ECS X79R-AX BLACK SERIES 2011

How to cool the beast? A marketing image they just sent me. Blanket assumptions like that aren’t really helpful: For your money, the first thing users will see is that there are only four DDR3 DIMM slots, compared to some models in this price range having eight. The USB Configuration tab is a bit misleading. We also have access to our system voltages on the bottom of the page. Sign up now Username Password Remember Me. Sorry to hear about your bad luck; Don’t blame you for avoiding the company after that.

For your money, the first thing users will see is that there are only four DDR3 DIMM slots, compared to some models in this price range having eight. X79 was a focal point for this, and today we are seeing the fruits of that perseverance, in the X79R-AX Black Extreme motherboard. I do not see the four CPU cooler holes but four threaded nuts. Moving down the right hand side of the board are the abundant SATA ports. I read that for the new x79 chipset was not supported! How to cool the beast? Maybe I have a grudge but I also have reason for one.

One thing which does annoy me slightly on ECS boards is the lack of printing on the PCB where the connectors for the front panel should go – this is commonplace on almost every other manufacturer, so users do not need to pull out the manual. A marketing image they just sent me. Moving down the right hand side of the board are the abundant SATA ports.

What if the threads spoilt? Visually, I like the ECS style, with the black, grey and white, and everything is laid out on the board relatively easy to get to. X79 was a focal point for this, serise today we are seeing the fruits of that perseverance, in the X79R-AX Black Extreme motherboard.

I have bought 2 ECS boards in my lifetime, 1 broke after 3 months, and ECS refused me an RMA and blamed me for the failure, the second lasted 2 years but after 6 months underclocked the processor and ram and was not fixable even with a bios flash, or cmos reset, and again ECS refused me an RMA. Retail Packaging Page 3: Predator DirectX 11 Benchmark Page Sorry to hear about your bad luck; Don’t blame you for avoiding the company after that. In terms of auto-overclocking, this is one of blacm best ones we’ve seen, giving a 4.

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I suggest using the top six connectors until everything is installed, or keeping the bottom six ports purely for storage devices. This means no fan connectors at the bottom, which is a shame.

Either way, let’s hope they turn out to be esc better company than they’ve ever been! Expansion slots include four PCI-Express 3. View this thread in our forums! Blanket assumptions like that aren’t really helpful: Above we can see the initial look and settings.

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I have also fired a list off to ECS for some suggested changes to default settings to help consumers, but nevertheless, with the features on board, for the price and the rebateECS have a very attractive offering.

Along the top of the page we have the ability to enable or disable a few d79r-ax features. Officially, these last six are not supported by the chipset, but are still in the silicon.

Sunday, September 18th I read that for the new x79 chipset was not supported! Their boards aren’t perfect yet, but this looks promising. Sign up now Username Password Remember Me. I do not see the four CPU cooler holes but four threaded nuts. Nothing very eecs but all a necessary evil. The south side of the board is relatively empty compared to others, with only two USB 2.

ECS’ High-End X79R-AX Black Series LGA 2011 Motherboard Pictured

On the third picture you can see them it along the side of the RAM slots. Post Your Comment Please log in or sign up to comment. Here we can save and exit, discard and exit, x79r-az and reset, and discard changes and exit. Final Thoughts and Conclusion. At a quick glance it looks to tweak the CPU Bclk and not the multiplier.

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We also have access to our system voltages on the bottom of the page. Even with x79r-as extra temperature strip on the chipset heatsink, that was obscured mainly by my dual GPU setup. System Power Consumption Page They really are stepping out from a traditionally OEM-only brand into the enthusiast market.

Overall, I have to say that this board performed well, after some initial teething problems. In order to do any of the overclocking you need to set the profile you want to use.

ECS Black Series X79 Motherboard sighted

More on that later. I hope this one won’t end up being the only one Log in Don’t have an account? Looking back on those, there was a distinct running theme — a willingness to offer the consumer perhaps something different.

I didn’t know that.

Next time, post the reason along with the grudge, so people are better informed: Other slots include two PCI-Express x1. It targets the gamer-overclocker market, providing support for up to four graphics cards in 4-way SLI and CrossFire. Also of note down the bottom of the board is the Debug LED for diagnosing issues. hlack

The maximum multiplier per core on the X79R-AX is 65x.