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Foxconn Flaming Blade Motherboard Review


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Introduction


At the time of this review the X58 was beginning to be overshadowed by the newer P55 and Lynnfield processors but despite that the raw power of the Core i7 and X58 is still legendary.  About the time the Foxconn BloodRage X58 was gracing the pages of Ninjalane the Quantum Force engineers were working on a toned down edition that would have the same performance with a much lower pricetag.
In this review we will be looking at the latest Quantum Force motherboard from Foxconn called the Flaming Blade.  The Flaming Blade is an X58 based motherboard for the Intel Core i7 and shares many of the same features, layout, and color scheme found on the famed BloodRage, the only real difference is that the Flaming Blade is more designed with the gamer in mind than the full out overclocking hardware enthusiast.
As you can imagine there are some layout differences if you compare the Flaming Blade next to the older BloodRage, the one that sounds out the most, for us, is the lack of copper retention clips holding the heatsinks to the back of the motherboard.  The rest of the changes are reactionary based on the overall reduction in features.
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