ASUS has now begun selling their high-end ROG GT51 desktop. The system comes equipped with a factory-overclocked Intel Core i7 -6700K (@ 4.6 GHz) processor, The system comes equipped with two ASUS GeForce GTX 1080 graphics cards running in SLI mode, 64 GB of DDR4-2800 memory (4×16 GB), two Samsung SM951 512 GB M.2 SSDs operating in RAID 0 mode and with a 1 TB HDD (7200 RPM). The system is configurable, with the end user being able to opt for faster memory, up to five 3.5″/2.5″ HDDs or SSDs, different M.2 drives and so on. The fully configured ROG GT51 system costs $4999 and marks ASUS’ entry on the market of high-performance desktop PCs.
As for connectivity, the ASUS ROG GT51CA has gigabit ethernet, 802.11ac 8×2 Wi-Fi, multiple USB 3.0 Type-A ports (including two on the front), one USB 3.1 Type-A (10 Gbps) and one USB 3.1 Type-C (10 Gbps) port (both on the front). ASUS has also installed an audiophile-grade ESS Sabre headphone DAC and amplifier to improve audio quality to the front audio outputs. Puzzlingly, the company decided not to equip its top-of-the-range system with one of its Xonar discrete audio cards, with the ROG GT51 still relying on a 7.1-channel integrated audio solution.
The ASUS ROG GT51CA also sports custom dynamic LED lighting effects which are all the rage lately (eight million colors, four zones) and comes with a mechanical keyboard and a gaming grade mouse with matching design. The ASUS ROG GT51CA premium desktop is available from Amazon, B&H Photo and some other retailers.