Foxconn BlackOps Intel X48 (Socket 775) PCI-Express DDR3 Motherboard £160.99 inc VAT + P&P
Foxconn BlackOps Intel X48 (Socket 775) PCI-Express DDR3 Motherboard £160.99 inc VAT + P&P

Foxconn BlackOps Intel X48 (Socket 775) PCI-Express DDR3 Motherboard £160.99 inc VAT + P&P

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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.

- Supports Intel® Core™2 Quad, Core™2 Extreme, Core™2 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 1600/1333/1066800/667 x 4 DIMMs, Max. 8GB
- 3 x PCIe2.0 x16
- 3 x PCI
- 1 x ATA 133
- 6 x SATAII
- 2 x eSATA
- RAID 0, 1, 5, 10; Intel Matrix storage technology and Intel Rapid Recover Technology
- SONAR audio card, Realtek ALC885, 7.1 channel Audio
- Dual Gigabit LAN by BroadcomTM PCIe and PCI LAN chip
- IEEE1394: 2 x 1394a
- 12 x USB 2.0 ports


Its not bad for the price, but imo, either go I7 or get a P35 board. I find that 80% of the features of the top end boards are only for the overclocking nuts or the rich.

havent voted.

IMO At this moment in time if you are looking to spend this much you have to go i7.

What...... only 8GB RAM ?
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