As with much of the goods around here lately, today's motherboard comes from a company that's risen from the ashes, and shaken off old myths to redefine themselves with a corporate game plan. Now, while ECS hasn't been spending their time going for the gulch of the die hard enthusiasts and serious gamers as of late, they've been making waves and knocking their competition out of the way with good performing, decently overclocking, and feature rich motherboards. In that vein, today's motherboard, the 945G-M3 has been put to market with a lone aim - to fill a void of users with small cases and big tasks to fill. Considering the motherboard's supposed compliance with Intel's new VIIV ideals, it should also provide an excellent base point for your next HTPC, granted, with external graphics to output to your television. Bearing that in mind, let's see what his ROHS Compliant (ecologically friendly and lead free) motherboard can do.