Summary: this was a great guy to deal with. He not only had the part we needed but all the knowlegde and answered many questions for us. He ended up fixing our home computer in a day. Highly recommend!
Summary: Buy EVGA, ASUS has too many problems with all their Nvidia chipset boards. SLI Club has alot of input about this! Best now to get the EVGA Nvidia 780i SLI A-1 FTW MoBo, excelent reviews and issue with 45nm is resolved, overclocks well above advertised!
Summary: Pros: Stable motherboard when it worked. Does not overheat. Cons: Expensive. Must have been released in a hurry without adequate testing. I bought this based on my past experiences with ASUS motherboards and this by far has been my worst experience with any motherboard ever! It burned my $600 7.1 speaker system because of its incompatibility with creative Xfi sound card.
worst Asus motherboard I ever bought, and also the most expensive :-(
C. Artman "Health Nut", Amazon
31 December 2007
Summary: I went thru 4 Asus striker Extreme boards before finding one that would post normally, and that is with ZERO OVERCLOCKING. I don't know what the design flaws of this motherboard are, but there is a lot of 'variety' between boards... You are lucky of you get one that operates to spec. even my fourth try at this board will not overclock to any significant degree.
Summary: This product is replacing an EVGA 680i that I had to RMA because it stopped working. This ASUS board has given me no problems and I have been using it since September! Yes with the EVGA board you might be able to OC a bit higher, but I prefer the heat pipe solution on the ASUS these 680i boards have to be kept COOL, especially the Mosfet Areas! Highly Recommended, and it is not only me that recommends it, but also HP is using it on their new BlackBird 002 Gaming PC's!