Here are the first pictures of ASUS' latest gaming desktop under its premium Republic of Gamers banner, the ROG CG8565. This black beauty is sculpted with the typical "edgy" design that has been found on recent ROG products. The case has no windows, but its design is enough to be an eyeball-magnet at LAN parties. The case looks well-ventilated with its intricately-designed vents on its top and sides. The front door slides down revealing the front panel, with two USB 3.0 ports, two USB 2.0 ports, audio, multi-format card reader, a Blu-ray ROM + DVD-RW combo drive, and a 3.5-inch SATA hard drive hot-swap bay. The ROG logo glows red when the system is powered on.
Under the hood, the ROG CG8565 is a Sandy Bridge-powered system. It is driven by an Intel
A NVIDIA GeForce GTX 590 dual-GPU graphics card is in-charge of graphics. An ASUS Xonar DX handles 7.1 channel sound. In terms of storage, a RAID 0 array of two 80 GB SSDs holds the operating system, while there are two 1 TB hard drives for storage, which can either be run as non-RAID disks or clubbed into RAID 0 or 1 modes. Pricing and availability information is awaited.