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September 29, 2010 12:30:31 AM

this is the new budget build system im working on

http://www.newegg.com/Product/ComboDealDetails.aspx?Ite... - case and power supply

http://www.newegg.com/Product/ComboDealDetails.aspx?Ite... - motherboard and cpu

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168... - ram

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168... - hard drive

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168... -dvd drive

Grand Total: $475.44 including shipping and tax

going to get the graphics card later but the onboard graphics should do fine for now

what do you guys think?

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September 29, 2010 2:27:30 AM

Looks good except for the biostar mobo.
September 29, 2010 2:33:50 AM

sp12 said:
Looks good except for the biostar mobo.


whats wrong with the motherboard? srry im new at this

im not planning on adding more graphics cards (besides the radeon 5770 im going to get)
and the mobo has everything i need and people are giving it good reviews on newegg

i read on here that a motherboard is a motherboard all the extras you pay for are for expansion and upgrading, is this info wrong?
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September 29, 2010 2:49:18 AM

Biostar makes very crappy motherboards. The reason they're cheap is not just because they're an off-brand, but the electrical components used are subpar compared to the mainstream makers.
September 29, 2010 2:54:14 AM

sp12 said:
Biostar makes very crappy motherboards. The reason they're cheap is not just because they're an off-brand, but the electrical components used are subpar compared to the mainstream makers.


but will it work, or is it just going to blow up on me?
i chose it just because it was cheap and people where giving it good review exept for the i/o plate,
September 29, 2010 2:58:15 AM

There are 4 people who have reviewed that motherboard. Compare that to the hundreds of reviews on mainstream boards. Biostar does use pretty much bad componentry to the point that I wouldn't feel comfortable putting any sort of expensive electronics in there.

Don't take my word for it, here's a thread that popped up recently on Anandtech: http://forums.anandtech.com/showthread.php?t=2107478 Notice posts 6 and 7.
September 29, 2010 3:07:27 AM

sp12 said:
There are 4 people who have reviewed that motherboard. Compare that to the hundreds of reviews on mainstream boards. Biostar does use pretty much bad componentry to the point that I wouldn't feel comfortable putting any sort of expensive electronics in there.

Don't take my word for it, here's a thread that popped up recently on Anandtech: http://forums.anandtech.com/showthread.php?t=2107478 Notice posts 6 and 7.


so what would you reccomend? without going over the 100 dollar mark
im on a very tight budget.

srry to keep bothering you.

also would it help that it is a newer motherboard, i have heard good and bad stuff about biostar but people on here are saying they are starting to get alot better, but you seem to know alot better than me so i really am taking your words into consideration
a b B Homebuilt system
a c 175 U Graphics card
a c 115 V Motherboard
September 29, 2010 4:06:28 PM

Biostar is sinking in my opinion also; in fact I just replaced a failing one. I used yet another ASRock, a budget brand that has never given me any grief.
Their 880G is $60: http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168... although I'd probably go for this one: http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168... for its expandability, or this one: http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168... for its USB 3.0 and SATA 6Gb/s (but it doesn't have a video card).
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