It’s almost 5 months that Intel launched their Core i7 CPU into market. Almost all the motherboard manufactures are so earnest to make X58 platform for the brand new Core i7 processor. Intel is positioning i7 as a high-end product, consumers think the same too. Before the new mainstream –LGA 1156 with P55 MB coming out, currently it will still be LGA 755 to dominate the Intel CPU’s middle-to-entry level segment market. Foxconn launched an X58 model earlier, named BloodRAGE. Based on current available X58 MBs out there with the price range from USD 200 ~ 300, BloodRAGE is the highest priced one. Therefore, Foxconn’s strategy is to make up their high end product line with lower-priced X58 MBs. This time the man in the spotlight is Foxconn’s latest X58 with a more affordable price under USD200: Quantum Force Flaming Blade. Quite a great bulk for a product package. Every new product comes with a different key image. Foxconn has given mush thoughts to it. Accessories inside. Manual, easy guide, software CD ROM, bridge, IO shield and cables. Flaming Blade in the flash. The components on the MB nicely collocated with color red or black, creates a strong gaming image. MB bottom left 2 X PCI-E X16 ( support 2* 16X ATI CrossFire & Nvidia SLI 2* 16X multi VGA technology) 1 X PCI-E X4 1 X PCI-E X1 2 X PCI Networking chip - Realtek RTL8111C Audio chip - Realtek ALC888，support 7.1 Channel HD MB bottom right 6 X SATAII(ICH10R，suuport Raid 0/1/5/10) 1 X IDE POWER/RESET button、DeBug LED… etc. MB upper right 3 x DIMM DDR3，supports 1333/1600/1800 with up to 12GB. Foxconn adopts a different 3 DIMM design from other X58 MBs, which is exactly what Intel recommended for the most optimized design. 3 DIMM design will get higher performance on basic confirgurations. Beside, it also helps enhance the overclocking capability. MB upper left LGA 1366 CPU socket. Foxconn provides additional LGA775 CPU cooler socket to reduce the hassles of changing between coolers. CPU uses 6 phase PWM, it’s enough for all Core i7 available currently. IO 8 X USB 2.0 2 X Gigabit LAN，supports Teaming Function 2 X eSATA The black button in the center is clear CMOS.