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ASUS Launches Striker II Formula Motherboard

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ASUS today released the Striker II Formula motherboard. This cutting-edge motherboard is the latest in ASUS´ Republic of Gamers line and takes full advantage of the NVIDIA nForce 780i SLI MCP (Media Communications Processor). To deliver the most immersive PC gaming experience, the new Striker II Formula motherboard provides support for 3-way SLI technology, resulting in amazingly fast game-play.



Republic of Gamers (ROG)
The Republic of Gamers is for the best of the best. Sporting the best hardware engineering, the fastest performance, and the most innovative ideas, we welcome the best gamers to join. Extending the ROG tradition, the new Striker II Formula features superb overclocking capability and a rich feature set that includes the SupremeFX II audio card.

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I wonder what those wires that go into the ROG plate on the NB heatsink are for.

Nice package, all in all but lack of ESA compliancy....wouldn't that pinch the whole NTune features thing?

$270~$320 or bust.
 
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I wonder what those wires that go into the ROG plate on the NB heatsink are for.

Nice package, all in all but lack of ESA compliancy....wouldn't that pinch the whole NTune features thing?

$270~$320 or bust.
Probably a thermal sensor wire.?!
 

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thats a sweet looking mobo, I really like what ASUS has done with the Striker series, and this is no disapointment! Congrats all Nvidia fans, enjoy!
 
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I wonder what those wires that go into the ROG plate on the NB heatsink are for.

Nice package, all in all but lack of ESA compliancy....wouldn't that pinch the whole NTune features thing?

$270~$320 or bust.
prolly for a fan for the ppl who will NOT b L/C th n/b

nice looking board :) prolly gonna b expensive as hell

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The real fun talking happens in General Nonsense guys, this thread is flying off the handle like the little girls in the picture.
 

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The real fun talking happens in General Nonsense guys, this thread is flying off the handle like the little girls in the picture.
it is, my apoligy, and that pic is hilarious!
 
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I'm glad you like it :).


Anyone who has the urge to slide off topic, please do so in this thread. It demands posts :).
 
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Thats one ugly board :laugh: spec's are good though
 
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arent the formula series boards from asus ddr3?
why is their no mention, of have i somehow missed it

off topic (dat post pic RAWKS!)
 

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arent the formula series boards from asus ddr3?
why is their no mention, of have i somehow missed it

off topic (dat post pic RAWKS!)
formula is DDR2 and extreme is DDR3
 
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I wonder what those wires that go into the ROG plate on the NB heatsink are for.

Nice package, all in all but lack of ESA compliancy....wouldn't that pinch the whole NTune features thing?

$270~$320 or bust.
Knowing ASUS and their ub3r-1337 motherboard lineup . . . I'd expect $350-$400.

no other company has the nads to price their 1337 motherboards that high, but then again . . . no other 1337 motherboard compares to ASUS'
 
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ta asb :)
 

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Knowing ASUS and their ub3r-1337 motherboard lineup . . . I'd expect $350-$400.

no other company has the nads to price their 1337 motherboards that high, but then again . . . no other 1337 motherboard compares to ASUS'
Gigabyte does, their X38 chipset lineup is close to perfect:

You've got a GA-X38-DS4 which gives everything, just 1 ethernet port and 6 internal SATA ports in all for $199.

You've got the 1337 GA-X38-DQ6 that's a close to complete design for $270, $20 more and you have the DDR3 variant of the same board, the GA-X38T-DQ6 it's just with the fusion block thing, etc otherwise this board performs on-par/better than the ASUS X38 lineup.
 
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Gigabyte does, their X38 chipset lineup is close to perfect:

You've got a GA-X38-DS4 which gives everything, just 1 ethernet port and 6 internal SATA ports in all for $199.

You've got the 1337 GA-X38-DQ6 that's a close to complete design for $270, $20 more and you have the DDR3 variant of the same board, the GA-X38T-DQ6 it's just with the fusion block thing, etc otherwise this board performs on-par/better than the ASUS X38 lineup.
I don't doubt it - Giga is another enthusiast oriented company. IDK, though, from years of experience, though, ASUS has always came out better in my eyes. But they charge an arm and a leg for it.

I will say, though, my biggest gripe with ASUS over the years (aside from their Sony-like pricing) is how often they spit out firmware updates. Granted, it's great to see a company fork over a new BIOS every 1.5 months, but it can also be a little aggrivating try to keep up with it, too.
 
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Having this snug inside the case will surely give a sense of awe and leetness.. no doubt the same feel I got when I scored my Striker X way back. Sure, it does not overclock as good as intel's 12th grader overclocking platforms.. making this a more challenging board to conquer.. ergo making it my favorite platform. :pimp:.. (680s that is)
 
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thats a sweet looking mobo, I really like what ASUS has done with the Striker series, and this is no disapointment! Congrats all Nvidia fans, enjoy!
sweet mobo.... just hope it overclocks as well as p35 or x38, gives better sli results than 680i, and keeps temps low !!!:cool:
 
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is Transcend AxeRam 1200mhz compatible with the Asus Striker II Formula??
is it auto detected or it must be oc-ed first in bios?

Will the 1200mhz be read at that same speed...with sli-ready-memory?
 
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yep it will. you have to OC it.
 
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I see thread is deadq but I'll reply anyway. The wires that go into the N/B heatsink are for the LEDs under the ROG logo. Sorry, no temp probe. I have tried it with a OCZ@1200 that i got for a few days from a friend. It DID detect them which surprised me, I too expected they'll need OC. About OCing the CPU - with the Q6600 G0 i got up to 350FSB and that's it. :mad: Other than that the board is great, but I would expect more from something that cost me 400$... when you rase the N/B voltage it get's extremely hotq even if it's a really small OC. I got both the fans that came with the M/B. They say that they're supposed to be used ONLY with water cooling... But wait 'till you see your N/B going around 80C. I got them directly on top of the N/B with some tape and that lowered the temp by around 15-20C. Alsoq when I installed WinXP I installed nVidia's RAID drivers. If you don't have two HDD's DO NOT do this. The drivers keep looking for a second HDD and the system crashes even before you're in Win.
I hope i was helpful, just think about it before you go spending 300-400$ on this thing... If you want SLI with small OCs with quads, the board is ok then, with dual core CPUs I've got as high as 460FSB. So that's all I have to say about the board, I'm happy with it, but I expected more.