Enter to win one of three Biostar Hi-Fi Z97WE motherboards

Z97 motherboards might be the most future-proof around. They support not only current-gen Haswell CPUs, but also upcoming Broadwell chips. And, in addition to serving up loads of Serial ATA ports, they’re primed for the next generation of PCI Express solid-state drives. Pretty sweet, no?

Biostar’s entry into the Z97 arena is the Hi-Fi Z97WE. This affordable offering is selling for $124.99 at Newegg, and we have three of them to give away.

True to its name, the Hi-Fi has upgraded audio circuitry with isolated analog traces, fancier electrical components, and built-in amplification. Other accoutrements include fast-charging USB ports, dual Gigabit Ethernet jacks with traffic management software, and smartphone apps that bring a multitude of remote functions to Android and iOS. The board has a pretty standard mix of slots and ports, including dual PCIe x16 connectors hanging off the CPU and an M.2 socket attached to the chipset.

We have the Hi-Fi Z97WE in our labs for testing, as well, so stay tuned for a full review. In the meantime, you can enter our giveaway by doing the following:

  • Sign up using the form below.
  • Correctly answer one easy question: what’s the highest memory speed supported by the Hi-Fi Z97WE? (You’ll find the answer on the motherboard’s product page on the Biostar website.)
  • You might also consider "liking" Biostar on Facebook.
  • …or liking us on Facebook.
  • …or following Scott on Twitter.
  • …or checking out Cyril’s book.

(The last four parts are completely optional, but they won’t hurt. We promise.)

Rules and regulations

Sorry, but this contest is open to residents of the U.S. only.

Only one entry allowed per person, household, or e-mail address. Multiple entries per person, household or address are not permitted. Please don’t try to game the system by entering your girlfriend, wife, kids or pets. We’ll probably disqualify you if you do.

We will be accepting giveaway entries between the time this post goes up and June 19, 2014 at noon CDT. We’ll then choose our winners in a random drawing from among all eligible entries. The winners will be announced on the site on June 20 and will also be notified via e-mail. The winners must claim their prizes within 72 hours, or they will forfeit them, and we will draw new winners.

You must include your full name, a valid email address, and a physical shipping address with your entry. Only the winners’ names will be announced on the site. We will not share their addresses or other personal information with our sponsors or anyone else. Incomplete entries will be disqualified. TR reserves the right to disqualify entries that appear to be attempts to game the system or circumvent the rules in any way.

The staff of The Tech Report and their immediate families may not enter the giveaway and are not eligible to win.

We will accept entries only from residents of the United States. No purchase is necessary. This giveaway is void where prohibited by law. TR and Biostar are not responsible for any taxes on the prize, damage in shipping, damage caused by using the prize with other products, or health issues such as repetitive strain injury, eye strain, or chemical addictions that may result from prolonged use of the prize. We may answer questions and offer clarifications of the rules in this comments thread.

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    • Geonerd
    • 6 years ago

    Thanks for Yet Another Giveaway!

    Now, if only I’d win one… 😉

    • TheQat
    • 6 years ago

    Planning to upgrade this summer and this would be a great start. Hope I finally win something!

    • Ryhadar
    • 6 years ago

    This would be perfect to stick a new Pentium Anniversary Edition CPU in there to toy around with if you don’t need the board.

    Thanks for the opportunity, TR.

    • ronch
    • 6 years ago

    I just checked out this board’s webpage [url=http://www.biostar.com.tw/app/en/mb/introduction.php?S_ID=731#spec<]right here[/url<] and it says this board uses the Realtek ALC892 codec. Now I know this isn't a high end board and raw codec specs don't tell the whole story, but it's just something to take note of, given how this board specifically claims to be "HiFi" class. Also, aren't those caps near the codec electrolytic caps and not solid caps? Are those better when dealing with audio?

    • Zeekiel
    • 6 years ago

    Are you accepting entries from the past? 😉

    Quote, “We will be accepting giveaway entries between the time this post goes up and June 19, 2013 at noon CDT.”

    • ronch
    • 6 years ago

    I think Biostar deserves more coverage. Normally it’s just Asus, MSI, and Gigabyte who get all the attention especially with Intel no longer being in the mobo business. There’s Foxconn too, of course, but lots of their employees seem to want to jump to their deaths so I’m not too sure about them. I want to give ECS another chance but I’ve had enough of their stuff. And then there are the outliers such as Sapphire, who don’t seem to want to put a lot of their eggs in the mobo basket, so I don’t know if they’re really interested in making it big there.

    • puppetworx
    • 6 years ago

    [url=https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=NbdXSrM0m9w<]Sorry, but this contest is open to residents of the U.S. only.[/url<]

      • cynan
      • 6 years ago

      You can hardly blame them. I mean who would trust a Biostar board to be reliable enough to withstand international shipping?

        • allreadydead
        • 5 years ago

        ….All of them as they all made in some other continent and internationally shipped to USA ?

    • MaxTheLimit
    • 6 years ago

    Why does it ask for Province and Postal Code if none of Canada is eligible?

    • meerkt
    • 6 years ago

    What I find particularly impressive is that the mobo supports both [url=http://www.biostar.com.tw/picture/Overview/152/_4k.jpg<]4096x2106 and 4098x2160[/url<]!

    • DPete27
    • 6 years ago

    Does BioStar have a UEFI interface yet?

      • dextrous
      • 6 years ago

      According to the product page – yes. That was hard to find…..

    • chuckula
    • 6 years ago

    [quote<]what's the highest memory speed supported by the Hi-Fi Z97WE?[/quote<] SPOILER ALERT!!!! [spoiler<]It's Ludicrous Speed!![/spoiler<]

      • orik
      • 6 years ago

      now everyone will be able to enter :c

        • chuckula
        • 6 years ago

        No, people in Quebec still won’t be able to enter even if they know the answer.

        Oh, and even if the inevitable “Hey, how come people in Quebec can’t enter!?!?!” post gets made seven or eight times during this thread by people who apparently have never seen the same post made for every single TR contest in the history of Quebec.

        EDIT: Oh, looks like the TR editors are really bringing the hammer down: This contest is only open to those unwashed U.S. residents! You can’t even enter even if you do flee to Manitoba!

        What’s the world coming to I ask?

          • Tumbleweed
          • 6 years ago

          The world is coming to America, obviously. Get with the program.

      • nanoflower
      • 6 years ago

      So long as they don’t Plaid.

      • Flapdrol
      • 6 years ago

      no need for that, lightspeed or ridiculous speed is fast enough for current cpu’s.

    • derFunkenstein
    • 6 years ago

    Floored after Scott’s comments in a recent release roundup that Biostar is giving you guys anything.

    But I like fire and instability, so count me in!

    edit: beyond the Bumblebee paint job, it looks like a nice enough board (specs-wise at least).

      • Milo Burke
      • 6 years ago

      Why would anyone want to run a memory test anyway?

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