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Foxconn Black Ops component compatibility...
Fuchal 
19/8/08 9:08:44 AM
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I am close to purchasing a Foxconn Black Ops mobo, and have done as much research as I can to ensure that the memory, PSU and CPU I am getting will work with it.

After reading the board's review in issue 91 of Atomic (which turned out to be a preview), I was wondering if other members here have had experience with the board (both good and bad). What compatibility issues they have come up against, and what components have they gotten the board to work with.

The CPU I am looking at using is an Intel Q9550; memory is Kingston HyperX DDR3 1625; and a corsair HX1000 PSU. All of these are claimed on the Foxconn forum as being compatible, but I want to see what Australian users experiences have been.

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eckythump 
20/8/08 2:37:16 AM
Overlord

I think you'll find the reason no one has posted a response in this thread yet is because no one has this configuration.

I also believe the foxconn boards are hard to source in AU, but even if they weren't, there still aren't that many people who are really keen to throw so much money at a system that'll offer little performance gain over a system using a more basic motherboard and DDR2 RAM.

I hope you're planning on getting a nice big cooler for that CPU so you can overclock it lots, and I hope you have some chunky video card(s) in mind for it. If you don't, i think you're spending too much and getting too little. In fact, I think that anyway, but there's degrees to everything. :)

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m4rx>> 
20/8/08 8:47:01 AM
Champion

Fuchal - if you are dead-set on paying a lot of money for a high end machine then hear me out mate.

I have 4GB DDR3-1866, Q6700, 4870x2 and was in the market for a high-end X48 mobo two weeks ago and so did a lot of reading. For a while there it looked like the BlackOps was going to get my vote, right up until I found a massive thread of people (I think on XS, I'm trying to find it again) all of whom were having problems with the board (mostly overclocking). Another thing that got to me was that the review samples had complete copper for the NB waterblock, whilst retail samples had copper with an aluminium top plate - galvanic corrosion anyone?? When will companies learn that if you're going to put a waterblock on the NB you should do it well or not at all.

After reading this I moved to my next two choices - the DFI UT-X48-T3RS and the rampage extreme. The X48 was $150 cheaper, so I ended up grabbing that. The DFI board is excellent, clocks well, and has a nice aesthetic appeal, however it does not work with the 4870X2 right now (DFI are working on a bios update that will fix this) and so I am in the process of selling it (it's over in trademart).

If I had lots of money and were using your components, I would use the DFI board (unless if you are going for a 4870x2) or I would go the whole shebang and grab the Rampage Extreme. The latter has had excellent reviews and excellent user feedback, and from what I can tell is the best X48 board available. It is, however, about $510 :O

Anyway, that's merely my thoughts.

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Fuchal 
20/8/08 5:57:06 PM
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Thanks for the replies. Definitely some food for thought.

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pinkmist 
20/8/08 7:37:11 PM
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Glad I read this tread nearly got myself a foxconn....


Edited by pinkmist: 20/8/2008 07:37:37 PM

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Fuchal 
27/8/08 2:36:05 PM
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Update!

See my other post: http://www.atomicmpc.com.au/forums.asp?s=2&c=8&t=21379

Me very happy with this mobo!

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