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ASUS Striker Extreme LGA 775 NVIDIA nForce 680i SLI ATX The Ultimate Gaming Motherboard
  • neweggOwned For: 1 month to 1 year

Pros: Great specs for a motherboard, BIOS features galore. The backside LCD displays what its doing during start up so you can troubleshoot during build. Buttons for start, reset and clear CMOS are on the motherboard so you don't need to keep using your case button to start up during build. Also, coming from someone with a 4-5 year old PC prior to this, the SATA drivers are wonderful. No need to have floppies or drivers handy when installing Windows on a SATA drive.

Cons: Price is steep, maybe not worth it in all cases. The heat pipes for the northbridge and friends feels constricting when buying a third party heatsink for your processor. I've seen pictures of the Tuniq Tower fitting, but not all solutions will fit. Also, BIOS update app for Windows seems to cause more bricked boards than updated BIOS; stick to updating BIOS from the BIOS utility.

Other Thoughts: I bought open box, which was as much a pain as a blessing. Be wary when buying open box, I didn't get any accessories--not even a sound card or back I/O plate.

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ASUS Striker Extreme LGA 775 NVIDIA nForce 680i SLI ATX The Ultimate Gaming Motherboard
  • neweggOwned For: 1 month to 1 year

Pros: Great specs for a motherboard, BIOS features galore. The backside LCD displays what its doing during start up so you can troubleshoot during build. Buttons for start, reset and clear CMOS are on the motherboard so you don't need to keep using your case button to start up during build. Also, coming from someone with a 4-5 year old PC prior to this, the SATA drivers are wonderful. No need to have floppies or drivers handy when installing Windows on a SATA drive.

Cons: Price is steep, maybe not worth it in all cases. The heat pipes for the northbridge and friends feels constricting when buying a third party heatsink for your processor. I've seen pictures of the Tuniq Tower fitting, but not all solutions will fit. Also, BIOS update app for Windows seems to cause more bricked boards than updated BIOS; stick to updating BIOS from the BIOS utility.

Other Thoughts: I bought open box, which was as much a pain as a blessing. Be wary when buying open box, I didn't get any accessories--not even a sound card or back I/O plate.

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ASUS Striker Extreme LGA 775 NVIDIA nForce 680i SLI ATX The Ultimate Gaming Motherboard
  • neweggOwned For: 1 month to 1 year

Pros: Great specs for a motherboard, BIOS features galore. The backside LCD displays what its doing during start up so you can troubleshoot during build. Buttons for start, reset and clear CMOS are on the motherboard so you don't need to keep using your case button to start up during build. Also, coming from someone with a 4-5 year old PC prior to this, the SATA drivers are wonderful. No need to have floppies or drivers handy when installing Windows on a SATA drive.

Cons: Price is steep, maybe not worth it in all cases. The heat pipes for the northbridge and friends feels constricting when buying a third party heatsink for your processor. I've seen pictures of the Tuniq Tower fitting, but not all solutions will fit. Also, BIOS update app for Windows seems to cause more bricked boards than updated BIOS; stick to updating BIOS from the BIOS utility.

Other Thoughts: I bought open box, which was as much a pain as a blessing. Be wary when buying open box, I didn't get any accessories--not even a sound card or back I/O plate.

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Display Name: David R.

Date Joined: 03/31/05

  • Reviews: 5
  • Helpfulness: 2
  • First Review: 08/02/06
  • Last Review: 06/08/07
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