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My mobo died yesterday(my fault) and i need a new one my budget is $80 and im not dealing with newegg(needs a credit card to verify address on paypal) As i dont have a Credit card and only my paypal i need from somewhere that doesnt need a Card...

Im looking at

but i need to know if it is good.

If some one finds something better NOT from newegg(or a place the needs a credit card) I have a couple requirements:

1)Good Overclocking
2)MUST have more than one PCIe x16 2.0 slot
3)MUST have VRM/MOSFET cooling
4)AM3 only as i have DDR3 ram



My budget it $80 FIRM no more(including shipping)......
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just curious, how did you break it? I broke mine when I dropped a drill bit first into a board.
   
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LOL ummm yea..... I dropped the Heatsink for the Northbridge onto the nb... popped one the diodes off and now its endless reboot
Edited by kill - 4/26/11 at 9:54am
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Quote:
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LOL ummm yea..... I dropped the Heatsink for the Northbridge onto the nb... popped one the diodes off and now its endless reboot
yep. that'll definitely do the trick.

for 80 dollars, the board seem to be a good deal, I do worry about the reliability though, I have 2 friend with almost the same board(i think, It was a while ago)
and they went kaput.
   
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yep. that'll definitely do the trick.

for 80 dollars, the board seem to be a good deal, I do worry about the reliability though, I have 2 friend with almost the same board(i think, It was a while ago)
and they went kaput.
yea... newegg had quite a bit of bad feedback so i went with an Asus M4A79XTD
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Umm, don't expect too much overclocking from a Biostar board. Obviously, however, if you need a budget motherboard, it may be the only way to go. The board you're looking at is pretty good however, and you can expect quite a bit from it.

1) Decent overclocking potential
2) Does support multi-GPU Crossfire (x16 / x4 so may not be the best way to go)
3) Does have decent VRM/MOSFET cooling
4) Is AM3 and supports DDR3
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Im sorry... I forgot about this thread... I saw on newegg the biostar board had many bad feedback... I went with the Asus M4A79XTD -EVO instead for 2 bucks more

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