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8.5 out of 10

Biostar TA970XE

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Overall 8
8.0

good value

Brian K., Newegg
1 week ago
  • Summary: if this board fails to boot with a new-ish GPU, check your power supply. i replaced a 39w 8400GS on this board with a 45w quadro K620 and despite using only 6w more power ,the K620 would post but would not boot. the 6 year-old 650w PSU was the problem not the motherboard.
  • Pros: price adequate feature set 8-core processor compatibility 2 PS/2 connectors!!!!
  • Cons: placement of sata 1-4 headers is annoying. they interfere with most case's front-panel connections. sata 5-6 are in a good location, though. no IEEE1394 front panel header. most people probably don't care about this, but lots of cases still have them.
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Overall 10
10

A good board

Pier D., Newegg
1 week ago
  • Summary: Even thought I found a few con with the board, I still gave 5/5 egg. I gave it this rating because in it's price (60$ for me) you can't fin any other 970 chip. From my point of view it's the perfect budget gaming board for single GPU. Even thought it's not well equipped for OC'ing the cpu, when you're doing a gaming rig it's the gpu that you'll want to OC.
  • Pros: - A great price - User friendly uefi - Look good (if you like yellow) - The two fan port are well placed - Runs up to ram speed of 1866 natively
  • Cons: - Only 2 fan port - Only a 4 pin cpu power plug - The uefi is user friendly... but ugly - No usb 3.0 front port
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Overall 8
8.0

So far, so good

Mr. L., Newegg
2 weeks ago
  • Summary: This board was the best priced I could find that included surround sound inputs. I am really hoping this Biostar board works out for me.
  • Pros: After reading the useful comments here about the board, I got it up and running. I am on a budget, and this board and its features really fits my needs.
  • Cons: The manual mentions nothing about HAVING to hook up a system fan in system fan 1 before the board works well. A few people here in the comments mentioned it. I was getting the 8 beeps for video card error now and then, but, after installing a system fan, it stopped when I booted it up. Make sure, if you have 2 memory sticks, to place them in the right slots. On my board, it's the black colored slots.
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Overall 10
10

Great price, good product

Anonymous, Newegg
2 weeks ago
Overall 10
10

User Review

Luqing Z., Newegg
3 weeks ago
Overall 2
2.0

DOA - No Video

Francis W., Newegg
3 weeks ago
  • Pros: None, motherboard DOA, No video with any of the three different video cards we used. Had to return for replacement.
  • Cons: motherboard was DOA
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Overall 8
8.0

memory issues

milton w., Newegg
3 weeks ago
  • Summary: FX 4350 G Skill 1866 running @ 1600.
  • Pros: everything installed and booted rite up
  • Cons: As the last review stated, this board will not post with 1866mz memory, I have tried every setting on it and even killed windows once, I should have stayed with ASUS.
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Overall 10
10

Great boards for price

Glenn T., Newegg
4 weeks ago
  • Summary: Built 3 systems, one new parts, 2 new/used parts: Buddies Gamer: FX-8320 (@ stock 3.5 turbo 4) Gskill 8GB DDR3 1333 Muskin Chronos 240GB 1TB 7200rpm Seagate This Motherboard (TA970) Sapphire R9 280 3GB Cougar 700w PowerX NZXT Gamma Case My Gamer: FX-8320 @ stock (for now) Gskill 8GB DDR3 1866 @ 1600 TA970 2x older Vertex 3 120gb RAID0 Reused Sapphire HD7870 EVGA 650w full modular 80+ Gold NZXT Windowed Source 210 Future file server/tinker machine/VMware Host: Phenom II...
  • Pros: Amazing feature set for the price. Got 3 of these for a steal Open Box, looked new. Great board to get into FX processors cheap! Also has IOMMU and some other visualization options, got it working with VMware Hypervisor ESXi 5.5 (NIC is one tiny issue) PCI passthrough/forwarding/sharing to a VMware client IS POSSIBLE! Got a Windows 7 64bit system to show up on the HD7750, will use as a backup/extra gamer once I get everything setup the way I want.
  • Cons: Will not run my Gskill 8GB pack 1866 at 1866, even though 2 XMP profiles are reported in the board. Missing a few features from competing AMD970-based boards, but they are a bit more, not really a con. Also a sorta-kinda-con, the realtek NIC isn't detected by ESXi 5.5, need to find guides online to modify the .iso to inject the drivers from ESXi 5.0 or 5.1. Not that hard, working once done.
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Overall 4
4.0

Biostar

Levi T., Newegg
4 weeks ago
  • Pros: The only pro was newegg's excellent customer service. So thats why i gave 2 stars
  • Cons: Dead on arrival i dont know what i was thinking ordering biostar
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Overall 2
2.0

Never Again.

MICHELLE J., Newegg
19 September 2014
  • Pros: None
  • Cons: DOA, found out this board was DOA, after i thought it was my CPU, which i bought to replace my old CPU because i ended up breaking off a pin trying to pull it out of the amd socket. Worst experience of my life, never again.
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