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Ebuyer:Foxconn BLACKOPS X48 Socket 775 DDR3 7.1 Channel Audio ATX Motherboard £77.99 saving £161.90

£77.99 @ Ebuyer
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. QF:145242 BLACKOPS deliv… Read More
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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.

QF:145242

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
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.
SONAR Audio
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
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
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.
SPECIFICATIONS
Processor
Supports Intel® Core2 Quad, Core2 Extreme, Core2 Duo, Pentium® Dual-Core, Pentium® Dual-Core and 45nm processors, Socket T (LGA775)
Chipset
Intel® X48 + ICH9R Chipset
Front Side Bus
2000(oc**)1600/1333/1066/800 MHz.
Memory
Dual channel DDR3 1600/1333/1066/800/667 x 4 DIMMs, Max. 8GB
Expansion Slots
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
Back Panel
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
Internal I/O
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
BIOS Features
8MB flash EEPROM w/ LAN boot PnP, ACPI, WfM, DMI 2.0
Form Factor: ATX (12" x 9.6")
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#1
If it helps you find:
QuickFind Code: 145242
#2
im looking for a new motherboard do you have this already?

i want a new mobo with dual VGA out HDMI / VGA also SPDIF (COAX if possible)
#3
Overclockers.co.uk are also selling this for £79.99

http://www.overclockers.co.uk/showproduct.php?prodid=MB-015-FC&tool=3
#4
aren't foxconn the rebranded "pcchips" of old?
#5
Nope not that I know of. They are supposed to be the largest Mobo manufacturer in the world.

Pete
#6
craigtumilty
im looking for a new motherboard do you have this already?

i want a new mobo with dual VGA out HDMI / VGA also SPDIF (COAX if possible)
As this lacks an onboard graphics card I doubt this is for you.
#7
pretty good price but the saving they claim is way to much
#8
mumbojumbo
Not to mention they produce many of Apple's products including the MacBook, iPhone and iPod.


And motherboards for Dell, HP and Sony!
#9
maddogb
aren't foxconn the rebranded "pcchips" of old?


Nope
In most cases - quality producer.

from http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Foxconn

''...Foxconn (富士康) is the trade name of the Taiwan based firm Hon Hai Precision Industry Co. (Ltd.) (LSE: HHPD). Foxconn is the largest manufacturer of electronics and computer components worldwide, and mainly manufactures on contract to other companies. Among other things, Foxconn produces the Mac mini, the iPod and the iPhone for Apple Inc.; Intel-branded motherboards for Intel Corp.; various orders for American computer manufacturers Dell and Hewlett-Packard; the PlayStation 2 and PlayStation 3 for Sony; the Wii for Nintendo;the Xbox 360 for Microsoft, cell phones for Motorola, the Amazon Kindle, and Cisco equipment....''

Edit

Sorry, I was late :D
#10
Foxconn is the largest manufacturer of electronics and computer components worldwide as quoted above, they are nothing to do with pcchips! Have a look on your current motherboard and you'll see many Foxconn branded parts. Foxconn was formed in 1974 and a well respected company in the pc industry.
#11
M voting cold. Bought the same mother board with but with dual core processor and 2 gig of ram from Novatect for £119 and i think thats more worth the value
#12
Zaxxan
Overclockers.co.uk are also selling this for £79.99

http://www.overclockers.co.uk/showproduct.php?prodid=MB-015-FC&tool=3


+ postage and look at http://www.trustpilot.co.uk/review/www.overclockers.co.uk

:whistling:
#13
ah i see i am confusing these with ecs or elite, interesting entry on wikip for them tho
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Pcchips
seems foxconn are not so big in mainboards afterall or maybe just a wikip balls up
#14
Hammondhammond


I was just showing that the savings weren't as good as the opening thread made out. Free postage for most OcUK forum members.
#15
BlackOps?! Who comes up with these names?!
#16
simonspeakeasy
BlackOps?! Who comes up with these names?!


