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Item#: N82E16813138372
BIOSTAR TA970 AM3+ AMD 970 + SB950 SATA 6Gb/s USB 3.0 ATX AMD Motherboard with UEFI BIOS
  • AMD 970
  • FX / Phenom II / Athlon II / Sempron 100 Series
  • DDR3 2000(OC)/1866
  • $79.99
  • $59.99
  • Save: $20.00 (25%)
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Pros:

nice looking, USB 3.0 SATA 6 HD audio for my BR's

Cons:

never got any video out of this board, id get the 1 beep for post, checked the jumpers tried 2 different ones tried 2 video cards, tried a total teardown / rebuild, power is good video cards both worked, made sure ram was seated and reseated, second time around I even got my cable management to look nicer :) but still no video nada nothing :( checked the monitors made sure good connections there used 2 different ones, I don't know how more thorough I could be.

anyways I guess I should have stayed away, I have built a system for my sis using this brand but she didn't use that for long before she got a laptop, so no idea how long that lasted, this MB didn't even take flight, just spinning the fans and made the HD light flicker.

worst thing is this was a build in progress, as I saved up bit by bit to buy parts, so this MB is past the RMA so I suppose its warranty time :( hope bio-star has decent support to resolve this.

my build currently on hold...
AMD 8350
16 gig (8x2) Kingston 1600 vengeance
Cool master s524 cooler
Samsung 120 SSD
this none working MB
and either a sapphire 7850 OC 2 gig or the MSI twin 7850 2 gig, I planned to decide next check and buy it, but looks like that's on hold.

I might just bite the bullet and buy a different brand, looks like there's a lot of post about issues with this board as it is, I will try the warranty, but will save it for a media center build, and buy something a bit better for this build.

Other Thoughts:

it has a great layout, really, if it worked id love it cause cable management was rather simple.

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  • mr s.
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  • Owned For: 1 week to 1 month


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