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The ECS A770M-A motherboard offers some nice features for an entry level product. Its biggest selling point is its price and for many, that's the main issue. But ECS was still produced a board that supports many of the latest AMD processors, is DDR2-1066 capable, provides an eSATA port and sports a PCIe 2.0 slot. And that's basically what you need to build a budget to mid-range level system.
For all this board has going for it, there were a few problems. Claiming to be an AM2+ board but not supporting two of the latest processors is a disappointment. Granted, those chips may be a mismatch for this board but that option should be made available to the consumer. Also, the SATA port design needs to be corrected to account for the length of today's videocards. And I would love to see more overclocking options available within the BIOS.
System builders will always provide a demand for affordable motherboards and ECS supplies them with what they need. Elitegroup Computer Systems also maintains a level of quality and performance that keeps customers happy. If you are in the market for an AMD board with some nice features and a great price, you should definitely check out the ECS A770M-A.
Other Reviews of Note
Its always nice to have more than one opinion on a component before you spend your hard earned money. For one, We may see something others missed, or vice versa. As with all reviews published at HardwareLogic, we'll not only give you our recommendation, but also point out some reviews from some other great sites around the web.