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Hardware ECS A785GM-M Black Series Review

Discussion in 'Article Discussion' started by Sifter3000, 24 Dec 2009.

  1. Sifter3000

    Sifter3000 I used to be somebody

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  2. Skill3d

    Skill3d New Member

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    the first thing I thought was: "is that a DFI nf4 SLI-DR?"
     
  3. TheUn4seen

    TheUn4seen New Member

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    Only 700MHz on the GPU? 785 can easily fly to 1100 with no extreme cooling, I've got a 780G (MA78GM-DS2H) which works on 1050 with stock heatsing (with a silent fan).
     
  4. MaverickWill

    MaverickWill Dirty CPC Mackem

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    Imagine it in a Lego-mod case...
     
  5. Denis_iii

    Denis_iii New Member

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    do 785GM boards support AMD BEMP?
     
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    I've not had much luck with any I've used to be honest. The four Ive used completely crap out at 800MHz, 750MHz is OK, but even the MSI I used recently didnt want to OC at all :(

    I've... never checked to be honest. I've only ever heard it associated with 790FX parts, and even then - only Corsair has ever shown us one compatible part.
     
  7. trig

    trig god's little mistake

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    still wouldn't touch ecs with a ten foot pole...
     
  8. confusis

    confusis Kiwi-modder

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    My current ecs board is AWESOME for the price I paid brand new so maybe this will be my am3 upgrade? Unless somebody comes out with a cheap m-atx crossfire board
     
  9. Adnoctum

    Adnoctum Kill_All_Humans

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    To be fair to ECS, my Asus M4A785D-Pro also has a northbridge heatsink held on with pushpins and springs, and it too was easy to accidentally push over when I was building it into a tight case. An Abit 780G board I built also had a crappy pushpin/spring arrangement. It seems to be the new fashion for all MB manufacturers to not secure these properly.

    I wouldn't buy ECS. I may buy cheap ECS for someone else, who I'll never see again, and I'll never have to do tech support, but not for family/friends without a signed release waver!

    As for the POST readout, I bought a cheap Chinese PCI card that does it. Another edge is also suitable for ISA slots if I want to break out a 486 computer for a play.
     
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