Americans.....
#17
Hot HOT HOT1

Looks good to me!
#18
Hammondhammond


http://www.trustpilot.co.uk/review/www.scan.co.uk

How can this company get good. Their returns service sucks dick. ****ing *******s. I ordered for the first time from them A his 4890 when it was on offer. it had a fault so I returned it and they say its not faulty. I am still talking to them. The worst bit was they tested for something that had nothing to do with my problem. Never will buy from them. The only company I trust is novatech and ebuyer.
#19
Foxxconn have very bad customer support. Not voting hot/cold.
#20
sandeepgurjar
M voting cold. Bought the same mother board with but with dual core processor and 2 gig of ram from Novatect for £119 and i think thats more worth the value


You got a link to the bundle you bought please?
#21
sandeepgurjar
M voting cold. Bought the same mother board with but with dual core processor and 2 gig of ram from Novatect for £119 and i think thats more worth the value


post your deal then as all you are offering is CHAT
#22
Maximum 8gb, I'm thinking that's not so good as it gets. Buying a motherboard now if you're into higher end gaming and apps, 16gb would be good for future proofing, depending on how often you change the motherboard.

Voted cold as the original price is misleading.
#23
craigtumilty
im looking for a new motherboard do you have this already?

i want a new mobo with dual VGA out HDMI / VGA also SPDIF (COAX if possible)


even if it had onboar graphics it wouldnt have a dual vga, since onboard graphicas are cr4p. so on top of your motherboard you will need a decent video card and maybe a good audio card.

I suggest you look for ATI Hd4890 and HD4870 posted on this forum for a litle above 100£. Also get Asus Xonar DX audio card. It should be about 60£ but is totally worth it.
#24
broona
You got a link to the bundle you bought please?


http://www.novatech.co.uk/novatech/specpage.html?MBB-E52G31 it doesnt tell you the make but i was surprised when it turned up as foxcom:whistling:
#25
sandeepgurjar
http://www.novatech.co.uk/novatech/specpage.html?MBB-E52G31 it doesnt tell you the make but i was surprised when it turned up as foxcom:whistling:


But that link is DDR2, also nothing else similar to the MoBo posted.
Don't get me wrong, you got a good bundle, but nothing like the motherboard in this deal.
#26
Foxconn have a lot of motherboards out there...have done for a while. But yeah, people to tend to go for things like Gigabyte, MSi, eVGA, Asus etc over it. Personally I like my Gigabyte boards but im currently getting a lot of BSOD's (have done for a few months) and the diagnosis is painfully slow and a bit time consuming. I don't have other components to replace it with so a lot of driver removal, upgrades, individual component testing etc.

Anyway, if it turns out it's the motherboard i'll probably get this if it's still the same price! Great board for £80
#27
OK, I wonder if someone might be able to help me here.

One time when i changed my graphics card, I snapped the plastic clip that holds the card tight in the mobo.

Then later when I added a passive cooler to my 8800gt, I started getting problems.

The extra weight of the cooler sort of bent the card down in the slot and has since become quite slack.

Often my computer freezes and I have to give the card a wiggle in the slot and restart......the problem is getting worse each time i do this.

I've tryed propping the card from the bottom of the case but I still get the freezes.

My question is, do i need a new mobo or can this be fixed.

If i need a new one then i have another problem of the windows xp (now vista..upgrade) being linked to the old mobo as it was bought from pc world as a whole system. What can I do about this also?

Apologies for the rambling post.

Thanks, dan.
#28
techpops
Maximum 8gb, I'm thinking that's not so good as it gets. Buying a motherboard now if you're into higher end gaming and apps, 16gb would be good for future proofing, depending on how often you change the motherboard.

Voted cold as the original price is misleading.


Ridiculous!

Windows 7 only requires 2, and even the most advanced games are only asking for 2-4, meaning 8GB is more than enough!

