A matching case is one of the few missing pieces for an all-ROG rig, but not for long. At Computex 2018 in Taipei, Taiwan, we’re showing a concept Strix gaming chassis that provides an early look at the first ROG case.
The exterior includes tempered glass panels that provide a glorious view of the internals. While the case supports plugging the card directly into the motherboard, that only leaves the top edge visible from the outside. To better showcase the card, the top of the PSU cover will have a vertical PCI Express x16 slot that connects to the motherboard via a PCIe ribbon cable. The PSU cover hides messy cabling but still leaves a cut-out to expose the lighting and OLED on our new ROG Thor 1200W Platinum PSU.
Form factors up to Extended ATX will fit inside the chassis, which also has mounts for dual 360-mm radiators. You can pop in one of our new Ryujin 360 all-in-one liquid coolers and still have room for a triple-fan radiator to connect to our liquid-ready Poseidon graphics cards. The main intake is covered by a dust filter to keep your system clean, and the case will ship with 140-mm magnetic bearing PWM fans primed for the FanXpert intelligence integrated into our motherboards.
Aura Sync lighting illuminates the front and left panels with separate zones. Each one can connect to a separate addressable RGB header on our motherboards, enabling easy customization and synchronization with compatible components inside the case and across your battlestation.
Up top, woven cotton handles make the chassis easier to lift when transporting to a LAN party. At the front, the case supports Quick Charge 3.0 and USB 3.1 Gen 2, so you can charge devices and transfer data at top speed. We’re showing two different versions at Computex. Let us know which you prefer and what you think of the chassis in the ROG forums or on social media.
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