ASUS ROG GT51CH-DB71 Review - MOGZTech

ASUS ROG GT51CH-DB71K GTX 1080Ti Tower Desktop Review

We love what Asus is doing in the pc gaming eco-system. It’s them and a few other OEMs like Dell and Acer who keep the hardcore pc gaming arena fire burning with their new and handsomely equipped gaming equipment. The ASUS ROG GT51CH-DB71KGTX 1080TI Tower Desktop is one of Asus’s top of the line gaming desktops. It is equipped with the most powerful NVidia graphics processor out there coupled with an Intel flagship Kabylake CPU. The ASUS ROG GT51CH-DB71 KGTX 1080TI Tower Desktop is the kind of rig for gamers who like to play all modern gaming on ultra-settings regardless of how demanding or how well optimized they are.

Stop wishing your pc could play Pub-G, get the ASUS ROG GT51CH-DB71KGTX 1080TI Tower Desktop and a good G-sync monitor and you will be slaying your opponents at the highest possible refresh rates. This gaming tower is powered by an unlocked Intel Core i7-7700K 4.2GH processor and the NVIDIA GeForce GTX1080Ti 11GB graphics card. This alone makes it capable of handling pretty much anything any gamer or power user would throw at it. Besides the performance, the ASUS ROG GT51CH-DB71 has the aggressive looks most gamers love so much. This thing looks like a component from an alien jet that just landed on earth ; epic!

ASUS ROG GT51CH Review


Pros

 

  • Powerful components
  • Epic design
  • Ample and fast storage
  • Great expansion options­-you can fit up to 5 3.5 SSDs and an extra GPU on this rig!
  • Great port selection

Cons

 

  • LED lighting theme stuck in red.
  • Comes with Window Home version

Verdict

 

If you have the money and are looking for the most powerful gaming pc, buy this one. You can never go wrong with Asus ROG computers. Asus is a reputable pc manufacturer with a lot of interest in the gaming industry. You will get great after-sales support and a warranty for your ASUS ROG GT51CH-DB71.Performance wise, this pc really does the job it’s meant to do-render all games smoothly at the highest possible settings. Our experience using it was really great. It has an average 4.5-star rating from Amazon buyers too.

ASUS ROG GT51CH-DB71KGTX SPECS


Processor7th Generation Intel Core i7-7700K Quad-Core| 8 MB Cache | 4.2 – 4.5 GHz
MotherboardGigabyte GA-Z270X-Ultra Gaming Motherboard with RGB Fusion
RAM32GB DDR4 2400MHz Gaming Memory
Internal StorageUltra-fast 512GB M.2 SSD + 1TB HDD
GraphicsNVidia GeForce GTX 1080 Ti 11GB GDDR5X Video Card – Water Block & Cool GPU
Input devicesStandard Keyboard and mouse
ConnectivityGigabit Ethernet | Dual-Band 802.11AC Wi-Fi | Bluetooth 4.1
Ports
  • 1 x Headphone
  • 1 x Microphone
  • 1x USB 3.1 Gen 2 Type-A
  • 1x USB 3.1 Gen 2 Type-C
  • 2x USB 3.1 Gen 1
  • 2 x USB 2.0
  • 6 x USB 3.1 Gen 1
  • 1 x RJ45 LAN
  • 1 x 7.1 Channel Audio
Expansion Slots
  • 3 x M.2
  • 2 x PCI-e x 1
  • 3 x PCI-e x 16
Operating SystemWindows 10 Home | 64 bit
Power supply700 W
Dimensions10.3 x 23.6 x 23 in
Weight23 lbs

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DESIGN AND FEATURES


The ASUS ROG GT51CH-DB71 easily ticks all the essential boxes when it comes to gaming design. The case has a unique and truly aggressive, aerospace inspired design that features sharp, chiseled edges and smooth surfaces complete with bright red LED lighting and a turbine-like air intake on the front of the chassis. This is not a desktop that you would be comfortable keeping elsewhere apart from on top of your desk setup in full view. The eye catching looks are clearly part of the package.

A uniquely shaped glass window on the side panel allows us to get a glimpse of the brightly lit interior of the ASUS ROG GT51CH-DB71. We can tell that cable management is professionally done so is the construction and build quality. We haven’t seen something quite like this to be honest. The exterior design of the ASUS ROG GT51CH-DB71 is truly unique.

You need a screwdriver to gain access to the interior. Inside we get a plethora of expansion slots including two free DIMM 288 Pin RAM slots, three M.2 slots, three PCIe express 16 Slots and two PCIe express 1 slots The upgrade options available on this Asus motherboard are quite endless. Right away, you can add an extra 32Gigs of RAM on the unused slots, five 3.5″ HDDs or five 2.5″ SSDs and even an extra GPU in SLI if you really want to go all out with the upgrades.

The ASUS ROG GT51CH-DB71 comes with a pre-installed copy of Windows 10 Home. It also has a BD-ROM optical drive.

