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Poll: Which Cheap Motherboard?

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Poll expired: Sep 22, 2017  
  • 21% (3)
    ECS
  • 78% (11)
    Biostar
14 Total Votes  
post #1 of 12
Thread Starter 
My buddy has a max of 50-ish dollars (including shipping) to buy a motherboard, and I've narrowed it down to these two, Other suggestions are welcomed, but I think I've got the only plausible options for him

Thanks to anyone who votes

Biostar
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16813138104

ECS
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16813135051
Desert Fox
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AMD BE-2350@3150mhz 1.488v ASUS M2R32-MVP GeCube Radeon 3870 Dual Heatpipe cooler G.Skill 2gb @900mhz 
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Western Digital 250gb LG DVD-RAM drive Windows XP x64 SP2 ThermalTake 550watt 
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Desert Fox
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Western Digital 250gb LG DVD-RAM drive Windows XP x64 SP2 ThermalTake 550watt 
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Antec P180b 
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post #2 of 12
BIO star by far ECS is CRAP CRAP CRAP......

there good For everyday stuff but for gaming THEY suck. I had all my stuff stock no overclocks and it fried 1 pc component every month first month was my psu and next was the videocard till it finally blew a cap.
post #3 of 12
I'd go with Biostar
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Black
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C2D E2140 / 2.8Ghz / 350x8 / 1.275Vcore Gigabyte P35C DS3R Sapphire X1950Pro 256MB 4GB OCZ DDR2 1000 Reapers? Or something. 
Hard DriveOptical DriveOSKeyboard
WD5000AAKS LG DVD-RW Windows XP Pro Logitech Media Keyboard 
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post #4 of 12
Also try EBAY i payed 13 dollars for this motherboard Plus shipping.
post #5 of 12
Quote:
Originally Posted by Erwin_Rommel View Post
My buddy has a max of 50-ish dollars (including shipping) to buy a motherboard, and I've narrowed it down to these two, Other suggestions are welcomed, but I think I've got the only plausible options for him

Thanks to anyone who votes

Biostar
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16813138104

ECS
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16813135051
ECS
XXXUnknownXXX
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Intel Core 2 Duo E8400 Wolfdale 4.1 GHz DFI Lanparty DK P35 T2RS 2 x eVGA 8800 GTS GDDR3 512 MB in Nvidia SLI 2 x 2 GB OCZ Reaper HPC Edition DDR2 800 PC2-6400 
Hard DriveOptical DriveOSMonitor
4 x 150 GB Raptors (X) 10,000 RPM in Raid 0 + 1 Lite-On Black SATA Blu-Ray DVD ROM DH-4O1S-08 XP Professional 64-Bit/Vista Ultimate 64-Bit Acer Black 22" Widescreen LCD WSXGA (1680 x 1050) 
KeyboardPowerCaseMouse
Logitech G15 Gaming Keyboard Silverstone DA-1200-Watts Nvidia SLI Certified Cooler Master CM Stacker 830 Black ATX Full Tower Razer Diamondback Blue Gaming Mouse 
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XXXUnknownXXX
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Intel Core 2 Duo E8400 Wolfdale 4.1 GHz DFI Lanparty DK P35 T2RS 2 x eVGA 8800 GTS GDDR3 512 MB in Nvidia SLI 2 x 2 GB OCZ Reaper HPC Edition DDR2 800 PC2-6400 
Hard DriveOptical DriveOSMonitor
4 x 150 GB Raptors (X) 10,000 RPM in Raid 0 + 1 Lite-On Black SATA Blu-Ray DVD ROM DH-4O1S-08 XP Professional 64-Bit/Vista Ultimate 64-Bit Acer Black 22" Widescreen LCD WSXGA (1680 x 1050) 
KeyboardPowerCaseMouse
Logitech G15 Gaming Keyboard Silverstone DA-1200-Watts Nvidia SLI Certified Cooler Master CM Stacker 830 Black ATX Full Tower Razer Diamondback Blue Gaming Mouse 
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QPAD CT Black Gaming Mouse Pad 
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post #6 of 12
Quote:
Originally Posted by 555thz View Post
ECS
NOoooooo have you ever used a ECS before???

they suck like a vaccum.
A DELL BOARD is BETTER>>>> sadly.
post #7 of 12
Quote:
Originally Posted by Xx573v3xX_Z28 View Post
NOoooooo have you ever used a ECS before???

