This board is about as good as it gets for overclocing and comes with a stack of goodies. This is a rediculously cheap price for it. Get them while they are still there.
BLACKOPS delivers the ultimate in computing power for todays' most demanding applications, and enables greater agility and control through specialist hardware and BIOS features. Based on the Intel® X48 chipset and supporting processors up to 2000MHz FSB (via overclocking), BLACKOPS is designed for high-performance computing 3* PCIe x16 Gen2.0 slots with CrossFireX support enable powerful graphics configurations, whilst unique enthusiast features such as the 4in1 Quantum Cooler enable air/water/LN2 cooling of NB, SB and VRM areas. The highly-configurable Quantum BIOS reveals a huge range of performance settings and tuning capabilities, and coupled with the robust 8 phase Digital PWM, enthusiasts can take their PC to new overclocking heights! The dedicated SONAR daughter card provides high-quality 7.1 channel HD audio, whilst Dual Gigabit LAN, eSATA, FireWire, USB2.0 and SATA RAID are all integrated onboard. Special accessories include the Quantum Flow GPU cooling system, for improving air-flow around graphics cards, and the Quantum Lap motherboard tray for easier access to the motherboard when on the testing bench..
Support Intel® Core 2 multi-core and 45nm processors
Supports latest Intel® Core2 Quad and Core2 Duo processors up to 2000MHz FSB (via overclocking), along with Intel® next-generation 45nm CPUs Multimedia enthusiasts, prepare to enthuse. Bring quad-core performance to your desktop with the Intel® Core2 Quad processor. It's the ideal engine for highly threaded entertainment applications and highly productive multitasking
Intel® X48 & ICH9R Chipset
The Intel® X48 Express Chipsets support the latest multi-core processors with FSB 1600MHz (overclocking up to 2000MHz), including the upcoming 45nm processors, with its record breaking performance and greater energy efficiency. Intel® X48 chipset, with optimized system memory capabilities, chipset over-speed protection removed for maximum overclocking, providing faster boot and application load times and additional power savings. Intel® X48 chipset also offer options for DDR3 memory support, providing scalable options for users wanting to take advantage of higher memory performance with less power consumption to run next generation applications such as high-definition video and 3D visualization
Note:Please check CPU compatibility table for full details
Dual Channel DDR3 1600
Supports Dual Channel DDR3 1600/1333/1066/800MHz, 8GB Max. memory which unlocks more performance when overclocking CPU with memory, by removing the bottleneck between memory and system bus.
ATI CrossFireX support
3* PCIe x16 slots (2* x16, 1* x4 bandwidth) with ATI CrossFireX support.
ATI CrossFireX technology harnesses the power of two ATI graphics cards simultaneously to deliver ultra-smooth 3D graphics with more graphical detail than ever before. Ideal for gaming enthusiasts who demand the highest frame rates without compromising on resolution.
PCIe Generation 2.0 support
PCI Express Gen2.0 technology doubles the available aggregate bandwidth between PCIe Generation 2 cards and the motherboard. This means a Gen2.0 16-lane (x16) link can provide up to 16GB/s of bandwidth, 8GB/s in each direction. PCIe Gen2.0 is backwards compatible, and so existing PCIe Gen1 cards can be plugged into Gen2.0 slots. PCI Express Gen2.0 technology doubles the available aggregate bandwidth between PCIe Generation 2 cards and the motherboard. This means a Gen2.0 16-lane (x16) link can provide up to 16GB/s of bandwidth, 8GB/s in each direction. PCIe Gen2.0 is backwards compatible, and so existing PCIe Gen1 cards can be plugged into Gen2.0 slots.
Quantum BIOS provides new features and enhancements for overclocking including context-driven menus, more detailed memory configurations and enhanced quad-core overclocking support
4in1 Quantum Cooler
The unique all-copper modular designed 4in1 Quantum Cooler enables effective cooling of the NB, SB and VRM areas. Swap out the NB parts to configure it for air, water or more extreme forms of cooling!
8 phase Digital PWM
8 phase Digital PWM provides more robust power delivery, standing up to the demands of enthusiasts and overclockers. This finely-tuned digital power management system operates with better power efficiency, a faster and more stable response to changes in power consumption, and higher output current capability to support extreme overclocking.
