The drawback to going with a budget option when it comes to PC components is usually the loss of features and options. While you have to accept some things being lost, such as support for three or more graphics cards, you should not have to give up brand options. ECS seems to agree with their new A970M-A DELUXE.
This motherboard is indeed equipped with an AMD 970 entry-level chipset. This should not be considered a drawback, but a way to save money while maintaining other ECS high quality features such as ADS (Anti-Dust Shield) technology, graphical uEFI BIOS, ECS MIB X for overclocking, and the included ECS software.
The Elitegroup Computer Systems A970M-A DELUXE supports two PCIe x16 slots for CrossFireX, 32 GB of up to 2133 MHz RAM, five SATA 6 Gb/s, and two USB 3.0 ports. This motherboard has everything you need and nothing you don't.