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Foxconn Readying X58 Renaissance II Motherboard

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Foxconn has been in the league of companies to come up with one of the first motherboards supporting the Intel Core i7 processors. It used both its Digital Life and Quantum Force product lines to come up with performance and enthusiast-grade motherboards featuring the Intel X58 chipset. The company is coming up with a new motherboard: the X58 Renaissance II.

This board resembles the X58 Renaissance in most aspects, except for its component cooling, where it uses individual heatsinks over the chipset and VRM areas. Less fancy heatsinks are in place. The new board also does away with the SAS support. The rest of the product's feature-set stays identical to that of the X58 Renaissance. The company is expected to announce the motherboard soon, at an expectedly lesser price than that of its predecessor. For reference, the third picture below is that of the original X58 Renaissance.

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Looks like they got rid of the fake speaker. Darn, that was SO AWESOME too. ;)
 
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So they took the original Renaissance, and removed the shittiness factor. Begs the question, why didn't they do that in the first place?

Anyway, this new board definitely looks like a serious contender for my i7 build - adequate spacing between the primary PCIe slots FTW!
 
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And on 15 days we will have the Flaming Blade(~229€) and the Flaming Blade GT (~179€)



Flaming Blade GTI






Flaming Blade





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Don't see the specs image, it is partial wrong :)
 

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What is with the crappy layout of their current x58 boards?
 
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i see foxconn rise up with x58
 
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The flaming blade is a really dumb name it looks like a wanna be bloodrage. I really enjoy my foxconn great board.
 
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The flaming blade is a really dumb name it looks like a wanna be bloodrage. I really enjoy my foxconn great board.

Flaming blade is an awesome name.
This product is HOT and sharp as hell.
 

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The flaming blade is a really dumb name it looks like a wanna be bloodrage. I really enjoy my foxconn great board.
+1 Bloodrage ftw. Like how my blood begins to boil when I'm hitting high OCs. More power than a flaming(gay) blade(tool) :laugh:
 

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What is with the crappy layout of their current x58 boards?
I noticed that too. Even AsRock has better pci-e spacing than foxconn.
 
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What is with the crappy layout of their current x58 boards?
What's with the crappy layout of ALL X58 boards, except for those from ASRock and MSI?

Although I have to save that Foxconn is possibly the worst offender in this regard... the black PCI-E slots on the Renaissance and Renaissance II are pretty much redundant. Doesn't bother me because I'll never run more than a dual-card GPU setup, but those who want 4 usable PCIe slots are going to be disappointed.
 

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I'd rather stick with the bloodrage if I could get one
 

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What's with the crappy layout of ALL X58 boards, except for those from ASRock and MSI?

Although I have to save that Foxconn is possibly the worst offender in this regard... the black PCI-E slots on the Renaissance and Renaissance II are pretty much redundant. Doesn't bother me because I'll never run more than a dual-card GPU setup, but those who want 4 usable PCIe slots are going to be disappointed.
I like the Gigabyte layout as well. It actually keeps all 7 expansion slots, too. Most have mover to only six expansion slots, which I cannot figure out for the life of me.