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Asus announces ready-built Republic of Gamers PC

Asus announces ready-built Republic of Gamers PC

The Asus system features a one-touch overclocking button for an instant performance boost.

Asus has just announced its first ready-built Republic of Gamers PC at Computex, which it's dubbed the ROG CG8565 Gaming System.

The system will come complete with a (currently unnamed) Z68-based motherboard, as well as an Intel Core i7, CPU which we presume will be the i7-2600K. We say presumably because one of the main features of the CG8565 is its one-touch overclocking button, which is located on the front panel with the normal power and reset switches.

Tapping this button automatically overclocks the system to a set of Asus approved settings, although Asus hasn't revealed any specifics about these settings yet.

The case that houses the system is also a new addition to the ROG range, and apparently takes its design cues from the stealth bomber aircraft. However, it's currently unclear whether the case will be available separately at any point, or whether it will only be available to buy with the ROG system.

We weren’t given a look at the interior of the case, but Asus claims that the CG8565 comes complete with an ‘innovative thermal management’ system. Also housed within the system is an Asus Xonar sound card.

Would you buy an off-the-shelf Asus gaming system? Does a one-touch overclocking button sound like a good idea to you? Let us know your thoughts in the forums.

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RedFlames 1st June 2011, 10:23 Quote
it may just the pictures but that case looks horrid
r3loaded 1st June 2011, 10:24 Quote
That's quite an understated case as far as gaming PCs go. I wonder if the LEDs can be switched off or whether Asus plans to sell the case on its own.
SpAceman 1st June 2011, 10:24 Quote
Meh where's the fun in that? The best part about a proper computer is the whole process of selecting parts and assembling it yourself. It becomes a very personalised thing.
.//TuNdRa 1st June 2011, 10:34 Quote
My concern is the very small amount of Intake Vents I can see. If it's really an Asus "ROG" setup; it'll be running so as to be overclocked for miles, in which case the lack of airflow will be an interesting mix.
Jehla 1st June 2011, 10:36 Quote
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its design cues from the stealth bomber aircraft

Good, it's about time someone did something to reduce the radar footprint of today's computers!
I guess I'm not the target audience though.
DwarfKiller 1st June 2011, 10:43 Quote
Unless it's RoG right down to the SATA cables... I'm not impressed.
Bindibadgi 1st June 2011, 10:44 Quote
FYI they are sold to limited markets in not huge quantities. ROG PCs aren't for modding/building bit-techers but more the Alienware folk :)

Plenty of people come to bit-tech for bit-gamer though.
Mentai 1st June 2011, 11:05 Quote
...and apparently takes its design cues from the stealth bomber aircraft. However, it's currently unclear whether the case will fly.
l3v1ck 1st June 2011, 11:13 Quote
Ulgyyyyyy!!!!

That is all ;)
McSteel 1st June 2011, 11:34 Quote
Wow, that case is ugly as sin. Hmm... Do you suppose this thing will be watercooled?
Xtrafresh 1st June 2011, 11:43 Quote
Let me guess, the pricetag also takes it's inspiration from a stealth bomber? :p
Tangster 1st June 2011, 11:45 Quote
Must agree, that's an ugly case.
B1GBUD 1st June 2011, 12:14 Quote
RoG - Ripping off Gamers
S1W1 1st June 2011, 12:16 Quote
I disagree, I really like the case.
Denis_iii 1st June 2011, 13:49 Quote
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Originally Posted by RedFlames
it may just the pictures but that case looks horrid

+1 I hope it is the pictures! I've an Asus G73 ROG laptop which looks great so wonder how they messed up the PC case so bad.
Woodspoon 1st June 2011, 13:55 Quote
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Originally Posted by Bindibadgi
FYI they are sold to limited markets in not huge quantities. ROG PCs aren't for modding/building bit-techers but more the Alienware folk :)

Ya that would seem to be the case.
Which is a shame, because for me anyway, the R.O.G stuff was quality overclocker/builder stuff not "I've got an enormous wallet and I want to buy into a gaming name without knowing the first thing about it"
Lets hope it's not a new direction for them.
r3loaded 1st June 2011, 13:59 Quote
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Originally Posted by Jehla
Good, it's about time someone did something to reduce the radar footprint of today's computers!
I guess I'm not the target audience though.
Gaddafi could probably use one! :)
faugusztin 1st June 2011, 14:08 Quote
Actually, considering Asus gaming cases, this one is pretty minimalistic :D. If you want to see really horrific Asus cases : http://www.asus.com/Search/?SearchKey=vento

The best part is that if you click on any of them, you get :
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We're sorry...
The page you're looking for cannot be displayed.

