On one hand you have the full featured ASUS Striker Extreme, with blinking LEDs and LCDs, more features than you can shake a stick at and heat pipes running every which way.  On the other hand is the ASUS P5N-E SLI, without the fancy add-ons and the same solid chipset at less than 1/2 the price.

The Tech Report puts these 2 boards head to head.  The Striker has a lot to prove, and the very inexpensive P5N-E starts off with what looks to be a big advantage.
“One of those mid-range gems might just be Asus’ own P5N-E SLI. The P5N-E lacks many of the extras that come with the Striker—including the fancy heatpipes, flashy lights, and LCD display—but you still get nForce 650i core logic, passive chipset cooling, SLI support, and enough BIOS-level overclocking options to exploit the full potential of a Core 2 Duo. With motherboards doing little to affect overall system performance, especially when it comes to applications and games, the P5N-E SLI should be every bit as fast as the Striker.

Clearly, we had to put these boards to the test to see how a mid-range mobo like P5N-E SLI stacks up against the flagship Striker Extreme.”

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