Biostar 1155 TZ68A+ Review
When the LGA1156 first appeared it was mooted as being the lower cost alternative to the almighty X58. To some degree it was although the cost of the higher-end CPUs and some of the better motherboards didn't leave it far short of a medium X58 setup.
Now LGA1155 has been around for a while and we've had the initial P67 influx, more and more manufacturers are shifting to the Z68 Chipset to power their LGA1155 socket motherboards. Unlike its P55 and, to a lesser degree, P67 brethren most of the Z68 boards we've seen have been definitely at the affordable end of the spectrum.
Biostar have often been a supplier of some no-frills, good performing motherboards at reasonable pricing and todays review, the TZ68A+ absolutely falls into the reasonable pricing category, being available for a hair over £90.
Is it really possible to get all the bells and whistles of Z68 boards but for such a tiny price?
Certainly the specifications aren't lacking. Only the limited number of USB ports and inclusion of some fairly last gen stuff such as a Printer Port and a couple of PCI slots hint at its 'value' roots.