When the folks at Republic of Gamers, the gaming subsidiary of ASUS, contacted us and asked us if we were keen to try out one of their latest PBA (Powered by ASUS) AMD gaming builds, we didn’t just jump, we leapt at the opportunity. Just picture the iconic moment when Jonty Rhodes ran out Inzamam-ul-Haq in the 1992 Cricket World Cup).
A PBA is basically a pre-built, high-performing gaming machine with ROG’s stamp of approval on it. So you know every part is optimized to work well together for the best graphics, frames and visuals you can get. Not to mention the RGB effects you can play around with and customize to your liking. Let’s dive in to check the components and my thoughts on using this unit for two weeks.
Let’s start off with the case containing this beast – the ROG Strix Helios. Although ASUS and ROG are more well known for their hardware, the ROG Strix Helios is packed with the most features I have ever seen on a case. A chassis designed for ease of use, fantastic cable management and good storage options. It also downright looks terrific. The side and front panels have been fitted with tempered glass.
The RGB ROG styling is quite noticeable, combined with a configurable RGB front panel logo you can tag any colour design that suits you the best. This is thanks to an RGB lighting controller is housed inside the chassis. One of the features I loved about the case is the velcro strap laced over the top panel, ostensibly an “ergonomic and stylish” handle for carrying the system but it’s worth noting that the case is 18 kg’s on its own so not ideal for moving around too much!
Here are the official specs of this beastly machine
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