Biostar GAMING Z170X £74.20 delivered @ Ebuyer
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Biostar GAMING Z170X £74.20 delivered @ Ebuyer

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Found 19th Apr 2016
Seems like a very good price for a Z170 Motherboard with the following features.

- 2x HDMI 2.0
- 2x PCI-E M.2 slots
- 1x USB 3.1 Type-C port

Only 7 left in stock though.
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No SLI is a massive blow =(
Not sure why people are voting cold. For the price, this is a good deal.
Salfordgirl1

No SLI is a massive blow =(



Just noticed that myself, CrossFire only. Suppose they had to cut corners somewhere to get it to that price.
Cheers op bought 7
samela

Cheers op bought 7


What
Salfordgirl1

No SLI is a massive blow =(


How many times in all of your builds have you ever run SLI, Crossfire Vs how the times that you've wasted money and paid the extra for SLI/Crossfire support but never got around to using it..? X)
This is a good price man, plus its got dual NIC which is always a nice to have .
Not much reviews. Is this board same as this one from Amazon?
amazon.co.uk/Bio…70X
kyeung

Not much reviews. Is this board same as this one from … Not much reviews. Is this board same as this one from Amazon?https://www.amazon.co.uk/Biostar-Gaming-Z170X-Motherboard-Socket/dp/B015FXTW2S/ref=sr_1_1?ie=UTF8&qid=1461085886&sr=8-1&keywords=Biostar+GAMING+Z170X



Looks to be, don't think I'd be paying that price for it though!
kyeung

Not much reviews. Is this board same as this one from … Not much reviews. Is this board same as this one from Amazon?https://www.amazon.co.uk/Biostar-Gaming-Z170X-Motherboard-Socket/dp/B015FXTW2S/ref=sr_1_1?ie=UTF8&qid=1461085886&sr=8-1&keywords=Biostar+GAMING+Z170X



Apparently so..
Just grabbed another 2 of these, thanks. Really good board, and a complete steal at this price.
ukez

How many times in all of your builds have you ever run SLI, Crossfire Vs … How many times in all of your builds have you ever run SLI, Crossfire Vs how the times that you've wasted money and paid the extra for SLI/Crossfire support but never got around to using it..? X)



I've built 1 build and I use SLI =) 2 x 970

So 100% haha

Looking to build another but need it to have SLI
Salfordgirl1

I've built 1 build and I use SLI =) 2 x 970So 100% haha Looking to build … I've built 1 build and I use SLI =) 2 x 970So 100% haha Looking to build another but need it to have SLI



X) LOL

I put money on it you though with all your efforts you still to date have not seen twice amount GPU performance from your 2x (cough 3.5GB cough) 970's, even with all your efforts and custom drivers and fiddling per game just to get the full potential from them. X)

I'd prefer 1x 980ti over two 970's :P
Seems a fantastic buy but have had a Biostar mobo before and it was pants.
Not many reviews or users and only 2 year warranty, think ill give it a miss.

Which is a shame I actually like the price and spec.

On a side note I didn't know this but Amazon offer 3 year warranty on Asus motherboards, back to Amazon not some European Asus warehouse, ie replacement straight away!

Which I didn't know about until I phone them last week:-)
Common board manufacturer in China, normally cost around GBP140 - people rarely buy this.
People saying there's not many reviews, I have to question your googling skills

Two of the biggest hardware sites have reviewed this and it's in the first few search results lol
Salfordgirl1

People saying there's not many reviews, I have to question your googling … People saying there's not many reviews, I have to question your googling skillsTwo of the biggest hardware sites have reviewed this and it's in the first few search results lol



Why not put some links up then?
This mb has some terrible reviews
Kyiagi

This mb has some terrible reviews


Post a link please..
Kyiagi

This mb has some terrible reviews


No it doesn't. Most of the reviews are very positive, and written from the perspective of this costing nearly twice as much. For this price it's an absolute steal and better than any other Z170 board you'd get for similar money.
Biostar = bottom bargain basement budget gear. Joins the (now thankfully defunct) Epox. Their mobos are not generally reliable

Very rare i stray away from Asus/Gigabyte now - and MSi/ASRock as a secondary choice.
It's nice to have the option to run multiple graphics cards but the fact is, at the price point of the cards you would actually want to run them this board wouldn't be a consideration as it is too cheap.

