are Biostar motherboards any good?

Discussion in 'Motherboards' started by Shephard, Dec 3, 2012.

  1. mkmitch

    mkmitch Member

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    Built a machine in 2001 with biostar board, wife still using and never a problem with the board. I updated this year with a new build including an MSI board. There is value to be had in these boards if you read real reviews and not just regurgitated noob stuff.
     
  2. JerYnkFan

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    I've got the same MB and have had no issues with it.
     
  3. Saffron

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    With the horrible experience I have had with Biostar motherboards, I would stay away from them. I've had to RMA two in the past, as well as a couple of my friends have had to RMA Biostar motherboards at least once. These weren't their budget motherboards either.

    Now I stick with Asus, ASRock and Gigabyte. I don't use Gigabyte boards too much, but I've been satisfied with the one that I've had.
     
  4. Zap

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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.
     
  5. blastingcap

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    Same here but it's been 5 months instead of a year.
     
  6. qliveur

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    I got my check from Biostar.

    I guess I'm lucky.
     
  7. zCypher

    zCypher Diamond Member

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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.
     
  8. Smoove910

    Smoove910 Golden Member

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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.
     
  9. Shephard

    Shephard Senior member

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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.
     
  10. WhoBeDaPlaya

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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.
     
  11. Charlie98

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    What are they selling the 2500K's for... in Richardson I presume?
     
  12. Iron Woode

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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?
     
  13. Shephard

    Shephard Senior member

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    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.
     
  14. WhoBeDaPlaya

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    Yup, good location, right next to a Bone Daddy's :p
    They're going for $159.99 right now. I didn't manage to get one when they were going for $99 :(
     
  15. empty213

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    don't go with that Biostar, however low the price is..
     
  16. T_Yamamoto

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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
     
  17. Barfo

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    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.
     
  18. bryanl

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    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.
     
  19. jihe

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    Donno about their quality, but they seriously ripped me off with their rebates...
     
  20. Shephard

    Shephard Senior member

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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
     
  22. tweakboy

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