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ECS Black Series A990FXM-A Motherboard Pictured

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A picture of ECS' top of the line socket AM3+ motherboard also made it to the web. Called the ECS Black Series A990FXM-A, the board expands a little on the chipset's features. Its component layout is similar to most AM3+ motherboards we've seen, with the AMD 990FX northbridge being located south of the CPU VRM area, sharing heat with it over a common heatsink. The CPU socket is wired to four DDR3 DIMM slots supporting dual-channel DDR3-1866 standard, and DDR3-2133 MHz by overclocking.

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love the colour and layout..
 
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looks pretty classic. and ECS looks serious to challenge the market
 
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I never understand why motherboard retailers put a PCI-E 2.0 x16 slot as the first one.

If someone will actually decides to put three dual slot cards in there, all of the slots will be taken. At least they have two PCI-E 2.0 controllers.
 
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very nice lookin mobo BUT i wouldn't exactly call it black as it's more gray than black

I'd also like to know why they cram all the PCIe/pci slots so close together like that surely an extra couple of inch's of PCB isn't going to make it cost that much more
 

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That is a fartsy monochrome image with patches of colour.
 
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Nice VRM radiator. A bit like Asus Sabertooth.

I think it's an useful thing to have large NB/SB/VRM heatsinks.
I've got watercooling, but without mobo block. That means mobo has to keep cool without much airflow.
 
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So far, excl ASUS, it's looking like ECS > Gigabyte > MSI.
I wonder if I could find this in my region...:wtf:

EDIT:
Isn't that 2 x USB 3.0 headers for the front panel, meaning there's 4 x F/Panel USB3 + 2 x I/O USB3 = 6?
Nevermind, I see that it's IDE. :wtf: That strikes this board off my list.
 
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Did MSI get this board by putting an ASUS Sabertooth and a Gigabyte GA-990FXA-UD7 on the LHC?
Because I see design similarities with both boards. Oh, and that tall EPS plus is not something new from ECS.
 
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ECS A990FXM-A Motherboard

I can not find any place to buy the ECS A990FXM-A motherboard .I live in Newark NJ- USA, Could someone help me? thanks :)
 
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Did MSI get this board by putting an ASUS Sabertooth and a Gigabyte GA-990FXA-UD7 on the LHC?
Because I see design similarities with both boards. Oh, and that tall EPS plus is not something new from ECS.
lets just say that when it comes to mobo design there isn't a whole lotta new whys to do the same old thing