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Biostar TA970XE
7.9 out of 10

Biostar TA970XE

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Overall 8
8.0

Good for decent price

Mike C., Newegg
29 June 2015
  • Pros: Bought this board for my little DIY project 1. Can't beat the price 2. So far performance pretty good
  • Cons: Can't say much about it for now~
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Overall 10
10

pretty solid

Jordan P., Newegg
21 June 2015
  • Summary: the complaints on here are a little invalid (no onboard video, no oc options etc.) its a budget board I got it two years back on sale for $69.99 no regrets. cheaper than any other 970 board.
  • Pros: -runs stable with 8310 @ 4ghz stock voltage -sata 6gb/s -good oc options as long as you can handle manual oc and don't expect oc genie software to do it for you usb 3.0
  • Cons: -my only con is Northbridge gets a little hot 80C with prime 95 before any oc. Replaced with copper silent + little blue led fan now not over 65C with oc -doesn't have front usb 3.0 but I knew that going in (its a cheaper budget board)
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Overall 10
10

A Real Winner

Warren L., Newegg
19 June 2015
  • Summary: I got this back when they had the red/black color scheme and after almost a year, this motherboard is still going strong and shows no signs of slowing down. This is great for a beginner build.
  • Pros: Custom boot BIOS is awesome if you want to use a custom image. Solid construction, 4 RAM slots, and handles my FX-8320 beautifully.
  • Cons: Only has two or three beep codes when it goes down. It took me a while to figure out that my RAM was badly configured on my BIOS the first time it happened, so no clear indicators.
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Overall 4
4.0

Its not great...

Christian G., Newegg
10 June 2015
  • Summary: Buy cheap buy twice.
  • Pros: Well I got this MB in a sale deal thing to build my own computer. I overpaid a little but learned a lot in the process. This is one of those learning moments. Pros: It works alright for a low power setup. If all you want to do is browse the reddit its perfectly acceptable.
  • Cons: There is no video output on the board itself. My computer was down for 2 and a half months when the graphics card went out. Thats another thing. The board doesnt tell you what goes out. It doesnt even post when the graphics card goes out to tell you its the graphics card or even spin fans. If you...
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Overall 8
8.0

User Review

Samuel B., Newegg
7 June 2015
  • Summary: i bought this to replace a blown mobo before a LAN party and worked fine for that, so i'm happy, will likely go into a secondary build later when i get a mobo i want.
  • Pros: cheap and works well
  • Cons: some minor driver issues with my mouse and seems to have an issues booting up if something is plugped in in a front usb port...
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Overall 4
4.0

DOA

P G., Newegg
22 May 2015
  • Summary: I did receive a new board from Biostar but by then I already built the machine for my daughter's Christmas gift so I just sold the working one ( I assume) on "that auction site" LOL
  • Pros: None
  • Cons: Dead on arrival when received in January 2014... had to go to local computer shop and purchase similar from a competitor... NOT Newegg's fault...
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Overall 2
2.0

Cannot handle FX-8350

Matthew A., Newegg
15 May 2015
  • Summary: GTAV is completely unplayable when using an FX-8350 and this MB. Every 30 seconds the FPS dips down into the low teens. Swapped out to a different MB and this problem went away. I am DONE buying cheap MBs.
  • Pros: Cheap.
  • Cons: Says in the product description that it handles FX chips. Put in an FX-8350, and while I can boot to windows, I get MAJOR FPS drops in CPU-intensive games. This MB simply cannot handle the power-draw of a 125w chip at full load. Tried my exact same PC setup with a different MB and the minimum FPS...
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Overall 8
8.0

User Review

Joseph M., Newegg
6 May 2015
  • Summary: i got this motherboard with a complete pc combo. i put it together and it works fine. i took and egg off of every product in this combo because with the combo $80 discount i could have put together a combo i would have liked better
  • Pros: it works good and it supports a lot of ram (not that i can afford a lot)
  • Cons: it should have more dummy compatible overclocking
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Overall 2
2.0

Dead on Arrival

Vibol T., Newegg
5 May 2015
  • Pros: I don't know.
  • Cons: I was building my first PC Budget rig, so I decided to go with this motherboard. When I finally got all my pieces together, my PC wouldn't turn on and I swapped out this motherboard and it was the culprit.
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Overall 8
8.0

Can't handle FX-8350

Jeffrey F., Newegg
2 May 2015
  • Summary: Recommend for CPUs under 100 watts
  • Pros: It works, and is a solid platform for the average home PC
  • Cons: When pushed to maxed with an FX-8350 installed the VRMs overheat in about 2-3 minutes. The MB then underclocks the CPU until the VRMs cool down.
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