ECS (Elitegroup Computer Systems) is a Taiwanese electronics firm synonymous with entry level offerings or being the motherboard OEM for brands like HP and IBM. In our labs today is their latest offering – the X79R-AX Black Extreme. Boasting a whopping 12 SATA ports, dual LAN/eSATA, Bluetooth/Wireless LAN connectivity and four PCIe x16 slots for multi-GPU extravagance, we see if it has what it takes to be the X79 motherboard of choice.

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