What Goes Into A Red Bull Gaming Sphere System? ASUS ROG Explain.
LONDON, UK, MARCH 29, 2018 – ASUS Republic of Gamers recently joined up with some of the best technology companies to bring the Red Bull Gaming Sphere to life. Launched on Wednesday 21st March, the new venue will be an esports hub for both casual and competitive gamer, meaning that the technology behind it needed to be the best for both worlds.
In addition to the multiple consoles and bespoke gaming rigs for racing and VR, the Red Bull Gaming Sphere offered the best in PC esports and online multiplayer gaming for everything from MOBAs to Battle Royale and FPS titles.
ASUS ROG has teamed up with multiple partners to provide the best possible system for these demanding gaming conditions and now you can find out just how deep the level of detail is for these high-performance rigs.
Along with Thermaltake, Samsung, Seagate and ADATA, ASUS ROG has created the ultimate gaming system with the perfect marriage of technology. The completed builds would retail at well over £2,928. Want to know why? Check out the full specs below:
ASUS Republic of Gamers
ROG STRIX Z370-F Gaming Motherboard
With aesthetics inspired by the sharpest blades and premium colourways to match any mood, the all-new ROG Strix Z370 motherboards are ready to do battle — and infused with all the essential ROG engineering needed to push performance as far as you dare. Ready for the latest 8th Generation Intel® Core™ processors, ROG Strix Z370-F Gaming is loaded with overclocking and cooling innovations to keep your gaming rig's thermals in check as you turn up the clock. Factor in custom Aura RGB illumination and superior SupremeFX audio and you'll know that ROG Strix Z370-F Gaming looks great and sounds amazing — and outperforms every expectation to dominate your game!
ROG STRIX GTX 1080 A8G GAMING Graphics Card
ROG Strix GeForce® GTX 1080 gaming graphics cards are packed with exclusive ASUS technologies, including DirectCU III Technology with Patented Wing-Blade Fans for 30% cooler and 3X quieter performance, and Industry-only Auto-Extreme Technology for premium quality and the best reliability. Aura RGB Lighting enables a gaming system personalisation and VR-friendly HDMI ports let gamers easily enjoy immersive virtual reality experiences. ROG Strix GeForce® GTX 1080 also has GPU Tweak II with XSplit Gamecaster that provides intuitive performance tweaking and instant gameplay streaming.
ROG STRIX XG258Q LCD Monitor
ROG Strix XG258Q is all about speed — making it the perfect monitor for esports and first-person shooters. This Full HD monitor is the fastest ever, with a 240Hz native refresh rate, 1ms response time and Extreme Low Motion Blur technology for silky-smooth gameplay and ultra-realistic visuals. Additionally, ROG Strix XG258Q has distinctive Strix-exclusive design elements and ASUS Aura RGB lighting that add ambiance to any gaming setup or LAN party.
ROG STRIX FLARE Keyboard
Flare up your game with ROG Strix Flare – a mechanical gaming keyboard that's got everything you want and more. Feel the satisfaction of every keystroke with world-renowned Cherry MX switches. Enjoy instant access to dedicated media keys on the upper left while gaming. And experience an unparalleled level of personalisation with a customisable badge illuminated by Aura Sync RGB lighting. Boast your gaming flair as you dominate the battlefield.
ROG PUGIO Mouse
ROG Pugio is an ambidextrous gaming mouse that offers ultimate customisability to meet the needs of the most hardcore gamers. Its configurable side buttons let you decide on your own side button layout, while exclusive push-fitswitch sockets offer variable click resistance. The push-fit design makes it easy to replace worn out switches to extend the lifespan of the mouse. The Pugio features stunning, aggressive aesthetics to match its performance — including angular ASUS Aura RGB light channels with Aura Sync support.
ROG FUSION 300 Headset
ROG Strix Fusion 300 gaming headset features an exclusive airtight chamber design and 50mm ASUS Essence drivers, delivering pure gaming audio with deep bass. Immerse yourself in rich sound with onboard 7.1-channel virtual surround-sound wherever you go – no dongles or extra software are needed! Strix Fusion 300 is lightweight and comfortable, and has wide compatibility with PC, Mac and game consoles. Experience impeccable, fully-immersive gaming audio with Strix Fusion 300!
The Intel i7 8700K CPU is the flagship model of Intel's latest series of consumer desktop CPUs. Boasting up to 4.7GHz clock speed over 6 cores, the 8700K is designed for ultimate performance in gaming, VR, and other heavy-duty tasks. These CPUs can be further tweaked using the motherboard BIOS to unlock even greater performance and efficiency. With support for advanced Intel technologies including Optane, Turbo Boost and Hyper-Threading, the i7 8700K CPU is the perfect choice for a high-powered gaming PC.
