More mATX action for the enthusiast, the BIOSTAR TH55XE

Subject: Motherboards | May 31, 2010 - 02:59 PM |
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For a mere pittance of $119 you can get your hands on the BIOSTAR TH55XE, a mATX board designed with overclocking performance in mind.  The feature list is quite impressive for such a small board, the H55 chipset supports up to 16GB of DDR3, there is a PCIe 16x slot as well as an 4x and a pair of legacy PCI ports, 10 USB 2.0 plugs, 5 SATA-2 ports and an eSATA port, there are even a pair of firewire ports.  There are graphics outputs as well but unless you have a chip that has Intel HD graphics built in they remain disabled.  [H]ard|OCP pushed their overclocking claims as far as they could and were impressed by what they saw, especially considering the price point.  Do keep in mind that even though many mATX boards now incorporate features previously seen only on full sized boards if you feel that you are cramped working on an ATX board then mATX might not be for you.

"BIOSTAR has decided to jump in to the Intel H55 fray with a solid offering in the TH55XE

board. While this board is of a micro-ATX form factor, it performs well enough to take on

the big boys. And yes, this is one mirco-ATX motherboard that delivers overclocking for the

enthusiast."

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