ECS X79R-AX BLACK SERIES 2011

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Other slots include two PCI-Express x1. Even with the extra temperature strip on the chipset heatsink, that was obscured mainly by my dual GPU setup. Arkham City Page 9: I didn’t know that. Maybe I have a grudge but I also have reason for one. Sign up now Username Password Remember Me.

I read that for the new x79 chipset was not supported! This means no fan connectors at the bottom, which is a shame. At a quick glance it looks to tweak the CPU Bclk and not the multiplier. Expansion slots include four PCI-Express 3. We also have access to our system voltages on the bottom of the page. I hope this one won’t end up being the only one For most enthusiasts gaming, overclocking , the answer is probably no, whereas for media editing, rendering, VMs or simulation, you may need more. Final Thoughts and Conclusion.

The USB Configuration tab is a bit misleading. The board itself comes with a 3-year warranty for parts, 2-year for labor.

Maybe I have a grudge but I also have reason for one. This board is excessive in all directions One thing which does annoy me slightly on ECS boards is the lack of printing on the PCB where the connectors for the front panel should go – this is commonplace on almost every other manufacturer, so users do not need to pull out the manual. More on that later. The south side of the board is relatively empty compared to others, with only two USB 2.

I have bought 2 ECS boards in my lifetime, 1 broke after 3 months, and ECS refused me an RMA and ec me for the failure, the second lasted 2 years but after 6 months underclocked the processor and ram and was not fixable even with a bios flash, or cmos reset, and again ECS refused me an RMA.

X79 was a focal point for this, and today we are seeing the fruits of that seriez, in the X79R-AX Black Extreme motherboard. Log in Don’t have an account?

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Also of note down the bottom of the board is the Debug LED for diagnosing issues. Visually, I like the ECS style, with the black, grey and white, and everything is laid out on the board relatively easy to get to. Overall, I have to say that this board performed well, after some initial teething problems. We also have access to our system voltages on the bottom of the page. Sunday, September 18th Officially, these last six are not supported by the chipset, but are still in the silicon.

Retail Packaging Page 3: Motherboard Layout Page 4: You will have the different presets to choose from; Light, Medium, and Heavy. For your money, the first thing users will see is that there are only four DDR3 DIMM slots, compared to some models in this price range having eight.

Nothing very exciting but all a necessary evil.

ECS Black Series X79 Motherboard sighted

What if the threads spoilt? Sorry to hear about your bad luck; Don’t blame you for avoiding the company after that. Along the top of the page we have the ability to enable or disable seies few more features. Other slots include two PCI-Express x1.

They really are stepping out from a traditionally OEM-only brand into the enthusiast market. As mentioned previously, I like the ECS color scheme of black, white and grey.

Personally, while these features are nice to be upgraded, from a personal perspective, they probably are not deal-breakers unless you specifically need the upgraded component. How to cool the beast?

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View this thread in our forums! Expansion slots include four PCI-Express 3.

Post Your Comment Please log in or sign up to comment. I do not see the four CPU cooler holes but four threaded nuts. In order to do any of the overclocking you need to set the profile you want to use. In terms of auto-overclocking, this is one of the best ones we’ve seen, giving a 4. I’m actually extremely impressed with my ECS P67 board.

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I hope this one won’t end up being the only one Above we can see the initial look and settings. Heading in to the CPU Configuration we have to details on our processor as well as option that can be enable or disabled to suit your needs. System Power Consumption Page It targets the gamer-overclocker market, providing support for up to four graphics cards in 4-way SLI and CrossFire.

I have also fired a list off to ECS for some suggested changes to default settings to help consumers, but nevertheless, with the features on board, for the price and the rebateECS have a very attractive offering. Predator DirectX 11 Benchmark Page Next time, post the reason along with the grudge, so people are better informed: For most enthusiasts gaming, overclockingthe answer is probably no, whereas for media editing, rendering, VMs or simulation, you may need more.

I read that for the new x79 chipset was not supported! On the third picture you can see them it along the side of the RAM slots.

Blanket assumptions like blaci aren’t really helpful: We will take a closer look at the settings it uses once we get to the overclocking section of the review. At a quick glance it looks to tweak the CPU Bclk and not the multiplier. Their boards aren’t perfect yet, but this looks promising.