Asus has been a leader in the PC gaming market for more than a while. Today, the folks over at Asus have announced their first premium PC gaming chassis aimed at enthusiastic gamers featuring every single feature you could think of.
The new Asus ROG Strix Helios features three 4mm glass side panels, an incredible shape with sharp corners, RGB lighting, excellent cable management, fabric carrying handles and more. Furthermore, the Asus ROG Strix Helios features incredible RGB integration thanks to its in-house Aura Sync technology, fan dust meshes all around the case, as well as a GPU brace to keep your sagging GPU stable.
Regarding your cooling options, the Strix Helios comes with support for a 140mm triple-fan rad on top and front of the case. Continuing down its feature set, the case supports Mini-ITX, ATX, and ETX motherboards alike and comes with a PSU shroud. Coming over to connectivity and front panel of the case, the case features a 2nd-gen USB Type-C port, four USB 3.1 ports, a 3.5mm headphone, and mic jack, lighting controls, fan controls, and a large power button.
The case also comes with tabs to release the glass panels on either side as well as radiator mounts to keep everything smooth and easy.
Over at the back of the case, you have 33mm worth of width to house your cables in. And if you happen to have RGB-enabled SSDs, like the ones we’ve seen from Team Group, you could take that to the next level too with the help of Asus’s Aurasync RGB lighting, illuminating the back side of the case as well.
|ROG Strix Helios|
|Motherboard Compatibility||EATX (up to 12” x 10.9”), ATX, Micro-ATX, Mini-ITX|
|I/O||1 x USB 3.1 Gen2 Type-C
4 x USB 3.1 Gen1
1 x Headphone
1 x Microphone
LED lighting control buttons
Fan speed control buttons
|3.5" / 2.5" Drive Bays||2|
|2.5" Dive Bays||4 (up to 9)|
|Expansion Slots||8 x Horizontal PCIe
2 x Vertical PCIe
*Fitted bracket for two vertical GPUs
|Maximum GPU Length||450 mm|
|Maximum CPU Cooler Height||190 mm|
|Maximum PSU Length||220 mm|
|Radiator Compatibility||Front: 120 mm, 140 mm, 240 mm, 280 mm, 360 mm, 420 mm
Top: 120 mm, 140 mm, 240 mm, 280 mm, 360 mm
Rear: 120 mm, 140 mm
|Cooling Support||Front: 3 x 140 mm / 3 x 120 mm (radiator + fan thickness: Max. 90 mm)
Top: 2 x 140 mm / 3 x 120 mm (radiator + fan thickness: Max 60 mm)
Rear: 1 x 140 mm / 1 x 120 mm
|Pre-installed Fans||Front: 3 x 140 mm
Rear: 1 x 140 mm
|Removable Dust Filters||Front: Slide-out
|Cable Routing||Maximum 33 mm|
|Dimensions (W x H x D)||250mm (W) x 591mm (H) x 565 (D)|
|Material||Aluminum, Steel, Tempered Glass, ABS Plastic|
The case weighs around 18kg excluding any PC hardware. However, it does seem to promise incredible build quality. The core structure of the case is built of aluminum along with tempered glass sides that flank the case on either side of the case.
Pricing and release dates seem to remain a mystery for now. However, we’re expecting those details to be revealed over the next week or two given how limited PC case releases are.