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ECS Launches a Motherboard for a “More Civilized Age”

Computex is in full swing and there’s more hardware announcements than a news site can shake a stick at. Still, we cover what we can and what particularly caught my eye was the new Lightsaber board from ECS. While they aren’t known for gaming motherboards, this looks like a solid release from the company. The no frills layout will likely have less features than competing boards but it also has a good chance of being very cost effective. What’s important is what appears to be a solid VRM design with a good heatsink covering them. Add some RGB illumination and this is certainly a board an overclocker can be interested in, if the price is right. Check out the press release below for more info and a look at the new Liva mini PCs. ECS launches brand new LEET GAMING motherboard & LIVA mini PC @Computex 2016 Illumination LED and Killer Gaming network – Z170-LIGHTSABER, LIVA Pro with MINI STX solution [Taipei – Taiwan] Elitegroup Computer System (ECS) proudly introduces its brand new LEET GAMING motherboard Z170-LIGHTSABER and LIVA Pro mini-PC in 2016 Computex. Z170-LIGHTSABER adopts the Killer E2400 Gaming high-performance Gigabit Ethernet Controller that prioritizes bandwidth automatically to decrease gaming latency. It implements an independent power solution and Nichicon audio capacitors to provide better audio quality. In addition, it features Illumination LED with 7 colors to go well with your gaming components and chassis! ECS launches new LIVA mi...

ECS announces brand new LIVA mini PC at CES 2016

ECS announces brand new LIVA mini PC at CES 2016 One liter book-size Core i mini PC [Taipei – Taiwan] World’s leading hardware manufacturer – Elitegroup Computer Systems (ECS) is proud to introduce its brand new LIVA mini-PC – One at CES 2016. It features a flexible hardware configuration in a book-size, one-liter form factor. In addition, LIVA mini PC with Windows 10 will have a remote control application natively built-in; providing full wireless usage with your own mobile devices. ECS will also display the World’s first HDMI 2.0 motherboard – LEET Gaming Z170-CLAYMORE, which offers doubled FPS (up to 60) UHD 4K screen with an advanced video experience. About ECS ECS, Elitegroup Computer Systems, was established in 1987. In recent years, ECS’s main focus has expanded from motherboards to All-in-One PCs, notebook computers, Mini PC and other mobile products. ECS is strongly committed to developing cutting-edge technology in order to create innovative products under environmentally friendly designs. ECS’s comprehensive quality control system ensures all of ECS products can be counted on for stability and reliability. Visit http://www.ecs.com.tw to learn more.

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ECS LIVA X Mini PC- Review

Introduction   Here we are at the beginning of a new year where we can start fresh on old habits, forgotten projects of days past, and new promises to self and others; it is all about moving forward. Last year ECS released a mini PC kit called LIVA. We were invited out to a press event in San Jose to discuss it and a few other products.  Article here.  The small black box PC was meant to be assembled before the end user installed their preferred OS. This wasn’t overly difficult for even a beginner but it may have intimidated some into looking for other solutions. LIVA had a decent amount of processing power, small footprint, built in Bluetooth/WiFi and was priced competitively. Overall it was a good first out for ECS. Now we have a new year and a fresh attempt to introduce Mini PCs to those with an imagination, limited space, HTPC or even digital signage. The LIVA X is an update to add features and correct some of the pitfalls found in the first iteration of the LIVA MINI PC. I have high hopes for the LIVA X so let’s see if it can replace my current full size HTPC solution.     ECS, the Elitegroup Computer Systems, was established in 1987, and almost 30 years of business. More than two decades, ECS has overcome a great deal of obstacles facing new businesses and has experienced the joy of significant growth and development. Her main focus has expanded to not only motherboards, but also desktop and notebook computers, graphics cards and other mo...


Your Chance to Win a New L337 Gaming Z97 Machine board!!!

