Monday, May 12th 2014

ECS Announces Z97-MACHINE High-end LGA1150 Motherboard

The all-new ECS L337 Gaming Z97-MACHINE brings together numerous features and advantages demanded by hardcore PC gamers. It uses the new Intel Z97 Express Chipset, enabling support for some of the fastest processors available, including Intel's new 4th and 5th generation Intel Core processors CPU i7, i5, i3, Z97-MACHINE also ships with Pro Gaming Performance features, thanks to Extreme Audio combo with ESS SABRE Premier DAC and Sound Blaster Cinema 2, Hybrid Power module design, dual graphic and native 4K support, latest M.2 Expansion for SSD, Intel Ethernet gigabit LAN optimization for gaming, and a high quality, extreme tested all components platform and design that is unmatched in the industry.

As a member of the L337 Gaming motherboard family, the Z97-MACHINE benefits from a legacy of ECS's gamer-friendly design. From start to finish, this motherboard aims to enable better, more enjoyable gaming on PC at a great starting price for players looking for great performance at an even better value.

L337 Exclusive Hybrid Power yields a fantastic overclocking experience for enthusiasts. Featuring dual advanced MOSFETs provides up to 90% power efficiency, which allows extreme heat dissipation with the optimal combination of fast switching, high efficient power conversion and low on-resistance. Adopts 100% ultra long lifespan Nichicon Japanese Caps delivers the highest standard of stability, reliability and longevity to fulfill hard core gamers' demand and over-clocking application. ECS Icy Choke provides 1.5X greater stability and offering 50° wider temperature range and reducing heat by 13% more than standard ferrite chokes, even under full loading operations. Hybrid Digital 6-Phase PWM Designed to manage microprocessor core and memory voltage regulator with auto phase shedding for easy setting, high system flexibility.
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8 Comments on ECS Announces Z97-MACHINE High-end LGA1150 Motherboard

#1
btarunr
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Do want.
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#2
mr2009
only 4 sata port? and they are not right angle? not to mention the 8pin connector is too close too the heatsink area. I dont think its gonna be air cooling friendly. So no thank you..
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lZKoce
by: mr2009
only 4 sata port? and they are not right angle? not to mention the 8pin connector is too close too the heatsink area. I dont think its gonna be air cooling friendly. So no thank you..
Looks alright to me :). It's got M.2 slot on it as well. How many sata ports do you want? It's a gaming MB, not NAS. I am perfectly comfortable with 2. Not right angle?- rly?- so what? Asus ROG series don't get them that often- but nobody comments on that. The 8-pin yeah it might be a bit of a nuissance, but with a tower cooler like Evo 212+ or whatever, I don't think it's going to be that big of a deal. Not to mention I've seen so many people with "gaming" rigs runnig a stock cooler, so :)
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mr2009
by: lZKoce
Looks alright to me :). It's got M.2 slot on it as well. How many sata ports do you want? It's a gaming MB, not NAS. I am perfectly comfortable with 2. Not right angle?- rly?- so what? Asus ROG series don't get them that often- but nobody comments on that. The 8-pin yeah it might be a bit of a nuissance, but with a tower cooler like Evo 212+ or whatever, I don't think it's going to be that big of a deal. Not to mention I've seen so many people with "gaming" rigs runnig a stock cooler, so :)
the right angle port is more of my preference and i think it help to make cable management a little better. i have 4hdd+1SSD. i think CM 212+/Evo with 2 fans might have some interference with the 8pin connector. I could be wrong so in the end its just a matter of personal preference:D
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#6
praze
While I'm all for more competition in the gaming motherboard market, ECS may have chosen the worst name ever for this thing... L337? What is this, 2001?



Also, am I alone in my disgust for all this black and gold stuff flying around the PC market nowadays?
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Hilux SSRG
by: praze
While I'm all for more competition in the gaming motherboard market, ECS may have chosen the worst name ever for this thing... L337? What is this, 2001?



Also, am I alone in my disgust for all this black and gold stuff flying around the PC market nowadays?
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#8
Hilux SSRG
Nice reference, love that movie still.

This board seems to have reduced the gold in your face aesthetics but I wish they would stop. The Chinese market does buy though.
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