ASUS Striker Extreme
Geforce 8800gts x2 320mb
2gigs 1200mghz kingston ram ddr2
250gb seagate hd
Since the 3ghz quad runs on a 1333 fsb, I really wanted to get components that would compliment it. I've read a lot of stuff about motherboards needing to have the 'p35' bit in their name to really work for my kind of system - problem though, in that I've been told that I can't run an SLI configuration on these boards - that they're from intel directly, and consequently, for some reason only run crossfire.
Did I get a good motherboard for running the quad 3ghz processor? Or should I get something different? (the guys I ordered from will change the motherboard if I change my mind). I have future overclocking in mind, but it's not high in the priority list - I just don't want any real bottlenecks in my system, the processor costs a pretty penny after all.
that is a good motherboard (but overpriced)
and yes a p35 only supports x-fire not SLI
you should have gotten 2 8800gts 640 mb if your runnning 2 in sli
so, if you want SLI you have to get a nvidea chipset. if you dont want sli then a p35 would have been better
So if I were to get a single GTX card, rather than 2 320meg Gts cards, I'd get about the same performance?
I intend to run my games at about 1680 x 1050, and was told 320mb in sli would be good for that. The most important thing to me in games is the actual performance, not so much the visual quality, I may end up lowering my resolution to make my personal framerate requirements otherwise.
if u play at resolutions higher than 1600x1200 , get the GTX , if not then get the 8800gts 320 , it perfrom like its older brother(640mb) in majority of games, if u have already oredered , well it depends on you .for the resolutions u plal , SLI MAY HELP in some games , but a single option GTX is good too
you should evga 680 mobo with the 1333fsb chip
or use a 1066 chip with the striker due the resistor issue and 1333 limit
I have the P5N32-E SLI and I've had my FSB up to 1900 and stable at 1800. My board is pretty much the same as the Striker and I'm wondering what your talking about with the 1333 limit. My stability issues stem more from my crappy L2 stepping E6300 than the board. Speaking of which to the OP I would suggest the P5N32-E SLI rather than the Striker, the only real difference is that the Striker has power and reset buttons on the board, e-sata, and a bunch of led's other than that they are the same and the P5N is $95 cheaper.
I have Mushkin DDR2 800 2x1gb and I'm running it on a P5N32-E SLI which is pretty much the same board as the Striker and everything runs fine. The Ram is a little expensive but I've had it stable as high as 1150 at 5-5-5-15 2.2v.
November 29, 2008 7:20:29 PM
Can you run viiv on this board? Looking to change from TIVO to DirecTV DVR.