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    Default Upgrading to Kaby lake

    I'm looking forward to upgrade to this Kaby lake generation.
    I currently own a system with a haswell 4570 in it.
    Been looking through the line-up from different manufacturers and
    I saw this interesting bundle from Biostar.







    A Z270 motherboard ( I think it's their high end one ) bundled with
    a 256Gb Intel 600p m.2 SSD.


    Sold at $328 for the bundle.The SSD alone costs $100 and the remaining
    goes to the board.
    I think it's a fair deal since I will be having their top of the line
    Z270 and a free m.2 SSD.


    Your suggestions will be highly considered.

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    Default Re: Upgrading to Kaby lake

    I'm not sure how Biostar boards do lately, but if you're essentially paying $228 for the board, I'd personally go with something from Asus, Gigabyte or even Asrock at that point over Biostar. $200+ is typically a pretty high-end motherboard that will easily outstrip what a Biostar can offer. (Unless they've changed in the last couple years)
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    Default Re: Upgrading to Kaby lake

    Yup. ASUS or MSI.

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    Default Re: Upgrading to Kaby lake

    Quote Originally Posted by joshjaks View Post
    I'm not sure how Biostar boards do lately, but if you're essentially paying $228 for the board, I'd personally go with something from Asus, Gigabyte or even Asrock at that point over Biostar. $200+ is typically a pretty high-end motherboard that will easily outstrip what a Biostar can offer. (Unless they've changed in the last couple years)
    I've been using that brand for quite some time now. I am currently using their H81 and never had problems with it after more than two years. I am from the PH and most top tier brands like Asus sell their stuffs here like + $20 compared to prices from newegg.

    Quote Originally Posted by killjoyjim View Post
    Yup. ASUS or MSI.
    I had those too, and Gigabyte as well. This time I am going for something really worth my every buck.

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    Default Re: Upgrading to Kaby lake

    Biostar GT9 is the best Biostar mobo, but for that price ($ 328), you can buy better board and SSD:
    1. MSI Enthusiastic Gaming Intel Z270 DDR4 ($ 199.99): https://www.amazon.com/MSI-Enthusias.../dp/B01MY58G1F
    2. Samsung 960 EVO Series - 250GB PCIe NVMe ($ 129.99): https://www.amazon.com/Samsung-960-E.../dp/B01LYFKX41
    it's just my 2 cents.
    Last edited by Smiki007; 26-01-2017 at 10:16.

    Always look beyond the limits...

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    Default Re: Upgrading to Kaby lake

    Quote Originally Posted by Smiki007 View Post
    Biostar GT9 is the best Biostar mobo, but for that price ($ 328), you can buy better board and SSD:
    1. MSI Enthusiastic Gaming Intel Z270 DDR4 ($ 199.99): https://www.amazon.com/MSI-Enthusias.../dp/B01MY58G1F
    2. Samsung 960 EVO Series - 250GB PCIe NVMe ($ 129.99): https://www.amazon.com/Samsung-960-E.../dp/B01LYFKX41
    it's just my 2 cents.

    I will check that. although i got the pricing from newegg, biostar sells stuff here in PH close to that price. i guess it really depends on the location.

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    Default Re: Upgrading to Kaby lake

    Yeah, we're used to talking about prices for continental US while other markets can make a HUGE difference in the price scale. I've seen some OUTRAGEOUS tarrifs, import taxes, and other things that make building a PC in some places a real challenge.

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