16GB isn't future proofing, it's overkill! You would almost certainly have replaced the entire computer and gone through several versions of Windows by the time 16GB-eating applications were available! Only high-end servers and workstations need that kind of RAM.
#29
techpops
Maximum 8gb, I'm thinking that's not so good as it gets. Buying a motherboard now if you're into higher end gaming and apps, 16gb would be good for future proofing, depending on how often you change the motherboard.

Voted cold as the original price is misleading.


This is a good a good buy for someone who just wants to update thier MB and not thier CPU/RAM. If you were future proofing, you would get a i7 combo. 8GB Ram is also an overkill for gaming (ot to mention u need to run a 64 os to see beyond 3.5GB), by the time 16GB becomes a requirement or even usable for everyday task..... a state of the art current i7 setup will be considered ancient. Its £80 :) Want kick ass gaming/future proof...thats a £300 x58 evga classified or any other MB in that price range.
#30
Good board for the price, totally overkill for most people though.
#31
Why would this board ever be £239????? may be if it was called an Apple X48 with Apple tax for idiots .

This is how much a board of this quality & function should be. (Should even be cheaper but as intel are overcharging for the X45)
#32
sandeepgurjar
http://www.novatech.co.uk/novatech/specpage.html?MBB-E52G31 it doesnt tell you the make but i was surprised when it turned up as foxcom:whistling:


'Tis a bit of a crap deal, to be blunt. That CPU sells for £50 at eBuyer, a similar (or maybe the same) mobo for £31, and 2GB as a single module is only about £20. £100 delivered, with the bonus of it having a single 2GB module rather than 2x1GB sticks that you'll eventually have to turf out when you realise that 2GB doesn't cut it anymore, and that no-one wants such low-capacity RAM modules.
banned#33
sandeepgurjar
http://www.novatech.co.uk/novatech/specpage.html?MBB-E52G31 it doesnt tell you the make but i was surprised when it turned up as foxcom:whistling:


You really are an idiot.

Thats like saying, a Porsche 911 GT2 for £15k is a crap deal, because I bought a Porsche 924 for £1200 a couple of years ago.
#34
Xeijin;6038909
Ridiculous!

Windows 7 only requires 2, and even the most advanced games are only asking for 2-4, meaning 8GB is more than enough!

16GB isn't future proofing, it's overkill! You would almost certainly have replaced the entire computer and gone through several versions of Windows by the time 16GB-eating applications were available! Only high-end servers and workstations need that kind of RAM.


Looking at what Windows requires is not that useful. If all you wanted to do was boot up Windows and look how pretty the wallpaper is, sure, minimum amount of memory is just fine. If you're actually using the PC for heavy work like photo processing, video editing, high end gaming (and who'd buy crossfire support if they weren't interested in that) then 2gb just doesn't cut it. 4gb only just cuts it now for games. Today games are using up to 4gb but in 2 years, 4 years who knows how much games will be able to take advantage of. 8gb is very possibly a limit there. Not that I know that, but its good to plan ahead and try and future proof yourself where possible if you want the PC to last as long as possible.

As for apps, 8gb is a limit right now today. So in a few years time when 4gb sticks of memory that come in fours are as cheap as 4gb is today, it's going to look pretty restricting with your 4x2gb maximum support. consider that motherboards supporting 16gb cost no more than ones that support 8gb, it makes sense to plan ahead if you are that kind of user that is going to do heavy work with the PC.

As for several revisions of Windows, I don't think that is even possible to predict. Will 7 be around for 2 years or 3, 4? Who knows but you'd most certainly not gauge any kind of upgrade path based on future Windows upgrades. XP lasted 6 years as a great OS that's still a good option today. So averaging its life with that of other Windows releases, you're suggesting you wont need to upgrade to 16gb for around 20 years. Now that's ridiculous that you'd even dare to look that far ahead.

