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Biostar Hi-Fi A85S3
8.5 out of 10

Biostar Hi-Fi A85S3

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Overall 2
2.0

CHEEP

John K., Newegg
2 weeks ago
  • Summary: Spend the money now, cost $15.00 to send for replacement
  • Pros: Cheap build, while it works, 5 mo.
  • Cons: Built a cheap backup computer, well so much for cheap it failed 5 mo, Not much room for settings. You get what you pay for.Biostar makes it hard to get a replacement .Will take 1 mounth
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Overall 8
8.0

Great Value

Michael D., Newegg
17 January 2015
  • Pros: Alot of bang for your buck here, I paid $55 for this mobo. It's small with the mini ATX form factor but built for the A-series CPU's this things loaded with cool features. Its not top quality for example it has standard coated caps instead of cold or titanium etc, but if your looking for a budget...
  • Cons: None
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Overall 10
10

Great board to make a powerful cheap gaming rig

Jonathan C., Newegg
9 January 2015
  • Summary: my rig and cost: BIOSTAR Hi-Fi A85S3 G.SKILL Ripjaws Series 8GB AMD A8-5600K EVGA SuperNOVA NEX750B BRONZE 120-PB-0750-RX 750W ATX12V Kingston SSDNow V300 120Gb Seagate Barracuda 1Tb 7200rpm Hdd used an old Gateway Gt5404 case Total cost $453.52
  • Pros: This motherboard was cheap when i bought it back in march of 2014 and i was skeptical at first because it is a micro atx mobo. But built the computer on the lowest budget i had and let me tell you i have had no problems with it posting or overclocking in general my A8-5600k APU is overclocked to ...
  • Cons: The only complaint i have is the prongs to wire your case are not labeled on the mobo and are only labeled in the instructions which make things really confusing.
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Overall 10
10

Nice board

Peter S., Newegg
16 December 2014
  • Summary: I could have used lighter frontends for my TVs but I like having decent PCs attached to every TV in the house.
  • Pros: Nice HTPC board. Using the HDMI port and an APU makes a really cheap but fast Ubuntu Kodi client
  • Cons: None
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Overall 2
2.0

buyer be warned

antonio t., Newegg
22 November 2014
  • Summary: DO NOT buy unless you enjoy having a headache and fighting to get your cmos to post. issues took 2 months or so to arise and only able to be solved by switching boards to msi a75 problem gone. also from what i have found this problem only progresses over time until final death usually around 1 year.
  • Pros: cheap fm2 slot. when it post's it work's.
  • Cons: Very bad cmos issues fails to post quite often usb 3.0 ports cant seem to support most USB 2.0 devices. bio-star support very bad on all of these issues and there still has not been a bios update to attempt to fix any of these issues since 04/2013. seems to be a actual hardware issue. 3 boards al...
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Overall 2
2.0

Failed at 45 days

Wayne S., Newegg
13 November 2014
  • Summary: Should have stuck with my favorite brand MoBo
  • Pros: attractive price for FM2 with HDMI
  • Cons: scant documentation, very short service life
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Overall 10
10

BIOSTAR Hi-Fi A85S3 FM2 AMD A85X

Michael F., Newegg
12 November 2014
  • Summary: The BIOSTAR Puro Hi-Fi feature on this board makes it worth twice what I paid for it. My needs are simple (2.1 Klipsch speaker system) I just play music with it. The sound is heavenly and noticeably better than any MB sound system.
  • Pros: Nice MATX board. Low cost, easy to Install, very reliable, and a $100 sound card built right on the board!
  • Cons: None.
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Overall 4
4.0

USB ports on back stopped working

Suchi K., Newegg
22 October 2014
  • Summary: Everything else works fine, but its pretty hard to do anything with only 3 functioning USB ports without buying a USB hub. It seems like other users have also had issues with the USB ports on this motherboard. I expected better quality based on the majority of the reviews left on this motherboard.
  • Pros: Everything seemed to work for about a month.
  • Cons: The computer was turned off for the night and then the next day all but 1 of the USB ports on the back (2 x USB 3.0, 1 x USB 2.0) are no longer working.
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Overall 10
10

User Review

lloyd R., Newegg
11 October 2014
Overall 10
10

great for the price

Susan D., Newegg
24 September 2014
  • Pros: Can't beat the price. Still working after 8 months of heavy use.
  • Cons: none at all.
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