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Foxconn solutions have become so widely spread that very often we don’t even notice them. However paradoxical that might seem. The processor socket on your mainboard is most likely marked with “Foxconn” brand, and even the board itself may have come off the Foxconn production lines, even if it was sold under a different brand name. Of course, the company was hardly happy about this state of things. In 2007, within their new branding campaign, Foxconn launched a new family of products for overclockers called Quantum Force series. All mainboards in this series had their own unique names: MARS, BLACKOPS, DESTROYER, AVENGER. They were based on different chipsets but boasted extensive functionality and advanced fine-tuning and overclocking-friendly features, much more sophisticated that what the regular mainboards had to offer. Today we are glad to introduce to you one more Quantum Force series solution – a mainboard called Foxconn BloodRAGE. It is based on the newest Intel X58 Express chipset and supports contemporary Intel Core i7 processors.

PCB Design and Functionality

When you first see Foxconn BloodRAGE mainboard, you get really excited. The board is truly beautiful. The first thing you notice is the vivid combination of red and black colors, and then, after taking a closer look, you start to like it for its technically smart and thorough layout.

When we start discussing the top of the mainboard PCB layout we usually say some general things about high-quality components and convenient or inconvenient location of the power supply connectors. The major differences distinguishing most mainboards from one another are usually hiding in the lower part of the PCB. Foxconn BloodRAGE mainboard has no problems with the electrolytic capacitors as well as the power supply connectors placement. However, this time we notice a few more interesting things in the upper part of the PCB.

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