ECS Quality?

Discussion in 'OT Technology' started by FreeSpace, Feb 20, 2005.

  1. FreeSpace

    FreeSpace Guest

    I'm curious as to the quality of ECS boards. I have heard good/bad things, but I really just need a -$40 mobo with an nForce/SiS chipset...No Via crap, please.

    My Gigabyte dual CPU board took a shit on me and I need to RMA it...in the meantime, I need a workable PC. This K6-2 450 isn't cutting it.

    I was thinking of this:

    http://www.newegg.com/app/ViewProductDesc.asp?description=13-135-153&depa=1

    I am only going to be using this mobo for a few weeks, or at most, a month.

    I don't need OCing features, or anything. I just need a stable board. That's all I ask for.

    Remember: I can't afford any board more than $40, and it has to be mATX (I want to use it for a project later).

    I want to bite the bullet and get a temp board. If anyone knows a better board in my price range, let me know.
     
  2. P07r0457

    P07r0457 New Member

    Joined:
    Sep 20, 2004
    Messages:
    28,491
    Likes Received:
    0
    Location:
    Southern Oregon
    ecs and stable do not go together. Not to mention the SiS chipset makes it even worse.

    Try an MSI KM2M/KM266 or MSI KM3M
     
  3. FreeSpace

    FreeSpace Guest

    You are comparing a KM266 Pro to a SiS 741GX?

    You must be CRAZAH! I had a KT266A chipset and it was the biggest piece of shit I have ever owned.

    I'm getting this. If anyone can convince me to not do it, they have c. 12-24 hours.
     
  4. P07r0457

    P07r0457 New Member

    Joined:
    Sep 20, 2004
    Messages:
    28,491
    Likes Received:
    0
    Location:
    Southern Oregon
    wow... you like SiS over a VIA.... yea, uh... and must we mention ECS.... you need help... mentally.
     
  5. FreeSpace

    FreeSpace Guest

    You seem to be the only one I have ever known who trusts Via over SiS.

    Rundown:

    Via: Performs better, reliable as a Thai whore

    SiS: Slower, but stable as a psychologist (Not Dr. Phil!)

    I'm using an MVP3 Via chipset right now. It's alright, but my SiS 748 kicked it's ass.
     
  6. P07r0457

    P07r0457 New Member

    Joined:
    Sep 20, 2004
    Messages:
    28,491
    Likes Received:
    0
    Location:
    Southern Oregon
    SiS is anything but stable. I wouldn't even carry an SiS board in my shop. Order of chipsets on a desktop platform:

    Intel > nVidia > VIA > ATi > SiS
     
  7. lowfat

    lowfat 24/Mac/SciFi/PC Crew OT Supporter

    Joined:
    Oct 27, 2003
    Messages:
    63,949
    Likes Received:
    0
    Location:
    Grande Prairie, AB, Can
    I would never buy an ECS board nor ever use a SiS chipset.
     
  8. Mikey D

    Mikey D New Member

    Joined:
    Oct 13, 2002
    Messages:
    6,666
    Likes Received:
    0
    Location:
    Royal Oak, MI
    Who's ECS? I wouldn't buy it on name recognition alone.

    Abit/Asus first pics, MSI is decent too
     
  9. mdaniel

    mdaniel S is for Shiksa

    Joined:
    May 6, 2000
    Messages:
    52,361
    Likes Received:
    252
    Location:
    Northwest Mejicooooooo
    I've never heard anything good about ECS unless you count "I got a motherboard and CPU for $99 at Fry's" as a good thing. I'd put SIS and VIA in the same crap category. Its sort of like McAfee vs. Norton antivirus. Both suck I'll never buy either so its pointless debating which sucks more.
     
  10. FreeSpace

    FreeSpace Guest

    Last edited by a moderator: Feb 20, 2005
  11. Wolf68k

    Wolf68k OT Supporter

    Joined:
    Dec 18, 2003
    Messages:
    4,861
    Likes Received:
    2
    Location:
    Houston, Texas
    If you want to be a cheap bastard and it's not a for a gaming machine (or anything along those lines) but more of a daily use machine (internet, MSOffice and such) then ECS is ok.
    Other wise they are crap no matter how you slice it. You get what you paided for.
     
  12. FreeSpace

    FreeSpace Guest

    Alright people, I just ordered the Chaintech with the nForce2 Ultra 400 chipset. mATX, so I can put it in that super small 13" tall HP case I have lying around, at a later date :).

    I hope it's a good board. It should be...I've heard good things about Chaintech in the past.
     

Share This Page