they suck like a vaccum.
A DELL BOARD is BETTER>>>> sadly.
What?!?!...
XXXUnknownXXX
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CPUMotherboardGraphicsRAM
Intel Core 2 Duo E8400 Wolfdale 4.1 GHz DFI Lanparty DK P35 T2RS 2 x eVGA 8800 GTS GDDR3 512 MB in Nvidia SLI 2 x 2 GB OCZ Reaper HPC Edition DDR2 800 PC2-6400 
Hard DriveOptical DriveOSMonitor
4 x 150 GB Raptors (X) 10,000 RPM in Raid 0 + 1 Lite-On Black SATA Blu-Ray DVD ROM DH-4O1S-08 XP Professional 64-Bit/Vista Ultimate 64-Bit Acer Black 22" Widescreen LCD WSXGA (1680 x 1050) 
KeyboardPowerCaseMouse
Logitech G15 Gaming Keyboard Silverstone DA-1200-Watts Nvidia SLI Certified Cooler Master CM Stacker 830 Black ATX Full Tower Razer Diamondback Blue Gaming Mouse 
Mouse Pad
QPAD CT Black Gaming Mouse Pad 
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XXXUnknownXXX
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Intel Core 2 Duo E8400 Wolfdale 4.1 GHz DFI Lanparty DK P35 T2RS 2 x eVGA 8800 GTS GDDR3 512 MB in Nvidia SLI 2 x 2 GB OCZ Reaper HPC Edition DDR2 800 PC2-6400 
Hard DriveOptical DriveOSMonitor
4 x 150 GB Raptors (X) 10,000 RPM in Raid 0 + 1 Lite-On Black SATA Blu-Ray DVD ROM DH-4O1S-08 XP Professional 64-Bit/Vista Ultimate 64-Bit Acer Black 22" Widescreen LCD WSXGA (1680 x 1050) 
KeyboardPowerCaseMouse
Logitech G15 Gaming Keyboard Silverstone DA-1200-Watts Nvidia SLI Certified Cooler Master CM Stacker 830 Black ATX Full Tower Razer Diamondback Blue Gaming Mouse 
Mouse Pad
QPAD CT Black Gaming Mouse Pad 
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post #8 of 12
Biostar gets my vote
MIVE
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i5 2500k (4.7ghz at 1.33v) Asus Maximus IV Extreme MSI GTX 980 Ti 6G Gaming  8GB (2x4GB) G. Skil Sniper  
Hard DriveCoolingOSMonitor
Crucial M4 Corsair H105 Windows 10 x64 Asus ROG Swift 
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Corsair K70 RGB Rapidfire OCZ ZX1000W Corsair 600C Corsair M65 Pro 
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MIVE
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i5 2500k (4.7ghz at 1.33v) Asus Maximus IV Extreme MSI GTX 980 Ti 6G Gaming  8GB (2x4GB) G. Skil Sniper  
Hard DriveCoolingOSMonitor
Crucial M4 Corsair H105 Windows 10 x64 Asus ROG Swift 
KeyboardPowerCaseMouse
Corsair K70 RGB Rapidfire OCZ ZX1000W Corsair 600C Corsair M65 Pro 
AudioOtherOther
V-Moda Crossfade Wireless headphones Sennheiser HX 6XX headphones Schitt Fulla 2 DAC/AMP 
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post #9 of 12
Thread Starter 
Is everyone here POSITIVE that an E2160 will run on the Biostar board?
Desert Fox
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AMD BE-2350@3150mhz 1.488v ASUS M2R32-MVP GeCube Radeon 3870 Dual Heatpipe cooler G.Skill 2gb @900mhz 
Hard DriveOptical DriveOSPower
Western Digital 250gb LG DVD-RAM drive Windows XP x64 SP2 ThermalTake 550watt 
Case
Antec P180b 
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Desert Fox
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CPUMotherboardGraphicsRAM
AMD BE-2350@3150mhz 1.488v ASUS M2R32-MVP GeCube Radeon 3870 Dual Heatpipe cooler G.Skill 2gb @900mhz 
Hard DriveOptical DriveOSPower
Western Digital 250gb LG DVD-RAM drive Windows XP x64 SP2 ThermalTake 550watt 
Case
Antec P180b 
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post #10 of 12
I have a PC Chips motherboard in my rig and thats by ECS. Im not saying its a good board but it has lasted a few years now. Between the 2 brands I don't really think it matters. Its just a budget board
Rising Rage
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Athlon ll 250 @3.6ghz GA790X-DS4 3870 Crossfire 855///1225 2x2gb OCZ Platinum LV 
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Antec 900 
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Rising Rage
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Athlon ll 250 @3.6ghz GA790X-DS4 3870 Crossfire 855///1225 2x2gb OCZ Platinum LV 
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