Having had rather a lot of multi GPU configurations over the years they are without doubt more trouble than they are worth for anything below mega high end. Especially in a world full of terrible ports.

Always trade up to the fastest single GPU card you can before considering moving to multi GPU setups.
Surely a 'gaming mobo' would drop the on board video? Unless they are only connected to the graphics cards, and not an on board chip (which would be surprising)
Novezeil

Common board manufacturer in China, normally cost around GBP140 - people … Common board manufacturer in China, normally cost around GBP140 - people rarely buy this.




Biostar is actually Taiwanese.
Bought one as need to build a new PC on a budget and this fits that well. Heat
jamesbeer752

Surely a 'gaming mobo' would drop the on board video? Unless they are … Surely a 'gaming mobo' would drop the on board video? Unless they are only connected to the graphics cards, and not an on board chip (which would be surprising)



The on-board GPU is part of the CPU...
Biostar never again...
OOS
macaaa

Biostar never again...


What biostar have you ever had then and when?
rev6

The on-board GPU is part of the CPU...



I get that, but on a 'gaming spec' computer, you would never use your cpu as the gpu as well! I would rather more useful io on the rear, more usb, esata ect than this, which would ultimately be wasted
jamesbeer752

I get that, but on a 'gaming spec' computer, you would never use your cpu … I get that, but on a 'gaming spec' computer, you would never use your cpu as the gpu as well! I would rather more useful io on the rear, more usb, esata ect than this, which would ultimately be wasted



It's just part of the chipset. Sounds like X99 is the chipset for you.
kentris

Biostar is actually Taiwanese.



Don't tell the Chinese that Taiwan isn't China.
jamesbeer752

I get that, but on a 'gaming spec' computer, you would never use your cpu … I get that, but on a 'gaming spec' computer, you would never use your cpu as the gpu as well! I would rather more useful io on the rear, more usb, esata ect than this, which would ultimately be wasted



Its actually very useful for computer users to have on board (CPU) GPUs HDMI, DP, DVI and even VGA connectivity for a whole number of reasons, the main one for me is to use them in between upgrades of stand-alone graphics cards.

Some times its not always an option for some people (usually the ones investing in really expensive high end graphics cards) to go out and buy yet another high end expensive graphics card before they've sold of their existing one and recovered a bit of funds for their next buy.

If they haven't got a backup card in between selling their existing one they would be left with a system that's pretty much useless until they've purchased the card that they're looking for. Onboard gives them something to play with in the mean time during that period.

If you think people don't game using onboard Intel and AMD GPU/APU's and HDMI, DVI, VGA or DP motherboard connectivity, you will be very surprised when you go on YouTube and see just how many people actually do.

Type intel® hd graphics 530 gaming for example or HD4600 Gaming in YouTubes search.


Then theirs the fact that AMD for example, allows you to setup crossfire 'Dual Graphics', which is their onboard APU graphics in conjunction with compatible stand-alone AMD cards, and this actually offers entry level 'gamers' way better FPS improvements. See here:
and See here:

See here and then click desktop.

So I beg to differ with you.. X)
jimborae

OOS



​3 left
ws007

​3 left



​Sorry not at that price
How does this compare - £49.95 - Z170T

ebuyer.com/722…70t
KayeeEn

How does this compare - £49.95 - … How does this compare - £49.95 - Z170Thttp://www.ebuyer.com/722457-biostar-gaming-z170t-ver-5-x-socket-1151-vga-dvi-d-hdmi-displayport-atx-gaming-z170t



You lose an HDMI port and its only 1.4 not 2.0 so no 4K at 60Hz
Only 1 M.2 PCI-E not 2
Max 32GB DDR3 memory, not 64GB DDR4
Crossfire only works at 4x not 8x for the second card and no 3-way crossfire option
No USB 3.1 Type-C port

There are a few other differences but those are the ones which jumped out to me.

But it is £25 cheaper, just need to decide if those missing features are important to you.
Edited by: "qs3000" 20th Apr 2016
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