I'm considering upgrading my PC to an AMD64 with PCI-E based system. Support\nfor PCI-E and AMD64 only really arrived just before Christmas so it's still\nearly days.\n\nI've been watching the topics in alt.comp.periphs.mainboard.asus about the\nnew Asus A8N-SLi motherboard which looks like a great board for about £95\nhere in the UK. However, after been burnt (tee hee, a joke) with buying a\nuseless AOpen DVD burner recently before checking the reviews, I've been\ninterested in the problems people have been having. There have been quite a\nfew BIOS upgrades and problems reported over there which has made me hang on\nfor a while. Lots of BIOS upgrades can be taken one of both ways - the\nmanufacturer is keen to support and resolve issues or they didn't test it\nenough :-)\n\nAnyway, I happened to wander over to [URL="http://www.pcnextday.co.uk"]www.pcnextday.co.uk[/URL] to check prices and\ncame across the ECS NFORCE4-A939 motherboard. What caught my eye was the\nprice tag of £66 which is a lot cheaper.\n\nThe ECS web site has the following post:\n\n[URL]http://www.ecs.com.tw/ECSWeb/NewsRoom/NewsDetail.aspx?NewsID=185&MENUID=14&LanID=0[/URL]\n\nAnd there's a link to the Computer Shopper article - short but sweet.\n\nI've never come across ECS before - anyone got anything to say about them\nand in particular this board?\n\nThanks, Rob.