Foxconn Mars Reviewccokeman - February 12, 2008
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Great googly moogly! The bundle of goods that comes with the MARS is actually pretty substantial. It includes everything you need to get the MARS installed and then some.
The documentation for the MARS includes the manual, driver disk, quick start guide and product registration sheet.
The quick install guide provides detailed information to make sure there are not any outstanding issues during the system build process. On the back side of the install guide there are detailed desriptions of each of the pieces on the MARS.
The drive connection cables provided by Foxconn include the usual floppy and IDE cables. Some manufacturers only provide a couple of SATA cables, but Foxconn has provided well, sending enough to fill up all six SATA slots. Two of the six feature 90 degree ends for those close clearance installations. The I/O panel looks like a standard color coded panel, so even the novice can get the peripherals hooked up right the first time.
To provide some additional cooling capacity for the "Cool Pipe" heatpipe cooling solution, Foxconn has included a fan designed to mount directly to the northbridge heatsink. This fan is manufactured by ADDA USA and provides 7.5 CFM of airflow through the heatsink.
Last, but certainly not least, Foxconn has thrown in a bunch of Quantum Force decals to decorate your case, system or home. Something that came with the Mars was the set of Quantum Force dog-tags. Something extra that you don't see a manufacturer include very often. Usually, it's just the bare bones, but Foxconn goes all out with the MARS.