The ROG Strix GL12 was already a beast of a gaming PC, but ASUS upped the ante with Intel's latest 9th Gen processors. The new ROG Strix GL12CX is packed to the brim with performance options ranging from NVIDIA's new GeForce RTX 20-series graphics to Intel's latest Core i9 processor.
On the inside, you'll have options ranging from the last-generation Intel Core i7-8700 up to the 9th Gen Core i7-9700K or Core i9-9900K. There are several graphics card options up for grabs as well, going from an NVIDIA GTX 1060 at the low end to the powerful RTX 2080 Ti at the top end.
Storage options are numerous, with M.2 PCIe SSDs in 128GB, 256GB, or 512GB varieties. You can also throw in 1TB or 2TB of traditional 7200rpm HDD storage. Ram options range up to 32GB of DDR4 2666MHz, and there are plenty of expansion ports on board.
As with all things ROG, the Strix GL12CX comes in a flashy case that is quite a bit smaller than your average high-end PC. There's plenty of RGB lighting here, along with a massive window on the side so you watch you hardware do its work.
The ROG Strix GL12CX is expected to start shipping on November 12 and is available for preorder at the ASUS store (opens in new tab) and B&H (opens in new tab). Be prepared to cough up a pretty penny, however: the Strix GL12CX configuration up for preorder fetches a price of $3,299.
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$3300 with a 256GB SSD? That makes no sense.
To be fair, that graphics card is probably half that cost, but yes that's a lot.
A Samsung 500GB nvme is nearing $100 right now. Imagine buying a brand new $3300 gaming PC and only being able to install a couple games. Maybe it creates a hybrid drive with HDD?
Yeah, OEM SSD prices make no sense sometimes. 256 is doable with games and additional storage, but it does suck when you have over 3 that you play at the same time. The ASUS site shows a 7200RPM 2TB drive, so it's probably only a standard $40 drive.
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