The SONAR daughter card provides professional quality audio for games, movies and other multi-media content. Separating audio circuitry from the motherboard improves signal quality and eliminates interference from power regulation components.
The integrated Realtek ALC885 provides 8 channels of High Definition Audio (HDA) with an impressive 106dB SNR (Signal to Noise Ratio).
AEGIS Panel is a Windows based innovation tool to provide monitoring system information about fan speeds, temperatures, voltages CPU Clock, etc. It also quick and easy overclocking options, with a range of frequency and voltage adjustments.
100% SOLID Capacitor & Ferrite Choke Design
Foxconns 100% SOLID Capacitor design improves component reliability, by replacing electrolytic capacitors with solid versions; this removes the risk of capacitor failure damaging the PCB and surrounding components, whilst improving overall system performance and stability. Solid capacitors are much more durable than standard electrolytic versions, typically lasting around 6 times longer and withstanding higher operating temperatures.
Ferrite Choke design improves power delivery to the motherboard. By using an iron-oxide core, the Ferrite Choke design can hold energy at a higher frequency than traditional iron cores, resulting in less power loss, and more stability and performance capability for your system, especially when under heavy loading.
Unique accessories for enthusiasts
Quantum Lap makes it easy to get to grips with your new system configuration, straight out of the packaging! Assemble the 4 screw legs and set-up your system with ease on the Quantum Lap motherboard tray.
Quantum Flow is a highly configurable and effective VGA cooling solution, which greatly improves airflow around multi-GPU systems loweringgraphics card operating temperatures by around 5°C.
The 120mm blue-LED fan with custom mounting bracket is easy to install either by screw-mounting or using the double-sided tape included.
Conveniently store OC settings in 4 different profiles, and easily switch between them. In event of OC failure, will automatically revert to last OC profile.
If OC attempt fail, will automatically recover last good setting, to ensure system protection.
Easily reset CMOS on the workbench, when recovering from failed overclock attempt.
On/off/reset buttons are located directly on the motherboard PCB, so you can easily start and reset your system whilst testing it on the workbench.
Quickly and easily update your system and drivers through the easy Windows-based FoxLiveUpdate utility.
Supports Intel® Core2 Quad, Core2 Extreme, Core2 Duo, Pentium® Dual-Core, Pentium® Dual-Core and 45nm processors, Socket T (LGA775)
Intel® X48 + ICH9R Chipset
Front Side Bus
Dual channel DDR3 1600/1333/1066/800/667 x 4 DIMMs, Max. 8GB
3 x PCIe2.0 x16
3 x PCI
IDE: 1* ATA 133
Serial ATA(SATA)/RAID: 6* SATAII + 2* eSATA w / RAID 0, 1, 5, 10; Intel? Matrix storage technology and Intel? Rapid Recover Technology
Audio: SONAR audio card, Realtek? ALC885, 7.1 channel Audio
LAN: Dual Gigabit LAN by BroadcomTM PCIe and PCI LAN chip
IEEE1394: 2 x 1394a
1 x PS/2 keyboard port
1 x PS/2 mouse port
1 x SONAR card with 6 audio jacks,CD-in and Front audio integrated
1 x S/PDIF Coaxial out port
1 x S/PDIF Fiber out port
1 x IEEE1394a port
2 x eSATA ports
6 x USB 2.0 ports
2 x RJ45 LAN port
1 x ATX 24-pin power connector
1 x 8-pin ATX 12V power connector
1 x 4-pin CPU fan connector
2 x 3-pin System/NB fan connectors
2 x 3-pin fan power connectors
1 x Floppy connector
1 x IrDA header
1 x COM header
3 x USB 2.0 connectors support additional 6 ports
3 x Onboard On/Off/CMOS reset buttons
6 x Serial ATAII connectors
1 x Front panel connector
1 x On-board power_LED
1 x ATA133 IDE connector
1 x IEEE1394a header
1 x Buzzer
8MB flash EEPROM w/ LAN boot PnP, ACPI, WfM, DMI 2.0
Form Factor: ATX (12" x 9.6")