The old saying states that "You get what you pay for". Personally, I have found that the idea is not really true in all cases. There are plenty of cases where I have found the cheaper product to be just as good or even superior, especially with regards to food. We all know that the grocery stores certainly try to push this idea that their store brands are just as good as the brand name products. Clearly, doing your research is worth the time, with regards to price to performance, and can save you money.

Biostar Hi-Fi Z97WE Motherboard and Box


Electronics are one of those areas where I usually don't like to skimp and usually end up buying higher cost products for what generally equates to a better quality product. However, like store brand products, the more expensive product is not always superior. At other times, there is simply the need to provide a balance of what is deemed necessary on a product and not just fill it with superfluous features. That is exactly what Biostar's intention was with the Hi-Fi Z97WE motherboard, to provide a good set of features that perform well at a good price point.

Biostar Hi-Fi Z97WE Motherboard


The Biostar Hi-Fi Z97WE motherboard offers a nice balance of features for the price and is targeted at budget to mainstream users. With the Hi-Fi Z97WE motherboard, Biostar has included 100% solid capacitors to help provide a long life to the boards. It comes in a standard ATX format and the PCB is laid out to provide plenty of room for larger heatsinks and dual video cards. The look of the motherboard takes the form of a black and yellow themed PCB with gold accents on the heatsinks. Support is provided for 32GB of memory, consisting of four DDR3 modules at speeds up to DDR3-2800. Video connections include VGA, DVI, and HDMI ports. Both USB 3.0 and SATA 6G are fully supported through the Z97 chipset and Dual Gigabit LAN connections with teaming capability are provided.