You get what you pay for and if the manufacturer does not give a direct end user oriented,3 year warranty deal, stay clear and spend the extra for some peace of mind. While we are often seeing Gigabit LAN on premium motherboards, it is not expected on a board designed to sell at this price point. Home Reviews News Forums. Like the Abit KV8 Pro we reviewed not long ago, having less components on the board means manufacturers can give a lower price. Color coded front panel connections, and newer style SATA headers. A quarter century tour; a Space Marine’s job is never done. Is Topre Realforce the Realthing?
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The only thing worth noting is that there are only 3 jacks for the 5. Is Topre Realforce the Realthing? On the back there is basic connectivity for legacy, USB 2.
Latest News Latest Videos. I’m glad to see more vendors doing this to make our lives easier. The passive cooling on the SiS North Bridge is very basic, but we did not find overheating problems in our limited testing. Like the Abit KV8 Pro we reviewed not long ago, having less components on the board means manufacturers can give a lower price.
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The ECS A2 does not support firewire and therefore reducing the cost further. The front panel pins are conveniently color coded to make installation easier. You won’t have to open boxes or boards to figure out which Revision you are buying. We suspect that the A2 revision will quickly replace the A and wcs soon be the only revision offered. ECS motherboards and the company are by far the most difficult to work with due to the total lack of eecs support the company gives to its customers.
Sign up now Username Password Remember Me. Asus allows the end user to deal directly with the company for RMA purposes and this feature alone is chpset any price premium over a throw away prodcut line.
Color coded front panel connections, and newer style SATA headers. The layout of components around the socket is pretty tight.
Notably missing are firewire headers. Merry Christmas and Happy Holidays everyone.
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Logitech’s intelligent solution to their smart home restores Harmony. The clip of the ec cooler nearly comes in contact with the capacitors. You get what you pay for and if the manufacturer does not give a direct end user oriented,3 year warranty deal, stay clear and spend the extra for some peace of mind. This question is for testing whether you are a human visitor and to prevent automated spam submissions.
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While the audio inputs and outputs provided are nothing special, the ALC audio codec is a lot better than you might expect on a ecd at the A2 selling price. While we are often seeing Gigabit LAN on premium motherboards, it is not expected on a board designed to sell at this price point.
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Additional information and specifications are available at Realtek. Using a SiS chipset pretty much mandates a value-oriented approach anyway. All top tier manufacturers are moving to 3 year warranties unlike ECS whose 1 year offering is a clear indictation efs “buy at your own risk” marketing.
This audio codec features 6-channel sound and UAJ or Universal Audio Jack, with a better than 90db signal-to-noise ratio. A quarter century tour; a Space Marine’s job is never done.
The SATA headers use the newer style connections that make the cables a little more secure.