It is getting to be that time of year where we all give thanks to those that mean a great deal to us. For PureOC, our sponsors, site visitors and forum members are what we hold dear. They help create an environment for others to learn, be comfortable asking for help, or to just hang out and have fun. For those that make PureOC what it is, we partnered with L337 Gaming to start the season off by giving away a big Thank you. You are the best community we could ask for. Wish everyone the best at winning the L337 Z97 Machine Board! This is open to almost everyone. Read the Terms and Conditions. A huge thanks goes out to our partners at L337 Gaming! They have always supported PureOC and we are looking forward to starting another year together. Also would like to thank DragonBlogger for helping with getting the word out for this giveaway. PureOC & ECS Z97 Machine  

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ECS: Design Your Own LIVA Competition

Design Your Own LIVA Competition   1 September 2014, Fremont, USA – ECS USA is proud to announce the kick off of its “Design Your Own LIVA” competition in North America. All the participants are able to vote for the entries for the opportunity to win grand prizes. Starting September 1, 2014, ECS will be searching for the most creative person of the year. The Grand Prize winner will win US$1,000. ECS will be promoting the competition via its media partners and local colleges and universities in Northern California including: College of San Mateo, Mills College, San Jose City College, De Anza College and Foothill College.     How to enter: 1. Participants: (1) Group or Individual (assign one representative if group type, Max. 3 people at on one team). (2) Entry number – Max 3 pieces. 2. Contest: Design your own LIVA case Round 1 (September 1, 2014 to September 30, 2014 – design draft audition: Participants submit a soft copy of design draft via Facebook. The 10 participants with the most “likes” will advance to the next round to be evaluated by judges. Round 2 (October 1, 2014 – October 31, 2014) – Real entry audition: participants make the actual LIVA case based on their design draft (ECS will provide white cases to Top 10 participants nominated in Round 1. Participants must send their photos by October 31, 2014 to be considered by our judges to enter the final contest. Final contest – November 7, 2014: ECS’ judges will pick a 1st, 2nd a...


Inside the ECS Press Event

LIVE & LIVA ECS (EliteGroup Computer Systems) recently held what they titled the “LIVE, LIVA, LEAD, L337″ press event in San Jose to unveil some new products and to discuss the future of ECS. PureOverclock was one of the lucky few to be invited to attend this event. One of the main products ECS seemed to be most proud of and focused a large amount of their attention to was the LIVA mini PC Kit. LIVA is one of the smallest fully functional PCs capable of running Windows 8.1 I have seen. There are a few models available based on color (Black or White) and Drive space size(32GB or 64GB). The plan is to install the OS and a few other apps on the internal non upgradeable drive and use an external drive for storage, either a USB flash drive or an external Hard drive. I/O options starting from the left are a micro USB for power, Realtek RTL8111G 10/100/1000LAN, USB 2.0, USB 3.0, HDMI and VGA. The tiny passively cooled pc is powered by the 64bit Intel Bay Trail-M N2807 1.58GHz Celeron processor with 2GB DDR3L memory. LIVA is fully capable of pushing dual displays as well. Within the kit is a M.2 WiFi 802.11a/b/g/n + Bluetooth 4.0 card that needs to be installed during assembly. Hey look it is everyone’s favorite song! Let’s sing along! Just kidding please don’t! ECS setup the LIVA to support Karaoke with dual microphones and HD video playback. I will be experimenting with my own LIVA over the coming days to see what I can really do with it. Window...

LIVE, LIVA, LEAD, L337 – ECS Brings Together Media Partners and Customers in Silicon Valley

LIVE, LIVA, LEAD, L337 ECS Brings Together Media Partners and Customers in Silicon Valley   20 August 2014, Fremont, USA – ECS has gathered its top North American media partners and local customers in California at the Aloft Hotel Silicon Valley to showcase it new product offering. In its press event named LIVE, LIVA, LEAD, L337, it plans to officially launch its new LIVA Mini PC Kit 64GB, its new line of Z97 motherboards and also communicate the kick off of its LIVA Design Contest for the North American market. This congregation of media and partners comes as a clear sign of the company’s intent to unveil a new ECS (a new team, new products and a new focus) and its plans to reestablish itself in the North American market.   ECS proudly introduces LIVA Mini PC Kit 64GB White Edition and Black Edition which will be available in August 2014. LIVA is derived from “Living” and “Viva (Life)”, and it is all about living a better life. As the world’s smallest Windows-Based Mini PC Kit, the new LIVA adopts a storage upgrade, eMMC 64GB, to fulfill the high storage requirement and to enjoy the quick Read/Write Speed advantage from eMMC, and still, LIVA remains to be the palm-size Mini PC. LIVA Mini PC Kit has been applied to many different territories with different applications, such as HTPC, office PC, secondary PC usage, industrial PC…etc., and with the arrival of LIVA 64GB, LIVA will bring more convenience and change the whole landscape of PC industry. ECS ...

