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Yes, Exactly. The striker is just said to be the best cause its expensive and has LEDs...........Who cares?
    
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Its a slot for a physics card we will never see on the market or use.
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Since you mentioned it...

I laugh every time I hear "Striker Extreme".

My $150 650i board actually edges out the Striker in most benchmarks and real world gaming comparisons. Bragging rights...heh...I'm much happier with the extra $150 in my pocket...

Take a look at these results (the P5N32e SLI is there too):

http://www.anandtech.com/mb/showdoc.aspx?i=2958&p=6

For 3dmark06, there's pretty much no difference in those scores. They are all so close that any difference is negligible. I can run 3dmark06 3 different times and get scores that far apart every time.
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post #24 of 32
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Yes, Exactly. The striker is just said to be the best cause its expensive and has LEDs...........Who cares?
My $70 Mobo has more OC options than most, LEDs, and power and reset buttons built right on the mobo...and overclocks like the best. I wish THIS would become a trend..
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post #25 of 32
the slower PCIe slot can be used for an Areca RAID card (and if it runs at 4x, trust me, that's PLENTY of bandwidth), which I highly recommend if you're going to blow $1200 on gfx cards to increase your FPS, you might as well blow $600 on a card + 4 drives to get nice load times.
post #26 of 32
The middle slot is not 16x??

crap....
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post #27 of 32
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The middle slot is not 16x??

crap....
It's supposed to run on 16X unless you use it for a third GPU.
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It's supposed to run on 16X unless you use it for a third GPU.
Is there a way to confirm that both cards are running 16x?
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post #29 of 32
Just don't use the middle slot (blue). Use the two black slots for SLI and you know it will be running x16.
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post #30 of 32
the 680i chipset has 48 PCIe links availble to it, if nothing else is in any other PCIe slot all 3 of those can work at 16x
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