Input Devices


Bundled with this gaming pc is the ROG Mechanical Keyboard and gaming mouse. The mechanical keyboard is really nice to game on. A lot of hardcore pc gamers prefer the mechanical feedback you get from a traditional mechanical keyboard like this one. It really feels premium and adds that little spice to the gaming experience. The gaming mouse is also quite snappy as expected. This is an Asus gladius. It has several buttons that you can configure to control your favorite games. These peripherals have all we need to jump right into gaming without having to spend extra bucks buying our favorites. That said, the choice of keyboard and mouse for gaming tends to be quite personal so some users may find a need to get their own elsewhere.

CONNECTIVITY


Ports

As expected since the ASUS ROG GT51CH-DB71 is a premium gaming desktop, we get a great selection of ports, both modern and old. At the front we get a Headphone jack, a Mic jack, one modern USB 3.1 Type-C (Gen 2) port, one USB 3.1 Type-A (Gen 2) and two USB 3.1(Gen 1) ports. At the rear we get six USB 3.1 (Gen 1) ports, two USB 2.0, an S/PDIF-Out port and an RJ45 gigabit LAN port. Lastly video output is delivered through any of the ports on the GTX 1080Ti IO which include; one DVI port, three Display ports (Version 1.4) and one HDMI port. The availability of three Display Ports means you can output HD 4k content at the highest possible refresh rates to three monitors. We also like the fact that we get both the modern USB C standard port at the front as well as good old USB type A 3.1 ports.

Wireless

Again as expected from a high-end desktop pc we get both gigabit Ethernet connectivity as well as wireless 802.11ac Wi-Fi and Bluetooth 4.1 on the ASUS ROG GT51CH-DB71.

PERFORMANCE


This is one of the best equipped Asus republic of gamers desktops currently on sale. The performance components on this one make it a high gaming rig capable of handling pretty much any gaming title out there today and for a few years to come. The motherboard also provides enough expansion options for future upgrades making the ASUS ROG GT51CH-DB71 truly future proof. We really had fun playing some pretty demanding gaming titles like PUB-G and GTA5 on this rig but before we get into that, let’s give you a rundown of the performance components installed on the ASUS ROG GT51CH-DB71.

We start with the NVIDIA GeForce GTX1080Ti 11GB graphics card as this is basically the most important component on the gaming rig. This Pascal based beast is the most powerful graphics card from NVIDIA to date. It’s really unrivalled in terms of pricing and feature wise. It’s VR ready therefore can handle any modern VR games smoothly at over 90fps thanks to NVIDIA’s VRWorks technology. The GTX1080Ti also features advanced 4k rendering technology that makes 4k gaming and media consumption amazing.

Facts and figures about the NVIDIA GTX1080 Ti on the ASUS ROG GT51CH-DB71


CUDA cores3854
Boost Clock1.6GHz
Texture units224
VRAM11GB GDDR5 X memory at 11GHz
Very overclockable2GHz and beyond

 

Paired with the GTX 1080Ti on the ASUS ROG GT51CH-DB71 is one of Intel’s fastest consumer processors, the intel Core i7-7700K. It has a base clock speed of 4.2 GHz and Turbo up to 4.5GHz. This processor is based on Intel’s latest Kabylake architecture which brought significant new upgrades over the previous Skylake architecture. Paired with a powerful dedicated GPU like the GTX 1080Ti, this processor is great for heavy workloads like 3D rendering, video editing and batch photo editing. It packs more than enough processing power to handle modern games.

Other performance components include; 32GB DDR4 2400MHz RAM (more than you need for gaming but expandable to 64 GB for power users), Ultra-fast 512GB m.2 SSD combined with a high-capacity 2TB HDD.

Gaming on the ASUS ROG GT51CH-DB71 KGTX 1080TI Tower Desktop is an enjoyable and buttery smooth experience. Assuming you get a decent 4K G-Sync monitor like we did, you will be able to play most AAA games on ultra at very high frame rates. We tested a few games like Witcher 3(over 90fps on ultra), GTA5(over 120fps), Battlefield 1(over 80 fps on ultra), Middle-earth: Shadow of Mordor (over 80fps on ultra).

The ASUS ROG GT51CH-DB71 is a beast when it comes to video editing and 3D on Blender or Maya. This is a great pc for power users dealing with heavy applications on a daily basis.

CONCLUSION


We really enjoyed playing modern games on the ASUS ROG GT51CH-DB71. Asus went all out in equipping this rig. There’s even more expansion options on the motherboard for future upgrades or for users who want to achieve skunkworks grade performance on their gaming rig. It’s cheaper than the – SkyTech Supremacy X Gaming beast I reviewed recently but the SkyTech beats it slightly in the aesthetics department and also has liquid cooling and Trident Z gaming RAM installed.

You can also get its bigger brother the ROG GT51CA-XB71KGTX1080SLI that comes with two GTX 1080Tis in SLI or just buy your own card and install it if you are in need of that extra performance. A cheaper alternative for users with moderate needs is the ASUS ROG GD30CI-DB71 that also comes with a GTX 1080Ti but has 16GB of RAM and 3.6GHz processor.

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Edwin M

Professionally a Mechanical Engineer and a Tech Nerd at heart, Edwin is above all a passionate hobby guitar player and proud gospel music listener. He writes reviews of gadgets he would love to buy and recommend.