I bought this motherboard from Overclockers UK back in April this year. I paid £170 including VAT + delivery.
Now it's available at a giveaway price of £79.99.
Please note this board uses the newer DDR3 memory ( four slots), so shop around for bargains.
Excellent for overclocking and has a chamber for dry ice/ liquid nitrogen.
The 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; 3x PCI-e 2.0 x16 slots with CrossFireX support enable powerful graphics configurations, whilst unique enthusiast features such as the 4-in-1 Quantum Cooler enable air/water/LN2 cooling of the 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.