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BIOSTAR TA970 Ver. 5.3 AM3+ AMD 970 + SB950 SATA 6Gb/s USB 3.0 ATX AMD Motherboard with UEFI BIOS
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  • neweggOwned For: 1 week to 1 month

Pros: Good feature set (RAID, Crossfire, etc)
Full ATX form factor
Good build quality
Low price, very good value (when on sale)
Reliable, so far
Supports Vishera CPU's out of the box

Cons: User manual could use revision

Other Thoughts: My first BiOSTAR product. Happy with it so far, but time will tell I suppose.

AMD FX-6300 Vishera 6-Core 3.5 GHz (4.1 GHz Turbo) Socket AM3+ 95W FD6300WMHKBOX Desktop Processor
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  • neweggOwned For: 1 week to 1 month

Pros: Six cores! What's not to love?
Overclocks relatively easily.
95W, 32nm, doesn't get too hot.
Good value for money

Cons: Stock cooler really just doesn't cut it. Idles at 30C, but as soon as it's bumped up to 4.1GHz Turbo speeds, the heat climbs to around 70C in a case with good airflow. Aftermarket air cooler lowered idle temps to 22C and 55C at load.

Other Thoughts: AMD makes quality products, and I'll support them as long as they do. You just can't get the same bang-for-buck ratio with an Intel CPU unless you're spending $400+.

SAPPHIRE Radeon HD 7770 DirectX 11 100358-2L 1GB 128-Bit GDDR5 PCI Express 3.0 CrossFireX Support Video Card
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  • neweggOwned For: 1 week to 1 month

Pros: Cheap when on sale, SAPPHIRE quality, PCIe 3.0, pretty fast for the price, reliable

Cons: Not as good as you might think. This card looks good on paper, but performs only marginally better than modern AMD APU's. The fan is louder than some mid-range cards. If I was looking to buy again, I'd save a bit more money and wait for a sale or a refurb HD7850. Or, spend a bit more for an R7 260X and enjoy Mantle support.

Other Thoughts: Overall, it's not a bad card if you get it on sale. If you're looking for something mid-range that will handle modern games on high settings in the $100-125 range, I'd look elsewhere.


Thomas B.'s Profile

Display Name: Thomas B.

Date Joined: 10/08/06

  • Reviews: 28
  • Helpfulness: 12
  • First Review: 08/01/07
  • Last Review: 12/02/14
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