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Foxconn Mars Review



Closer Look:

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.


  1. Introduction & Closer Look
  2. Closer Look: Bundeled Accessories
  3. Closer Look: The Motherboard
  4. Configuration
  5. Closer Look: The Bios
  6. Closer Look: The Gladiator Bios
  7. Specifications & Features
  8. Testing: Setup, Overclocking,Benchmarks
  9. Testing: Apophysis,WinRar
  10. Testing: Specview 10, PCMark Vantage
  11. Testing: Sandra XII
  12. Testing: Sciencemark, CineBench 10, HD Tune
  13. Testing: Crysis
  14. Testing: Knights Of The Sea
  15. Testing: BioShock
  16. Testing: Call of Duty 4
  17. Testing: World In Conflict
  18. Testing: Call Of Jaurez
  19. Testing: Company of Heroes Opposing Fronts
  20. Testing: 3DMark06
  21. Conclusion
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