ECS Impresses Everyone at COMPUTEX 2014

 ECS Impresses Everyone at COMPUTEX 2014  Great products and shows with innovation by ECS and $100,000NTD design winner is chosen  2014/06/17 Taipei, Taiwan— During 6/3~6/7, the leading motherboard manufacturer ECS put on a great show with innovative product lines and fascinating stage events and activities at COMPUTEX 2014. Attract more than 50,000 international visitors from over 40 countries, ECS is definitely the biggest shining star among all the exhibitors in this COMPUTEX. ECS launched the high-end gaming brand, L337 GAMING, brand-new Z97-MACHINE with Intel® Z97 Express Chipset, a gaming-oriented motherboard with world-class ESS SABRE audio to rock gamers’ sounding experience. Also two new L337 GAMING family members with ITX form factor, Z97I-DRONE and H97I-DRONE, were exclusively announced in COMPUTEX 2014. Besides gaming motherboards, ECS emphasizes the importance of customer satisfaction and tries to fulfill different aspects of motherboard applications, such as multimedia, business, and industrial PC, ECS provides a total solution for different motherboard needs. The most anticipated and asked product in this COMPUTEX is LIVA Mini PC Kit, which is recently released in Taiwan and Japan and will be introduced to other regions in the near future. With only 190g and 15 watts power consumption, a PC consumes just as a light bulb, LIVA is not only the world’s smallest Windows based mini PC kit but also a milestone of how people change the perception of using...

ECS Launches New Intel® 9-Series, L337 Gaming Motherboard

ECS Launches New Intel® 9-Series, L337 Gaming Motherboard Unbeatable Gaming Headset Performance for Hardcore PC Gamers 11 May 2014, Taipei, Taiwan – The all-new ECS L337 Gaming Z97-MACHINE brings together numerous features and advantages demanded by hardcore PC gamers. It uses the new Intel® Z97 Express Chipset, enabling support for some of the fastest processors available, including Intel® 4th and 5th Generation Core i7, i5, i3 Processors. Z97-MACHINE also ships with Pro Gaming Performance Features, thanks to Extreme Audio combo with ESS SABRE Premier DAC and Sound Blaster Cinema 2, Hybrid Power Module Design, Dual Graphic and Native 4K support, the latest M.2 Expansion for SSD, Intel® Ethernet Gigabit LAN optimization for gaming, and a high quality, extreme tested all components platform and design that is unmatched`1 in the industry. Gaming Focus As a member of the L337 Gaming motherboard family, the Z97-MACHINE benefits from a legacy of ECS’s gamer-friendly design. From start to finish, this motherboard aims to enable better, more enjoyable gaming on a PC at a great starting price for players looking for excellent performance at an even better value. Premium Hardware Design: Hybrid Power L337 Exclusive Hybrid Power yields a fantastic overclocking experience for enthusiasts. Featuring Dual Advanced MOSFETs provides up to 90% power efficiency, which allows for extreme heat dissipation with the optimal combination of fast switching, highly efficient power conversi...


