Foxconn Models Flaming Blade X58 Board

"Foxconn makes another, even more cutdown version of the Blood RAGE."

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Foxconn Models Flaming Blade X58 Board

A month after announcing the slightly cutdown Blood RAGE GTI edition, Foxconn is working on making a Quantum Force X58-based motherboard that's even more affordable.  Dubbed the Flaming Blade, this new board has had a bit of recircuitry work, giving a more standard 6-phase power design for the CPU and 2-phase for the RAM.  The Flaming Blade also has a bit of a connector rejig, drops the available PCI-E slots down to two as well as removes the debug LED and the X-Fi Sonar card in favor of basic onboard audio.  Despite the fiery name, the color scheme is actually much more reserved, being primarily black with a few red highlights on the heatsink assembly.  The Flaming Blade looks like it may go out later this month with a much more reasonable price tag around $212.

 

How do you think this "budget version" stand up against the opposition?

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14-02-2009, 21:23:56

cl0ck_ed
The retail will have better sell on value as it has the box n cooler ect. Imo don't spend more than £15 extra on the retail version as the sell on benefits will diminish.

This is the difference between the two dfi mobo: to sum up, For an extra £65 you get Bernstein audio card, 3-way sli, 8 phase digital pwm, better cooling.

15-02-2009, 00:55:33

undersea
Go Biostar,

Check Rebels for info on that board.

Good Luck!

15-02-2009, 06:12:30

SwaleSmith
Out of you list I'd probably get the lan party, however my rampage extreme is an excellent board and would be my first choice if budget allowed.

15-02-2009, 06:50:05

Hodgstar

Go Biostar,

Check Rebels for info on that board.

Good Luck!



yeah what he said

15-02-2009, 07:43:57

OmegaStalker
i love my Gigabyte... :)

15-02-2009, 08:14:05

undersea

i love my Gigabyte... :)



They are all good boards,

For me the question would be how much do you want to pay?

15-02-2009, 08:18:18

AntiHeroUK
I've decided to up my budget to around £300 max for the motherboard.

So two more boards I am looking at are:

DFI Lan Party LP UT X58-T3EH8

Foxconn Blood Rage X58

The more I look the less certain I am. I am pretty sure I want to try something new though, so nothing from Asus or Gigabyte.

15-02-2009, 08:39:01

undersea

I've decided to up my budget to around £300 max for the motherboard.

The more I look the less certain I am. I am pretty sure I want to try something new though, so nothing from Asus or Gigabyte.



I've tried Foxconn in the past and not always been thrilled with them. Funky Bios although the board you listed received some good write-ups.

The DFI board is really nice. DFI almost always makes a nice board. Bios is kind of tough but everyone has sort of caught up to DFI in that regards.

Check tech power up forums or extreme systems. I can't post a linky yet sorry.

15-02-2009, 12:09:38

Ging3r
I would always go Foxconn if i could afford it.

@OEM cpu's, its not the box and the cooler that puts the price up.. you get a 3 year warrenty with retail, as an OEM only gets 1 year

15-02-2009, 15:58:31

SwaleSmith
Ah yes forgot about the bloodrage, In that case It would be a coin **** beetween bloodrage and the lan party both are top boards.....think the bloodrage would be my choice, both are ''apparently'' blessed with fiddly bios's though.
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