I've always preferred the Asus name over Biostar when it came to motherboards. And I've built several PCs with both brands. While I've never had a DOA board from either, getting a bad board can happen with any brand. I do believe Asus has a better reputation than Biostar, but that is purely a personal opinion.
Thanks for the answer, it helps a lot, I have been looking for a CPU comparison site for quite some time now and finally found one thanks to you I think my needs are going to require the FX and Asus. This will be my second build, it's for a friend (birthday present) and he is a gamer so I figure the FX is the way to go. Thanks so much for the help!
Pair either processor with a good graphic card and they will do nicely for gaming.
Yeah the two processors are almost the same on the side of gaming so either would work but I think the FX is just a little bit better for gaming and it's a little bit cheaper in the bundle I'm getting it in so I think that is what I am going to go for. While I am kind of low on cash for the Vid card, I decided to get the Radeon HD 6870, thought that would do well enough for him. If he doesn't like it he can always upgrade later
Yeah? Cool! Glad I chose well then. Sounds as if he might need to upgrade the processor then instead of the Vid card if he wants better performance, of course he doesn't know much about computers so he would probably just throw it away if he found something better he could buy what a waste that would be! Glad I'm here to stop him.