ASUS announced ROG Strix Helios, the first gaming PC case. Strix Helios is a premium mid-tower chassis with aesthetics, a 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.
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 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.
|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|
|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
|Cable Routing||Max. 33mm|
AVAILABILITY & PRICING
The ASUS ROG Strix Helios is immediately available at a MSRP of $279.99 from the ASUS Store, and leading retailers. Please contact your local ASUS representative for further information.