ASUS Striker II NSE Motherboard Review

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ASUS Striker II NSE Motherboard Review

Postby Apoptosis » Thu Aug 21, 2008 12:12 pm

ASUS Striker II NSE Motherboard Review

Asus tries their hand at the 790i SLi Chipset with the Striker II. How will it fair against the top boards in production today? Is it worth your hard-earned dollars? Will it straighten out the US economy? All that and more is what we intend to find out! This motherboard is part of the Republic of Gamers (ROG) series and is considered by ASUS to be the best of the best. Read on to see how the best NVIDIA chipset does on the premiere ASUS motherboard series.

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The Asus Striker II NSE sports an attractive black PCB and very little color compared to many other boards. The black color lends to the overall classy feel of the board. With the first glance at the board, it is hard to miss the Fusion block system that cools the board. Asus has decided that hard core enthusiasts would like to cool off the North Bridge using their water cooling setups, and provided an easy way to do that by placing a water block on the North Bridge.



Article Title: ASUS Striker II NSE Motherboard Review
Article URL: http://www.legitreviews.com/article/759/1/
Pricing At Time of Print: $358 plus shipping
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Re: ASUS Striker II NSE Motherboard Review

Postby martini161 » Thu Aug 21, 2008 12:50 pm

http://www.legitreviews.com/article/759/2/ on that page of the review the part that says "the bottom left of the board....cpu socket etc is repeated twice and there is no blurb about the back of the board which is what the picture is where its repeated. other than that nice review! seems like a great board, i like how there catering a bit more to water coolers like myself now. That being said, there are also some things i dont like about the fusion system. i would have liked to see standard G 1/4 threading instead of having to use adapters to use different tubing sizes, as thats just one more thing that can leak. and i also would have liked to see the mosfets separated from the north bridge/southbridge heat pipe system, as those dont really need to be water cooled and its just dumping more heat into the loop
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Re: ASUS Striker II NSE Motherboard Review

Postby pastorjay » Thu Aug 21, 2008 4:00 pm

Fixed! Thanks!
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Re: ASUS Striker II NSE Motherboard Review

Postby gwolfman » Fri Aug 22, 2008 9:02 am

Nice board, too expensive.
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Re: ASUS Striker II NSE Motherboard Review

Postby jnanster » Fri Aug 22, 2008 9:10 am

One point on the HIGH PRICE you did not mention is that these top-of-the-line Asus boards
come with a sound card that is worth at least $60-90. Factor that in with the game bundle and
and a hassle free board and maybe it's a good deal.
Reading horror stories of bios's that don't work on some boards and guys spending weeks to figure it out, well, how much is your time worth.
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Re: ASUS Striker II NSE Motherboard Review

Postby Gomeler » Fri Aug 22, 2008 3:26 pm

jnanster wrote:One point on the HIGH PRICE you did not mention is that these top-of-the-line Asus boards
come with a sound card that is worth at least $60-90. Factor that in with the game bundle and
and a hassle free board and maybe it's a good deal.
Reading horror stories of bios's that don't work on some boards and guys spending weeks to figure it out, well, how much is your time worth.


These boards also destroyed MANY Windows installations due to conflicts with high FSB/memory and the ICH corrupting data.. so how much is your data worth :mrgreen: Now the corruption issues have been solved but still.. $400 is a tough bite to swallow for anyone that isn't benching.
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