Assembly upgrades take the Maximus VIII Extreme to the next level

There is a restlessness at ASUS, especially within the Republic of Gamers division. We strive to create the best PC components, but despite our success, we are rarely satisfied.  We’re constantly looking to improve, whether it’s by boosting performance, adding features, or finding new ways to stand out in the crowd. This pursuit of perfection drove…

ROG’s G752 gaming laptop allows easy memory and storage upgrades

ROG’s G752 gaming laptop is an absolute beast right out of the box.  With Intel’s 6th Generation Core i7 processors alongside Maxwell-based Nvidia GeForce graphics, it has enough horsepower to play the latest games with all the details turned up.  On top of that, G-Sync technology links the frame rate of the GPU to the refresh rate…

ROG’s Maximus VIII Formula redefines the math for premium PCs

Every motherboard has its own formula. This carefully balanced equation of specs and silicon lays the foundation on which PCs are built, ultimately dictating much of their personality. Although each blueprint is unique, most follow familiar themes and conventional thinking, making it difficult to stand out from the crowd. The ROG Maximus VIII Formula is different,…

Oculus Rift VR pre-orders are live, and ASUS is ready

Virtual reality promises to be one of the most exciting developments in PC gaming, and it’s getting tantalizingly close to market. Oculus just launched a pre-order program for its long-awaited Rift headset. Priced at $599, the Oculus Rift is expected to ship in March 2016. High frame rates and low latency are critical to maintaining immersion in…

ROG’s Maximus VIII Hero Alpha sets the stage for enlightened PCs

The ASUS Republic of Gamers has a storied history of ground-breaking products that push the boundaries of PC hardware. We’re constantly exploring new features and technologies to elevate the overall experience for gamers, overclockers, modders, and PC enthusiasts who want the very best. The latest product of this pursuit is the Maximus VIII Hero Alpha,…

The MG278Q is better than you think a TN monitor could be

The MG278Q’s 27” WQHD screen sits right in the sweet spot for gaming—its 2560×1440 resolution delivers sharp details without requiring multiple high-end graphics cards to maintain fluid frame rates.  The gaming experience is even smoother thanks to the 144Hz peak refresh rate, which can be perfectly synchronized with compatible Radeon graphics cards using AMD FreeSync…

A very PC DIY holiday gift guide

The holiday gift-giving season is fast approaching, but there’s no reason to be unprepared. We’ve compiled a collection of DIY-friendly ASUS products that are sure to bring smiles to the faces of the gamers and PC enthusiasts on your list–and provide ideas for what to put on your own wishlist. ROG Maximus VIII Impact motherboard – $248.99 While some…

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Check out this awesome ROG Swift PG279Q hype reel

The ROG Swift PG279Q is an incredible gaming monitor.  It uses NVIDIA G-Sync technology to synchronize the display’s refresh rate with the graphics card’s frame rate, which smooths out stuttering and eliminates tearing, and it’s capable of pushing refresh rates up to an amazing 165Hz.  Perhaps more importantly, the PG279Q does all that with an IPS panel…

This is how ASUS monitors reduce eye strain and fatigue

Most of us spend an increasing portion of our waking days looking at a screen of some kind. Smartphones greet our groggy eyes with alarms first thing in the morning, which is inevitably followed by fumbling through messages and social feeds—after a snooze or two, of course. From there, we’re off to work or school,…

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Take a bite out of the candy-bar-sized Chromebit CS10

In some ways, the ASUS Chromebit CS10 is the antithesis of what we typically cover at PC DIY.  The case is completely closed, with no way to customize the internal components—or even peek inside.  And it runs Chrome OS, which favors hands-off remote management over hands-on local tweaking.  These attributes are ideal for the Chromebit’s…