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ECS Announces Durathon Motherboard Construction Technology

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Durathon from Elitegroup Computer Systems (ECS) exclusively delivers a hassle free computing experience by solving common PC hardware problems before they can even occur. A specially devised testing regime – far stricter than common industry standards and combined with the highest quality components, ensures that ECS Durathon motherboards can be relied on stability and reliability far into the future. Durathon derives from Durable and Marathon, which means each board runs through the strenuous testing cycle and guaranteed the ability of working flawlessly even under the most extreme environmental conditions.

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What a load of Chinglish hogwash...
 
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ECS, a tank worth nothing if its controlls are messed up. Start working software and support side.
 

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I always wanted my caps to last 22 years... by then i might think about replacing the motherboard.
 
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I plan to build my backup rig right in the middle of Sahara desert with satelite connection, this board would be perfect:p
 
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So literally the exact same components that ASUS, Gigabyte, MSI, AsRock and every other MOBO manufacturer have already been using? I'm quite certain ECS has already been using all of those same components, they just didn't have a marketing blurb for it yet.
 
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none of the people above use the same quality, everyone uses different quality when you look at it. The difference is HUGE, just not many people have a keen eye to see it.
 
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Oh please. What MOBO manufacturer doesn't use solid state capacitors?
 

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Just marketing hype for the gulliable. What ECS is really saying is the crap that they have been selling up to now wasn't properly tested to verify it's quality but now they are going to try and do a better job...
 
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And they must all be the same right? :rolleyes:
If they use the quality Japanese caps, then yeah, they are all pretty much identical. If they use the cheap Chinese or Taiwanese ones - then you've got quality issues.
 
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If they use the quality Japanese caps, then yeah, they are all pretty much identical. If they use the cheap Chinese or Taiwanese ones - then you've got quality issues.
Even the "crappiest" ones that are rated for merely 2000h at 105C can go on for tens and even hundreds of thousands of hours in normal/typical operating conditions.

I can't seem to find who makes ECSs caps (particularly the ones on the "golden" boards - http://www.techpowerup.com/reviews/ECS/Z77H2-AX_preview/3.html) in order to prove that they are really that "special and durable".

But come to think of it, there's not much of a difference for the typical end user to begin with, so who cares?
 

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ECS is trying to debunk the myth of their boards being poor quality, despite improvements in recent years (even before Durathon was introduced). Unfortunately, I don't have much hope for them, as many will continue to blindly dismiss their products. ECS should perhaps consider a sale to MSI and bury the myth for good.