Summary: Worked well for 2 days. Nice GUI for the UEFI, good board features for the price, On day 3 of use, smoke filled the room and the board quit. It looks like the liningsunder one of the heatsinks had burned. I contacted ECS for a return under warranty due to a board defect (I didn't overclock or mishandle the board).
Great board if you catch it on sale, but has some shortcomings
Justin Roby, Amazon
27 March 2014
Summary: I am going to start by saying I am using a Phenom II X6 1055T, so I do not know if FX processors will have the same issue I have. I also cam from a Gigabyte 890FXA-UD5 looking to upgrade to Vishera on the cheap. Pros: It is actually a nice board, I like the layout and the extended ESP12V power connector make plugging in the power connector very easy. The color scheme is also nice.
Summary: Which is a piece of s***. I don't *want* to curse in a review, but this shabby thing has got to be the worst motherboard I've seen in ages. It didn't come with much: an sli cable (no crossfire), two sata cables, and a cd/manual. No screws, nothing cool. They put stickers on your motherboard saying how 'great' it is, it also teases you with spots where cool technology (such as usb3) should go, but there's nothing there but a damn indicator to taunt you.
Summary: I bought this board to replace the Asus 990fx Sabertooth rev 2 that I have been having warranty issues with for over a month. I researched this board by going to the ECS web site. Their site indicates that the board has one channel of IDE support, (enough for 2 DVD drives). The board that I received does not, even though the model numbers are the same.
UPDATE: now that the ad is updated I take back my bad review
21 June 2013
Summary: UPDATED: now that amazon updated the ad, I fully recommend this board to anyone wanting a motherboard for am3 or am3+ cpu's I use this with a FX6350 and run it at 5ghz with a noctua nh-d14 and 8gb of ram, with a HD6850 and it runs games awesome. a thing to note, if you are overclocking the max safe temp for amd fx cpu's is 65deg c any higher than that and you could damage your cpu. the board I got is a newer version with a revised heat sink and feature set.
Summary: The motherboard of the picture that i purchases is not the same that the one i got, and the specifications are not the same, it supose to have a thermal sticker Qooltech™ IV - ECS Exclusive Thermochromic Technology, and i didnt got one