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Need help deciding between GIGABYTE GA-M61P-S3 and BIOSTAR TA690G

By PotatoYam
Jun 25, 2007
  1. Hi everyone,

    I've been doing some research to replace my broken motherboard, and I've come up with one final choice. The Gigabyte has better reviews on Newegg.com, but the Biostar has a very good rating from PCStats.com. I haven't been able to find anything about the Gigabyte board, has anyone else? Any information or insight would be very helpful.

    BIOSTAR TA690G
    http://www.pcstats.com/articleview.cfm?articleID=2106
    http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16813138057

    GIGABYTE GA-M61P-S3
    http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16813128034

    I'm not looking to do much tweaking or overclocking, just want to repair my computer with a good cheap motherboard. ATX form doesn't matter either.

    Thanks in advance.
     
  2. F1N3ST

    F1N3ST TS Rookie Posts: 1,088

    Biostar Tforce series rules so does the S3, definitely get the biostar (Solid Capacitors) means longer life.
     
  3. raybay

    raybay TS Evangelist Posts: 10,716   +6

    The BIOStar is good. The Gigabyte is better.
     
  4. PotatoYam

    PotatoYam TS Rookie Topic Starter

  5. raybay

    raybay TS Evangelist Posts: 10,716   +6

  6. F1N3ST

    F1N3ST TS Rookie Posts: 1,088

    The BIOSTAR is better, it has solid capacitors and is a tForce series, which can OC like mad.
     
  7. raybay

    raybay TS Evangelist Posts: 10,716   +6

    Disagree if performance is taken into account. The BIOStar has a higher failure rate... perhaps due to the excessive overclocking.
     
  8. F1N3ST

    F1N3ST TS Rookie Posts: 1,088

    The integrated GFX on the BIOSTAR are better (And can be OCed) and it has a newer chipset, and it has a HDMI port, and has DVI.
     
  9. raybay

    raybay TS Evangelist Posts: 10,716   +6

    But still does not appear to be better operationally... in performance and reliability... and in tech support.
     
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