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Old 12-06-2012, 09:31 PM   #26
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Actually, I do have a beef with Biostar. They owe me $10 on a rebate that they acknowledge receiving and approving, but the online rebate system says it is still awaiting payment... after over a year.
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Old 12-07-2012, 04:07 AM   #27
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Actually, I do have a beef with Biostar. They owe me $10 on a rebate that they acknowledge receiving and approving, but the online rebate system says it is still awaiting payment... after over a year.
Same here but it's been 5 months instead of a year.
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Old 12-07-2012, 08:08 AM   #28
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I got my check from Biostar.

I guess I'm lucky.
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Old 12-07-2012, 10:11 AM   #29
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Biostar is awesome. I have a couple of their boards in use, MSI as well. I'd only ever consider paying more if I needed to buy a board with more features, really. Only flaky motherboard I've ever had was made by ECS.

Would recommend Biostar any time. But like others have said, shop by individual board and by reviews, not by brand as all brands have good and bad ones.
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Old 12-07-2012, 10:27 AM   #30
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I've used Biostar exclusively for all of the builds I've done for the past 5 years or so. Never had a problem with any of them. In fact, they are the first manufacturer I look at if I need an upgrade.

As for rebates... I don't trust them, regardless of who they are from.
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Old 12-08-2012, 12:31 AM   #31
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well the deal is long over now.

It is good some of you have had good experience.

With motherboards there are so many to choose from the in the same price range. All I know is I want ATX and something with good features.

My last 2 boards have been micro, current only has 2 dimms.
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Old 12-08-2012, 12:51 AM   #32
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I just picked up another TZ77XE4 at the local MC (along with a 2500K + bundle discount - manager override ). Love this board.
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Old 12-08-2012, 01:34 PM   #33
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I just picked up another TZ77XE4 at the local MC (along with a 2500K + bundle discount - manager override ). Love this board.
What are they selling the 2500K's for... in Richardson I presume?
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Old 12-08-2012, 03:14 PM   #34
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I got my friend a Biostar board AM3 and it works great.

MSI makes me nervous due to so many failures over the years.

so where in Canada are you located, Shepard?
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Old 12-08-2012, 08:18 PM   #35
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I got my friend a Biostar board AM3 and it works great.

MSI makes me nervous due to so many failures over the years.

so where in Canada are you located, Shepard?
west coast. i gotta get everything online because there is no computer stores near me. i mean future shop and best buy... not real computer stores.

ncix is in vancouver but that is way too far.
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What are they selling the 2500K's for... in Richardson I presume?
Yup, good location, right next to a Bone Daddy's
They're going for $159.99 right now. I didn't manage to get one when they were going for $99
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Old 12-09-2012, 08:00 AM   #37
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don't go with that Biostar, however low the price is..
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Old 12-09-2012, 08:06 AM   #38
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don't go with that Biostar, however low the price is..
you sir are mistaken

they have gone a long way from their crap. I recommend their boards as much as I do with ASUS, in my opinion, ASUS has dropped down to biostar level and biostar has risen
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Old 12-09-2012, 11:21 AM   #39
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you sir are mistaken

they have gone a long way from their crap. I recommend their boards as much as I do with ASUS, in my opinion, ASUS has dropped down to biostar level and biostar has risen
lol, you were playing with toys 2 or 3 years ago, how could you know if Biostar has gone a long way or ASUS dropped quality?

As for me, I haven't used Biostar in 5-6 years, back then they had a reputation for being low quality stuff.
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Old 12-10-2012, 02:27 AM   #40
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Actually, I do have a beef with Biostar. They owe me $10 on a rebate that they acknowledge receiving and approving, but the online rebate system says it is still awaiting payment... after over a year.
Phone the rebate processing company or the product seller. Biostar may have changed processors, but 2 years ago they were processing them in-house, and their online support and e-mail frequently didn't work. The product seller is liable if it made even the slightest mention of the rebate offer. Also people at bargain-hunting sights, such as Slickdeals and Fatwallet, may be of help since they typically have extensive experience with rebates.
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Old 12-11-2012, 12:55 AM   #41
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why not get this one?

http://www.ncix.ca/products/?sku=767...k&promoid=1306

or

http://www.ncix.ca/products/?sku=692...r&promoid=1360
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Old 12-11-2012, 02:27 AM   #42
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I never see anyone talk about this brand.

this board is on sale for $100 at ncix. rebate down to $70.

http://www.newegg.ca/Product/Product...82E16813138355

what do you think?
Donno about their quality, but they seriously ripped me off with their rebates...
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Old 12-11-2012, 04:30 PM   #43
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everyone says MSI sucks and that board is bad. I was debating on that board but I don't think so now.

I want the Asrock Extreme 4.

also I hate mail in rebate you can lose warranty and never guarantee you get money back.
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Old 12-11-2012, 07:22 PM   #44
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ive had several bioboards
754,am2,3+,etc
generally had good luck with them and few issues
not the nicest looking
or the best built looking
but they have worked at stock fine
ive had far worse luck with msi
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