Asus ROG Strix G15CK Gaming Desktop Review

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Asus ROG Strix G15CK

Asus ROG Strix G15CK Gaming Desktop

USD
9.3

Value for Money Score

9.3/10

Reliability Score

9.3/10

Performance Score

9.4/10

Specifications and Features Score

9.2/10

Design Score

9.2/10

Pros

  • Play high end games
  • Multitask with challenging programs
  • Easily expandable hardware
  • Excellent performance
  • Attractive case design

Cons

  • A bit high in price
  • A bit heavy
  • Big tower form factor
  • No optical audio ports
  • Low RAM

Verdict

The Asus ROG Strix G15CK gaming desktop has everything in it that makes it a reliable and worthy device. It supports VR games with higher frame rate per second, thanks to its features, that are underrated, as well as its slim tower that takes away the excess wedge to ensure better gaming and results.

Asus ROG Strix G15CK Gaming Desktop & Variants Price

Introduction

This gaming desktop will give you not only the ultimate gaming pleasure but also that desired edge which will help you to beat the competition.

The features, components, RAM, storage, processor and graphics, all will add to the consistent performance of this system.

The basic fact that this desktop is arena ready makes it a system that can reliably handle high-end VR gaming. The elements inside as well as outside the gaming desktop will promise superior and exceptional gameplay.

The top-quality cooling system of the device will keep the interior temperature low enough to enable you to continue to play for a long time.

The system will not crash or the game will not be interrupted due to heat buildup inside the casing.

There are lots of holes at the front, top and side of the casing that will dissipate the heat effectively and quickly.

Your gaming experience will be enhanced even further when you include the thoughtfully designed details and useful accessories with this unique gaming desktop.

One such useful detail is a headphone hook. This will keep your device neat and clean.

The device is also highly portable, thanks to the strong handle at the top. It will also allow you to show off your style as a player well enough, thanks to the Aura Sync accents.

However, this will not affect the consistent and uninterrupted gameplay due to the immense speed and agility of this gaming desktop.

You can input your commands and instructions through the keyboard and the mouse. The Windows 10 Home operating system will do the rest to make the system one of the most reliable gaming tools.

You will not get distracted while playing any type of game on this desktop because it will operate at an extremely low noise, even when you put extreme load on its processors.

You can rely on this device to play slow as well as fast paced games, such as those triple-A esports games, that are nothing short of a masterpiece.

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All games will run with extreme smoothness on this system with no screen tears, lags or stuttering, thanks to the high-end graphics.

Asus ROG Strix G15CK

Buy for: Attractive RGB lighting, practical design, good cooling solution.

Beware of: Variance in cooler appearance, no rear Type-C port, only a single PCIe x16 slot.

Best uses for: Multiple gaming, CS: GO, photo editing and other purposes.

The alternatives:

Design and Build

The star black colored G15CK-BS764 gaming desktop will allow you to play a game on your terms and in your way.

The design of the system is more customizable, especially the Aura Sync RGB lighting of the chassis, a unique mark of Asus.

The design also includes a side panel that is transparent and comes with EMI-reducing ability.

This adds to the gaming pleasure and the feel making the game as well as the setting much more exciting and interesting.

Take a look at the Flow Tech ventilation system of the casing which maximizes the performance of the system keeping the innards and the casing interior optimally cool. This helps in both work and high-end gaming.

The chassis is designed specially and is divided into different zones that are dedicated for each of the interior components such as the processor, the graphics card, the RAM, the power supply and more.

With everything located in separate chambers, this not only makes the interior look neat and clean but also minimizes thermal interference with each other.

This means that the ambient temperature inside the casing will be much lower even after prolonged use of the system. In fact, it will be as much as 15% lower as compared to other gaming desktops.

The system design not only helps the users to personalize the system to perfection but also keeps the demand and experience of the gamers to the maximum.

The system is built with a lot of customization options, all of which are detailed, unique and deep.

The brilliant colors used in the design will change the entire settings when you add devices that are compatible with Aura Sync.

The audio system will be loud enough to provide the best gaming experience and a realistic feel but will not be irritating to your ears as the acoustics will be kept well under 35 decibels.

