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ECS Black Series A785GM-M AM3 AMD 785G HDMI Micro ATX AMD Motherboard

$79.99 before MIR
$49.99 after MIR

Had this motherboard last year, bought with a similar deal as this. Works great for mATX AM3 systems if you don't mind no ACC feature and don't care for overclocking too much (wont post with slightest bios OC, but AMD Overdrive is fine).

Rebate took me 2 months to get it back, but got one none the less.
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post #2 of 14
Due to the crappy single star ratings, I wouldn't spend $50 on that board even if the rebate was still available.
     
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ECS makes junk. I've put their boards in other comps before and all of them were awful.
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Originally Posted by Kvjavs View Post
ECS Black Series A785GM-M AM3 AMD 785G HDMI Micro ATX AMD Motherboard

$79.99 before MIR
$49.99 after MIR

Had this motherboard last year, bought with a similar deal as this. Works great for mATX AM3 systems if you don't mind no ACC feature and don't care for overclocking too much (wont post with slightest bios OC, but AMD Overdrive is fine).

Rebate took me 2 months to get it back, but got one none the less.
not a good deal even with the rebate
    
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Mine has been working fine in a 24/7 HTPC and then a server.
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Originally Posted by DuckieHo View Post
Mine has been working fine in a 24/7 HTPC and then a server.
I had a black series, wait till your second ram slot goes out
    
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post #7 of 14
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Quote:
Originally Posted by DuckieHo View Post
Mine has been working fine in a 24/7 HTPC and then a server.
Good to see at least one person who knows how good this board is without judging it for just being ECS.


Mine worked perfect for a mATX gaming build.

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Originally Posted by dlee7283 View Post
I had a black series, wait till your second ram slot goes out
There's 4 RAM slots
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post #8 of 14
I never had problems with ECS boards honestly. My first 3 computers had ECS motherboards since Fry's loved to bundle them with CPU a few years ago. I think I still have 2 of those ECS mobos around and 1 running and they are 4-6 years old.
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post #9 of 14
I have that mobo

and I DO NOT recommend it

it have some strange bugs...
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post #10 of 14
Quote:
Originally Posted by dlee7283 View Post
I had a black series, wait till your second ram slot goes out
Wait till your entire system goes out.
MSI board + 3+1 VRM (= get a fire extinguisher, MSI VRMs are BAD but 3+1 is all the more worse) + no VRM heatsink + no official 125W x4 support + 125W x4 + overclocking + aftermarket cooler (= no air to mosfets = no heat radiation, no heat movement = instant 200x chance of blowing up)
I am dead serious, lock those cores now. Oh and your 3GB (assuming 3x1GB) DDR3 is not running true dual channel... your performance may be at a loss

This ECS board should be okay for 95W & below CPUs
Edited by xd_1771 - 2/22/11 at 7:06pm
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