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  • Quantum Force P67 Rattler Motherboard Review
  • Quantum Force P67 Rattler Motherboard Review


    Board Layout and Features Cont.

    Something rather uncommon to a modern P67 is the inclusion of a legacy IDE connector made possible by the Marvel  88SE6121 controller chip.  Internal SATA connections number 6 with the red ports following the SATA3 6G/B specification.
    Beyond the SATA connections you'll see 3 BIOS chips and a blue jumper.  The jumper allows you to select between the available BIOS images which can be handy when trying out Beta BIOS images or testing various overclocking options.

    Front panel connectors are located in the traditional location along with lighted bench top buttons for power and reset.  To the left of these is the internal USB and Firewire pin headers.
    The I/O panel is rather self explanatory.  On the panel you will find two of almost everything starting with a single PS/2 keyboard port.  Digital audio, eSATA, Firewire, USB (both 2.0 and 3.0 standards) dual Ethernet CMOS reset and 8-channel analog audio.
    Included Goodies
    The Quantum Force Rattler comes with a limited selection of included goodies to get you up and running out of the box.  

    First we have the user manual and driver disk.  The Quick Install guide unfolds to become a poster showing all of the features found on this motherboard including their locations.
    Foxconn did include a variety of cables including SATA cables for both Gen2 and Gen3 drives and an old school Foxconn branded 80wire IDE.  USB breakout and I/O shield complete the ensemble.