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Sunday, March 6, 2022
From: Calgary, N.E.
Well, this whole PC runs strong! It's able to play the top titles at respectable FPS while on the top graphics settings! You definitely will need to add some RAM as 16GB doesn't get you very far nowadays and some extra storage drives are a must!
Trying to set the RGB lights in this machine is next to impossible though lol. I have no idea what's wrong with it there.. Using Armourycrate from Asus you can only set the motherboard as a "whole" and not separate parts of it. Yet The board also shows up in ICUE from corsair with about 6 different lighting areas to change colors except for the board randomly switches what color pattern it's going to do for the moment and doesn't seem to care what I set it to lol. I've had this PC for about a week and most of the time the Motherboard switches from blue to red to blue to red... But sometimes it just stays blue.. and it's never on while shutdown even though it's supposed to be as I set it to be.. The RGB on the GeForce RTX 3070 does not show up ANYWHERE and can not be changed in any way that I have found at least.
Now.. The BIGGEST problem with this PC will cost you an extra $300+ and I'm guessing Void your warranty if you choose to fix this problem... THE COOLING! This thing has no cooling at all!!! There is 1 intake fan 120mm in the front, a rear exhaust fan that's 92mm, and the 2 140mm fans blowing the very hot air from the GPU through the CPU radiator and out the top.. So it has more exhaust fans than intake fans which is a huge no-no to start with.. It also has nowhere you can even mount any more fans. It's got a HUGE case but they have made it 100% useless.... Honestly, it's VERY disappointing and I have no idea what Asus was thinking here.. This PC is so poorly built it's honestly VERY embarrassing that they even put their name on it.. I'm planning on buying a Corsair 5000D case and swapping everything into it where I can have 10 RGB fans to hopefully make up for the shortcomings of this HORRENDOUS design... But I suppose it still works out to be cheaper than paying $2400 for a 3070 GPU and building my own PC.. I have no idea how this PC made it off the design table like it is. Every picture ANYWHERE of this PC shows you the model with the 3090 GPU in it that's all vertically mounted and has nice RGB and looks like there are some better cooling fans included with it. Not once have I seen a picture of an "Asus Rog Strix GA35" that looks like the one I got. Oh, also the 2 fans on the roof are actually on the right side of the case which has zero cooling or intake fans of any kind. There is TONS of metal mesh around this case... why can you not use ANY of it to mount some fans!!! It's insane! So annoying..