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Asus's SUPER high end boards (Like the Striker Extreme and these new ones with Water Cooled Mosfet's) are gimmicks. The Asus P5K Deluxe/WiFi-AP and the Asus P5N32-E SLi Motherboards are a few of the bests on the market. The P5K is the best overclocker and best value in my opinion. And the P5N32-E can reach 500FSB while handling SLi and a Quad Core.

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Even though they make the best C2D Boards for almost any price range (P5B Deluxe and Striker), the best AM2 board (the Crosshair) and they have some of the best overclocking features and performance out there, and are way easier to use than DFI...

While some of their stuff is a bit gimmicky, having built in watercooling is a definite plus for some people who don't want to bother with chipset coolers most of the time. Aside from that, assuming the board would still function without water cooling, it'd be a sweet board to have. If it needs water, though, they'll find it very very hard to sell.

The P5N32E SLI is a far superior mobo to the Striker. It OC's better without all the bling as well.
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OK, whether or not the Striker is the best, if the P5N32E is the best, ASUS still wins, lol
    
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OK, whether or not the Striker is the best, if the P5N32E is the best, ASUS still wins, lol
And still chooses gimmicks over quality for their top end boards.
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And still chooses gimmicks over quality for their top end boards.
How would you suggest they improve on the P5N32E then, without gimmicks, considering it's revered as near-perfection as is. I'm not trying to be a smart aleck, but how would you guys suggest they improve without gimmicks to reel in the "I r moar 1337 den u" crowd?
    
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Wow, what a well thought out post. I was thinking the exact same thing.
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How would you suggest they improve on the P5N32E then, without gimmicks, considering it's revered as near-perfection as is. I'm not trying to be a smart aleck, but how would you guys suggest they improve without gimmicks to reel in the "I r moar 1337 den u" crowd?
I don't know, because, well, I don't design motherboards for a living. But all the bling and extra little features actually worsen the Striker.
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Asus kicks ass! Where did this gimmick talk come from?! It's all I spend money on mobo-wise.
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Asus kicks ass! Where did this gimmick talk come from?! It's all I spend money on mobo-wise.
IMHO a good mobo should:

a)be the interface through which all your components connect.

b)allow you the freedom to manage the function of those components fully without regard for safety oo the well-being of small children.

That's IT!!

(ASUS is prolly the best mobo company though hands down)
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