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The ASUS ROG Strix GL10CS is an affordable gaming desktop for the masses

By Koh Wanzi - on 8 Nov 2018, 11:41am

The ASUS ROG Strix GL10CS is an affordable gaming desktop for the masses

Image Source: ASUS

ASUS is opening its arms to embrace an even wider swathe of gamers. While the company’s Republic of Gamers brand has traditionally been reserved for higher end products, it’s looking to appeal to the masses with a new, more budget-friendly desktop.

The ROG Strix GL10CS features a compact 27L chassis with comfortably middle-of-the-road specifications that should run most games at 1080p.

Here’s an overview of the highest specifications its offering:

  • Intel Core i7-8700 (3.2GHz, 12MB L3 cache)
  • 8GB DDR4-2666 RAM
  • NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1060 6GB
  • 512GB M.2 PCIe SSD
  • 43 x 18 x 42.8cm

However, if you’re really strapped for cash, you can go as low as a Core i5-8400 processor and an NVIDIA GeForce GT1030 2GB. Other graphics card options include the GeForce GTX 1050 2GB and GeForce GTX 1060 3GB.

If you need more storage, the ROG Strix GL10CS can also be outfitted with a 1TB 7,200RPM HDD and Intel Optane Memory.

On the networking front, there’s support for both Gigabit Ethernet and the latest 802.11ac Wave 2 Wi-Fi.

The chassis itself is pretty subdued, featuring gentle, flowing lines and opaque side panels. That said, ASUS says it’s tested the system for both strength and durability, so it’s more than capable of traveling with you to a local LAN party. In addition, the machine has been put through a range of heat, cold, humidity, and power tests.

The front of the chassis features an RGB lighting strip, which you can customize using ASUS’ new Armoury Crate software. It can also be synced with other Aura Sync peripherals, such as the ROG Strix Flare keyboard and Gladius II mouse.

The system supports DTS Headphone:X as well, with separate acoustic profiles for different headphones or situations.

I’ll update when there’s news of local availability and price.

Source: ASUS