Chassis & Cooling
Thermaltake Core G21 Tempered Glass Edition Mid-Tower Chassis
The Core G21 Tempered Glass Edition Mid-Tower Chassis features durable 4mm thick tempered glass windows, a built-in power supply cover for clean cable management, and its excellent expandability and ventilation for high-end gaming configurations. The Core G21 TG supports the latest PC hardware, including the most advanced graphic cards, and air/liquid cooling solutions. Build your ultimate dream rig with Thermaltake Core G21 TG Edition!
Riing Plus 12 LED RGB Radiator Fan TT Premium Edition (5 Fan Pack)
Thermaltake combines the patented gorgeous LED light with cutting-edge technology to deliver a brand new experience of using PC cooling, Thermaltake Riing Plus 12 LED RGB Radiator Fan TT Premium Edition. A 120mm high-static pressure fan with a patented 16.8 million colours LED ring and 12 controllable single LEDs, the Riing Plus 12 RGB features compression blades, hydraulic bearing and a digital fan controller, and can be controlled by the patented Riing Plus RGB Software. Cool your system with high performance Thermaltake Riing Plus 12 RGB!
TT Sync Controller TT Premium Edition
TT Sync Controller TT Premium Edition by Thermaltake is a 9 port LED hub for synchronising Thermaltake addressable LED products with ASUS, GIGABYTE and MSI motherboards. Once you have connected the products with the controller and downloaded ASUS Aura Sync, GIGABYTE RGB Fusion or MSI Mystic Light Sync on your PC, you can control the lights directly from the software without installing Riing Plus RGB software and any extra lighting controllers. Unlock your imagination, and brighten up your watercooled RGB system through TT Sync Controller TT Premium Edition.
Thermaltake Gaming PCI-E 3.0 X16 Riser Cable
The Thermaltake Gaming PCI-E 3.0 Riser Cable with outstanding quality is designed to meet the most demanding gaming system. Support a wide range of GPU solutions and match the cable included in any gaming chassis. Features like, high-speed cable, EMI shielding cover, durable usage and easy installation are made for exceeding your expectations.
MEMORY & STORAGE
XPG SPECTRIX D40 DDR4 Memory
For all the gaming systems in the venue, ADATA have provided their stunning SPECTRIX D40 DDR4 modules. These modules feature incredible RGB lighting effects, blazing speeds up to 4500MHz and world class durability. SPECTRIX D40 features an armor-inspired design with a shining RGB LED strip at its peak - making all systems at the Gaming Sphere look the part.
SPECTRIX D40 DDR4 memory modules are made using high quality chips selected through a strict filtering process. They use a 10-layer PCB to improve signal transfer quality and maintain great stability even if the system operates at high speeds or is taking on heavy multitasking. This ensures all systems at the venue remain tournament ready, providing the best possible esports experience.
The XPG SPECTRIX D40 memory modules pair perfectly with ASUS systems thanks to the inclusion of ASUS AURA Sync technology. This allows the modules synchronize RGB lighting effects with the rest of the system for mesmerizing visual effects and can even be tailored to match team colours or event themes at the venue.
Samsung NVMe SSD 960 EVO
The best gaming experiences require rock solid storage, that’s why all the venue’s gaming rigs and streaming servers are kitted out with Samsung 960 EVO NVMe SSDs. The 960 EVO offers the next level of performance in storage for smart consumers who want an experience beyond what the SATA interface can provide. An enhanced bandwidth, provided by the NVMe interface, combined with the new Polaris controller, facilitates sequential R/W speeds up to 3,200/1,900 MB/s and random R/W speeds up to 380/360K IOPS, respectively. Plus, the new Intelligent TurboWrite technology accelerates write speeds even further.
Great performance is not measured by speed alone. How long the performance can be sustained is also important. The 960 EVO holds its own by boasting up to 400 TBW for the 1TB model. Dynamic Thermal Guard prevents overheating, protecting the data and ensuring optimal responsiveness.
Seagate FireCuda Desktop 1TB Hybrid Hard Drive (SSHD) 3.5" SATA III 6GB's 64MB Cache
FireCuda™ drives merge the latest NAND flash technology with a traditional hard drive for a compact blend of capacity and speeds up to 5× faster than typical hard drives, all backed by a 5-year warranty. Games are getting better and videos are getting sharper. With up to 2 TB of storage, FireCuda makes deleting games and files — to free up disk space — a thing of the past. Perfect for gamers and creative professionals who want it all, now. Don’t fret about Seagate storage reliability. FireCuda Flash Accelerated drives are backed by an industry-best 5-year limited warranty.