ASUS recently had announced of their God of the Monitors and, now, ASUS gives a new overall design and performance improvement on their latest gaming beast tower, the all new STRIX GL12CX Tower PC’s. This build is specifically made for those who don’t wish to spend some of their busy schedule to look for parts and equipment’s to build their custom rig, as this tower offers everything that a gamer needs.
According to the official website, ROG Strix GL12CX pushes the maximum capability of extreme gaming performance of the user.
Now, let’s have a look at the specifications of the Tower PC.
The tower comes with three selections of processor ranging from the i7 8700 to i9 9900K (factory-overclocked to up to 4.9GHz full octa-core) along with the five selections of GPU’s ranging from NVIDIA RTX 1060 3GB & GTX 1060 6GB to NVIDIA RTX 2080Ti 11GB. The system’s main memory comes up to 32GB DDR4 @ 2666MHz.
“Only the very best processors are chosen to power ROG Strix GL12CX. It features new 9th Generation Intel Core i9-9900K and i7-9700K CPUs that have been factory-overclocked to speeds of up to 4.9GHz and 5.0GHz (full octa-core) respectively for a serious performance boost. Strix GL12CX is great for gaming, but it’s capable of so much more.” – Source.
In addition, the ROG Strix GL12CX features DIMM.2 Module encapsulated with the support for dual SSD’s at a time, by which further can be configured under the RAID feature, as well as with a tool-free expansion bays and an e-sports reading hot-swap SSD trays for easier upgrades in the future. If you’re worried about the heat, which might slow down the performance, do not worry as the DIMM.2 module comes with an integrated heat-sinks for each SSD. In addition, these two gentlemen act as an additional connection in order to allow for the dual NVMe® drives and RAID configurations, or one can be used for expansion while the other can be used for Intel Optane memory to accelerate a large hard-disk drive. As for the side panels, ASUS had designed it to be a transparent panel in order to fully utilize the Aura Sync Lightning Effects and for the user to fully enjoy their gaming sessions.
As for the thermal design, ROG Strix GL12CX provides robust cooling under extreme conditions. It’s equipped with an intelligent cooling system that features two highly dedicated isolated air chambers in order to further improve the heat dissipation. The intertwine HyperStream was designed in order to allow the efficiency of heat removal and better airflow into the chassis. As for the fans, there are three fans on the top and bottom of the chassis in order to maximize the airflow through the rig to minimize the heat deposit near the power supply and other sensitivity equipment’s in the chassis.
When it comes to high quality Tower such as ROG Strix GL12CX, the offered interfaces also in the same lives in the range of the “beast” title. The front IO option comes with two USB 3.1 Gen 1 Type-A port, two USB 2.0 Type-A port, a single port for microphone / headphone in and out and a single 2-in-1 card reader SD/MMC. As for the rear IO panel, two USB 3.1 Gen 2 Type-A ports, four USB 3.1 Gen 1 Type-A ports, two USB 2.0 ports, five ports of audio jacks, a single optical SPDIF out and a single RJ45 Gigabit Ethernet port.
Last but not least, the ROG GL12CX and Aura Sync-compatible peripherals can react to in-game events in compatible games such as Call of Duty: Black Ops 4. In other word, you can actually enjoy the lightning effects when playing CoD or Black Ops 4.
I was informed that, orders can be made by early December, however, do not be sad as, you still can pre-order the rig at the selected and certified Republic of Gamers stores. As for the price, kindly decide the specifications you will be needing as to ease the pricing to be finalized in the store.
cyn’s outlook: If you already own the famous God of Monitor, ASUS ROG Swift PG27UQ, this will be a good addition to your gaming experience as both of the system will work like a charm. Do note that, this rig not only specially dedicated for gamers, but the content creators as well.