Like the Abit KV8 Pro we reviewed not long ago, having less components on the board means manufacturers can give a lower price. All top tier manufacturers are moving to 3 year warranties unlike ECS whose 1 year offering is a clear indictation of “buy at your own risk” marketing. While the audio inputs and outputs provided are nothing special, the ALC audio codec is a lot better than you might expect on a board at the A2 selling price. Color coded front panel connections, and newer style SATA headers. Notably missing are firewire headers. The only thing worth noting is that there are only 3 jacks for the 5.
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Elitegroup ECS 755-A2 Socket 754 Motherboard
Merry Christmas and Happy Holidays everyone. The layout of components around the socket is pretty tight. Sign up now Username Password Remember Me.
The SATA headers use the newer style connections that make the cables a little more secure. 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 audio codec features 6-channel sound and UAJ or Universal Audio Jack, with a better than 90db signal-to-noise ratio. Color coded front panel connections, and newer style SATA headers.
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The passive cooling on the SiS North Bridge is very basic, but we did not find overheating problems in our limited testing. While the audio inputs and outputs provided are nothing special, the ALC audio codec is a lot better than you might expect on a board at eccs 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.
ECS ‘755-A2 V1.0’ SiS755 Chipset Motherboard for AMD Socket 754 CPU
ECS motherboards and the company are by far chpiset most difficult to work with due to the total lack of reasonable support the company gives to its customers. The only thing worth noting is that there chipaet only 3 jacks for the 5. I’m glad to see more vendors doing this to make our lives easier. Using a SiS chipset pretty much mandates a value-oriented approach anyway. Additional information and specifications are available at Realtek.
Elitegroup ECS A2 Socket Motherboard | PC Perspective
The front panel pins are conveniently color coded to make installation easier. Asus allows the end user to deal directly with the company for RMA purposes and this feature alone is worth any price premium over a throw away prodcut line. We suspect that the A2 revision will quickly replace the A and wcs soon be the only revision offered.
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All top tier manufacturers are moving to 3 year warranties unlike ECS whose 1 year offering is a clear indictation of “buy at your own risk” marketing. The clip of the stock cooler nearly comes in contact with the capacitors. Is Topre Realforce the Realthing? Like the Abit KV8 Pro we reviewed not long ago, having less components on the board means manufacturers can give a lower price.
The ECS A2 does not support firewire and therefore reducing the cost further. You won’t have to open boxes or boards to figure out which Revision you are buying. On the back there is basic connectivity for legacy, USB 2.
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