Since only high end servers need 16gb you might want to tell all the manufacturers making motherboards for the home market they can save money there :p
#35
sshomza;6038946
This is a good a good buy for someone who just wants to update thier MB and not thier CPU/RAM. If you were future proofing, you would get a i7 combo. 8GB Ram is also an overkill for gaming (ot to mention u need to run a 64 os to see beyond 3.5GB), by the time 16GB becomes a requirement or even usable for everyday task..... a state of the art current i7 setup will be considered ancient. Its £80 :) Want kick ass gaming/future proof...thats a £300 x58 evga classified or any other MB in that price range.


That's a good point. You want i7 on the Intel side if you wanted the most future proofing you could get, but that costs a lot extra. I like looking at what features we have today that don't increase cost at all or by much and trying to get as many of them into a motherboard as possible. 16gb is one of those no cost additions I look for on mobos.

I also agree 8gb for gaming is overkill today. But I'm not the richest person when it comes to buying hardware and I like it to last a long time. If i can get 4 years out of a motherboard I'm happy. But in 4 years what will games be able to use? That's the question and if you totally disagree they'll be using lots of memory by then, that's fine, I wouldn't disagree because I don't know. But if its a question that we can't answer yet, why not choose a board that does have support for it so you're covered.
#36
You can't future proof a PC - especially with Intel changing the sockets at least every 2 years.
#37
alternate;6040521
You can't future proof a PC - especially with Intel changing the sockets at least every 2 years.


This has never been my experience with my own PC's. A new socket for a CPU doesn't invalidate any CPU that came before it, but if you feel the need to get a new PC every two years, that's great than you can afford it.
banned 1 Like #38
techpops
Looking at what Windows requires is not that useful. If all you wanted to do was boot up Windows and look how pretty the wallpaper is, sure, minimum amount of memory is just fine. If you're actually using the PC for heavy work like photo processing, video editing, high end gaming (and who'd buy crossfire support if they weren't interested in that) then 2gb just doesn't cut it. 4gb only just cuts it now for games. Today games are using up to 4gb but in 2 years, 4 years who knows how much games will be able to take advantage of. 8gb is very possibly a limit there. Not that I know that, but its good to plan ahead and try and future proof yourself where possible if you want the PC to last as long as possible.

As for apps, 8gb is a limit right now today. So in a few years time when 4gb sticks of memory that come in fours are as cheap as 4gb is today, it's going to look pretty restricting with your 4x2gb maximum support. consider that motherboards supporting 16gb cost no more than ones that support 8gb, it makes sense to plan ahead if you are that kind of user that is going to do heavy work with the PC.

As for several revisions of Windows, I don't think that is even possible to predict. Will 7 be around for 2 years or 3, 4? Who knows but you'd most certainly not gauge any kind of upgrade path based on future Windows upgrades. XP lasted 6 years as a great OS that's still a good option today. So averaging its life with that of other Windows releases, you're suggesting you wont need to upgrade to 16gb for around 20 years. Now that's ridiculous that you'd even dare to look that far ahead.

Since only high end servers need 16gb you might want to tell all the manufacturers making motherboards for the home market they can save money there :p


What complete garbage.
#39
pcangeldust
http://www.trustpilot.co.uk/review/www.scan.co.uk

How can this company get good. Their returns service sucks dick. ****ing *******s. I ordered for the first time from them A his 4890 when it was on offer. it had a fault so I returned it and they say its not faulty. I am still talking to them. The worst bit was they tested for something that had nothing to do with my problem. Never will buy from them. The only company I trust is novatech and ebuyer.


I used to use OcUK a lot as I live within 2 miles of the shop. I now avoid using them because of their attitude when a faulty item is returned. I have worked in the contract electronics industry as a manufacturing engineer for the last 20 years and I find it really annoying when one of their 'qualified technicians' says that he has fully tested an item and that it is not faulty. When I questioned what qulaifications the 'qualified technician' had he admitted that he didn't have any and that 'qualified' means that they have assembled a few computers.
#40
Anarchist;6041141
What complete garbage.


Since you can't be bothered or possibly don't understand enough to explain your position, I'll just dismiss it and tell you to move along. ;-)

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