I would like to thank Asus, Cooler Master, Apacer, and Team Group for supplying the parts for this article.
The TUF Gaming Alliance, spearheaded by ASUS, aims to give potential buyers who are budget conscious a streamlined set of hardware components by taking out the guesswork of what is a mainstream gaming component. This sub-brand has the same driving factor as their ROG products. However, ROG targeting the high-end segment. TUF stands for The Ultimate Force, and each item features the unique TUF branding. ASUS has partnered with various brands in the industry who then provide TUF-branded products, which essentially means you can easily build a mainstream gaming rig with not only a nice balance of price vs. performance, but a cohesive color and branding theme across all the parts. For this article, we are combining components from ASUS, Cooler Master, Teamgroup, and Apacer for a complete TUF build.