Biostar TPower i55 Review
It's very easy when reviewing hardware to get your head turned by all the latest and greatest. Things bristling with monster technology, breaking world records and the bank.
Thankfully for you guys and gals, we're enthusiasts just like you. So whilst we all enjoy looking at the latest hardware, or the most expensive hardware, we don't ever look down our noses or ignore the most value conscious choices. We've all got bills to pay and rarely do you find yourself able to splurge extraordinary amount of money on the best. Most often we have to look down the price list a little to find something that wont leave you having to eat thermal paste for a month.
This brings us neatly to the Biostar I55. A motherboard that has been around for a little while now, happily plugging away at the value end of the P55 market.
As you should know though, the LGA1156 line of processors contains some real barn-burners so is the Biostar TPower I55 a great value choice, or is it just cheap?
Firstly let's grab the specifications from the Biostar website.
As you can see this really only lacks for the very latest features such as USB3.0 or SATA 6Gbps. It would be easy to leap up and berate such a last-gen feature set. The moment you notice the price, just north of a ton, you'll see that actually this is a feature-rich motherboard, rather than lacking one or two more 'enthusiast' technologies.