When it comes to building the ultimate gaming machine the PC Master Race knows no bounds and part of it is because brands like Asus allow gamers to purchase pre-built machines with insane specs. Now some may say that buying prebuilds is not the PCMR’s way but for those wanting to get the PC experience without the hassle of building and then going through all the troubleshooting, this offers to be a valid choice. With 8k being the future of gaming innovation is just booming itself it seems.
Today Asus has announced the Strix GL12CX gaming desktop fit for gaming enthusiasts. The GL12CX offers liquid cooling and factory overclocked Intel processors paired with the latest lineup of RTX GPU’s by Nvidia. Looking at the PC itself we can conclude that Asus has gone all out and selected the best top of the line components for this desktop.
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The highest end variant features the powerful RTX 2080 Ti graphics card paired up with the 9th Gen Intel Core i9-9900K processor making the GL12CX unstoppable. The processors are all cooled to a handsome 4.9 GHz across all cores and threads squeezing every single bit of performance from the components. No Asus product is complete without their signature Aura lighting and that is what keeps them apart from other brands. The Aura labeled RGB lighting is omnipresent and gamers will be able to see how it reacts to in-game scenarios with compatible games like Call Of Duty Black Ops 4.
Apart from beefy internals, Asus has not cut any corners with the exterior of the chassis which has an equal amount of innovation. The chassis is of course fully RGB and provides a variety of USB ports up front beside gigabit-class Wi-Fi, Bluetooth 5.0 and a 2 in 1 Card reader for practicality.
“We are excited to work with ASUS on the launch of ROG Strix GL12CX, bringing leadership gaming performance and robust platform capabilities of the new 9th Gen Intel Core i9 desktop processor to gamers and enthusiasts with this amazing design,’ said Anand Srivatsa, Vice President and General Manager, Desktop, Systems and Channel of the Client Computing Group at Intel.
Asus claims to have built the GL12CX with compatibility and practical usage kept in mind. The Strix GL12CX has a hot-swap SSD bay which allows gamers and enthusiasts to swap out drives without meaning to shut down the computer itself, this further allows swift upgrades when required.
Here’s the complete spec sheet with various different options provided.
|ASUS ROG Strix GL12CX||Specifications|
|CPU||Intel® Core™ i9-9900K
Intel® Core™ i7-9700K
Intel® Core™ i7-8700
|Operating System||Windows 10 Pro
|Graphics||NVIDIA® GeForce® RTX 2080 Ti 11GB
NVIDIA® GeForce® RTX 2080 8GB
NVIDIA® GeForce® GTX 1080 8GB
NVIDIA® GeForce® GTX 1070 8GB
NVIDIA® GeForce® GTX 1060 6GB
NVIDIA® GeForce® RTX 1060 3GB
|Storage||128GB / 256GB / 512GB M.2 PCIe® SSD
1TB / 2TB 7200rpm HDD
|Connectivity||Intel® Gigabit LAN
2x2 802.11ac gigabit-class Wi-Fi
|Optical||1 x SuperMulti DVD-RW optical drive|
2 x USB 3.1 Gen 1 Type-A
2 x USB 2.0 Type-A
1 x Microphone in / headphone Out
1 x 2-in-1 card reader SD/MMC
2 x USB 3.1 Gen 2 Type-A
4 x USB 3.1 Gen 1 Type-A
2 x USB 2.0 Type-A
5 x Audio jacks
1 x Optical SPDIF out
1 x RJ45
|Expansion||1 x M.2 (for Wi-Fi)
1 x M.2 supporting SATA, NVMe® and Intel® Optane™ memory
1 x M.2 supporting NVMe® and Intel® Optane™ memory
1 x PCIe® X1
5 x SATA 6Gbps
Sonic Studio III
Sonic Radar III
|Main memory||Up to 32GB DDR4 2666MHz|
The ROG Strix GL12CX is surprisingly compact with a volume of 27 cubic decimeters, smaller than an average computer. This perk allows gamers to carry it around in case of LAN events or even if they travel a lot. The GL12CX is perfect for any game released on PC and will gladly handle it without breaking a sweat. This makes it a strong contender among prebuilt systems by various other manufacturers. It is obvious that Asus have fine-tuned this to a masterpiece.
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