Thursday, July 19th 2018

BIOSTAR Introduces H310MHC Entry-level Motherboard

BIOSTAR introduces an essential micro-ATX motherboard for home/office computing with the BIOSTAR H310MHC; a motherboard which uses the Intel H310 single chipset architecture to support the latest socket LGA1151 8th generation Intel Core processors and DDR4-1866/2133/2400/2666, USB3.1 Gen. 1 and HDMI output. The BIOSTAR H310MHC is a good choice for running every day applications such as office applications, web browsing, video and photo editing and basic gaming.

The BIOSTAR H310MHC offers the essential features and performance for home/office computing with its dual DIMM slots supporting up to 32GB of 2600MHz DDR4 memory and a single PCI-E 3.0 x16 and two PCI-E 2.0. x1 slots. As for connectivity, the H310MHC has a Realtek RTL8111H - 10/100/1000 Controller along with four USB 3.1 Gen1 ports (2 on rear I/Os and 2 via internal header) and 6 x USB2.0 ports (2 on rear I/Os and 4 via internal header).
Key Features:
  • Speed+: USB 3.1 Gen1, SATA3, DDR4
  • 6 Gbps SATA3 ports for internal drives
  • USB 3.1 Gen1 ports for portable media storage
  • Full range of DDR support: 1866/ 2133/ 2400/ 2666 up to 32G maximum capacity
  • Audio+: HD Audio
  • Audio+ ensures high-definition audio with minimal loss of audio fidelity
  • Video+: DX12 and Integrated HDMI
  • DirectX 12 to take our gaming to the next level by maximizing the graphics potential of your computer
  • Integrated HDMI to output HD resolution graphics to your monitor
  • Protection+: ESD Protection, USB Polyswitch, OC, OV, OT Protection
  • ESD to protect the motherboard from electrical overstress
  • Full protective features against current overvoltage, overload, over temperature along with anti-surge protection
For more information, visit the product page.
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14 Comments on BIOSTAR Introduces H310MHC Entry-level Motherboard

#1
silentbogo
Nice little board, but some things are very questionable...
* no M.2 slot (which is usually present even the cheapest boards nowadays)
* flimsy VGA connector w/o shield or rear support. I've fixed several client boards w/ broken VGA of this type and it's not fun at all.
* very few USB ports on the rear

Just those three might be enough to deter people from spending $45-50 on this board, and instead going for $55-60 board that at least has 2 of these problems eliminated (like Biostar's own H310MHD).
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#2
Durvelle27
Every time I see Biostar boards, they just scream ugly and cheaply made.
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#3
silentbogo
Durvelle27, post: 3872751, member: 107186"
Every time I see Biostar boards, they just scream ugly and cheaply made.
Because they are and that's the key. Their boards are always the cheapest on the market because they are very-very conservative in terms of parts quantity and quality.
The target audience is a low-budget low-end PC builders for home/office.
What's funny is that the 3+1 VRM setup w/o an additional lower mosfet(except that single SoC phase) is supposedly rated to run anything up to 95W, but I don't think there is a single sane person that's going to risk and put an i7-8700K in it.
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#4
dj-electric
silentbogo, post: 3872781, member: 141875"
Because they are and that's the key. Their boards are always the cheapest on the market because they are very-very conservative in terms of parts quantity and quality.
The target audience is a low-budget low-end PC builders for home/office.
What's funny is that the 3+1 VRM setup w/o an additional lower mosfet(except that single SoC phase) is supposedly rated to run anything up to 95W, but I don't think there is a single sane person that's going to risk and put an i7-8700K in it.
The problem starts when you state that there's full support for said 8700K. Sane or not, you got to back your statements on CPU support.
This VRM system might have been somewhat safe in the 4-core era - but this is highly problematic. many other boards are going to face very series issues soon.
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#5
Readlight
Does every electronic device is made in Foxcom is there some eu fabrics.?
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#6
silentbogo
dj-electric, post: 3872801, member: 87186"
Sane or not, you got to back your statements on CPU support.
"CPU Support" tab on the f%$^g product page? Line #2?
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#7
Chloe Price
It's not the consumer's fault if someone puts a 8700K on this and something breaks, since the board officially supports it.

It's a different thing when people fry their VRMs when overclocking with a board which has a crappy VRM. Like those Asrock Z77 Pro3/4 motherboards back in the day..
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#8
dj-electric
Chloe Price, post: 3873274, member: 123719"
It's not the consumer's fault if someone puts a 8700K on this and something breaks, since the board officially supports it.

It's a different thing when people fry their VRMs when overclocking with a board which has a crappy VRM. Like those Asrock Z77 Pro3/4 motherboards back in the day..
I'd go ahead and say that you can fry this board's VRM with nothing more than a stock 8700K
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#9
Caring1
dj-electric, post: 3873301, member: 87186"
I'd go ahead and say that you can fry this board's VRM with nothing more than a stock 8700K
I'd like someone to test that theory and video it for ummm science. :toast:
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#10
Chloe Price
dj-electric, post: 3873301, member: 87186"
I'd go ahead and say that you can fry this board's VRM with nothing more than a stock 8700K
If Biostar claims that it supports 8700K, then it's Biostar's fault if that claim is false.
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#11
dj-electric
Oh, i have no doubt this supports a 8700K CPU. Just make sure to have a fire extinguisher if you gonna max out this CPU
Otherwise, it may just downgrade itself to a core i7 2600
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#12
Tsukiyomi91
budget board for budget builders. Won't recommend installing an i7-8700K on a $50 board. Biostar should not list it in the first place.
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#13
LPide
Pretty much every H310 board listed on Newegg says its compatible with 8th gen i7. Like someone mentioned, need a reviewer to test it, I am very curious now.
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#14
Tonim89
Wasn't the H310 chipset discontinued a few weeks ago? Anyway, this board is oriented for budget PCs, mostly for Pentiums CPUs and single tasks...
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