ASUS Striker II Formula nForce 780i SLI

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Just in case you didn't notice the new featured article at the top of the page, we’re writing to let everyone know that we have just posted a new article here at HotHardware in which we evaluate the features, overclockability, and performance of the ASUS Striker II Formula nForce 780i SLI-based motherboard for Intel processors.  The Striker II Formula is a member of ASUS’ high-end Republic of Gamers, or ROG, series of motherboards.  As such, the board is loaded with features and integrated peripherals that set it apart from run of the mill products.  Click the link below and check it out...

ASUS Striker II Formula nForce 780i SLI Motherboard

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ice91785 replied on Wed, Mar 12 2008 12:05 PM

WAAAAAY to much $$ for a motherboard....not to mention its pretty much the same board as the Striker I with 3-way SLI support is all. Another con is the passive heatsinks which is fine for a silent-based PC but we all know OCing and silent don't really go hand-in-hand. Actually this is probably a lot of the reason the OCing results weren't as expected -- its tough with the passive chipset cooling.

Good read though :) Nice analysis of its features, now if they would hit the ~$100 mark I would actually think about it

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Nomad88 replied on Wed, Mar 12 2008 1:47 PM
Nice motherboard. Right now I have a Striker Extreme 680i and its doing great for me so far(over 6 months use). Don't really need to upgrade to this yet. Maybe later when the new Intel cpus come out. ^_^
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Kamrooz replied on Wed, Mar 12 2008 2:53 PM

If you think that's a lot of money, wait till you see the 790I's...such a bs board for 300-350?...Nvidia is just laughing and pointing at the consumers while they run off to the bank. >_<....::shakes fist at nvidia:: Damn Greedy Buggers! 

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colt1911 replied on Tue, Mar 18 2008 10:28 AM

I have to agree with Kamrooz on this , the 790I is not worth 300-350 dollars for what you get and your still looking at having to buy the overpriced DDR3 with crappy timings. What's even worse is the 780I which is nothing but a beefed up 680I . Nvidia sure got one over on the consumers there with  this so called new chip set.But hey if thats what keeps some people happy then fine , but I think as consumers we should be able to expect more and better quality from these products we buy.

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