All these features and functionality is packed in a system that is built to weigh 24.30 pounds, a couple of pounds less than other gaming desktops.

Performance

The performance of this gaming desktop is fast enough to provide an immersive gaming experience.

The components of this device, especially the processor, graphics and the operating system, are most useful and are appropriate to play triple A games and esports.

These games need much quicker reaction times, smooth and easy flow of graphics, clear and impactful audio and more, all of which can ideally make your experience better or break gameplay if found lacking.

The 10th generation Intel Core i7-10700KF processor is powerful enough to support graphics intensive and creative games.

The 8 cores of the processor will not only provide you with enough power and adequate support to play the VR ready games but will also help you to deal with other creative works such as video editing and streaming.

Operating at an average clock speed of 3.8 GHz, which can be Turbo boosted up to 5.1 GHz.

The processor will also support the 8 GB graphics card size with its 16 MB cache as well as the ROG B4560 board and the 16 GB RAM included in the device.

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All these will allow you to multitask with the system even when you use some of the most demanding programs such as Adobe Premiere Pro.

On the other hand, the integrated NVIDIA GeForce RTX 2060 Super graphics cards will really provide super images that are pumped up at a higher frame rate.

Asus ROG Strix G15CK Gaming Desktop Graphics Card

This 8 GB GDDR6 graphics card is powerful enough to make your gameplay faster, smoother and more reliable.

The Windows 10 Home operating system will facilitate the performance of the device to keep it at a higher level.

This happens to be the most suitable operating system for playing such high-end games.

RAM & Storage

The 16 GB DDR4 SDRAM is also an apt inclusion of components in the device.

Asus ROG Strix G15CK Gaming Desktop RAM

It operates at a speed of 3200 MHz that will be enough to make the device perform at its desired level.

Asus ROG Strix G15CK Gaming Desktop SSD

The 512 GB PCIe NVMe M.2 SSD storage is also very helpful in enhancing the performance of the system.

It operates at a rotational speed of 10000 rpm and is controlled by Type 1 Serial ATA 600 interface and six channels.

Ports & Connectivity

There are as many as nine USB 3.0 ports included in the system design. Apart from that, there are lots of other ports and slots that add to the smooth performance of the desktop.

The I/O ports at the front of the system include one USB 3.2 Gen 1 Type A port, one USB 3.2 Gen 1 Type C port, one headphone slot and one slot for connecting the microphone.

Asus ROG Strix G15CK Gaming Desktop Top Ports

The rear I/O ports and slots include six USB 3.2 Gen 1 Type A ports, one USB 3.2 Gen 2 Type C port, one dedicated slot each for microphone in, line out, line in, RJ 45 Gigabit Ethernet, HDMI-out and Display Port.

Asus ROG Strix G15CK Gaming Desktop Rear Ports

There are two Display Ports and two separate HDMI ports to use the GPU in the most effective way.

In addition to that, you can also connect rear and front speakers through the line-out slot and one center or subwoofer.

The system supports wireless type connectivity, both in the form of Bluetooth and 802.11ax wireless communication standards, also denoted as Gig+ wi-fi 6.

Asus ROG Strix G15CK Gaming Desktop Wi-Fi Adapter

Additional Features

The desktop also comes with some additional features that will make it even more reliable in performance and provide you with a better gaming experience.

One of the most significant inclusions to the system design is the Flare keyboard. Adding to the appeal of the system and your games, this keyboard along with the Gladius II mouse will make gaming more exhilarating.

Added with the system are Armory Crate and Sonic Studio software that will ensure smoother gaming control and system operation.

Specs:

  • Brand: Asus
  • Storage: 512 GB
  • RAM: 16 GB
  • Storage Type: PCIe NVMe M.2 SSD
  • RAM Type: DDR4 SDRAM
  • Processor: Intel Core i7-10700KF
  • Graphics: NVIDIA GeForce RTX 2060 SUPER
  • Processor Speed: 5 GHz
  • Processor Brand: Intel
  • Product Dimensions: 7.3 x 16.6 x 19.6 inches
  • Operating System: Windows 10 Home

What Do Users Think about Asus ROG Strix G15CK ?

