Very recently we took a look at a budget board from ECS called the RS482-M. It was a Socket 939 motherboard in a microATX form factor, which we found to be relatively simple, and while lacking in any enthusiast features (as you'd expect, really) proved to have a good amount of potential for upgrades and longevity.
In that review's benchmarks, we compared it against a then-dark and mysterious competitor, also from ECS, but using the Socket AM2 platform. It's another microATX board with a budget edge to it. So, in this review we unveil the Socket AM2 RS485M-M in full and see what the platform has to offer for the money conscious upgrader.