Summary: This motherboard is really awesome. I couldn't ask for more. I bought 2 of these because I wanted a windows 7 system and a windows XP system to run some older software. Both boards work flawlessly with both operating systems because there is full support for both of them. I never bought Biostar boards before but I seriously doubt that I would buy a different brand in the future after my very positive experience with them.
Summary: 4 stars because the jury's still out on durability. The board's been running my pc for only a week. This is my first Biostar motherboard so I'm not sure what to expect. The box says 100% solid capacitors, FWIW. It has all the ports you'd want DVI, D-sub, HDMI, multichannel sound, four USB 2.0, two USB 3.0, two SATA 6Gb/s, four SATA 3Gb/s, Gigabit Ethernet, PS/2 for keyboard. It even has power and reset switches mounted on one corner - never seen that before.
Summary: I purchased this to build a computer for a friend. For the build, I used: - Biostar Intel LGA1155 Z77 - EVGA GeForce GT 640 2048MB GDDR3 - Intel Core i5-3470 Ivy Bridge 3.2GHz - G.SKILL Ripjaws Series (4 x 4GB) DDR3 1066 (PC3 8500) - COOLER MASTER Elite 330 - Western Digital WD200JD - LITE-ON 24X DVD Writer Black SATA - Rosewill RV2-500 - Windows 8 Pro 64bit The build up (physical & software) of the computer was painless and I had no issues.
Summary: This motherboard has everything I need, SATA 3 6gbp/s, LGA 1155 socket for Intel i processors, USB 3, and PCi-E 3.0 I'm don't do any overclocking at all but Biostar provides you with easy way to do so if your into that. I can't see why anyone else would pay a whole lot more for a motherboard unless your a enthusiast and you want top dollar stuff. Bios settings are very simple to use, only had to use them to modify my SATA settings from IDE to AHCI and enable UEFI.
Summary: I dont have a proper heatsink yet so i can't talk about overclocking, but this board is stable and hasnt given me any problems what so ever, 32Gigs of hyperx and a core i5 3570k, runs all my Hyperv VM's on windows 8. No issues with gtx670 either.
Summary: When I unpacked the Motherboard I noticed the CPU slot had no protective cover on it.And when I had more time I took a magnifing glass and took a very close look at the pins on the CPU slot and found three pins bent! At this point the board is no use to me .I have wasted $78.00 EBay can you help me?
Summary: After my first motherboard died I spent a good week looking for a replacement. I decided to go with Biostar and I couldn't be happier! Everything works great and worked the first time (great for a noob like me). Paired this one with an i5-3470, 8gb of PNY ram, AMD 7850 and a Seagate Barracuda. Cant recommend this one highly enough- just buy it!
Summary: I have a Sandisk SDD, Gigabyte 560Ti, Intel i5 3550 3.3 GHz, and ASUS XonarDG sound card, 2x Corsair 1600 MHz RAM. Coupled with a Corsair CPU cooler, the board is well-spaced enough to fit everything. Great performance so far, my CPU is the bottleneck at this point (should've gotten an OCable CPU). No issues with assembly, BIOS, or drivers. USB 3.0 work well with a 3.0-capable external HDD. Great board for a great price.