ASRock H110 Pro BTC+ Review

We had the opportunity to review ASRock’s crypto mining beast, the new ASRock H110 Pro BTC+. This stylish, jet-black motherboard is designed for mining digital crypto-currency. But does it really hold up to expectations?

We got to take this beast through its paces and the results were unexpected.

With a whopping 13x PCIe slots, we found that you are guaranteed fast crypto mining results. ASRock’s crypto mining motherboard also comes with additional power adaptors to help further improve the stability of your new farming rig.

ASRock H110 Pro BTC+ Review

If you are an ASRock fan, we highly recommend also reading our ASRock H97 Pro4 review.

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  • ASRock Super Alloy
  • Supports 7th and 6th Generation Intel CoreTM i7/i5/i3/Pentium/Celeron Processors
  • Supports DDR4 2400/2133
  • 1 PCIe 3.0 x16, 12 PCIe 2.0 x1
  • 4 SATA3, 1 M.2 (SATA3)

ASRock H110 Pro BTC+ (Our Review)

Overall Assessment 

There is no doubt that crypto mining is here to stay. This often complicated industry requires equally complicated tech. Or that was the word on the street.

ASRock has once again changed the game by providing us with a brand new, simple-to-use mining rig. There is no need to tinker with the BIOS settings to enable the multi GPU mining capabilities. 

ASRock has also ensured that its new ASRock H110 Pro BTC+ motherboard is fully compatible with most mining operating systems. 

Supported Processors

This crypto mining-ready motherboard supports the popular 6th and 7th generation Intel Core i3/i5 and i7 processors with socket 1151. It is important to note that the H110 Pro BTC+ motherboard does not support overclocking. 

RAM

The ASRock H110 Pro BTC+ comes with double DIMM 288 pin slots. Each slot supports up to a maximum of 16GB DDR4 memory modules. This adds up to an impressive 32GB of RAM.

Peripherals

Going with function over feature, ASRock decided to give their new crypto mining motherboard only 4 USB3.1 (Gen1) ports – two of which are located at the front, and two located at the back. It supports a PS/2 keyboard and mouse.

With 3x SATA ports and another 1x M.2 socket, you can easily add enough storage space to keep your mining rig going. However, keep in mind that this is a nice-to-have and unnecessary on a crypto mining motherboard. Most miners don’t need more than one SATA port for their operation.

For the standard crypto miner familiar with Linux-based systems such as ethOS, the SATA ports on this system will be more than enough. If you’re more familiar with AMD+NVIDIA® Hybrid mining under Windows10, rest assured that the H110 Pro delivered impressive results.

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  • ASRock Super Alloy
  • Supports 7th and 6th Generation Intel CoreTM i7/i5/i3/Pentium/Celeron Processors
  • Supports DDR4 2400/2133
  • 1 PCIe 3.0 x16, 12 PCIe 2.0 x1
  • 4 SATA3, 1 M.2 (SATA3)

Graphics

This is where the ASRock H110 Pro BTC+ motherboard shines. With 1x PCIe 3.0 x16 and 12x PCIe 2.0 x1, the H110 Pro offers multi GPU mining with no need to do any complicated setup. Simply slot in your gear, install the software, and you can start mining.

Audio

The ASRock H110 Pro BTC+ motherboard comes with industry-standard Realtek ALC887 audio. It has 1 audio out, 1 audio in, and 1 microphone port.

Aesthetics

ASRock has been showing off its sleek new motherboard designs. The H110 Pro also comes in this classy black finish. They say this pure black represents the rock-solid quality that you will be getting with this motherboard. You’ll notice this new style is also present in our ASRock H97M Pro4 review.

In an unusual move, ASRock also included a power button on the motherboard. Handy for crypto miners. This feature allows a user to easily turn on/off, or even reset the computer in an open-case environment.

Crypto Mining

No review of the ASRock H110 Pro BTC+ would be complete without a decent look at this motherboard’s crypto mining capabilities. Word is that ASRock has been collaborating with ethOS to ensure that their motherboard is fully compatible with the ethOS operating system. 

This mighty mining machine can manage more than merely Monero, Zcash, Ethereum, and other popular GPU-mineable coins. The whopping 13 PCIe slots give this motherboard a huge advantage over other competitors that can run at most 8 or fewer graphics cards.

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  • ASRock Super Alloy
  • Supports 7th and 6th Generation Intel CoreTM i7/i5/i3/Pentium/Celeron Processors
  • Supports DDR4 2400/2133
  • 1 PCIe 3.0 x16, 12 PCIe 2.0 x1
  • 4 SATA3, 1 M.2 (SATA3)

While Windows 10 is limited to only eight graphics cards, it helps to be prepared for future updates. 

Like the ASRock B450M Pro4 motherboard review pointed out, the H110 also comes with ASRock’s popular Full Spike Protection. This is a combination of technologies that prevent your motherboard’s components from being damaged by dreaded voltage spikes.

Conclusion

The ASRock H110 Pro BTC+ is ASRock’s answer to the rise in demand for reliable, quality crypto-mining motherboards. It impressed us with easy-to-use features and incredible 8-phase power on the CPU Vcore to increase system stability. 

Don’t forget that your new mining rig will have to run 24/7 and efficient power control is important. 

Known for their reliable hardware, ASRock has once again proved that they know their tech well. We rank the H110 up alongside our other ASRock favorites, such as the ASRock x570 Pro4 review, and the popular ASRock Z270 Extreme 4 review.

Pros

  • Easy to use crypto mining
  • Reliable power management
  • 13x PCIe slots
  • Multilingual BIOS
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  • ASRock Super Alloy
  • Supports 7th and 6th Generation Intel CoreTM i7/i5/i3/Pentium/Celeron Processors
  • Supports DDR4 2400/2133
  • 1 PCIe 3.0 x16, 12 PCIe 2.0 x1
  • 4 SATA3, 1 M.2 (SATA3)

Cons

  • Standard audio
  • No overclocking capabilities

Common questions about ASRock H110 Pro BTC+ motherboard

Is the ASRock H110 Pro BTC+ motherboard good for crypto mining?

It is great for crypto mining. This motherboard has a whopping 13x PCIe slots to help you mine those GPU-based coins faster. Alongside the Full Spike Protection and additional power connectors, you are left with a mean machine that provides reliable processing at a good price.

Can you overclock the new ASRock H110 Pro BTC+ motherboard?

You cannot overclock the ASRock H110 Pro BTC+ motherboard. If you are looking for a great motherboard that supports overclocking, have a look at our ASRock B450 Pro4 review.

Can I make use of all 13x PCIe slots on the ASRock H110 Pro motherboard?

Linux users will have no problem making use of all 13x PCIe slots. The downfall is, once again, on Microsoft Windows’s side, which allows for a maximum of 8 graphics cards. As the majority of crypto mining systems make use of Linux, this shouldn’t be a problem.

Customer Reviews

“I accidentally fried my ASRock H110, trying to connect a cheap PSU to it. Lesson learned. NEVER DO THAT. This board works really well, and I currently have it running smoothly with 12 GPUs!”

Donovan Meador

5/5 Stars

“Overall, I think that this board is good value. I had a bit of trouble getting all 13 graphics cards connected. The PCIe slots are very close to each other, meaning you have to use insulation tape or another insulator if you don’t want to risk shorting out your cards. Once the system detects all 13 of your cards, you shouldn’t have any problems.”

Carter

3/5 Stars

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