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Asus ROG desktop experience

Discussion in 'System Builder's Advice' started by blaznee, Oct 24, 2011.

  1. blaznee New Member

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    So, due to some rather funky tax rules in my country, we can sometimes buy hardware with a tax deduction.. Long story short, I now have the opportunity to buy one of those Asus ROG desktops at what I deem to be a pretty nifty price.

    So its an Asus CG8565-NRCH03..

    I don't have the specifics on a lot of the stuff in it, but the highligts are as follows

    i7-2600k on a Z68 mobo
    12gb DDR3 1333mhz (3*4GB it states in specs, but am I drunk or does that seem odd on Z68)
    1TB 7200rpm hdd Sata 6GB
    Nvidia GTX590 graphics
    BD-DVDR combo drive
    16-1 cardreader
    700w psu
    Win 7 home premium
    Case, keyboard and mouse
    3 year on-site extended warrenty..

    I get that for the price of 825 Euro's..

    Does anyone here have any experience with these Asus products? Even hearsay :D.. It's dirt cheap for the hardware included, but I'm not going for it if it turns out to be a huge steaming pile of dung..
     
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    I can only comment on the notebooks, motherboards, and video cards.

    They're pretty much my "first stop" when looking for hardware.
     
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    The 590 and 2600k are worth that alone and the ROG products are some of the best on the market. You would be insane if you passed that up.

    Edit: You might need to switch the PSU, depending on the model, and some faster RAM would be nice, but even then, this is worth way more than that.
     
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    GEEZUS!

    That is a amazing deal price wise.

    On top of that its amazing performance wise!

    If its a decent upgrade from your current system, Definitely buy it :D
     
  5. blaznee New Member

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    How odd, my system specs were gone..

    It's not really a huge upgrade, but the offer is so good I kinda have to take it anyway - then the kids can get a kick-ass gaming pc :)
     
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    i ever experience dead asus board in 3 months it was long ago when i run pentium 4
    but in your location is there any official store so you dont need to worry if you RMA it
    but i guess i f you buy electronic things theres a chance you have crap product no matter how hard the manufacture try to avoid it :roll:
     
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    I have an ASUS ROG z68 mobo in my system and it's pretty killer.

    And yes, 12GB makes no sense in this system. dual channel configuration.
     
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    Does seem like a good price. I will point out, however, that ASUS has not really publically stated or acknowledged exactly which parts they are using in this ROG labeled PC. In other words, while you would think that they have ROG motherboard and ROG videocards in them, there is no statement from ASUS that is actually the case. A little Googling just turned up no reviews and no statement from ASUS as to the quality of the parts that are in this PC. They could just be using standard level ASUS motherboard and videocards and then just slapping a ROG on the case itself. No one really knows the answer to that--and ASUS isn't saying.
     
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