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Biostar A880G+ or ASUS M4A88T-M LE

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I am building a HTPC and was wondering what you guys think about these two motherboards and is the extra 20 dollars for the Asus worth it?

I have never had a Biostar motherboard, but they seem to be pretty popular. I always go Asus, but this is just a HTPC that will play 1080p movie files.

Here is the rest of the parts.

CPU
Ram
PSU
I dont know which case to get, this one or this one..

Thanks
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post #2 of 8
The Biostar board should work fine if you aren't planning on OC'ing at all. You really aren't going to gain anything with the Asus board.
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Yea, no need to overclock it, its just a HTPC that i want as silent as possible..
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post #4 of 8
Biostar makes really nice boards.

Asus "le" boards are usually not so great.

I would just save $20 and get the biostar
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post #5 of 8
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thats what i was thinking.. thanks
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post #6 of 8
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Originally Posted by reflex99;12456515 
Biostar makes really nice boards.

Asus "le" boards are usually not so great.

I would just save $20 and get the biostar

Agreed.... thumb.gif
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post #7 of 8
What you should do...
1. Get the Biostar
2. Same price dual channel RAM + PSU combo (not a very good PSU... but then again, neither is that Thermaltake. These two are about equal, you get twice the RAM and dual c hannel also).
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I like the Silverstone case because it is a more quality and quiet case and the usbs are in the front.
    
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