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Biostar TZ68A+
6.9 out of 10

Biostar TZ68A+

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Overall 8
8.0

Interesting Board

WESLEY P., Newegg
20 April 2012
  • Summary: The motherboard documentation is horrible, but not an issue due to my level of knowledge. I do recommend this motherboard but if you're buying it make sure to do research on the BIOS options.
  • Pros: GUI BIOS, great color scheme, excellent overclocker (from what I've read)
  • Cons: For some reason I can not get the board to run my F3-12800CL9D-8GBRL G Skill RAM (also bought at newegg) in Dual channel. It's driving me nuts, but not that big of a deal due to my particular build.
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Overall 8
8.0

Nearly a 5-Star

Edward S., Newegg
15 April 2012
  • Summary: I like it...Nice GUI for BIOS...seems fault tolerant and easy to reboot from errors. DO RESEARCH prior to OS install and take notes...the manual will NOT tell you enough to avoid a data wipe if you RAID or AHCI. Fortunately, W7 does not require you know what you are doing!
  • Pros: Good Feature set; Inexpensive; Good spacing on PCI-E slots
  • Cons: No 40/80 pin cable connector; weak edge support (short ATX) near 24 pin power; Insufficient documentation.
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Overall 8
8.0

This Motherboard is beginner friendly.

Garrison M., Newegg
25 March 2012
  • Pros: So I used this to build my very first computer, and it's working great right now. Simple to use, simple to look around in the BIOS. It is true that the motherboard is about 0.5-1 cm shorter than ATX boards, but I find this a nice thing because of cable management possibilities opened from that ex...
  • Cons: Some mix up though is that when you go into the BIOS it says it's a TZ68K+ instead of a TZ68A+, but it won't make much of a difference, since the TZ68K+ just has more drivers for you to update. I just took one egg off because it could have been potentially confusing for a beginner (still is very ...
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Overall 8
8.0

Great MoBo for the $

Kenneth M., Newegg
19 March 2012
  • Summary: No internal USB 3.0 headers, but you can't really expect them on such an inexpensive board (if at all). Good for entry-level, budget build, etc. Not perfect, but would buy again.
  • Pros: Low price, has SATAIII & USB 3.0, good chipset, HDMI. Good BIOS for such an inexpensive mobo. Clean, logical layout.
  • Cons: Not full ATX. Included software is, meh. Crossfire but no SLI. Caps next to CPU socket may interfere with certain wide heatsinks.
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Overall 8
8.0

Good Board

Mark S., Newegg
17 March 2012
  • Pros: Great over all board. Runs with no problems with all the the new hardware including the SSD boot drive.
  • Cons: The on board sound card sucks. The out bound is ok, but not good. The microphone for input is nearly worthless. No matter what I do, jack, settings or microphone I use who ever speaks through it sounds like they are in a tunnel.
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Overall 8
8.0

First was DOA, second works well so far

Todd L., Newegg
9 March 2012
  • Summary: There is no internal USB 3.0 port. I've been shopping for some cards which would use such a slot... but they recommend running the cord out the back of the machine and into the external USB 3.0 slot on the back. That's a really tacky solution.
  • Pros: Nice specs, decent layout, passable documentation. Second one works great (see cons). Fit into a 6-year-old ATX case without problem.
  • Cons: First one I was shipped had a bad memory slot (something I had heard happened to other people from reading other reviews here). Initially I was confused because the errors appearred to be HD related, but eventually I switched my RAM sticks around and got it to work. I then swapped the sticks some...
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Overall 8
8.0

pretty good for the price

ESAMUEL B., Newegg
4 March 2012
  • Summary: After getting the build up and running: BIOS set, drivers/OS installed, etc. I noticed that there was a device in the Device Manager that had big question mark on it. It just said, "PCI Simple Communications Controller".
  • Pros: Good price and seem pretty solid so far (knock on wood). bought this board for a budget build with an i5-2500K and it does what it is supposed to. The PCI-e 2.0 X16 slots are nicely spaced apart such that there would be plenty of room between two graphics cards if I ever decide to do an SLI setup...
  • Cons: As mentioned by others, this board is not fully ATX . It is narrower by about 0.5" than the 9.6" ATX spec. So, the front side edge mounting holes are about 1.5" away from the standoffs. No big deal if your case can accommodate the different standoff location. But in my situation, my old Antec cas...
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Overall 8
8.0

Not bad.... Good value

Brad G., Newegg
18 February 2012
  • Summary: Like I said I paired this with the i5-2500k. I have overclocked before with an i3 and it went ok. The software the mobo comes with is pretty much useless to overclock with. With the i5, use the bios and multiplier to overclock rather than the frequency and don't be afraid to increase the voltage a...
  • Pros: Bought to put together a budget superbuild with an i5-2500k. Good price. Works or seems to so far.
  • Cons: Couple things. I owned an ASUS mobo before and if it didn't post during overclocking, it would just reboot back to the bios. The biostar sometimes would require me to use the on board reset button to reset. Make sure you use the saving feature when you make changes. If it doesn't post, it will au...
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Overall 8
8.0

A Solid Mobo

Matthew M., Newegg
6 February 2012
  • Summary: I'm not really an expert on motherboards but what I can say is it works, it has a nice BIOS, and a sufficient amount of ports.
  • Pros: It seems to be just a regular run of the mill Mother Board. Plenty of SATA ports, easy CPU mounting, RAM locks in firmly. It has a power button right on the board which is great during the build so you can post beep without putting it in the case. I'm really not a mother board expert, this one ju...
  • Cons: Not necessarily a con, but for some reason the board doesn't use all the ATX mounting brackets. It uses about half the ATX and half the mATX mounting screws. Again, not really a con, just caused a little head scratching for me since it was my first build.
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Overall 8
8.0

Good Price

Darryl W., Newegg
29 January 2012
  • Summary: Overall good bang for the buck.
  • Pros: Nice features in a low price board.
  • Cons: Very poor documentation, included software is not as effective/useful as ASUS or Gigabyte, and odd standoff placement/board size resulting in significant bending stresses when installing memory and power connections with the board mounted (find a way to wedge your fingers under the edge of the bo...
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