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Has anybody got their hands on one of these yet? I know ECS doesn't have a great rep around here, but from what I've seen, they've really stepped their game up in the last year or so.

Here's the board. It has a Lucid Hydra chip (the only LGA1155 board with it, AFAIK) and is retailing on Newegg for $289.99.

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That board looks amazing.
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Good luck with product support. Their BIOS is dated back in October.
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does 3-way SLI though, thats pretty nice.

hydra is not bad these days either.
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That is a sexy board.
And i really dont have any problems with ECS. Nothing special, but not bad either.

I might buy one of them....if there is a BIOS update.
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Originally Posted by SimpleTech;12050891 
Good luck with product support. Their BIOS is dated back in October.

Which means nothing if it's perfectly fine. ECS' tech support isn't that bad. They were pretty prompt in getting back to me on my 785GM-M.

Remember, BIOS updates are only necessary if there are problems. No problems, then don't do a BIOS update thumb.gif

Sandy Bridge was available to motherboard manufacturers LONG before the consumers. If they had their quirks sorted out in October, then good for them.
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Originally Posted by Kvjavs;12051199 
Which means nothing if it's perfectly fine. ECS' tech support isn't that bad. They were pretty prompt in getting back to me on my 785GM-M.

Remember, BIOS updates are only necessary if there are problems. No problems, then don't do a BIOS update thumb.gif

Sandy Bridge was available to motherboard manufacturers LONG before the consumers. If they had their quirks sorted out in October, then good for them.

That is not necessarily true, you want to know what that board is missing? CPU PLL Overvoltage which ONLY intel boards had before release day.

Looks like a nice board, but ECS and other companies like them aren't known for OC ability. That is why they aren't popular, but for a system builder it should be better than fine. ECS has to make decent boards as they make most motherboards on the market.
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I looked at this board and was absolutely stunned, I scrambled for newegg.

Then you said lucid hydra doh.gif
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Quote:
Originally Posted by Sin0822;12051228 
That is not necessarily true, you want to know what that board is missing? CPU PLL Overvoltage which ONLY intel boards had before release day.
Can CPU PLL overvoltage be added through a BIOS update?
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Originally Posted by Sin0822;12051228 
Looks like a nice board, but ECS and other companies like them aren't known for OC ability. That is why they aren't popular, but for a system builder it should be better than fine. ECS has to make decent boards as they make most motherboards on the market.
Yeah, I'm interested in the overclocking on this board...It has a 10 + 3 power phase design, so I'm sure the board was built with overclocking in mind, but not having CPU PLL overvoltage is kinda weird...

If ECS would like to send me a review sample, I would be glad to do an unboxing and performance review for them whistle.giftongue.gif.
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lol i didn't know ecs even sends out samples out of asia. Um yes CPU PLL Overvoltage is a BIOS option that canbe added through a simple flash.
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