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Thread: ECS K7S5A worth keeping?




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    I have a spare ECS K7S5A, i was planning to build it up in to a second system (also have spare RAM, video, monitor, case, psu, keyboard, mouse, etc) but i have had an offer for some one to buy it.
    I'm in 2 minds about selling, it would be good to get it off my hands, and the cash would be handy, but then if/when i want 2 systems i will have to buy another MoBo.
    Anyone have any input or opinions on what i should do?
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    Personally I'd sell it and at least get a 8K3A to replace it (I have both boards here). :devil win
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    well i'll probably get $80 - $100 for it, and at the moment i don't have a job for next year, so i was thinking once i have a decent job i'll have more money and do the whole splurg again, and get something with AGP3, USB2.0, and SATA.
    Athlon XP 1600+ @ 1662Mhz | Volcano 7+ HSF | Soltek SL-75DRV5 | 256MB Corsair XMS-3000 DDR RAM | 44x44x24 Yamaha CDR-W F1 | 16x Liteon DVD | 40Gig 7200rpm Seagate Barracuda | 20Gig 5400rpm Seagate | GeForce2 MX-400 | SB Live! | RTL8139A NIC | RTL8139B NIC | 12 Fans | 1 x ss Blue cc | 2 x Red Neons | 450W Codgen PSU | Logitech Z-340 2.1 Sub and sats | 17" Osborune Monitor | Win XP Pro | M$ explorer rat and keyboard | Everglide Attack Optical

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    Well I spose the better question would be, "Can ya do with one PC for a while?", then I think. ;)

    If ya can then the performance difference is well worth it. :thumb:
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    Well i have been just using one for pretty much all the time, so i'll be easy.
    But it's a nice idea to have more. one day.... one day......
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    W00t $100, should get the $'s next week when i bring the board in.
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    Well that will start ya on ya way but yes it is nice to have backups. :thumb:
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    What revision number is the K7S5A? If it's 4', I'll just hope that the person who you're selling it to only uses a 100 FSB chip, because that board has a problem around the CPU socket, some resistor or compacitor stops you from using 133 FSB or at least makes it crash after a little while...

    I hope you haven't got that board! I've been using that board for about 1 and a half years, only having my 1.4 Athlon Tbird running at 1.0GHz.

    *Adds ( Say no to Elitegroup! :shoot3: :snip: :shoot2: ) to his signature also?*

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    These boards no matter what revision all have their problems (except on rare ocassions though mostly with Durons) as ya only have to look at the forum here or it's two earlier archived sections. :eek:
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    ECS boards are crap. Get something else...anything else. I think having my nuts cut off with a dull rusty knife would be more enjoyable than dealing with another ECS board----I refuse to ever buy their lame products ever again. There is a reason you good money for other brands: you don't have to watch what addin cards you use with Asus, MSI, Gigabyte, Epox, Iwill, etc...ECS is cheap, but that's about it...other than crummy.
    I personally can't recommend Epox, but I do suggest Iwill as a relatively inexpensive alternative. Also AOpen has some decently priced boards and have always worked well from my experience.

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