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Yeah, like you really need me to give you my final impression of this board after reading the review, but maybe you just snuck here to the end for a quick peek so I will break it down again for you. I would think that our performance scores should pretty much speak for themselves about the boards basic performance is. This is a review after all and therefore it requires a conclusion from this reviewer as a final closer. Where shall I begin then?
Okay I know, Let's start with the features. Now there are many boards out there that provide better features than the BIOSTAR X79 TPower. Those boards also come with a fairly hefty price tag. Interestingly enough though, they didn't post scores that were that much higher though than Biostar's. This just says that you're going to be paying for the features more than for additional performance. If you need these additional features then go ahead and purchase one of those other boards. If you are more concerned about overall performance then I would think that this would be the board for you. In these difficult economic times boards like this one are very attractive and for the performance you really can't beat it. With the money that you save you could easily purchase a better video card or processor. Those items tend to have a much bigger impact on performance than the motherboard anyway.
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In terms of overall performance this board is simply amazing. it managed to keep pace with most of enthusiast level motherboards. At this price point it represents an amazing value to the consumer. Most of whom tend to be gamers rather than hard-core enthusiasts. This is the market that will really benefit from a board like this. It was incredibly easy to setup and install. We encountered no problems at all with testing it and it never got very hot during any of our benchmarking. If you need any further convincing just have another look at the scores. For this price there just isn't a better 2011 socket motherboard. Many of the other manufacturers could learn a few things from Biostar and realize that flashy heat sinks and crazy features don't always add up to performance. This becomes even more evident when you take into account the price point that many of these other boards are featured at.
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To wrap this up let's take another look at the board itself. It isn't the prettiest or flashiest 2011 board out there, but I don't think you'd be able to guess how powerful it is just by looking at it either. There are many other 2011 boards that are currently available and I feel that this one represents the very best bang for your buck. I would like to see Biostar work on their esthetics, but only if they can keep their costs down. If that isn't possible then I think they should just stick with their rather basic looking design. For most users they're only going to see the board if they're working on it or if they happen to have a clear side window. You also have to take into account that once you have your CPU heat sink installed, along with all of your other hardware, most of the motherboard will be covered up anyway. This is even true of the more flashy looking motherboards. So what's the point in putting all of the effort into making it look flashy in the first place? I guess there are those that do prefer flash to substance. This isn't that board and you should probably look elsewhere to waste your money. The BIOSTAR X79 Tpower motherboard is shoe in for the Top Value Award here on Motherboards.org as its priced at a very affordable level, good overclocking options, performs on par with more expensive boards and has enough features to satisfy many different user groups.
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