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Renter's or Homeowner's Insurance. Even with a $500 deductible, I made money off of one of my computers being fried because the underwriter required me to get a repair assessment at a local computer repair shop, so you could only imagine how much they want to charge for parts and labor. All I needed from them was the ridiculous repair quote, then the insurance company cut me a check and I ordered my own new parts and built a new rig, which the insurance company was perfectly ok with biggrin.gif

So I guess those ridiculously priced computer repair shops are good when you need it...kinda lol
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At the price of $60 for an extra 2 cores and probably some more cache, and considering I already own plenty of cooling hardware, I just might go for the 8 core CPUs over the 6 cores. I'm aiming to spend around $600 for a CPU and MB combo, and I don't want any other motherboard than Biostar(They work the same or better than the expensive boards). Hoping to spend $200 on my MB and $400 on my CPU, and after that huge upgrade, I'll start saving for another 6970 and keep that setup until next summer. Sounds like a plan.
    
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At the price of $60 for an extra 2 cores and probably some more cache, and considering I already own plenty of cooling hardware, I just might go for the 8 core CPUs over the 6 cores. I'm aiming to spend around $600 for a CPU and MB combo, and I don't want any other motherboard than Biostar(They work the same or better than the expensive boards). Hoping to spend $200 on my MB and $400 on my CPU, and after that huge upgrade, I'll start saving for another 6970 and keep that setup until next summer. Sounds like a plan.

Biostar makes good budget motherboards but in order of quality to me would be

Asus
Gigabyte
MSI
ASRock
Biostar


Not saying they're bad, they're very decent, especially recently since they seem to be moving into higher end motherboards as well.
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The PCB may not have as many layers, but other than that, my ta890FXE seems about as good as the GD80 in my sig
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Gigabyte UD series have a plus with that 2oz copper.
I don t know if other vendors use the same thing and they don t hype it ,but indeed the board is a little cooler and audio quality is better - cleaner sound - than on my MSI-s.
I wonder if anyone else observed the cleaner audio on 2oz copper mobos.Simply put same audio card sounds much crisper and much cleaner.Thing that is perfectly logical .
   
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I can't tell a difference between the sound on my Biostar PCB, and the signinfcantly higher quality MSI PCB in my sig.

When i had it my 790X-UD4P didn't sound different either
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Originally Posted by Drybones5;13516449 
Biostar makes good budget motherboards but in order of quality to me would be

Asus
Gigabyte
MSI
ASRock
Biostar


Not saying they're bad, they're very decent, especially recently since they seem to be moving into higher end motherboards as well.

LOL

Biostar VRMs dont light on fire, MSI's and sometimes Gigabytes do so I would put Biostar before them

ASRock and Biostar are a tie for me, but Bio is cheaper so Bio wins

ASUS is the best, just way overpriced but it offers full fan controlling and turbo button special gizmos which I never use. Thats why I go Biostar
    
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LOL

Biostar VRMs dont light on fire, MSI's and sometimes Gigabytes do so I would put Biostar before them

ASRock and Biostar are a tie for me, but Bio is cheaper so Bio wins

ASUS is the best, just way overpriced but it offers full fan controlling and turbo button special gizmos which I never use. Thats why I go Biostar

I've never heard of gigabyte motherboards catching fire.
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some of the lower end ones aren't the greatest.

Most all of the higher end ones are fine
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I can't tell a difference between the sound on my Biostar PCB, and the signinfcantly higher quality MSI PCB in my sig.

When i had it my 790X-UD4P didn't sound different either

With what sound card ?!
It is also a matter of the ear involved smile.gif
   
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