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ECS P55H-A Review

tacohunter52    -   October 21, 2009
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I feel very feminine saying this, but accessories are important. Why? Well, because they make you feel like you're getting more for your money. Maybe not a whole lot more, but at least you're getting something other than just a motherboard. I was very pleased with how well ECS was able to make a few accessories seem like a lot. Really you're only getting some SATA cables, a manual, a driver CD, an IDE cable, and an eJiffy CD. However, the abundance of stuff makes it seem like a lot. The P55H-A also came with a hefty users guide, as well a driver CD. The eJiffy is much like Asus's Express gate. It will allow you to browse the web before booting into your primary OS.



















The P55H-A came with two guides. The first was the users guide, and the second is slightly less ordinary. This second guide is actually an extremely detailed installation guide. Many users reading this will find this guide useless. However, this is an extremely great addition for new users. Like many boards the P55H-A came with four SATA cables. The only difference is that ECS packed them to make it look like you're getting more. Yep! That's right each cable is individually wrapped.



The shield and IDE cable were the standard. Meaning, the shield is your typical metal shield. It did not have any foam to protect the motherboards rear ports. The IDE cable, as with every motherboard, was a standard IDE cable.

Now that we've seen the accessories let's take a look at the P55H-A itself.

  1. Introduction & Closer Look
  2. Closer Look (Bundled Accessories)
  3. Closer Look (The Motherboard)
  4. Closer Look (Drivers & Programs)
  5. Closer Look (The Bios)
  6. Closer Look (The Bios Continued)
  7. Specifications & Features
  8. Testing (Setup & Overclocking)
  9. Testing: Apophysis, Win RAR
  10. Testing: SpecView 10, PCMark Vantage
  11. Testing: SiSoft Sandra 2009
  12. Testing: Sciencemark 2.0, Cinebench 10, HDTune 2.55
  13. Testing: Far Cry 2
  14. Testing: Crysis Warhead
  15. Testing: BioShock
  16. Testing: Call Of Duty World at War
  17. Testing: Dead Space
  18. Testing: Warhammer 40,000: Dawn of War II
  19. Testing: Left 4 Dead
  20. Testing: 3DMark 06 Professional
  21. Testing: 3DMark Vantage
  22. Conclusion
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