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It is a high-end motherboard; and the offspring of the original ASUS Striker Extreme 680i SLI motherboard.

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Pros

Tri-SLI capable

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Excellent overclocking capabilities

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illuminated I/O plate (Q-shield)

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2 eSATA ports for the fastest external HDD connection

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Fusion cooling system works well without water

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large variety of accessories - required and extra

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LCD Poster displays issues at boot

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8 fan connectors

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extreme performance - support for the latest and greatest Core 2 Duos and Quads, DDR3 memory

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SupremeFX II soundcard included

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Cons

Price

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included water cooling accessories are cheap

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The Asus Striker II Extreme is a high-end motherboard; and the offspring of the original ASUS Striker Extreme 680i SLI motherboard. The Striker II uses the 790i Ultra SLI chipset combined with 3 PCI-e x16 slots for 3-way SLI support. For memory it provides 2 240 pin DIMM slots with Dual Channel DDR3 2000, 1800, 1600, 1333, and 800 MHz Non-ECC,Un-buffered Memory support. One of the added benefits of the 790i Ultra SLI chipset is that it fully utilizes the 1600MHz max FSB (Front Side Bus) of Intel 45nm processors. The Striker II includes socket LGA 775 support for compatibility with all Intel Socket 775 Core 2 Extreme, Core 2 Duo, Pentium Extreme, Pentium D, Pentium 4, and Celeron Processors. The Striker II board also features a dual gigabit LAN, UltraDMA 133/100/66/33 support, 6 SATA connectors, 2 eSATA ports, ADI 1988B 8-Channel High Definition Audio CODEC, 2 1394a ports, up to 10 USB 2.0 ports, 8 Fan connectors for added cooling, 2 PCI x1 slots and 2 PCI. An added accessory includes a small LED screen which displays hardware failures so that advanced users don't have to completely dismantle a built machine to discover what is wrong. The Asus Striker II Extreme motherboard was released on March 8, 2008 and has an MSRP of $499.

Features
  • Chipset: NVIDIA nForce 790i Ultra SLI
  • Socket: LGA 775
  • CPU Support: Intel Core 2 Quad, Core 2 Extreme, Core 2 Duo, Pentium Extreme, Pentium D, Pentium 4, Celeron, and Intel 45nm, Core 2 Extreme, Core 2 Quad and Core 2 Duo processors
  • Intel EM64T/EIST Hyper-Threading Technology
  • FSB: 1600/1333/1066/800 MHz
  • Memory Support: 2x240 DIMM slots= Dual Channel DDR3 2000/1800/1600/1333/1066/800 MHz Non-ECC,Un-buffered Memory
  • Hybrid SLI support for Tri-SLI mode
  • 3 PCI-e x16 ports (Operate as x16, x16, x16)
  • 6 SATA 2 connectors and 2 eSATA with RAID 0, 1, 10, 5 support
  • Marvell 2 gigabit LAN
  • up to 10 USB 2.0 ports
  • ADI AD1988B 8-Channel High Definition Audio CODEC
  • 2 PCI-e x1, 2 PCI
  • 6 USB rear panel ports, 1394a, and S/PDIF Outputs
  • Dimensions: 12 inch x 9.6 inch ATX Form Factor
  • Release Date: 03/08/2008    
  • MSRP: $499
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Yale
07/10/2009 09:45

not required for the vast majority of individuals, including hardcore gamers

Yale
07/10/2009 09:22

no i7 support - different socket altogether

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