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[HCW] Biostar Shows Their Upcoming Z97 Motherboard – Hi-Fi Z97WE v5.0

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Biostar did not divulge exact specifications of the Hi-Fi Z97WE v5.0, but we can tell a few things just by looking at the ultra high resolution picture they sent, last minute changes notwithstanding...

Biostar Shows Their Upcoming Z97 Motherboard – Hi-Fi Z97WE v5.0 @ HCW
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Only two PCI-E x16 slots? Any info on the price yet?
 
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No word on price. I thought that was interesting too... there are as many PCI slots as PCI-E x16! laugher.gif
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if you have quality PCI sound card like a Xonar, you can use the bottom slot AND have dual, dual slot video cards. It's worth mentioning the PCI version doesn't require a 4pin power connector and have less problems than those with an on board PCI to PCIe converter.
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This is certainly not their high-end offering...
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Seems pretty good IMO. Maybe not as good as some other the other brands' boards, but good nonetheless.

Though I wish Motherboard manufacturers would stay away from gold heatsinks from now on...
 
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