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X'mas Gift Idea 3: A Stormtrooper-inspired gaming desktop for the Star Wars fan

By Koh Wanzi - on 24 Dec 2017, 10:08am

X'mas Gift Idea 3: A stormtrooper-inspired gaming desktop for the Star Wars fan

Note: This year, our gift suggestion series is proudly supported by ASUS and their ROG team. Thank you ASUS!

Star Wars mania is in the air again with the release of The Last Jedi, so a Stormtrooper-inspired desktop seems only apt. Fortunately, unlike the Stormtrooper's terrible aim, the performance of the ASUS ROG Strix GD30 hits all the right boxes.

It is equipped with an NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1060 graphics card and an Intel Core i7-7700 processor, so it is more than capable of taking on the latest games.

In addition, you get 16GB of DDR4-2400 RAM, a 256GB SSD, and a 1TB HDD. In other words, powerful, but not too extravagant. However, the best part about the ROG Strix GD30 is that it's upgradeable. 

There’s plenty of room for expansion, and the chassis will take up to six HDDs, two SSDs, and five fans. In fact, there’s space for a liquid-cooling system with a dual-fan radiator as well, should you be so inclined.

But if white-and-black isn’t your look, you can swap out the two-piece front panel for different styles. There are a total of five possible combinations, but you can also download a 2D layout of the front panel if you want to add decals, or even 3D print your own panels for a more personal touch. 

The ASUS ROG Strix GD30 is priced beginning from S$2,498 and you can find more here.


Guess the Next Day’s Gift Suggestion and Stand a Chance to Win One!

That’s right, we have got hints packed at the end of our daily Christmas gift suggestions and it’s up to you to guess what the next gift suggestion might be. This routine will take place every day leading up to the 31st December 2017 and HardwareZone Members (residing in Singapore) who get the most number of correct guesses will stand a chance to win the following:-

  • A few of these gift ideas (we won't reveal them now to keep the guessing game going)
  • 5 x S$100 Grab vouchers
  • 7 x ASUS ROG gift sets

How can you participate and win? Read on...


Riddle Me This: What is the Next Gift Suggestion? (Contest Hint)

Our next festive gift suggestion from ASUS is a super slim and light gaming laptop powered by NVIDIA's Max-Q technology, with a touch of westerly winds in its name. What could it be?

Post your ANSWER in our Discussion Thread!

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