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  • DFI BloodIron G41-T33 Motherboard Review
  • DFI BloodIron G41-T33 Motherboard Review


    Board Layout and Features

    As you can imagine you won't find many enthusiast features on the BloodIron motherboards but we'll give you a quick tour so you can know what to expect.

    The DFI BloodIron G41 comes with a rather small 3-phase analog PWM.  Small PWMs like this were all the rage back in the early days but with the advent of more powerful processors you tend to not see many of these smaller PWMs anymore.
    Memory support comes in the form of a single bank of dual channel DDR3 up to 1066Mhz.  The single memory bank will limit the total supported memory down the road so be sure to buy the largest modules you can.

    As with most MicroATX motherboards you are limited to a total of 4 expansion slots.  There is nothing out of the ordinary here. You get a single 16x PCIe slot, 1x PCIe slot, and 2x standard PCI slots.  This combo will allow you a reasonable amount of expandability including such things as a higher-end video card, audio, RAID, etc..   You also get a single PATA drive connector, Floppy, and 4x SATA ports. 
    Motherboard cooling is completely passive, both the Northbridge and Southbridge chips come with removable aluminum heatsinks to keep the various chipsets cool.  During our testing these heatsinks became very warm to the touch so be sure that your chassis has good ventilation.  Also if you decide to watercool like we do be sure to invest in a small fan to keep air moving around there heatsinks.

    Your system will be happy you did.
    Unlike other motherboards in the LanParty series the BloodIron does not come with a Debug LED or onboard power and reset buttons.  However in the event of a total BIOS meltdown you do have the option to replace the BIOS chip.