The ASUS Striker Extreme has been touted by ASUS as the worlds best gaming motherboard. With a long list of features, one could see why ASUS might make such a claim. The ASUS Striker Extreme supports all current Intel Pentium 4, Pentium D, Core 2 Solo, Core 2 Duo, and Core 2 Extreme series Processors. This includes the mighty Core 2 Extreme QX6700 quad core CPU. The board brings with it a healthy and long list of features as well and includes SLi support, as well as three PCIe x16 slots. Two of which are full speed x16 slots, while the third is an x8 slot. Following industry trends, there is a mammoth list of integrated components and therefore few things are required to complete a full system out of such a board. Components required are a socket LGA775 CPU, ATX 2.0 compliant power supply, hard drive, DDR2 memory and a video card. ASUS Integrated the following components into the Striker Extreme: 1 ATA-133 port; 1 floppy port; 6 SATA ports on the NVIDIA south bridge; 2 eSATA 3G ports via an on board Silicon Image 3132 controller; 10xUSB ports (4 on the black plane, and 3 headers supporting 2 ports each.); 2 GigE Ethernet ports; on board ADI 1988B 8-channel High Definition Audio CODEC Support Jack-Sensing, Enumeration, Multi-streaming and Jack-Retasking, Coaxial, Optical S/PDIF out; IEEE1394 input and of course standard PS/2 keyboard and mouse ports.