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TonyM16
12-12-06, 07:51 PM
Hi. I was going to base my new 8800gtx build on the Asus Striker 680i as I was under the impression as it is the very best mobo around especially for the 8800gtx/core 2 duo and is marginally better than the evga reference. I even saw talk like this on this forum. so how come this review that I am bout link to says its' rubbish ( not in so many words) and that the evga is much better.

The gaming benchmarks they showed where alot lower than the others and they said it has poor overclocking skills.Could you guys take a look at the review and let then explain to me if there is any truth to what they are saying and if I really should even get the board now.. If not is the evga any better? Which one? Thank you.

They do say it is a very stable board , but they don't seem to give that much importance although I do as I would much rather have a Pc that just works and works all the time than some super duper overlocker that needs a jump start every time I try to play a game.

link:http://enthusiast.hardocp.com/article.html?art=MTIzNCwxLCxoZW50aHVzaWFzdA==

Dazz
12-12-06, 08:07 PM
http://www.xtremesystems.org/forums/showthread.php?t=124795 are some of the best overclockers around gave positive resualts and also http://xtreview.com/review160.htm

The one HardOCP tested was with a beta BIOS so overclocking would be limited and also buggy. Retail boards seem alot better. Also the board gets very hot, no ones has given a temp of it yet, but from what i heard the eVGA boards gets very hot too, around 70C. This can hamper on overclocking too. so depends on the airflow in the case. Having said that they said the same about the ASUS Premium, when i got it, the board runs alot cooler then my K8N Sli Dimond + which has active cooling. It depends on the airflow in your case.

TonyM16
12-12-06, 08:31 PM
http://www.xtremesystems.org/forums/showthread.php?t=124795 are some of the best overclockers around gave positive resualts and also http://xtreview.com/review160.htm

The one HardOCP tested was with a beta BIOS so overclocking would be limited and also buggy. Retail boards seem alot better. Also the board gets very hot, no ones has given a temp of it yet, but from what i heard the eVGA boards gets very hot too, around 70C. This can hamper on overclocking too. so depends on the airflow in the case. Having said that they said the same about the ASUS Premium, when i got it, the board runs alot cooler then my K8N Sli Dimond + which has active cooling. It depends on the airflow in your case.

Thanks for the links. I am going to read them very carefully. The game benchmarks look alot better in the link you gave (they did use a different bios) .Cheers . :)

Spartan 117
12-12-06, 08:32 PM
and TiKiMaN1 is selling his Striker Extreme for $300 :)

Amuro
12-13-06, 01:50 AM
Why is he selling the Striker?

Inf1n1tyComplex
12-13-06, 05:02 AM
Why is he selling the Striker?
http://www.nvnews.net/vbulletin/showpost.php?p=1096226&postcount=1
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