Computex Day 5: The Makings of a Motherboard :: Introduction

06-17-2006 · Category: Hardware -

By Tulatin

Over the last four days, you've watched as I scoured the show floor, picking over motherboards, cases, video cards, cooling, and of course, sampling the "Gamer's Energy Drinks". But some of you out there probably sat there and wondered "Just how do they do it, how do they make all these cool goodies?" Well, today you're in luck folks. A few days back, I and a group of other editors took the plunge, going across the borders (both cultural and physical) of China into the Shenzhen province, to visit the ECSM and Golden Elite factories. In order to get this article to flow, though, I'll have to show you the tours in reverse order - first the PCB manufacturing taking place at Golden Elite, then the motherboard assembly that goes down at ECSM. For those of you that have never seen this sort of thing before, just wait until I show off the plans for Golden Elite to be - it blew my mind, and I'm sure it'll blow yours. Grandeur aside, though, I'd think it high time to get to the actual tour.