ECS PN2 SLI2+ (680i SLI) Motherboard Review

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ECS PN2 SLI2+ (680i SLI) Motherboard Review

Post by Apoptosis » Tue Feb 20, 2007 7:51 am

ECS PN2 SLI2+ (680i SLI) Motherboard Review

ECS continues their trek of producing an enthusiast line of motherboards. Can they continue on that path with an Nvidia 680i based board? Legit Reviews founds out by taking a look at the ECS PN2 SLI2+ motherboard. Determined to push the PN2 SLI2+ to the limits we loaded it with the latest BIOS (P25) and ran it against other leading chipsets like the 975X and 650i!

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"ECS did a good thing with the release of the PN2 SLI2+ motherboard. It is a solid board that performs very well, and overclocks well when leaving the multiplier alone. If you are in the market for a new motherboard, and are looking for a 680i board, you will want to take a look at this one for sure..."
Article Title: ECS PN2 SLI2+ (680i SLI) Motherboard Review
Article URL: http://www.legitreviews.com/article/456/1/

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Post by Bio-Hazard » Tue Feb 20, 2007 11:52 am

Thanks for the good review, this just happens to be one of the C2D boards I'm currently looking into getting for my new build........... :)

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Post by cyberneticimplant » Tue Feb 20, 2007 3:09 pm

Nvidia reference design?

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Post by pastorjay » Tue Feb 20, 2007 3:22 pm

Yup sure is the Nvidia Reference Design. Good eye!

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Post by slugbug » Tue Feb 20, 2007 4:47 pm

My last ECS board was a P4S5A which now resides in my sister's PC. It looks like they've improved things since then.

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Post by stopthekilling77 » Wed Feb 21, 2007 9:21 am

way tempting, i'm considering this board in substitution of the 650i board i'd had on my newegg wishlist
MSI 970A-G43
AMD Phenom II X4 965BE @ 3.5 GHz
10 GB DDR3 1333 CAS-7
GeForce GTX 650 Ti OC 2GB
2TB Seagate HDD, 1TB WD HDD for backups,
Antec P-180B, Antec 450W PSU
ASUS 27" LED LCD Monitor
someday I will get a real GPU and some SSD's... :goodman:

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Post by SAMSAMHA » Wed Feb 21, 2007 1:39 pm

looks like reference nvidia board.

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Post by pastorjay » Wed Feb 21, 2007 1:54 pm

SAMSAMHA wrote:looks like reference nvidia board.
It is... look 3 and 4 posts up! :)

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Post by ladmo70 » Thu Feb 22, 2007 8:46 am

Nice looking board, great review. I just can't bring myself to buy another ECS board. I've owned 3. First one just died on me one day while checking my email. Flat-out dead. Second one just stopped booting one day. I swapped out every single component on the board (memory, processor, even the power supply). Gak. The third board (and ECS KN1 Lite) was great for a while. It, too, just stopped working. Tested everything I could, but to no avail. Took it back to Fry's Electronics and got a replacement. Same thing within a week.

Maybe it's just my blond-headed luck with computer components :)

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Post by holden_m » Sat Feb 24, 2007 5:42 pm

Nice review, and to Bio-Hazard I would suggest buying the board, or putting it on his wishlist. The thing I love about my older ECS board is the ability to do a BIOS update from within windows, which I bet that this mobo will be able to do as well

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