Thursday, November 8th 2018

ASUS Intros TUF Gaming GT501 Mid-tower Case

ASUS today introduced its TUF Gaming GT501 mid-tower ATX case. Lending a semblance of the original TUF design philosophy is the up to 1.5 mm-thick galvanized steel that makes up the frame and metal panels, instead of the 0.5 mm SECC steel that's generally used in cases. This is the kind of steel you'd expect high-end PSU bodies to be made from. The left side panel is make from 4 mm-thick tempered glass, while the right side sticks with steel. You'll find a pair of cotton fiber handles, which can collectively hold up to 30 kg. Along most metal surfaces, ASUS applied a ceramic protective coat (the kind you'd find on motorcycle exhaust, wonder why). Front panel connectivity includes two USB 3.1 type-A and HDA jacks. Although there are no physical controls, the case plugs into one of your USB 2.0 headers to take input for its 4-channel fan controller, and RGB lighting, over Fan Xpert 4 and Aura Sync.

Inside, the TUF Gaming GT501 features a conventional horizontally partitioned layout, with the top compartment housing the motherboard tray with room for graphics cards as long as 42 cm, and CPU coolers as tall as 18 cm. The bottom compartment has the PSU bay with room for up to 24 cm long units, and two 3.5-inch/2.5-inch drive bays. Up to five 2.5-inch drives can be mounted behind the motherboard tray. The tray offers 7 normal expansion slots, and two vertical ones (riser not included). Ventilation includes either two 140 mm or three 120 mm front intakes; either two 140 mm or three 120 mm top exhausts, and a read 140 mm exhaust. The case measures 251 mm x 545 mm x 552 mm (WxDxH). The company didn't reveal pricing.
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16 Comments on ASUS Intros TUF Gaming GT501 Mid-tower Case

#1
SIGSEGV
sweet case. I can put 3x120 radiator on top of it. I think they will charge this case with a hefty price
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#2
bonehead123
COTTON fiber handles = yuk
NO USB C = yuk
Fugguly lookin bracket holder thingies for side panels & no thumb screws = yuk
Gigantic hexagon power button = yuk

'nuff said :D
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#3
Alexandrus
"bonehead123 said:
COTTON fiber handles = yuk
NO USB C = yuk
Fugguly lookin bracket holder thingies for side panels & no thumb screws = yuk
Gigantic hexagon power button = yuk

'nuff said :D
Cotton, right, insert facepalm here. Nickname confirmed ;)
It's Nylon, dooh. And quite in tone with military theme of the case.

It's not a great or good case for many other reasons, not because it has nylon handles and no USB-C.
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#4
Object55
Oh ASUS, please pull the trigger and launch that ROG case that you showcased Computex2018, I need it for my new build.
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#5
Vayra86
The Ugliest Fart.

Still trying to figure out how this branding is even viable these days...
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#6
TheLaughingMan
There is so much wrong headed stuff going on with this case. Like why does it have straps on the top? Do they really thing people will be carrying this around?
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#7
Vayra86
"TheLaughingMan said:
There is so much wrong headed stuff going on with this case. Like why does it have straps on the top? Do they really thing people will be carrying this around?
Yeah man every US marine has one. Standard issue. Gotta keep that killstreak going.
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#8
CrAsHnBuRnXp
"bonehead123 said:
NO USB C = yuk
For what purpose does one need USB-C on a case?
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#9
INSTG8R
"Vayra86 said:
The Ugliest Fart.

Still trying to figure out how this branding is even viable these days...
Thing is I’ve absolutely loved both my P67 and current Z97 Sabertooths. But they have really diluted the brand at this point.
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#10
bonehead123
"CrAsHnBuRnXp said:
For what purpose does one need USB-C on a case?
Perhaps to connect external USB C devices, like, maybe, ssd's, flash drives, phones ect.....

Or are these things not being used anymore ? have I missed somethin here ?

I guess I must have jumped the gun a bit then when I decided to dump everything USB 1 & 2/A/B-based, huh ?

oh well, my bad......
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CrAsHnBuRnXp
"bonehead123 said:
Perhaps to connect external USB C devices, like, maybe, ssd's, flash drives, phones ect.....

Or are these things not being used anymore ? have I missed somethin here ?

I guess I must have jumped the gun a bit then when I decided to dump everything USB 1 & 2/A/B-based, huh ?

oh well, my bad......
It was a legit question. I dont see many USB C ssd's flash drives, etc. Phones are USB A/B to USB C which C goes into the phone. So hence my question.
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#12
bonehead123
"CrAsHnBuRnXp said:
It was a legit question. I dont see many USB C ssd's flash drives, etc. Phones are USB A/B to USB C which C goes into the phone. So hence my question.
Sorry I did not mean to imply that your questions was not legit.

However, when I built my current rig last year, I made the decision to change all of my external stuff to USB C, and modded my case accordingly with additional ports to support that decision.

If C ports are ever gonna become more widely adopted and accepted as the new standard, universal connection, then we, as end users, must push the mfgr's to include them on their products asap...

Remember what happened to firewire, which died an early death due to lack of support and demand from users. It was supposed to be the next "big thing", but at that time there was also a lot of bias against it simply because the fruity boys were pushing it as such...

"History teaches us that history teaches us nuthin"....(a quote from Gen G. Patton)
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#13
Chloe Price
"CrAsHnBuRnXp said:
For what purpose does one need USB-C on a case?
Personally I haven't ever seen an USB-C device. LOL, I bought my first USB3.0 device last summer, a 64GB flash drive.


TUF was a great brand back in the day, when they were the brand for Sabertooths and Gryphons. Now the motherboards are just cheap crap which ride with the good old brand. Just like ROG were only high-end stuff back in the day, now there's also crappy ROG stuff like the cheapest Strix motherboards etc
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#14
John Naylor
Perhaps to attach to their phones ? ... there's about 40 phones with USB-C
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#15
Chloe Price
"John Naylor said:
Perhaps to attach to their phones ? ... there's about 40 phones with USB-C
I asume that if someone would need a C port on his/her case, that there's a connector in the I/O of the motherboard. Well, who am I to judge, I've forgot twice to even attach the damn USB3.0 header to motherboard..
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#16
eidairaman1
The Exiled Airman
"Vayra86 said:
The Ugliest Fart.

Still trying to figure out how this branding is even viable these days...
When they added gaming to the name it took all what was special with the TUF line away.

Long Live my Sabertooth 990FX R2.0.
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