ECS KBN-I/5200 AMD A6-5200 Mini-ITX Motherboard Review

AMD's APU series market has really picked up pace over the last few years. The most recent updates to their current road map, included the new FM2+ socket A88X based chipset and the Kaveri Processor. This has really generated a great deal of interest with many of today's budget conscious consumers. However, with no updates to AMD's enthusiast FX series chip road map, AMD's APU series is really the only new technology we are seeing at the moment from its consumer line. With that said, we are excited to see that AMD is starting to put more budget friendly APU technology out in the market and we are going to shed some light on what to expect. Today we are looking at a very new low-budget APU inspired motherboard. It includes the Kabini SoC processor (which runs the Jaguar APU Cores) on a Radeon HD8000 series graphics base, and it does it all in a tight nit space. At the beginning of the year, ECS (Elitegroup Computer Systems) announced this Kabini SoC processing unit which houses an AMD A6-5200 CPU. It also includes a Radeon 8400 GPU all in a small mini-ITX form factor APU combo. Today we got our nitty gritty hands on this tiny power house to put it to the test. We are excited to see what this Quad Core A6-5200 APU can do. Before we jump into the details of the ECS KBN-I/5200 motherboard, lets take a look at ECS (Elitegroup Computer Systems).

Team CompLexity Won 2014 Call of Duty World Championship

  Team CompLexity Won 2014 Call of Duty World Championship L337 Gaming sponsorship team CompLexity took the first place with $400,000USD grand prize   3rd April 2014, Taipei, Taiwan –Breaking news! ECS proudly announced that the L337 Gaming sponsorship gaming team, CompLexity, won the first place in 2014 Call of Duty Championship with $400,000USD grand prize in Los Angeles on 3/30/2014. Congratulations, Team CompLexity!     CompLexity scored wins over both TCM Gaming and XFinity in 3-0 matches during round one and two, respectively, and FaZe in round three. The team’s 6-0 win over OpTic in round four advanced them to the Championship Final Round against EnVyUs. CompLexity, which includes Patrick “Aches” Price, Tyler “TeePee” Polchow, Damon “Karma” Barlow, and Ian “Crimsix” Porter, showed their excellent skills and superb team work and defeated EnVyUs in overtime of Championship Final Round.   The full list of finalists for the 2014 Call of Duty Championship is as follows:   1st: CompLexity———$400,000 2nd: EnVyUs————-$200,000 3rd: OpTic Gaming——$120,000 4th: Strictly Business—-$100,000 5th: Trident T1dotters—$70,000 6th: FaZe——————-$50,000 7th: Rise Nation———-$35,000 8th: VexX Revenge——$25,000 World-famous professional gaming team CompLexity has been the leading organization in e...


ECS Introduces Z87H3-M Motherboard

Introduction On January, 15th, 2014 ECS announced the Z87H3-M - the smartest Z87 MicroATX motherboard. This motherboard comes with the Intel Z87 Chipset, 4K Resolution Support, and Fast Crossfire X Graphics. This unit is an ECS Durathon board. This means it has the Triple Density moisture-proof PCB, ultra-high Extreme Temperature Resistance, and extra-stringent testing. ECS Z87H3-M features 100% durable, heat-resistant solid capacitors which typically provide a lifetime 6 times longer than the electrolytic capacitors. Meanwhile the board’s external connectors, such as VGA, USB and LAN ports, feature heavy-duty ESD (electrostatic discharge) protection, to protect from static and other electrical disturbances. Specifications CPU º Supports new 4rd gen Intel® Core™ family, Pentium, Celeron series processors in LGA1150 socket º DMI 5.0GT/s º 3 Phase Thermal Design Power º VRD 12.5 º 100% Solid capacitor design º Supports Intel® Turbo Boost 2.0 Technology º Supports Intel® Hyper-Threading Technology º Intel® K Series Unlock CPU Support º Please refer to CPU support list for details CHIPSET º Intel® Z87 Express Chipset º Intel® Smart Response Technology, Intel® Smart Connect Technology & Intel® Rapid Start Technolog º Supports Intel® Identity Protection Technology GRAPHICS º Support Intel® HD Graphics 4000/4600 º Supports DirectX® 11 .1 º Supports Intel® HD Graphics, InTru™ 3D, Quick Sync Video, Clear Video HD Technology,...


