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ECS Black Series A990FXM-A Socket AM3+ Motherboard Reviewed

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#1 Nemo


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Posted 12 September 2011 - 03:47 AM

On tap today is a motherboard based on the AMD 990FX/SB950 chipset. Check out our review of the ECS Black Series A990FXM-A - http://www.overclock...s/ecs_a990fxma/

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Posted 12 September 2011 - 04:24 AM

That thing looks like a pain in the butt to overclock. :lol:


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Posted 12 September 2011 - 08:49 AM

It's a shame that you had issues with the software because if MBs were rated on looks to me that would be a 10/10. Great review by the way, I loved the intro. Actually I'm tempted to buy that board solely because the increased 4pin power connector. I can't remember the number of times I almost ripped the motherboard out of the case because I couldn't reach that tiny little plug hidden behind all the MOSFET coolers :P No seriously I might actually get that board just for that reason.

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Posted 12 September 2011 - 12:56 PM

I just bought a Gigabyte 990 XA for my wife's rid. I sure hope it overclocks easier than this one.

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Posted 17 September 2011 - 08:18 AM

I've been using the board since I tested it and it seems to work fine, now. No issues with the boards after settings started to stick, just for whatever reason, during testing, it was a PITA. I'm still not a fan of the unnecessary UEFI GUI, and using the mouse can be troublesome (choppy movement, clicks not registering) but it suffices. Now that it works I rather like it, and I agree that its looks are ace.

Now if only ECS would get the board out... :whistling:

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