Pros: Low priced, seems to have decent specs.
Cons: DOA, twice. Biostar has 1 tech support guy in the US, who actually seemed pretty nice and knowledgeable when I got to talk to him, but he has been in a meeting or out of the office every day for the past 7 days...
Other Thoughts: DOA, would not POST. CPU fan would start for 30 sec and the turn off for 3 sec, then repeat the cycle, no beep codes. RMA'd the board after talking to Biostar Tech support. New board arrived with the same issue, I ended up buying an ASRock board from a local vender to get the machine up and running. Awaiting to see what ends up happening with this one...
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Pros: So far excellent. Biostar makes top quality MB's. This was for a budget build for the family. B85 chipset adds more features for a still affordable price. Using G3220 processor and its internal graphics, so far so good. Haven't tested any games yet but 1080P video is very good.
Cons: Only has fan speed control for cpu, the one case fan in my Fractal design Core 1000 case is a little noisy.
Other Thoughts: Budget build:
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mislabelled PCI-E slots
Pros: decently priced
Cons: There is no pci 2.0 x16 running at x4
Other Thoughts: im not sure why, but the makers of this board put in the description that there would be one pci-e 3.0 x16, one pci-e 2.0 x16 running at x4, and one pci-e x1. however, it actually has two pci-e x1 slots, one pci slot, and one pci-e 3.0 x16 slot. I thought that I would be getting another full size pci-e slot so that I could crossfire two AMD 7850s, but I cannot because this board will not support another x16 card. If possible, I will be returning this board.
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