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It looks HAWT!
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Man, all these low-end companies came out of nowhere with nice and affordable products. ASRock, Biostar, MSI, and now ECS. Who's next?
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msi is not low end
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post #14 of 54
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msi is not low end
For video cards this is true, motherboards not so much.

This motherboard looks great, curious what pricing is.
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post #15 of 54
Board looks nice, for sure... would look better with a zambezi inside. AMD... did you hear that? It would look better if you'd release your grasp on my balls and show me some love.

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IDE allows two DVD drives. Then you have space for 6 HDD's
Never thought of that... and here I am rockin' an IDE Optical!!!
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post #16 of 54
Quote:
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msi is not low end
Not until recently, they were.
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post #17 of 54
Quote:
Originally Posted by DoktorCreepy View Post
For video cards this is true, motherboards not so much.

This motherboard looks great, curious what pricing is.
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Not until recently, they were.

as far as i know, they have been producing high end boards since like 2002. More recently They have had many (or at least one) solid high end boards for 775, AM2, AM2+, AM3, 1156, 1366, AM3+.

Not sure how you define recently, but to me that is a pretty long time.
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post #18 of 54
Asrock and ECS boards have really improved over the past few years.
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post #19 of 54
Quote:
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Asrock and ECS boards have really improved over the past few years.
Asrock, definitely a big YES. ECS is still churning out trash though. Just because it looks cool, doesn't make it good. How in the world is it possible to release a 990FX board with such limited bios options? I mean you can't even change the CPU multiplier! There is no CPU-NB voltage either... I also guarantee there are nearly no RAM timing options, and that's why Guru3D didn't even bother to show this subsection.

Quote:
Originally Posted by guru3d
Overclocking wise, well since the Phenom II CPU multiplier could not even be changed with this first BIOS, we didn't even bother checking the baseclock overclock results as it's the Phenom's biggest handicap. The missing MP overclock feature of course is different with Bulldozer processors and a BIOS update is going to fix it for Phenom II processors, so once these become available this board will be a nice piece of machinery.
The Guru3D conclusion is funny too. That means Guru3D tried to increase the reference clock, but it was so terrible they didn't even bother to list it more than likely. Why anyone would go to ECS to purchase a premium product is beyond me. The expansion layout only utilizes 6 slots and is not up to snuff compared to the majority of the other boards. Again, bios options are very gimped and even with updates I can guarantee they will not be up to par with the other manufacturers. If looking for a premium product, look anywhere but ECS.
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post #20 of 54
I like huge sinks on boards, looks so cool.. Tried Asrock on my intel build and an ECS on my 1055T.. Both are working perfectly and overclocked too!

But ECS's BIOS' are kinda like stuck to a single revision. My ECS board never had a BIOS update ever since.. So I'm still kinda meh on ECS.
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