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Asus Strike II Formula or Asus P5Q PRO

Discussion in 'Motherboards & Memory' started by airways92, Dec 20, 2008.

  1. airways92 New Member

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    Hi guys, thinking of upgrading (again) and i dunno what mobo to go for.. thats why i came here and ask for help. Already got the processor sorted out (Q9550). Which one should i go for ? If you got any other suggestions about any other motherboards at the same price, let me know.

    Thanks ;)
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    freaksavior To infinity ... and beyond!

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    Do you wanna run dual cards or do you just want to do max oc?
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    probably both. thinking of buying the mobo and processor, and then, later on, a second GPU
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    freaksavior To infinity ... and beyond!

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    If you want to do crossfire then X48. If its mostly just OC the Striker II extreme.

    I have a nice DFI LT x48 im trying to sell btw, just letting you know. I need to try my chip on a friends p5q board to really tell.
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    don't want to do crossfire, i want to do SLi :D.. so, which one ?!
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    striker that board is actually quite good
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    Asus Striker II Formula then
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    Only Nforce boards can do SLi for S775. I would get a Striker II if you can afford it.
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    ok, striker it will be.. now all i have to do is save up money for a new processor and the striker II. Also, do you think i should get another PSU ? look at my profile for specs
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    Last night I ordered a Asus Striker II Formula I hope to have it under the tree for me in a couple days.:toast:
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    cool, let me know if its a good mobo ok ? :)
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    Striker II board is a great board. I've been beating myself in the foot trying not to bite on the fact it's now $279 at Newegg. I had it at one time, but oc'd a little to much on the PCI-e lane... Bad part was, "open box" and newegg wouldn't allow it back, said it was over the time (only flipping 10 days into it), and the guy before me sent it into Asus...:Banghead:

    If you want a good Asus board, that is just good for OC'ing, then that's the board for ya going sli. But, the board does have TONs of hick-ups.

    I'm not putting the board down, I had it and loved it, but it's just a straight oc'ing type board.
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    just a note about the P5Q - the Deluxe version is great, my cousin has it and is very happy, not using SLI, but got his Q6600 running at 3.6Ghz & MEM 966mhz, :)
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    yeah, planing to overclock my future Q9550 to something like 3.2 GHz, i need to follow some tutorials of overclocking first, never overclocked before. Don't think im gonna use SLi either (at the moment)
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    everyone is saying is a good board, every games uses it..
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    The board is one of the best, and if your new at ocing, Asus would be a good choice in you to start. You can do a lot with ocing of the board with just the "AUTO" set going on most things. Asus does help their oc'ers, just have to know how they do it.
    TPU is a great start on learning to oc. One thing we All come together on. :toast:
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    do you know anything about the EVGA 780i ? apparently is better then the asus, and not as many problems (bugs)
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    The P5Q Pro is a great OCer also. I have the Open Box version, and so far I've OCed a lower end dual core upwards to 4.2ghz from 2.5ghz. Im buying a E8600 later on after the first of the year and I know this board will do that much better with a better CPU. Ive seen Q9550's in this same board(P5Q PRO) go as high as 4.8ghz on air.. so thats my little tid bit of inofo for ya ;)
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    I have a 780-ftw board that is coming back from RMA. It was DOA with CPU pin problems. The Bios there is more complex then the Asus. You will tend to be more knowing with ocing to know even how to put it on stock running.
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    i looked on the internet for over 1 hour. The striker has loads of issues and i think its not worth the money. I think is better with the P5Q PRO although is a lower performance.. but not many issues..
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    yeah, i looked for that mobo too, it has 3 PCI-E slots, but i don't need that much, and i think is a waste of watts
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    I think that would be a good way to go. That way, you can learn oc'ing, and if you want to go SLI later on, grab a board in the process. You can get a lot of help with the Pro here because of fellow TPU'ers having that board.
    The Pro is a good steady board. You'll like it.

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    The Ftw board is pure on the oc'ing ability. It gives the user the most abilities out of anything else to oc it to the max. The other 780i boards just have it locked in the bios for the features you get when you get the FTW.
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    hang on ! what board we talking about now, we brang 3 in this post.. we talking about the P5Q PRO right ?
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