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Asus B660M-PLUS TUF Gaming WiFi D4 Mother Board

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I bought this motherboard for my wife’s new gaming PC. I picked this particular board because:

Check out the full build with parts list here: PC Build - Wifes New Alder Lake Gaming System.

You can find this mother board on Amazon HERE - Asus B660M-PLUS TUF Gaming WiFi D4 Mother Board.

What you get in the box:

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Specs

Asus B660M PLUS TUF Gaming WiFi D4 Mother Board Diagram with labels

CPU Intel Socket LGA1700 for 12th Gen Intel Core, Pentium Gold, and Celeron Processors
Chipset Intel B660 Chipset
BIOS 128 Mb Flash ROM, UEFI AMI BIOS
Manageability WOL by PME, PXE
Operating System Windows 11 64-bit, Windows 10 64-bit, Linux, BSD
Form Factor microATX
Size 24.4cm x 24.4cm


Memory  
Slots 4 x DIMM
Max 128GB
Type DDR4
Speeds 5333(OC)/5066(OC)/5000(OC)/4800(OC)/4600(OC)/4400(OC)
/4266(OC)/4000(OC)/3866(OC)/3733(OC)/3600(OC)/3466(OC)/3400(OC)/3333(OC)
/3200/3000/2933/2800/2666/2400/2133 Non-ECC, Un-buffered Memory*
Dual Channel Memory Architecture Yes
Intel Extreme Memory Profile (XMP) Yes
OptiMem II Yes


Graphics
1 x DisplayPort 1.4. ( 4K@60Hz )
1 x HDMI 2.1 port ( 4K@60Hz )


Expansion Slots
1 x PCIe 5.0 x16 slot
1 x PCIe 3.0 x16 slot (supports x4 mode)
1 x PCIe 4.0 x1 slot


Storage
2 x M.2 slots - M.2_1 slot (Key M), type 2242/2260/2280 ( PCIe 4.0 x4 mode with 12th gen Intel )
4 x SATA 6Gb/s ports


Network  
Ethernet 1 x Realtek 2.5Gb
TUF LANGuard Yes
Wifi 2x2 Wi-Fi 6 (802.11 a/b/g/n/ac/ax) 2.4/5GHz frequency band
Bluetooth v5.2


USB ( 15 Total USB Ports )  
8 Rear USB Ports  
  1 x USB 3.2 Gen 2x2 port (Type-C) ( SS20 )
  4 x USB 3.2 Gen 2 ports (Type-A) ( SS10 )
  1 x USB 3.2 Gen 1 port (Type-A) ( SS )
  2 x USB 2.0 ports (Type-A)
7 Front USB ports ( internal connectors )  
  1 x USB 3.2 Gen 1 connector (supports USB Type-C®)
  1 x USB 3.2 Gen 1 header supports additional 2 USB 3.2 Gen 1 ports
  2 x USB 2.0 headers support additional 4 USB 2.0 ports


Audio  
Ports  
  REAR
  C/SUB
  MIC IN
  LINE OUT
  LINE IN
  S/PDIF Rear optical out port
Other Features  
  Realtek 7.1 Surround Sound High Definition Audio CODEC
  Supports: Jack-detection, Multi-streaming, Front Panel Jack-retasking
  Supports up to 24-Bit/192 kHz playback
  Audio Features
  Audio Shielding
  Power pre-regulator reduces power input noise to ensure consistent performance
  Premium audio capacitors
  Dedicated audio PCB layers


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Back Panel I/O Ports
1 x USB 3.2 Gen 2x2 port (1 x USB Type-C®)
4 x USB 3.2 Gen 2 ports (4 x Type-A)
1 x USB 3.2 Gen 1 port (1 x Type-A)
2 x USB 2.0 ports (2 x Type-A)
1 x DisplayPort
1 x HDMI® port
1 x Wi-Fi Module
1 x Realtek 2.5Gb Ethernet port
5 x Audio jacks
1 x Optical S/PDIF out port


Internal I/O Connectors  
Fan and Cooling  
  1 x 4-pin CPU Fan header
  1 x 4-pin CPU OPT Fan header
  1 x 4-pin AIO Pump header
  3 x 4-pin Chassis Fan headers
Power  
  1 x 24-pin Main Power connector
  1 x 8-pin +12V Power connector
  1 x 4-pin +12V Power connector
Miscellaneous  
  3 x Addressable Gen 2 headers
  1 x AURA RGB header
  1 x Clear CMOS header
  1 x COM Port header
  1 x Front Panel Audio header (AAFP)
  1 x 20-3 pin System Panel header with Chassis intrude function
  1 x Thunderbolt header


Special Features  
ASUS TUF PROTECTION  
  DIGI+ VRM (- Digital power design with DrMOS)
  Enhanced DRAM Overcurrent Protection
  ESD Guards
  TUF LANGuard
  Overvoltage Protection
  SafeSlot
  Stainless-Steel Back I/O
ASUS Q-Design  
  M.2 Q-Latch
  Q-DIMM
  Q-LED (CPU [red], DRAM [yellow], VGA [white], Boot Device [yellow green])
  Q-Slot
ASUS Thermal Solution  
  Flexible M.2 heatsink
  VRM heatsink design
ASUS EZ DIY  
  CPU Socket lever protector
  ProCool
  Pre-mounted I/O shield
  SafeDIMM
AURA Sync  
  AURA RGB header
  Addressable Gen 2 headers


Included Accessories
2 x SATA 6Gb/s cables
1 x ASUS Wi-Fi moving antennas
1 x M.2 Rubber Package
1 x M.2 SSD screw package
1 x TUF Gaming sticker
1 x Support DVD
1 x TUF Certification card
1 x User guide


Ports on the back:

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Front and Back:

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Another nice picture:

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Pictures of the box:

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