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Ever since Intel officially launch Sandy Bridge-E new platform in 2011 November,
several motherboard companies successively roll out new motherboard based on X79 chipset to support Intel next generation high-end platform.
Due to the continuous effort of self-own brand management made by FOXCONN, Quantum Force series still dominant high-end motherboard.
FOXCONN X79 Quantumian-1 still provides various choices for the market though the quantities of Quantum Force series are not as various as they are in the past time. Soon after the release of Intel X79 chipset, FOXCONN promptly roll out corresponding X79 motherboard. Quantum Force was naming in a special way which the Intel code won’t be shown on the models.
This time, Quantumian-1 which belongs to the series of Quantum Force still follows the high-end style both in material and design.
The patterns shown on exterior packing of high-end product are always different which exhibits the great efforts on art design.
The full picture of FOXCONN Quantumian-1
Quantum Force is common to use black and red to create contrast visual sense.
Currently, there are more and more motherboard brands adopt these two colors to match.
It is known that the market segment of Quantumian-1 x79 is positioned as high-end product line.
Besides, the corresponding specification, design and featured over clocking function have also been highly highlighted.
- Product manual
- easy guide
- nVIDIA SLI 3Way bridge
- IO shield
- SATA connectors and cables both in red and yellow
- DC power cable SATA
Subject: General Tech | January 11, 2012 - 07:57 AM | Tim Verry
Tagged: SOPA, reddit, protect ip, forum
Popular forum and social website discovery site Reddit is very much against SOPA. They fear that the ease to which the possible law could be abused to censor free speech and take down entire website solely based on allegations without needing to prove anything in court. We reported earlier that some websites were considering the "nuclear option" of protesting SOPA by shutting down their sites and displaying messages imploring users to contact their congressmen and beg them to stop SOPA and Protect IP (the Senate version of SOPA).
Viva la Reddit! (Source: Reddit blog)
Well, it seems as if Reddit is joining the fight to stop SOPA and will be blacking out the Reddit website from 8 am to 8 pm EST on January 18th 2012. They state in their blog that the choice to blackout the website was a difficult one; however, it is a necessary measure to force people into action. "We feel focusing on a day of action is the best way we can amplify the voice of the community."
While Reddit is a popular website with a lot of fans, a good number of them are internet savvy enough to have likely already complained to their congressmen. Until a mainstream site with as much reach as Facebook joins the blackout campaign, I fear that money will continue to speak louder than the words of constituents. More information on the blackout can be found here.
Subject: General Tech | June 24, 2011 - 10:31 PM | Jeremy Hellstrom
Tagged: friday, forum, eliza effect
Upgrading anything on your PC is great fun but it can also invites great pain into your life as you give the sadistic side of your 'puter a chance to mess with your head. Even if the upgrade is external, your internet connection for instance, there is still a chance that somewhere, somehow, the PC will find a way to make you miserable. Here in the the PC Perspective Forums, we don't see this as a reason to leave forehead prints in your desk, we consider it a learning experience, and we do it to ourselves on purpose ... or possibly accidentally? It is not just PCs ether, our mobile devices are getting smart enough to mess with us as well and the customer support can be worse.
If you are looking for something more than jsut sharing tech advice, you can blow people away or blow their arguments away. If you are feeling more altruistic you can Fold@Home and try to save lives or pick up a BOINC project or 12 and contribute to our scientific knowledge. Then again if you want to be entertained while you learn, we didn't quite make the length of a double podcast but Epsiode 159 of the PC Perspective Podcast runs 1:27:10.
Subject: General Tech | June 10, 2011 - 09:45 PM | Jeremy Hellstrom
Tagged: friday, forum
With all the news from E3 it seems topical to check out the Fragging Frogs and the Gaming Forum, as there is a lot of buzz there right now. You can share your thoughts on a game who's release was once predicted to herald the end of the universe and the latest incarnation of a game that ranks among the favourite of the Frogs, Battlefield 3. (Not that it should be 3, not even counting Bad Company or addons there are more than three Battlefield titles.) That release is a perfect reason for you to play with fellow forum members on Monday, Wednesday and Saturday at 8PM EDT, where you can get in a real flame war with them! Not everything is good news however, if you own a Codemasters game you should know they've joined PSN in the 'Recently Hacked Club'.
In the General Forum is a fellow looking for a PC to go to college with, so don't recommend a mobile GTX560. The Motherboard Forum is hopping as well; not only because of the new Intel Z68 board but also because of AMD's new 990 chipset ... though there isn't much action in the CPU Forum as AMD released the new chipset and socket but we are still awaiting the arrival of the Bulldozers. The Cases & Cooling Forum members are quite excited by the new self contained water cooling systems Corsair announced at Computex and the Storage Forum is up in arms about the problems with OCZ's Force 3 SSDs, though you nust admit that OCZ has done a stellar job of letting people know what happened and providing a fix.
The people in this Forum may seem a little 'off", but once you get to know them they are a friendly and funny bunch, while all the serious people looking for a debate are hanging out at The Lightning Round. On the other hand, if your fingers are tired out after a long week, why not grab a pint and sit back and watch the newly bottled PC Perspective Podcast, this week we take it to #158!
Subject: Editorial, General Tech | May 27, 2011 - 10:41 PM | Jeremy Hellstrom
Tagged: friday, forum
Our Tech Talk Forum is a great place to hang out and discuss general technology questions, such as the eternal question of which screwdriver to use, since we can't get hold of a working Sonic Screwdriver, do you have a preferred electric screwdriver or do you prefer the traditional one like mpulliam and I do? Perhaps you are more interested in moving to SoCal where NewEgg is apparently opening up a pick up location.
Head over to the Processor Forum for speculation on Bulldozer, since the recent leaks have given us a bit more information; or maybe a laugh at the Apple fanatics and the price they pay for the same hardware we use? Especially considering that while some of their designs are nice, they can never match the imagination of a dedicated modder!
There is a lot more inside, take a walk through the forums and see what you can find or even better ... what you can offer! For a more laid back way to catch up on the latest tech news you should catch the new PC Perspective Podcast, #156 even has Ryan in it!
Subject: Editorial | April 15, 2011 - 08:41 PM | Jeremy Hellstrom
Tagged: friday, forum
As you may or may not have noticed the front page of PC Perspective is loading a little funny today. However we've decided we like it and are sticking with it, hoping it will soon spread to the forums like some sort of positive virus and once it does that the front page will recognize your forum user and allow you to use it on the front page. It does have one small negative side effect, but the Hardware Leaderboard is expected to make a full recovery very soon, whereupon it will be revamped with the new picks for April. That one negative effect is somewhat mitigated by the wonderous mutation the SSD Decoder underwent, which offers new ways of viewing it like a Lightbox or pop up window. If you have any comments, you will be pleased to know that you can now comment on posts to the front page; we do request that comments about the new site design are aimed here, so that we can reference them at the same time.
The Forums are currently unchanged, both in design and in content. Users having problems with their new kit or simply looking for feedback on their new purchases are still in evidence. We even have some experimentation in virtualization going on in the Motherboard Forum and you can help with the birth of a new HTPC over in the Video Cards Forum. You can also grab our 150th PC Perspective Podcast from the obvious tab.
Enjoy the new look of our front page, but please don't neglect our Forums as they might feel a little self conscious of their old look!