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Does ECS make good motherboards?

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Ive noticed that they have cheap products, but are they worth it?
post #2 of 13
Generally, saving money = taking risk. If you feel that the potential RMA (shipping + wait) is worth the risk, go ahead. You might get a good OC, but it won't compare to what you could do with a, say, DFI. Generally, Asus, DFI, and MSI are the best to stick with.

Tell us what exactly you're considering and we'll point you to a good board...
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I've owned 3 ECS boards, all Socket A mobo's. They didn't have anything much for Overclocking, although I've had the one for 5 years and it has been pretty good to me. I have recently bought a Chaintech VNF4 ultra and I'm waiting on the processor/memory/vid card, BFG sells the same exact motherboard (but obviously under a different name) for 40-50$ more than the VNF4 ultra is, I've had about 4 Chaintech boards and they've been better than ECS and just as cheap so far.
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they lack features that good mobos have. I don't like em.
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We discussed in another thread they are cheap because they use cheap parts etc.. If i was you i would save and get a deluxe fature good brand stable board - i saved up and now have £140 to spend on one!
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post #6 of 13
I would stick with DFI, ASUS, and ABIT only mobo's i will buy
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I had a gigabyte that was smashing had for 8 months strong and stable now im upgrading
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post #8 of 13
ECS has been good for me. Granted they are no DFI's but neither are ASUS's Or MSI's.

For the Money they are fine. we sell plenty of them and they have Less returns than the ASUS that Leave the shop.
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post #9 of 13
they're great value boards, but don't expect any massive overclocks to come out of them
    
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post #10 of 13
I wouldn't overlook EPOX either. I'm on my 2nd one and it's great. Lots of OC'ing options and very stable
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