Hardware ECS Z97-Machine Review

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  1. Dogbert666

    Dogbert666 Live. Laugh. Benchmark. Staff Administrator

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  2. DatGameh

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    OH MY GOD
    ITS $11!!
     
  3. Cthippo

    Cthippo Can't mod my way out of a paper bag

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    You know, it would have to be close to that price for me to be tempted.

    Been an AMD fanboi for far too long... :sigh:
     
  4. andrew8200m

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    The bowing on the board on the IO shot is terrifying! How many traces would snap once that things bolted down in a case. No thanks
     
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    Dogbert666 Live. Laugh. Benchmark. Staff Administrator

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    Haha oops. Fixed, thanks!
     
  6. Fingers66

    Fingers66 Kiwi in London

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    But it must be a great motherboard, it has "LEE7" on the heatsink?
     
  7. jinq-sea

    jinq-sea The Double Insulates Super Moderator

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    dat bendy PCB!!!111!!!1!!1! :jawdrop:
     
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    [​IMG]

    This is not lens barrel distortion? Avoid.
     
  9. Redbeaver

    Redbeaver The Other Red Meat

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    Oooh! ECS! That brings back memories.

    But... l337?

    Seriously?

    LOL
     
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    If you really can't avoid latin in an hardware rewiew at least use it right...(Modicum)
    Caveat scriptor!
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    Grammar Naziness / off
     
  11. Gareth Halfacree

    Gareth Halfacree WIIGII! Staff Administrator Super Moderator Moderator

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    Oh, the ironing... ;)
     
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    repped!
     
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    Don't like the look of the bend on that PCB one little bit. That cannot be healthy!
     
  14. SinxarKnights

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    I saw these on Newegg and the feature set left me scratching my head. By the price alone I thought it was some sort of scam product. Honestly had no clue it was made by ECS. Given the short life of my last ECS board (aprox. 1 year), I can't see myself buying another one of their products. To be fair though I did have a hefty OC on my CPU.
     
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    Lmao ; but maybe Latin was his/her first language . As regards the MBoard , you get what you pay for .
     
  16. Parge

    Parge the worst Super Moderator

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    Exactly! My ECS board lasted 6 months and then went boom. Won't buy another!
     
  17. silk186

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    I didn't realize ECS still made boards. It isn't their cheapest Z97 board, that winner is the Z97-PK for £50. In the £65 range I would go for an ASRock or Gigabyte.
    **What is this 99 hours replacement service? They will replace it within the first 99 hours?
     
  18. mrbungle

    mrbungle Undercooked chicken giver

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    This board is currently in my main machine, does the job fine with a 4670K.

    Only problem I did have was with a Pentium K, the stock bios doesn't support clocking with it but the CS got back to me with a modded one that worked fine.

    ECS have made some junk in the past but I have also had some great budget boards from them.

    Would sooner give ECS a shot for peanuts than give say MSI business for some of the utter dross I have had from their premium prices platinum stuff in the past.
     
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    I managed to get Biostar Hi-Fi Z97WE for £65, which I was pretty chuffed about. For that kind of money you really don't expect much but this board looks like a bargain for a cheap anniversary Pentium, gaming build.
     
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    I've had my eye on that Biostar for a while now - on paper, it looks exceptional value. What's your verdict on it, JCBeastie, particularly on the audio side?
     
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