Originally Posted by SiMoNiZoR
yeah, and you know what wouldn't allow for more profits? A high failure rate.
You would think that to be true, but many companies seem not to care.
ECS is a budget brand, and they can be a bit iffy. I've heard bad things about their quality control (such as RAM/PCI slots not soldered on properly, etc.).
Anyway, since the OP is looking for a budget board then they could try ECS, or Abit, or ASrock (which is ASUS' budget line, they're pretty good).
Personally though I would steer clear from a board manufacturer (ECS) that is this bad:
A friend of mine fried his during normal operation though. The 20 pin atx connector caught fire, the CPU fried and the RAM, well, it didn't look pretty.