Foxconn Pulling Out For Real?

"The Foxconn Channel pull out rumor seems to have been revived, and perhaps not as a rumor this time."

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Foxconn Pulling Out For Real?

Late last year, we reported on a rumor that Foxconn would be pulling out of the retail motherboard market.  This rumor sent ripples throughout the overclocking community, especially as Foxconn's retail line was just then really shaping up with its Quantum Force line.  A few weeks later, Foxconn officially denied the claim, saying that the sales halting seen at the time was simply to give time for their department to adjust their stock.  Well now it seems that the rumor has been revived, and perhaps not as a rumor anymore.

Fudzilla has reported that Foxconn's retail channel division is truly going down sometime in June.  Their sources say that this is due to production delays that resulted in empty promises and disgruntled partners.  Board revisions have gone announced with none ever actually hitting retail shelves (ie: Blood RAGE GTI and Flaming Blade).  Employees in the division have supposedly already been given notice of the closure.

Foxconn later gave a response, saying their Channel division was not set to close.  However, Fudzilla seems to have reason to believe that the high-end (likely meaning the Quantum Force) motherboard production will still be ending.

In these economic times, it wouldn't be that surprising for this to turn out to be true.  It would be a shame though, as Foxconn's Quantum Force line has proven to be a force to be reckoned with.  Certainly we found the X48 BlackOps to be quite a worthy contender, and their Blood RAGE seems to be among the favorites out of the X58 overclocking offerings.

Do you believe Foxconn's retail division is going down for real this time, or is the rumor mill simply up to its usual tricks?

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23-03-2009, 08:53:04

Ive decided I do need help...
It seems I cannot PM you
and I could not find a way of contacting you on your site...(I must have missed something)
So let me know how to contact you

23-03-2009, 11:02:18


once you have 15 posts you can also PM dude

09-04-2009, 19:07:28

Hi Tom
got home at 1135hrs, i arrived in time via chain ferry(sat nav thought it was a road). Thanks for the help today, will let you know (and the rest of the guys) how it pans out soon. Im going to bed i'm beat, rig still in car...
again thanks for your help:)

09-04-2009, 19:11:25

you went to see Tom? Any secrets you want to leak? xD

10-04-2009, 06:20:28

Terrys rig was the Vadim rig I did yesterday,
E6750/ 680 sli mobo/8800gtx
i7 920/rampage II extreme/EVGA GTX260 and full water in 10hours

really hope you are happy with it Terry, was great to meet you.

Didnt get many pictures as I had to strip this puppy and build it all back in a day for Terry to take home.

new parts:

i7 goodness:

Air testing:

Nearly done:

Some of the Vadim wiring was abit bad, for the money spent Id have done things alot differently. But seeing other rigs is good as its good for me to see how Id do things differently and how other people go about things better than I may have.
All in all was a good day.

Get some pics up Terry I forgot to take some with the coolant in!

10-04-2009, 07:27:13

Hi Tom
had a very long sleep but rig now on desk, think i need more posts to upload pics, so I mail some later to you...
Wonder of wonders.....Microsoft likes me .COA at first try, must admit with the number of changes, i thought id have problems...still working on the drivers, then moving to get XP COA, think this may be a little harder... Will let you know

Brooksie, I was sworn to secrecy, before I was allowed to enter the sacred Man Shed...:)

lol, will post later when XP is up...(I hope).........

10-04-2009, 09:45:50

Terry had to sign a NDA to get entry to the Man Shed :p

10-04-2009, 11:25:25

ive been muzzled..........
XP up :) COA approved
only problem i seem to have is getting the X-Fi card to change from 2/2.1 speakers, it does not give me any other options but headphones, under vista, xp is fine, all working there.....
Not a TTL problem..:)

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