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8.5 out of 10

Biostar B75MU3B

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Reviews and Problems with Biostar B75MU3B

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Overall 8
8.0

Not bad for a budget board

Anonymous, Newegg
3 October 2014
  • Summary: I purchased in Sep 2014 & received PCB Ver6.0 with the 1st BIOS. The Biostar CPU QVL does not specify which BIOS is needed for each CPU but my G645 worked well enough to update to the newest BIOS. The manual is brief & unspecific. It covers the basic specs, connections, & software install but offers no insight into BIOS setup or all the other little things normally covered in a good manual.
  • Pros: Low cost with reasonably good quality Responsive support staff Has Onboard video, legacy PCI & serial port
  • Cons: Board arrived with the 1st BIOS revision Unspecific manuals & documentation Minor WinXP-32 installer & driver issues Possible Onboard video issues under Windows 8.1-64 I am an experienced builder who normally uses Asus, Gigabyte, & AsRock boards. I gave Biostar a try because I needed a basic low cost board with DVI video, USB3, legacy PCI, & a serial port. If you have a few minutes grab a cup of coffee & read my other thoughts.
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Overall 2
2.0

however when i got it the pin cover thats supposed to be over the part where the CPU goes was not in place it didnt even look li

Joshua Arsenault, Amazon
17 September 2014
  • Summary: Motherboard seems to be okay for now, however when i got it the pin cover thats supposed to be over the part where the CPU goes was not in place it didnt even look like it had ever been in place, and i had recieved the wrong i/o panel that goes on the back of your case. I was under the impression that i had ordered a NEW product, not a used one.
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Overall 10
10

happy

Evan L., Newegg
10 August 2014
  • Summary: bought this little guy because I had to save somewhere. I have not been disappointed. Fitted with: i7-3770 Vulcan 2x8GB 1600Mhz 760 GTX might be a concern if you're looking for more expandable slots
  • Pros: small formfactor small price solid bios great for budget gaming
  • Cons: doesnt taste like mint chocolate ice cream...
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Overall 2
2.0

Please reconsider buying

Anonymous, Newegg
23 July 2014
  • Summary: If my build was not delayed I could have returned for refund. I AM SO SAD!
  • Pros: Has not started smoking yet
  • Cons: Does not work. CPU on on BIOSTAR website shows as supported... It is not working properly. INTERMITTENT Video only in VGA mode. USB 3 header pins and plastic seat are loose.
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Overall 10
10

Works Good

Chris G., Newegg
23 May 2014
  • Summary: Using for media server machine coupled with Intel Celeron G1610 Ivy Bridge 2.6GHz LGA 1155 55W Desktop Processor BX80637G1610 - just a bunch of shared drives, no RAID. Performance is just fine. Would've liked another SATA port, but external USB3 streaming speeds are smoking.
  • Pros: Painless setup. Good performance. Cheap. USB3.
  • Cons: Only 1 SATA 6.0 Port, but w/e.
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Overall 10
10

Great little board

Newegg
21 May 2014
  • Pros: Not expensive, and it has everything you would need to build a good home PC. Put an i5 on the board and an AMD 7770 and have been gaming with it since. Liking these Biostar boards.
  • Cons: None so far.
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Overall 2
2.0

Biostar RMA is garbage

Shunli l., Newegg
20 March 2014
  • Summary: I hate when these companies don't read your RMA, they see that it POSTs and they send it back. I will never buy another Biostar product, because their warranty is a waste of time. I'm throwing this board in the trash, no point in paying shipping to get my board sent back with the same problems.
  • Pros: I installed this board and everything was fine, then I plugged in a flash drive into the front USB ports and it hard shut off. After case swaps, different devices, etc. it kept happening. Replaced with an MSI board works fine. RMA to biostar explaining the issue, get the board back it does the same thing.
  • Cons: Biostar RMA
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Overall 6
6.0

Decent little board

Paul S., Newegg
14 February 2014
  • Summary: I suppose I should take the negative credit for buying the board, and not noticing the bad SATA plug placement, but still, it's a bad design and needs to be pointed out. But other than those 2 flaws, which do not actually take away from the performance of the MB, it is a solid little MB for use in a micro case HTPC.
  • Pros: Fast shipping...again! Great, low budget price on a board that has just about everything I needed for my HTPC...USB 3 and SATA 6 support. Nice color too. HDMI and DVI out with USB 3 and USB 2 ports in back.
  • Cons: The reason I gave this board only 3 eggs is: The placement of the onboard SATA ports is terrible! The SATA 6 port is in line with the Gen 3 PCi-E slot! Why didn't Biostar just put those little ports off to the side away from the PCi Express slot? So if you have a video card that has any kind of bulk to it, it covers the SATA 6 port! And the other con is that there is only 1 plug on the MB for a case fan. It would have been better to have 2. Yes a case with a second fa...
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Overall 10
10

Super Reliable

Paul W., Newegg
24 December 2013
  • Summary: All the hardware was transferred from an unreliable Intel motherboard. It booted on the first try and did not require a reinstall of windows 8.
  • Pros: Has everything we required (USB 3.0, PCI-E x16 3.0 Slot, SATA 6GB), it also booted on the first try and has been very stable, it was inexpensive and the motherboard feels very sturdy.
  • Cons: Doesn't do my homework.
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Overall 4
4.0

Would have purchased other

Erik W., Newegg
10 December 2013
  • Pros: - Inexpensive
  • Cons: - Had trouble with network connector - Placement of sata connectors on drive seats them right under the video card if you have one that is long - Placement of sound connector makes you route cable *under* the video card.
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