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Biostar TA970XE
8.0 out of 10

Biostar TA970XE

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Overall 4


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

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

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

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

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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Overall 10

Works great

TAYLOR D., Newegg
27 April 2015
  • Summary: I saw many other reviews on here of people saying its DOA. With this motherboard you have to place and screw into stands wherever there is a white circle around the screw hole, otherwise it will not boot. I had to drill a hole in my case to place a stand for it to work.
  • Pros: Everything worked just as advertised and you can't really get a better price for a board like this. Use a amd 8350 with a gtx 760 and 12gb ram.
  • Cons: Hasn't failed me yet after 6 months so far.
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Overall 6


Thomas B., Newegg
23 April 2015
  • Pros: Good for price. Good usb connections.
  • Cons: Not as fast as I thought it would be compared to other boards.
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Overall 10


charles d., Newegg
19 April 2015
  • Pros: nice board no complaints I installed a AMD fx 4350 quad core in it....fast boot up with WD Raptor
  • Cons: none
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Overall 8

Not an ATX board For the most part

Jeffrey J., Newegg
16 April 2015
  • Summary: It's a great board nothing wrong with it besides the screw holes not matching the stated ATX form factor.
  • Pros: Works like a champ and runs my FX-6300 OC at 4.5ghz no problem.
  • Cons: Went to install it in my ATX case and some of the screw holes matched up and others didn't. For my case some screws had to go into the ATX holes and others had to go into flex ATX holes. It is weird but nothing bad.
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Overall 2

Simple design can go too far

Justin B., Newegg
15 April 2015
  • Summary: First time Biostar user, and last unfortunately. Stick to the more reliable brands from now on.
  • Pros: Spartan specs on paper, nothing fancy. Affordable.
  • Cons: Had doubts after about a day, the machine would start up slowly. I mean like close to 2-2.5 minutes. Performance grew progressively worse until on day two even complete battery reset could not get the thing to POST.
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