I guess Asus is ashamed of them too :D.

Review of Vento 3600 :D
http://hothardware.com/Reviews/Asus-Vento-3600/
Bindibadgi 1st June 2011, 14:35 Quote
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Originally Posted by Woodspoon
Ya that would seem to be the case.
Which is a shame, because for me anyway, the R.O.G stuff was quality overclocker/builder stuff not "I've got an enormous wallet and I want to buy into a gaming name without knowing the first thing about it"
Lets hope it's not a new direction for them.

No, components and PCs are always different but ROG is always gaming and overclocking with functional innovations through it to add value. ROG PCs are just a revenue stream and a market that ASUS are exploiting like any business. The markets not huge so we don't put a great deal into it, unlike gaming notebooks which are advertised more :)
SMIFFYDUDE 1st June 2011, 14:42 Quote
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and apparently takes its design cues from the stealth bomber aircraft.

If a stealth bomber looks like an Acer Predator
chrisb2e9 1st June 2011, 14:50 Quote
one touch overclocking? reminds me of the 486 that we had with a "turbo" button on it. Neat idea but in the end the "turbo" was always turned on.
Why do i need a button that can crank up the clock speeds when computers can do it on the fly on their own?
SMIFFYDUDE 1st June 2011, 14:54 Quote
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Originally Posted by chrisb2e9
one touch overclocking? reminds me of the 486 that we had with a "turbo" button on it. Neat idea but in the end the "turbo" was always turned on.
Why do i need a button that can crank up the clock speeds when computers can do it on the fly on their own?

Cos kids love to press buttons, they can't help themselves.
Bede 1st June 2011, 15:18 Quote
Oh wow. I would be genuinely ashamed to have that warthog in my room!
Picarro 1st June 2011, 15:19 Quote
Jesus F. Christ.

That thing is butt-numbing ugly.

Edit: Who was the lead designer, and why was he blind?
maximus09 1st June 2011, 15:30 Quote
looks like a sperm whale head, with a not amused expression. :|
balatro2005 1st June 2011, 15:32 Quote
stealth bombers are ugly why would you use it as a base for a design. Unless my other half can't see it then its not much use.
Doglobster 1st June 2011, 17:05 Quote
It's Darth Vader's ugly brother.
BitHeroes 1st June 2011, 18:01 Quote
I do not like that case at all. Looks like a Star Wars set piece.
kzinti1 1st June 2011, 18:47 Quote
Design cues from the Stealth Bomber? Hardly. Just another monolith ripoff from "2001: A Space Odyssey."
Like most gamers my choice of components in strictly personal. Pre-builts, whether by RoG or Sony, suck.
"Innovative Thermal Management System"? I'd bet almost anything it's just a variation of Corsairs Hydro-Cooling solutions.
ASUS, just stick with RoG mobo's. A RoG computer would be ridiculously expensive and I seriously doubt it would be the least bit innovative.
Lazy_Amp 1st June 2011, 21:18 Quote
Might be the perspective, but it looks big enough to eat some of the attendees...

I'm not that familiar with how these 'overclocking buttons' work, is it just an overclock toggle? Like you'd press it when booting a game? Otherwise, what's the point of having such direct access?
PingCrosby 1st June 2011, 21:19 Quote
But if it looks like a stealth bomber how the hell is anybody going to find one in the shops? I had the same problem when I went to buy some new camouflages... I couldn't find any anywhere.
E_Spaghetti 2nd June 2011, 01:16 Quote
Somebody drop AnG3L or Boddaker a line to mod the ugly out of that doorstop...lol
yana 2nd June 2011, 05:49 Quote
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Originally Posted by E_Spaghetti
Somebody drop AnG3L or Boddaker a line to mod the ugly out of that doorstop...lol

I definitely would agree with that.
SexyHyde 2nd June 2011, 08:31 Quote
I built a pc for a friend recently that had an overclocking button on it. And stop moaning about pre builds, as previously mentioned they are not aimed at us, they are aimed at time short cash rich type folks. As long as asus keep bringing out quality bits I'll still buy them.
Fizzban 2nd June 2011, 11:14 Quote
This is just ASUS trying to cash in on their Republic of Gamers badge. Fair enough I guess, they are trying to make money after all.

I would say it is a nice idea for those who know nothing about building pc's. But then you could get a cheaper pre-built rig at Scan or Yoyo-tech if that was what you wanted. With this you will be paying a premium for the badge just like with Alienware. Not worth it IMO.
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