ECS Launches New L337 GANK DRONE Gaming Motherboard for Intel® 4th Generation Core Processors

All new L337 GANK Drone Z87H3-A3X gaming motherboard designed with the Intel® Z87 Express Chipset  2013/10/9 Taipei, Taiwan – ECS today releases the L337 (Leet) Z87H3-A3X GANK Drone Series motherboard, the first motherboard in the GANK Drone Series. This new entry level gaming motherboard brings together both great gaming features and an incredible value for aspiring hardcore PC gamers. The Z87H3-A3X GANK Drone Series motherboard is based on the Intel® Z87 Express Chipset, enabling support for some of the fastest processors available, including the new Intel® 4th generation Core i7, i5 and i3 processors. All GANK Drone Series motherboards ship with an exclusively crafted L337 heatsink design, M.I.B X overclocking software tool, 8-Channel HD Audio with Sound Blaster Cinema software, and Intel® I217-V Gigabit LAN optimized for gaming. The GANK Drone Series and the Z87H3-A3X motherboard represent ECS’s next great expansion into the professional gaming motherboard arena. Gaming Focus As a member of the L337 family of gaming motherboards, the GANK Drone Series benefits from a legacy of ECS’s gamer-friendly design. From start to finish, this motherboard aims to enable more enjoyable and higher performance PC gaming at a better value. Standard gaming features include 4 Dual-Channel overclockable DDR3 memory at 1600Mhz which doubles up to 3000+Mhz with the BIOS adjustable clock rates. 2-Way NVIDIA® SLI™ or 2-Way AMD® CrossFireX™ GPU scaling allows you to doubl...


“L337 TOP GANKS COMPETITION” Hosted by L337 Gaming and Complexity Pro Gaming

Join “L337 TOP GANKS Competition” and win exclusive L337 GANK Drone Motherboards 2013/10/15 Taipei, Taiwan L337 Gaming and Pro Gaming Team Complexity are hosting “L337 TOP GANKS COMPETITION” and winners will be able to get the most anticipated L337 Gaming Motherboard—L337 GANK Drone Z87H3-A3X, a new-release gaming motherboard, using Intel® Z87 Express Chipset with Intel® 4th generation Core processors CPU i7, i5, i3, bringing together both great gaming features and an incredible value for aspiring hardcore PC gamers. All participants just simply have to go to “L337 TOP GANKS COMPETITION” event page and share the information on Tweeter or Facebook, and there will be three lucky winners who can bring back L337 GANK DRONE Z87H3-A3X, best gaming motherboards. Entries close on October 15, 2013. “L337 TOP GANKS COMPETITION” Event Page: www.complexitygaming.com/news/4226/ (Definition of GANK: “The process in which a group of characters gang up on one or more players that do not have a chance to defend themselves”) L337’s Commitment to the Gaming Community and Culture As part of L337’s commitment to gaming, L337 Gaming is proud to announce the sponsorship of the champion gaming organization Complexity Gaming, 2013 MLG summer champions. It is L337’s hope that with this partnership, L337 Gaming can help to bring more awareness to the professional gaming community and assist in the continuing growth of the gaming industry. L337 will also support Team Com...


ECS Introduces Durathon Certified H81 Series Motherboards

The Latest Features Including 4K Support with Durathon Dependability 11 September, 2013, Taipei, Taiwan - Elitegroup Computer Systems (ECS) ECS today announces its new H81 series motherboards, featuring new Intel® 8-series Chipset specifically for the new 4th Generation Intel® Core processor family. ECS H81 series motherboards are designed for different applications, such as Internet café, multi-media, and general office productivity. Also, ECS H81 series motherboards are available in a full product line of ATX, Micro-ATX and Mini-ITX form factors.   Durathon Certified All H81 series motherboards are certified with ECS’s new Durathon durability technology which includes Triple Density PCB, Extreme Temperature Resistance, 1.5K Point Marathon Testing, and Superior Solid Capacitors designed to greatly improve motherboard quality, stability and longevity. In addition, electrostatic discharge protection provides additional protection.   Durathon motherboards use the highest quality components and go through rigorous testing that are above and beyond industry standards to ensure the highest standards in reliability.   4K Support, SATA III, PCI-Express x16, USB 3.0, And More Features of the new ECS H81 series motherboards include support for full SATA III 6 Gb/s internal ports for rapid storage speeds, PCI-Express Gen.3 x16 bus for the latest graphics cards, integrated USB 3.0 for faster data transfer rates, 4K resolution display support on the HDMI port, and ...

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