ASUS Republic of Gamers Announces ROG Strix Helios

Posted by Damon Bailey on Friday, April 12, 2019 - 8:09pm

ASUS Republic of Gamers Announces ROG Strix Helios
-- First ROG mid-tower gaming chassis made for showcase builds with tempered-glass panels, aluminum frame, Aura Sync lighting and an array of cooling options --
ROG Strix Helios Gaming PC Case
 

KEY POINTS
 

  • Three 4mm, smoked tempered-glass panels, refined brushed-aluminum frame and integrated front panel Aura Sync RGB lighting
  • Innovative multifunction cover with integrated GPU braces, two-piece PSU shroud and translucent rear cover offer effortless cable management
  • Supports up to EATX motherboards, with ample space for 420mm front / 360mm top radiators and water-cooling pump and reservoir

Fremont, California (April 12, 2019) — ASUS Republic of Gamers (ROG) today announced ROG Strix Helios, the first gaming PC case from ROG. Strix Helios is a premium mid-tower chassis with superior aesthetics, a comprehensive cable-management system and ample room for water-cooling setups. Designed from the ground up to accommodate ROG components, Strix Helios is sure to make the short list for any ROG enthusiast.

Made for showcase builds

Strix Helios is designed for those who want to create a gaming rig that will stand out in any crowd. It boasts three 4mm-thick, smoked, tempered-glass panels fitted in a refined brushed-aluminum frame, plus a stunning display of Aura RGB lighting integrated into the front panel. The LEDs are individually addressable, and can be customized with a palette of millions of colors and a range of preset effects – all easily synced with the vast Aura Sync hardware ecosystem to augment the build.

Strix Helios offers the option for dual vertical¹ GPU mounting in addition to the standard orientation for gamers who want additional flair. For gamers eager to haul and show off their prized build at LAN or gaming events, the case comes with stylish fabric handles that are rigorously tested to support up to 50 kg for comfortable transportation.

Effortless cable management and maintenance

Strix Helios has been thoughtfully designed with flexible covers and a comprehensive cable-management system to keep the interior tidy, clean and sharp. An adjustable multifunction cover with GPU braces cleverly hides cabling, provides sturdy support to graphics cards and allows for an SSD or ROG Aura Terminal to be mounted for display. There's also a two-piece PSU shroud with a front cut-out to enable compatibility with ROG Thor or other OLED-integrated power supplies. In the back, a translucent cable cover conceals unsightly wiring while allowing illuminations from RGB devices to shine through.

Building with and maintaining a Strix Helios is also made simple. Release buttons at the rear of the chassis allows builders to swing down the side panels for instant, tool-less access to the interior. The panels are bottom-hinged, and will remain supported at an angle until they're ready to be completely detached. The case also comes with fan and radiator mounts, and removable filters on the top, front and underside for all-round dust protection.

Superior performance and connectivity

Built to perform and primed for expansion, Strix Helios can accommodate up to an EATX motherboard and offers ample space for serious water-cooling setups. With support for up to 420mm front and 360mm top radiators, room is also reserved for installing a water-cooling pump and reservoir.

The case also features an advanced I/O panel loaded with connectivity and fast controls, including a reversible USB 3.1 Type-C™ port and dedicated controls for fan speed and RGB lighting.

SPECIFICATIONS²

ROG Strix Helios

Motherboard Compatibility   EATX (up to 12" x 10.9"), ATX, Micro-ATX, Mini-ITX
Dimensions (W x H x D)   250mm x 591mm x 565mm
Weight   18 kg
Material   Aluminum, Steel, Tempered Glass, ABS Plastic
I/O Port   1 x USB 3.1 Gen 2 Type-C™
4 x USB 3.1 Gen 1
1 x Headphone
1 x Microphone
LED Lighting Control & Fan Speed Control Buttons
3.5"/2.5" Drive Bays   2
2.5" Drive Bays   4 (up to 9)
Expansion Slots   8 x Horizontal PCIe
2 x Vertical PCIe
*Fitted Bracket for Two Vertical GPUs
Maximum GPU Length   450 mm
Maximum CPU Cooler Height   190 mm
Maximum PSU Length   220 mm
Radiator Compatibility   Front: 120, 140, 240, 280, 360, 420 mm
Top: 120, 140, 240, 280, 360 mm
Rear: 120, 140 mm
Cooling Support   Front: 3 x 140 mm / 3 x 120 mm (Radiator + Fan Thickness: Max. 90mm)
Top: 2 x 140 mm / 3 x 120 mm (Radiator + Fan Thickness: Max 60mm)
Rear: 1 x 140 mm / 1 x 120 mm
Pre-installed Fans   Front: 3 x 140 mm
Rear: 1 x 140 mm
Removable Dust Filters   Front: Slide-out
Top: Slide-out
Bottom: Slide-out
Cable Routing   Max. 33mm

¹ A riser cable is required to install the graphics card vertically, and it is sold separately.
² Specifications, content and product availability are all subject to change without notice and may differ from country to country. Actual performance may vary depending on applications, usage, environment and other factors. Full specifications are available at http://www.asus.com

AVAILABILITY AND PRICING

The ASUS ROG Strix Helios is immediately available at a MSRP of $279.99 from Newegg and soon available at other leading retailers. Please contact your local ASUS representative for further information.

About ASUS

ASUS is one of Fortune magazine's World's Most Admired Companies, and is dedicated to creating products for today and tomorrow's smart life. Our comprehensive portfolio includes Zenbo, ZenFone, ZenBook and a range of IT devices and components, along with AR, VR and IoT. ASUS employs more than 16,000 people worldwide and over 5,000 world-class R&D talents. Driven by innovation and committed to quality, the company won 4,511 awards and earned approximately US$13 billion of revenue in 2017.

About ROG

Republic of Gamers (ROG) is an ASUS sub-brand dedicated to creating the world's best gaming hardware and software. Formed in 2006, ROG offers a complete line of innovative products known for performance and quality, including motherboards, graphics cards, laptops, desktops, monitors, audio equipment, routers and peripherals. ROG participates in and sponsors major international gaming events. ROG gear has been used to set hundreds of overclocking records and it continues to be the preferred choice of gamers and enthusiasts around the world. Learn more about the choice of champions at http://rog.asus.com.

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