Pipe music or movies from your PC to a Smart TV
    - The Media Streamer app is available for portable smartphones and tablets. It supports iOS 7 and Android 4.0 systems

    ASUS Features:
    - Ai Charger
    - AI Suite 3
    - ASUS Disk Unlocker featuring 3TB + HDD support
    - Anti Surge

    ASUS Quiet Thermal Solution:
    - Fanless Design Heat-sink solution
    - ASUS Fan Xpert 2+

    - Push Notice: Monitor your PC' status with smart devices in real time
    - ASUS UEFI BIOS EZ Mode: Features a user-friendly graphical interface, the ASUS O.C. Tuner, ASUS CrashFree BIOS 3, and ASUS EZ Flash 3
    ASUS Q-Design:
    - ASUS Q-Slot

    Other Features: Supports Intel SBA
    ASUS Quiet Thermal Solution Quiet Thermal Design:
    - ASUS Fan Xpert 2+
    - Fanless Design: PCH Heat-sink & MOS Heat-sink solution
    Back I/O Ports 1 x PS/2 keyboard port
    1 x PS/2 mouse port
    1 x HDMI
    1 x DVI-D
    1 x VGA (D-Sub)
    1 x LAN (RJ-45) port
    2 x USB 3.0/2.0 Type-A ports (blue)
    1 x USB 5 Gb/s Type-C port
    2 x USB 2.0/1.1
    3-Jack 8-Channel Audio I/O ports
    Internal I/O Ports 2 x USB 3.0/2.0 connectors support an additional 4 USB ports (19-pin)
    2 x USB 2.0/1.1 connectors support an additional 4 USB ports
    6 x SATA III 6 Gb/s connectors
    1 x SATA Express connector (compatible with 2 x SATA III 6 Gb/s ports
    1 x M.2 Socket 3 1 x 4-pin CPU Fan connector for both 3-pin (DC mode) and 4-pin (PWM mode) CPU coolers control*
    2 x 4-pin Chassis Fan connectors for 3-pin (DC mode) and 4-pin (PWM mode) coolers control
    1 x Front panel audio connector
    1 x System panel connector**
    1 x S/PDIF out header
    1 x 24-pin EATX Power connector
    1 x 8-pin EATX 12 V Power connector
    1 x COM header
    1 x LPT connector
    1 x TPM connector
    1 x Clear CMOS jumper

    * The CPU Q-Fan control setting is set as default in Auto mode for detecting the type of CPU fan installed and switches to the control mode automatically
    ** The chassis intrusion header is built into the system's panel connector and is only supported on the H170M-PLUS
    BIOS 128 Mb Flash ROM, UEFI AMI BIOS, PnP, DMI3.0, WfM2.0, SM BIOS 3.0, ACPI 5.1, Multi-language BIOS, ASUS EZ Flash 3, CrashFree BIOS 3, F11 EZ Tuning Wizard, F6 Qfan Control, F3 My Favorites, Quick Note, Last Modified log, F12 PrintScreen, and ASUS DRAM SPD (Serial Presence Detect) memory information
    Manageability WfM 2.0, DMI 3.0, WOL by PME, PXE
    Operating System Support Windows 10 (64-bit), 8.1 (64-bit), and 7 (32 and 64-bit)
    Form Factor Micro ATX Form Factor
    9.60 x 8.95" / 24.38 x 22.73 cm

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