Excellent board, runs Windows 8.1 Pro flawlessly. Great self protection scheme. As good or better than big name boards
Guitar Lover, Amazon
25 March 2015
Summary: I have had this motherboard for a couple of years and it absolutely is bullet proof. I run 5 hard drives on it and have had it switch on continuously with 2 gfx cards and two monitors during that time. I just upgraded its case to a Corsair Vengeance C70.
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.
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.
Summary: This board works like the a970ma should have, this board has more features but works better even though it has the same exact bios. Stuff just works good on this board . Also all the features make it worth it. the negative side is ECS they almost never release new bios to address small problems.
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.
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).
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.
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
Summary: The board is beautiful and will stand the test of time better than most boards in this class, but this will be the last time I do buisness with ECS due to their customer support.
Pros: Nice board with many great features. Currently the sky will be the limit for this board.
Cons: If you don't have a spare AM3 proccessor laying around, don't just buy an AM3+ and think it will work. the BIOS on this board tends to come out of date and will not support AM3+ until it has been updated. I am sure many of the DOA comments on here relate to the same issue. Tech support at ECS is ...