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  • Foxconn Quantum Force X58 BloodRage Motherboard Review
  • Foxconn Quantum Force X58 BloodRage Motherboard Review



    Quantum Force motherboards are designed with the hardware enthusiast and overclocker in mind.  You’ll see this when looking at how the motherboard is designed.  The overclocking aspects can be found in the oversized power supply, single bank of triple channel memory, and the 4-in-1 motherboard cooling system.  Of course the hardware enthusiast will find joy the quad video card support, onboard SAS controller, and Creative Sonar X-Fi sound.  These things combined help to differentiate Quantum Force products from the rest of the Foxconn line up and also make us hardware guys extremely happy.

    Color and design are also important to the hardware enthusiast especially when it comes to casemodding.  The Foxconn BloodRage features a standard black PCB and red expansion and cooling accessories.  The logos you see on the heatpipe, waterblock and chill tank are all made from metal stamps and glued in place.  Its attention to detail like this that also helps Quantum Force products stand out in the crowd.

    As was mentioned earlier overclocking was extremely easy on the BloodRage and we were able to 4Ghz on our Core i7 920 chip with relative ease.  This is a significant number considering the G.Skill PC3 1600 memory modules that we used.  The 200Mhz bus speed translates into an 800Mhz memory clock and a perfect match for the rated speed and memory timings. 

    Now for the ever popular list of Good things and Bad things. happy smile
    Good Things
    Totally sweet color scheme
    High quality metal logos
    Excellent overclocking ability
    Multi phase powersupply
    2 physical BIOS chips
    4x PCIe video card support
    4-in-1 motherboard cooling
    Onboard SAS controller
    Backlit motherboard buttons (power, reset, force)
    Bad Things
    Northbridge fan difficult to install
    Debug LED upside down
    Metal logos can stab you and draw blood (true story)
    Ninjalane Rating
    I would like to thank Foxconn for helping to make this review possible.