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Biostar NM70I-1037U
9.2 out of 10

Biostar NM70I-1037U

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Overall 8
8.0

Great little server or HTPC board, but no USB3.0

Lifted Jeep, Amazon
30 March 2015
  • Summary: No USB 3.0 but works great for a super low cost but strong HTPC or server. I used this for a little while as my server with a Dell H300 RAID card. I upgraded the server and how use it as my HTPC replacing my aging Athlon II X2, with a half height NVidia GT 640, though doesn't need it for practically...
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Overall 10
10

It works great running xbmc to stream files to my tv

Bill Gillam, Amazon
29 December 2014
  • Summary: It works great running xbmc to stream files to my tv. It runs fairly cool for me. I installed a video card I had laying around, so i have no idea if the integrated video would have cut it or not. I'm very pleased.
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Overall 10
10

Great little MB

RYAN M., Newegg
22 December 2014
  • Summary: While connecting the 24pin power cable, the board seemed to flex quite a bit. It may be the PSU/cable or the port on the MB required more force then normal to clip in place. I just recommend caution, use counter pressure behind the port on the MB, or make the connection before installing the MB in...
  • Pros: Installation was a breeze. Driver install disk automatically detected and installed all used/present devices in one simple step. Using as a HTPC. Audio is enabled over the HDMI. PCI-E 2.0 x16 port (@x8) is perfect for my use. I have an ARECA raid controller that connect to an external HD array en...
  • Cons: None so far.
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Overall 8
8.0

not bad for what i paid for

ERIC M. MORALES, Amazon
13 December 2014
  • Summary: I originally purchased this device to run as an HTPC, which it handled 1080P videos very well but now i just use it as a daily PC for the wife and kids. not bad for what i paid for
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Overall 10
10

UPDATE: Biostar has yet to disappoint me

Joel S., Newegg
3 December 2014
  • Pros: So I wanted to update my original review for a couple of reasons. The first and most important, was my grammar. I think I had a mild stroke when I wrote the first one. I looked back and read what I wrote, I was very disappointed in myself. So hopefully this one is a lot better. The second reason ...
  • Cons: No USB 3.0, only one fan connection on the mobo, but this thing doesn't require more cooling. The only loud thing is the 40mm fan. Invest in a noctua fan. Again for the money this things kicks. The color scheme is chaotic, but this isn't really a showcase mobo so you can't expect a slick and pret...
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Overall 10
10

Pretty impressed with this board

Fred, Amazon
22 November 2014
  • Summary: Been running almost 3 months. I replaced my old WHS with it. I added: - Only 4 gig of RAM (I've never seen more than 2.5 gig in use, and it's usually about 1.5) - A USB 3.0 card - 4 old SATA HDs and 1 external USB drive, powered by the board - An extra fan blowing on the HDs (not needed) - USB...
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Overall 10
10

Great product. Installation was a breeze

1448, Amazon
15 November 2014
  • Summary: Great product. Installation was a breeze. All devices work perfectly. The board recognizes the 16 GB of RAM I installed. Love it.
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Overall 10
10

works well, really small. no problems with it ...

Shahar F., Amazon
9 November 2014
  • Summary: works well, really small. no problems with it in the months a have it at home, I use it with Ubuntu 14/xbmc.
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Overall 10
10

Three builds using this board

Nicole H., Newegg
29 October 2014
  • Summary: - Chipset Heatsink -- this bad boy gets pretty warm. I'm contemplating using a 40mm fan on this and/or may attempt to install a new HS on it as well. I do not feel the heatsink on this is entirely adequate BIOSTAR (sorry).
  • Pros: - Powerful little processor and a great deal (was a better deal the first build I made using it, by $10) - Reliable (though perhaps with conditions read the "other thoughts") - Produces 1080p just fine (albeit, I have not tried direct streaming from the Plex, only transcoded at 10Mbps at 1080p) -...
  • Cons: - Possibly the chipset heatsink. Time will tell. BIOSTAR, if you revise this board, please, add a little height to the fins, I believe the extra 2 cents (?) per board production costs would behoove you.
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Overall 10
10

Five Stars

Adrian, Amazon
11 October 2014
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