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Worth building a system with this mainboard?


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#1 Ravenbar

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Posted 13 April 2016 - 07:04 PM

I recently recieved a BioStar MCP6P M2+ motherboard new in box for free. I have a AMD Athlon 64 x2 processor for it and large amounts of ram that also match the board(DDR2). I've tested the board and it does POST. The only thing I'm lacking to put it together is a case since all my extra cases are compact cases and any I could steal from other systems I don't use are off the shelf and don't have replaceable IO shields.


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Posted 13 April 2016 - 07:23 PM

in my experience, Biostar boards havent always been the best performing boards, nor steller overclockers, but they DO last forever. I built my brother a computer with a biostar board some 8 years ago, and it is STILL running strong, so as far as their quality is concerned, no complaints. 

 

and hey, its not a modern board either, and the price is right. As long as your not expecting it to play Crysis on full graphics, then I say its worth a cheap case from motherboard, would make a good desktop computer or a great  media center. you can get I/O shields off of ebay cheap. I have a older board with DDR2 and AMD x2 6000+ processor on a gigabyte board that I use just for that, I have it in my bathroom hooked up to a 26 inch TV by my soaker tub, I use it to watch netflix and all my R rated movies that I dont wany my kids to see lol.

 

Price is right, $20 case and you got yourself a decent computer there. I cant see where you can go wrong there. If you dont have a windows license running around you can easily turn it into a linux box, its full of possibilities. And if by some odd chance it does up and die in 2 months, your not out much, and if it were me, I would buy a mid range (40-50 dollar range) mid-atx case, that way you have a decent case for a new build for if and when it does hit the sack (or you get tired of it) and save yourself money down the road. 


Edited by the_patriot11, 13 April 2016 - 07:25 PM.

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Posted 13 April 2016 - 07:37 PM

in my experience, Biostar boards havent always been the best performing boards, nor steller overclockers, but they DO last forever. I built my brother a computer with a biostar board some 8 years ago, and it is STILL running strong, so as far as their quality is concerned, no complaints. 

 

and hey, its not a modern board either, and the price is right. As long as your not expecting it to play Crysis on full graphics, then I say its worth a cheap case from motherboard, would make a good desktop computer or a great  media center. you can get I/O shields off of ebay cheap. I have a older board with DDR2 and AMD x2 6000+ processor on a gigabyte board that I use just for that, I have it in my bathroom hooked up to a 26 inch TV by my soaker tub, I use it to watch netflix and all my R rated movies that I dont wany my kids to see lol.

 

Price is right, $20 case and you got yourself a decent computer there. I cant see where you can go wrong there. If you dont have a windows license running around you can easily turn it into a linux box, its full of possibilities. And if by some odd chance it does up and die in 2 months, your not out much, and if it were me, I would buy a mid range (40-50 dollar range) mid-atx case, that way you have a decent case for a new build for if and when it does hit the sack (or you get tired of it) and save yourself money down the road. 

I have an IO shield for it. The cases I have around either are OEM and don't have a seperate IO shield or they are too small for the board. I'm not sure what I'd use the system for, other than to let the nieces and nephews play games on it since I just built the desktop in my Sig a few months back. I've also got a couple older XP era towers collecting dust as I don't have a use for them since I put together this new system.


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Posted 13 April 2016 - 08:22 PM

well, whatever you use it for it should be a decently functional computer, depending on how much ram and what CPU you have, it should even run vista/7/8 or even 10 on it. Its not going to be a steller performer, but it should be good for childrens games and whatnot.


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