The strong handle on the top of the desktop allowed carrying is to LAN parties, which impressed a few users just as the design and appearance of the desktop did.

With the right accessories and display, this system allowed them to have the most memorable and thrilling gaming experience.

The fact that the desktops allows playing most VR ready and high-end games appealed to some of the other users.

The audio system made the games feel more realistic. The smoother operation of the system due to the robust processor and graphics allowed them to play games without any interruption or screen tears.

This is a real gaming desktop that makes the games feel real, felt by a few users. The RGB lighting and the transparent panel of the desktop adds to the appeal as well as transform the environment.

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The best thing that these users found is that they could customize the desktop to perfection according to their needs. Check out Asus ROG Strix G15CK Manual.

The cooling system is highly appreciable, said others. It allowed them to play all demanding games on this desktop for a long time without much heat buildup that may affect the performance of the system.

They thought that this is one of the best gaming desktops that they could have found within this price range and specs.

The considerably high storage of 512 GB is what a few other gamers liked about this system. It not only allowed them to store a lot of their favorite games but it also helped the system to boot up easily.

This allowed them, in turn, to boot the game in seconds and start playing it when their friends invited them.

That fact that the users could place the system anywhere they liked due to the compact size and careful design also appealed to some of the users.

However, they found a few ports missing in the system which would have been a lot better if included, such as an optical port.

Otherwise, there is nothing more to ask from this system in terms of performance and gaming experience, they said.

Our Testing & Analysis Report

We used the ROG Strix G15CK gaming desktop for several tasks and found it to be a powerful and efficient machine that can undertake and perform any high-end task easily.

When editing videos on it with Adobe Premiere Pro, we faced no trouble in editing high-resolution footage and we are very satisfied with its performance in this segment.

We also used this PC for 3D modeling and design-related tasks. We got very responsive, efficient, and smooth performance. We used Autodesk Maya and Blender for this purpose.

The ROG Strix G15CK gaming desktop’s high-end graphics card and powerful CPU allowed us to quickly and efficiently render complex 3D scenes.

To test its gaming capabilities, we ran Cyberpunk 2077 and Call of Duty: Warzone on this PC and it delivered outstanding performance with smooth, detailed graphics and high frame rates.

Streaming gameplay on Twitch with OBS Studio on this PC was also a pleasing experience.

Finally, we used Python-based software like Jupyter Notebook and PyCharm to perform some data science tasks, and the PC processed them smoothly and efficiently and it analyzed complex databases easily.

We can say, the ROG Strix G15CK gaming desktop is an exceptional PC that can handle a wide range of tasks with ease.

Its powerful components, efficient power management, and well-designed cooling make it a reliable and good choice for high-end users.

About Puja Chatterjee

AvatarPuja Chatterjee, a distinguished technical writer, boasts an extensive and nuanced understanding of computer technology. She is an esteemed graduate of the Bengal Institute of Management Studies (BIMS), where she honed her skills and knowledge in the tech domain. Over the span of more than 12 years, Puja has developed a deep expertise that encompasses not only technology writing, where she articulates complex technical concepts with clarity and precision, but also in the realm of client relationship management. Her experience in this area is characterized by her ability to effectively communicate and engage with clients, ensuring their needs are met with the highest level of professionalism and understanding of their technical requirements. Puja's career is marked by a commitment to excellence in both written communication within the tech industry and fostering strong, productive relationships with clients.

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Puja Chatterjee, a distinguished technical writer, boasts an extensive and nuanced understanding of computer technology. She is an esteemed graduate of the Bengal Institute of Management Studies (BIMS), where she honed her skills and knowledge in the tech domain. Over the span of more than 12 years, Puja has developed a deep expertise that encompasses not only technology writing, where she articulates complex technical concepts with clarity and precision, but also in the realm of client relationship management. Her experience in this area is characterized by her ability to effectively communicate and engage with clients, ensuring their needs are met with the highest level of professionalism and understanding of their technical requirements. Puja's career is marked by a commitment to excellence in both written communication within the tech industry and fostering strong, productive relationships with clients.
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