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Biostar iDEQ 220K

alaScore 78

14 reviews

Jul, 2014

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Still Great!

 

If you are using a Seagate or Maxtor hard drive, go to Seagate's web site and type in Nforce compatibility at the support search. If yours comes up, just start chat support and they'll have an upgrade file for you in about eight minutes. Repeat their...

Re-cycle your AMD socket 754 system into this cute little box for a nice savings and a good experience ; Make a new little PC at a very low price ; Cram a powerful PC under your lcd projector ; After using mine for quite a while, I've grown accostomed...

Nforce: All IDE must be on cable select unless it recognizes as "slave" when you do so. Quite a trick if you didn't know about it ; 754: The first memory socket is for DDR333, like the excellent Newegg product, 1gb PQI ddr333 cas2.5. The second socket...

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Super compact and neat

 

I installed a high end sound card and now I have a portable studio, very flexible unit, nice finish, will look for more similiar units in 939 format in the future.

Surprisingly neat and clean interior, very quiet, decent onboard graphics performance (once I installed the included driver) ; Heat pipe for cpu included

Stupid sliding cover that either blocks dvd or power button, though it covers the psychodelic power led nicely

Consumer review by:

Hmmmm

 

I need to remove the front panel and see if I can fix the button on the front. - I was amazed that the evga 7800GT agp card fit. It's a long card and with care, it fit in fine, but the power supply was lacking when it came time to give up some juice....

Size, price (open box - came as new in box unopened?!!! woot)- power consumption seems more 'thrifty' for someone who leaves their pc on for long periods. Benchmarks nice with good cpu / memory / hard drive / video card. The light show on the front...

Main complaint - Power button is malfunctioning. After about 6 months of use, the button has to be pressed very hard in order to make contact with the button behind the button. I'm someone who uses a light pressing of the power button to shutdown. --...

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Not to bad.

 

I am considering building a few more for my grownup kids birthdays , very fun to build.

Sweet- adding Seagate 80gig sata HD keeps cool,512mb PC3200 memory,Liteon 16x/48X DVD Burner,Sunbeam Fireline Blueline Mouse,and Blue lit keyboard, and 19" viewsonic flat screen monitor(refurbished)plus adding 2.1 klpsch speakers. Graphics card and...

Only con

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Great buy!

 

This baby's 250W power supply works great with my 7800GS AGP card! Definately a nice lil LAN party toy =)

Solid piece of art. I say art because it's the first small case I've owned and the did a great job of fitting everything in such a small box

With it having 2 sata connectors for raid, it should have included 2 sata cables. Word of caution, if you plan on raid 0/1, then make sure to order a 2nd 90 degree low profile sata connector (don't think NewEgg carries them though)

Consumer review by:

Quality, Quiet, Cool

 

Highly recommended. I am going to buy a second one for a media PC.

Excellent build quality, runs a Sempron 2600+ under full load at 32C (26C idle) and a GeForce 6600GT full load at 56C. Very impressed with the fit, finish and cable routing/labeling

The front sliding door operation isn't as smooth as it could be. Random pulsating colored LEDs on the front get old fast. Yes, I am stretching to find cons

Consumer review by:

It Works Perfect!!!!!

 

If you buy IDEQ220,Sempron3100+,512mb Ram,120 or 160gb seagate hdd(I prefer SATA one),DVD+RW(Samsung or NEC)and Asus fx5200.you can play Matrix-Path of Neo,DOOM3(medium quality),NFs underground2 etc. very well.It's already perfect for Office...

I bought this case with sempron3100+,512md Corsair Value,samsungDVD+RW 6 months ago ; and I used my old IDE HDD(seagate 120gb 7200rpm)and 128mb Asus Fx5200 VGA without vga fan.Stabilitiy is so good.temperature is low.(about 28C)

not yet,AGP port may be cons but if you want to play very high detail games.I think that is not a problem

Consumer review by:

Nice Deal

 

UPS "guaranteed 3 day shipping" delivered very quickly from Tennessee but not *nearly* as quick from California. What's up with that? It would be nice to see the ol' FedEx Super Saver as an option again, too.

Nice system. My second iDeq build which went much more smoothly this time. I noticed a few extra "notes" in place to help prevent the occasional *noob messup*. I threw in an old IDE hd, the free sempron and a leftover 512 stick of RAM and it booted...

It's a SFF. That both a pro and a con

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So far, a real champ, if you want quiet, cool, and cheap

 

There is an annoying light show as the unit runs, but fortunately they provide an off plug inside to disable just that. However, this leaves the unit lightless at runtime (no drive or power light), which may be good or bad depending. Works great as an...

Quiet, Cool, and Cheap! Some expandability. Works well with older 2100 DDR; the surprised me. Case has three easily removable covers and 2 removable drive bays making working in the case a lot easier. As mentioned by another reviewer, a parallel port...

Some expandability. You mostly must use USB (only 4 native ports) and Firwire (2). Video is ok, but a fanless AGP (like 6200) works nicely and keeps it quiet. Memory is limited to 166Mhz max. I thought it should support 200 since it boosts DDR 3200....

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nice machine

 

I've owned the shuttle, i like this one better. cleaner build, less interior clutter.

Very nice layout, clean builds ; Big gloing power putton that gradually changes colors every few seconds ; Looks nice on the desk, quiet ; Nice heat-sink/fan included

Sliding front faceplate feels a little cheap, but should be okay with care

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Product Specifications

The Biostar iDEQ is a versatile small form factor system designed to meet your computing and entertaining needs. Are you looking for a portable yet powerful LAN party gaming machine? Or perhaps you want a control center for your home entertainment system? There are countless uses for the iDEQ system - it is only limited by your imagination.

Audio Output

Type:Sound card

Cabinet (Chassis)

Form Factor:Desktop
Manufacturer Form Factor:Small form factor

Cabinet (Chassis)

Form Factor:Desktop
Manufacturer Form Factor:Small form factor

Dimensions & Weight

Depth:12.7in
Height:7.4in
Width:8.3in

Display (Projector)

Type:None.

Header

Compatibility:PC
Manufacturer:Biostar
Model:220K
Packaged Quantity:1
Product Line:Biostar iDEQ

Mainboard

Chipset Type:VIA K8M800
Processor Socket:Socket 754

Modem

Type: None

Networking

Data Link Protocol:Ethernet / Fast Ethernet
Type:Network adapter

Optical Storage

Type: None

Processor

Max Supported Qty:1
Type:No CPU
Upgradability:Upgradable

RAM

Installed Size:0MB
Max Supported Size:2GB
Technology:DDR SDRAM

Storage Controller (2nd)

Type:IDE

Storage Floppy Drive

Type: None

Storage Hard Drive (2nd)

Type: None

Storage Removable

Type: None

System

Hard Drive(-s) Total Capacity:0GB
Type:PC barebone

Video Output

Graphics Processor / Vendor:VIA UniChrome Pro
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