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I've had my wishlist planned out for my new PC for a couple weeks now and was looking through the mobo's again and ran across this one. I really like the look and the price is similar to the one I had. My question is, is there any difference in between the two? Specifically the RAM, the Biostar has DDR3 but has difference rates listed.


New Choice:
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16813138344

Old Choice:
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16813157271


I got my CM 912 in yesterday and had to turn around and ship it back today, UPS kicked the front of the box and busted it pretty bad. :(

I've been noticing that shipments from UPS over the last couple years have been beaten up pretty good. I think I'm about to go off on somebody....
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  1. Anyone know of a difference between those two boards? Biostar a bad choice?
  2. Best answer
    The Biostar does not have PCI-Express 3.0 slots.

    It also does not have as many USB ports as the ASRock.

    Honestly the ASRock is the better choice in terms of utility. It tends to be recommended a lot around here.
  3. I'd stay with the original board. 8x/8x CF is better then 16x4x. The new board doesn't really offer anything else other then the slightly cheaper price.
  4. i would stay away from biostar i have had some problems with these boards, from dead sata controllers, missing pieces
    they even spell words wrong in the bios....
  5. Alright, thanks. I was overlooking that stuff in favor of the color. But the performance/capability is more important.
  6. macten said:
    I've had my wishlist planned out for my new PC for a couple weeks now and was looking through the mobo's again and ran across this one. I really like the look and the price is similar to the one I had. My question is, is there any difference in between the two? Specifically the RAM, the Biostar has DDR3 but has difference rates listed.


    New Choice:
    http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16813138344

    Old Choice:
    http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16813157271


    I got my CM 912 in yesterday and had to turn around and ship it back today, UPS kicked the front of the box and busted it pretty bad. :(

    I've been noticing that shipments from UPS over the last couple years have been beaten up pretty good. I think I'm about to go off on somebody....

    The main difference between those two boards is the Biostar is meant to run a single vid card (it runs dual cards @ x4), and the Asrock board is set up to run dual cards (it runs dual cards @ x8).
  7. Well, now that's settled I don't really like the looks of the Biostar at all.

    Thanks.
  8. Just to knock two birds out in one post here, I'm kind of stuck on the GPU as well.

    This:
    http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16814127590

    Is what I'm thinking of. Something in that price range, maybe a little higher if I need to.

    With that ASRock Mobo, 750W OCZ PSU and probably the i3 2120.
  9. i3 2120 is a good choice.

    Check out the Radeon HD 6850 if you're willing to spend a few dollars more.
  10. Best answer selected by macten.
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