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    Default Biostar HiFi Z97WE Motherboard Review

    Introduction The Z97 chipset motherboards have now gone into full swing, and with the Haswell refresh we saw a lot of new flavor in motherboard choices this time around. Today, we are going to be looking at the Biostar HiFi Z97WE Motherboard. At first glance, we have to be honest here… we didn’t really like the color combination Biostar used with the HiFi Z97WE Motherboard. The gold heatsinks with its yellow and black accents really don’t go well together aesthetically speaking. However, putting the aesthetics aside we are going to put the Biostar HiFi Z97WE to the test in terms of performance and see how well it stacks up with other Z97 Motherboards we have already tested. So before we dive in for a closer look, let’s talk about who Biostar is: In 1980,the IT industry was growing at a phenomenal rate. With wide experience in buying and selling electronic parts as well as researching on future demands for mainboards and add-on cards , the founder of BIOSTAR GROUP,established BIOSTAR MICROTECH INTERNATIONAL CORP in 1986. In the early years, BIOSTAR concentrated on the manufacture of mainboards built for XT form factor. To maintain steady business growth, BIOSTAR managed to keep a large portion of its capital and manpower invested on the design and development of new products, which at the same time has enabled it to stay competitive in the rapid evolution of the computer industry. BIOSTAR has enriched its competence in the design and manufacture of products such as add-on cards, multi-media and system products to develop the market and meet the demands of customers for more integrated solutions. In order to expand its capacity to meet customer demand globally, BIOSTAR was the first to establish a manufacturing facility in China in 1990. In 1998, its sales revenues exceeded US$130 million and it ranked 227th among the top 1000 enterprises in Taiwan. Furthermore,BIOSTAR obtained an ISO 9001 certification in 1999 and became a publicly listed company in the same year. BIOSTAR’s future has limitless possibilities. *

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    Default Re: Biostar HiFi Z97WE Motherboard Review

    Good review Kenny. Like always.

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    Default Re: Biostar HiFi Z97WE Motherboard Review

    Good review Kenny, Thanks. Not a bad board, don't like the color scheme (black, yellow, orange, gold), in that range of price ($120-$140), are much better choices in ASUS or MSI IMO.
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    Default Re: Biostar HiFi Z97WE Motherboard Review

    good review Kenny. ugly color and buggy bios = pass on this for me.
    You don't know me and that's the way i like it!

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    Default Re: Biostar HiFi Z97WE Motherboard Review

    Thanks All, Yea, I was not a big fan of the color and the buggy BIOS was really a let down on this board.
    I do hope that Biostar will work on a fix, otherwise it had great potential and for a sub $125 MB with 10 VRM phases it can be a great overclocker.

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    Thanks for knocking this review out Kenny. I know the issues you had at the beginning. At least it got better after the update. Still needs a bit of help. Detailed review as always.
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    Default Re: Biostar HiFi Z97WE Motherboard Review

    As always great review and really not a bad board for the money once they work out the bugs, don't particularly care for the colors though

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    Default Re: Biostar HiFi Z97WE Motherboard Review

    Quote Originally Posted by vinman View Post
    As always great review and really not a bad board for the money once they work out the bugs, don't particularly care for the colors though
    Im wish you on that. The colors are not very attractive. I would use it for projects that are for other people and not being shown off. lol
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    Default Re: Biostar HiFi Z97WE Motherboard Review

    Great Review Kenny of a nice budget board thanks for posting

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