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Biostar NM70I-847
8.2 out of 10

Biostar NM70I-847

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Overall 6
6.0

OK but has a flaw

Marcus S., Newegg
31 January 2015
  • Summary: There is a simple workaround to disable the c6 kernel state in these systems: edit /etc/default/grub find the line that starts like the one below and make it finish like it also: GRUB_CMDLINE_LINUX_DEFAULT="quiet splash i915.i915_enable_rc6=0"
  • Pros: Decent specs for the price, for most people it will work fine
  • Cons: The C6 state appears flawed. Windows and older Linux kernels don't use that state so most people won't have a problem. The ubuntu and linux mint flavors do use later Linux Kernels however which does make use of the C6 state and they will experience random reboots unless they apply the workaround ...
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Overall 8
8.0

Plenty happy

Rory S., Newegg
30 January 2015
  • Summary: Not per se a media center pc... but dummy terminal and basic internet client, and other base functions are easily handled. Get quality memory.
  • Pros: Fast enough for what I need, act as a router.
  • Cons: I bought this to act as a hybrid internet gateway, and traffic manager. I use Linux mint on a 64 GB SSD and am happy. Low cost, LOW power consumption, and good performance. If you want to watch movies I suggest a quad core, if just surf, this is the cheapest you can get.
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Overall 8
8.0

Good little board....Debian issues....

Anonymous, Newegg
6 January 2015
  • Summary: If you plan on using any sort of Debian flavor (Ubuntu, Mint, etc.) You will need to do this to fix the random reboots due to some flukiness with the power management between Debian and this board. Since figuring it out this thing is rock solid.
  • Pros: Silent, HDMI, Low power.
  • Cons: Flakiness with Debian.
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Overall 8
8.0

Works

Timothy C., Newegg
31 October 2014
  • Pros: Small, (also a con in some cases), quiet, works.
  • Cons: I wouldnt want such a low powered item going in one of my builds but for my customer who checks email and plays spider solitaire it should be just fine.
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Overall 10
10

Great combo

Anonymous, Newegg
15 July 2014
  • Pros: Build a NAS. No problem to set it up and runs as expected.
  • Cons: none so far.
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Overall 10
10

Great Motherboard for the Price

Andrew O., Newegg
7 March 2014
  • Pros: I built an HTPC with this computer and it works really well. If you plan on gaming with this board don't get it the CPU isn't strong enough to run games. The CPU however does support OSX 10.9 so you can use this board as hackintosh machine. I have both Mac OSX and Windows on the PC I built it.
  • Cons: None
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Overall 10
10

A deal!

Vitaly, Amazon
27 February 2014
  • Summary: I wanted a cheap motherboard with many SATA ports and integrated CPU for DIY NAS. At that time there were no good mobo's with more than 4 ports (for minimal RAID-6 setup), so I decided to give a chance to that one. Six months since purchase, and I have zero complaints.
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Overall 10
10

Great HTPC System

Kevin M., Newegg
16 January 2014
  • Pros: Great little board and system. I leave it on 24/7, and don't have any issues. This is our primary media center system, and it works great. I use Media Center (with Media Browser) and don't have one complaint. I added an AverMedia HDTV Tuner (ATSC) dual tuner card, and I don't have any hiccups wat...
  • Cons: No USB 3.0
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Overall 10
10

Great Linux Board

Thomas F., Newegg
2 January 2014
  • Summary: Wish I would of went for the IVY bridge.. Its a bit better I Hear!
  • Pros: Everything This is a great low power board I added a AMD 5450 And A HTPC Great Application. Running XBMC In Xubuntu 64 like A Dream
  • Cons: None
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Overall 10
10

Almost perfect for HTPC

Stephen S., Newegg
17 December 2013
  • Summary: I decided to see how this board would do in an HTPC setup. Much to my surprise....it's wonderful! The CPU is plenty to run Windows Media Center. You will; however, want to invest in a dedicated graphics card as the integrated Intel HD Graphics simply couldn't hack it for streaming live HD TV...
  • Pros: - Reliable; powered on for 6 straight months now with no hiccups. - Low power - Decent CPU - OK GPU
  • Cons: On-board graphics don't quite cut it for streaming live 1080i TV
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