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Mr Bigman
04-25-07, 02:10 PM
Im getting another board and seen the P5N32 E which uses the 620 chipset and also i seen the striker which uses the same chipset.

Whats the difference in these baords besides the LCD on the IO?

These boards have alot of the same features like SATA, IEEE, digital audio and the other stuff expected in good boards.

Tr1cK
04-25-07, 02:55 PM
Dunno about either one of those, but I'll recommend the P5NE-SLI.

Dazz
04-25-07, 06:51 PM
VOID THE P5N32-E !!!! Worst board i have owned, was impossible to keep stable even at stock clocks !!!!

The P5N32-E PLUS seems to be the better board however. Dispite being a nForce 650i Hybrid board still has most features of the P5N32-E.

Mr Bigman
04-25-07, 08:42 PM
What are you paying for in the striker extreme board thats not on the sub 250 boards, besides the LCD?

Xion X2
04-25-07, 09:27 PM
What are you paying for in the striker extreme board thats not on the sub 250 boards, besides the LCD?

Hype.

lduguay
04-25-07, 09:30 PM
What are you paying for in the striker extreme board thats not on the sub 250 boards, besides the LCD?
The LCD is useless if you ask me.

Amuro
04-26-07, 12:35 AM
VOID THE P5N32-E !!!! Worst board i have owned, was impossible to keep stable even at stock clocks !!!!

The P5N32-E PLUS seems to be the better board however. Dispite being a nForce 650i Hybrid board still has most features of the P5N32-E.
The newest 1002 BIOS is very stable... actually been stable for me since the 0903.

Mr Bigman
04-26-07, 02:22 PM
so of the asus boards, striker P5N32 E, P5B, P5N32 SE, which is the one i should go with?

Tr1cK
04-26-07, 03:03 PM
Isn't the Striker the top model?

Mr Bigman
04-26-07, 04:45 PM
Yea, but it has the LCD on the I/O. which is a extra cost to the board.
What am i getting with the striker that im not getting on the other models other than the LCD.

Is performance good? and is it noticble?

Tr1cK
04-26-07, 04:54 PM
I read a review somewhere that compared the P5NE-SLI to the Striker. The results were surprising.

Check it: http://www.techspot.com/review/43-asus-p5n-e-sli/

XDanger
04-26-07, 05:49 PM
If I was buying now I'd get the p5b deluxe vista edition ,because I fall for cheap gimmicks like the sidebar screen thingy. (and I dont want sli)

top3koms
04-26-07, 06:04 PM
I had 2 of the P5N32-E SLI(680i) boards and now have the P5N32-E SLI Plus (650i hybrid) and would definately recommed the Plus version.I had nothing but trouble from the 2 P5N32-E SLI boards.

Mr Bigman
04-26-07, 07:50 PM
I think striker wins. Im going for one of those soon.

einstein_314
04-26-07, 08:58 PM
I got me a P5B-Deluxe sitting here waiting to be put to use :D I just need my case to show up....and then it's a new computer for me!!!!! Quad core FTW!!!

Amuro
04-26-07, 09:33 PM
Yea, but it has the LCD on the I/O. which is a extra cost to the board.
What am i getting with the striker that im not getting on the other models other than the LCD.

Is performance good? and is it noticble?
Striker also has the external SATA connectors taht the other models don't have. But that's about it.

Mr Bigman
04-26-07, 09:45 PM
i did read a review that ASUS striker won in scores. You pay for what u get.

nekrosoft13
04-26-07, 09:57 PM
i might be switching from Asus to abit this time

looks like a nice board

http://www.abit-usa.com/products/mb/products.php?categories=1&model=333

Amuro
04-26-07, 10:34 PM
i did read a review that ASUS striker won in scores. You pay for what u get.
Well, it depends on when the reviews were written.

Tr1cK
04-27-07, 08:18 AM
Striker also has the external SATA connectors taht the other models don't have. But that's about it.

I have eSATA on my P5NE-SLI.

The only way I would go Striker over what I have now, is for a high powered SLI system. Which I may never have, since they still haven't gotten around to making DualView SLI compatible. That review just shows that in reality, 99% of users won't ever notice the difference in performance.

LBJM
04-27-07, 04:02 PM
if you have the money get the striker, if not get the p5n32-e sli plus (see my sig).

edit: if you go 680i in any form make sure you water cool the north bridge.

nrdstrm
04-27-07, 08:51 PM
I got me a P5B-Deluxe sitting here waiting to be put to use :D I just need my case to show up....and then it's a new computer for me!!!!! Quad core FTW!!!

I've been using a P5B Deluxe (Wifi) since August...I love that freakin thing...My favorite part is when OCing, to reset the bios you can just turn the power supply switch to "OFF" for 30 seconds and it resets :) No more opening the case and flipping the jumper or pulling out the CMOS battery :)