Biostar or Asrock Tags: Motherboards ASrock Biostar Last response: October 26, 2010 1:34 AM in Motherboards Share irfan88 October 25, 2010 11:28:49 PM I am planning to go for an Athlon II x4 640 and crossfire with a HD 6000 series. Please tell me which of these motherboards would be better for overclocking purpose: Asrock M3A785GXH-128M or Biostar TA790GXE-128M Please suggest me one of these two. More about : biostar asrock tecmo34 a c 236 V Motherboard October 25, 2010 11:46:41 PM I would go with the ASRock, since it has DDR3 support. Where are you buying from and we might be able to recommend a better board across the board? m 0 l irfan88 October 25, 2010 11:57:51 PM I stay in india. I am buying from lynx-india.com. One more question. You told me to go for the Asrock model but don't you thing that quality and performance wise, Biostar would be better than Asrock. m 0 l Related resources Biostar or AsRock - Forum Which brand is better? AsRock, MSI, ECS or Biostar (H81 series) - Forum Best of these 3 Intel motherboards? MSI, ASRock, BIOSTAR - Forum BIOSTAR vs. ASRock Motherboards - Forum Asrock 970 pro3 2.0 upgrade to Biostar TA990FXE - Forum Can't find your answer ? Ask ! Get the answer tecmo34 a c 236 V Motherboard October 26, 2010 12:09:13 AM ASRock is a division of ASUS, so I trust their quality. BIOSTAR is good but I think the DDR3 support out weighs the difference, if any. m 0 l tecmo34 a c 236 V Motherboard October 26, 2010 12:10:30 AM Do you have a budget?? m 0 l irfan88 October 26, 2010 12:11:19 AM and ASrock has a SB710 chipset whereas Biostar has a SB750 chipset. So would that matter!!!!! especially for overclocking.. m 0 l tecmo34 a c 236 V Motherboard October 26, 2010 12:20:02 AM No, I don't think it will matter when overclocking the boards. You will be fine with either chipset. m 0 l irfan88 October 26, 2010 12:24:29 AM yeah I am on a budget. Actually I already have 3gigs of DDR2 800Mhz ram with me from my existing computer. I have to buy a processor (AMD), Powersupply (seasonic), gaming Tower, Graphics Card (ATI HD 6000). So if I go with asrock, Ill have to purchase DDR3 ram 5 to 6 gigs. So having DDR2 or DDR3 matter anything? m 0 l tecmo34 a c 236 V Motherboard October 26, 2010 12:33:02 AM If you were planning to re-use the RAM from your old build, the BIOSTAR is the better option. There is a little difference between the two, to justify the cost increase on a budget. Also, you would need no more than 4GB (2x2GB) of RAM if you decided to go with DDR3. 5GB or 6 GB isn't required. m 0 l irfan88 October 26, 2010 12:38:04 AM thanks for the reply. Two last questions: Having DDR2 instead of DDR3 matter anything? I am also looking for a CPU, so should I go with Athlon II x4 435 (overclock it to 3.4 GHZ) or should I choose Phenom II x2 555 BE (unlock it to a quad and then overclock) instead ? m 0 l tecmo34 a c 236 V Motherboard October 26, 2010 1:34:52 AM 1) It only matters with what board you choose. ASRock - DDR3 / BIOSTAR -DDR2 2) I would go with the X2 555 for a gaming focus build or the X3 435 for an all around build. http://www.anandtech.com/bench/Product/112?vs=120 m 0 l Can't find your answer ? Ask ! Publish Related resources ASRock FM2A75 or BIOSTAR A85S3 FM2? Forum Which Motherboard? ASRock 990FX Extreme3 VS BIOSTAR TA990FXE Forum Should I sell Biostar TZ77XE3 to friend and buy AsRock Extreme6?? Forum Which is better motherboard? Biostar TZZ7A or Asrock Z77 Pro4? Forum Urgent: Choosing Biostar vs ASRock FSX! Forum Asrock extreme 4 vs biostar tp67xe Forum MSI vs ASUS vs ASrock vs Gigabyte vs Biostar Forum Biostar or asrock 2 Forum 790GX Gigabyte, Biostar, or ASRock Forum SolvedBiostar TA970 support single 16gb server memory stick for VFX workstation? Forum SolvedUpgraded HP mobo to Biostar Tz77a now I get an error AB plus neither drive it will boot from Forum Solvedbiostar usb 3.0 driver Forum SolvedBiostar TA970 DOA? Forum SolvedBiostar TZ77A Help (How to use CPU graphics with graphics card installed) Forum SolvedOperating System Microsoft Windows 7 Ultimate (32-bit) Model BIOSTAR Group N61PC-M2S Processor AMD Sempron 140 @ 2.71 GHz 1 Forum More resources Read discussions in other Motherboards categories BIOS Boot Chipsets ASRock Asus Chaintech DFI Elitegroup FIC Foxconn Gigabyte Intel MSI-Microstar !