The ROG Strix GA35 is a powerful gaming desktop that comes with everything you need to enjoy the latest and greatest games. It’s got a GeForce RTX 3090 24GB graphics card for stunning visuals, an AMD Ryzen 9 5900X processor for lightning-fast performance, and 32GB of DDR4 RAM to keep things running smoothly.
Plus, it has plenty of storage with a 1TB PCIe NVMe M.2 SSD and a 2TB 7200RPM HDD. And if that’s not enough, there are two hot-swap SSD bays so you can easily expand your storage.
The ROG Strix GA35 is also eSports and LAN-party ready with USB 3.2 Gen 1 Type-A and C front panel connections. Plus, it comes with a ROG Scope keyboard and ROG Chakram core gaming mouse so you’re all set to dominate the competition.
ROG Strix GA35
- Vertically mounted NVIDIA GeForce RTX 3090 24GB GDDR6X (Base: 1395MHz, Boost: 1695MHz, TDP: 350W) | GPU Ports: 2x HDMI, 3x DP
- Liquid cooled AMD Ryzen 9 5900X Processor (64M Cache, up to 4.8 GHz)
- 1TB HyperDrive PCIe NVMe M.2 SSD (up to 3200MB/s) + 2TB 7200RPM HDD | 32GB 3200Mhz DDR4 RAM
- ESports and LAN-party ready with hot-swap SSD bay and USB 3.2 Gen 1 Type A and C front panel connections allows easily expandable storage (*USB Transfer speed may vary. Learn more at ASUS website)
- ROG Strix Scope Keyboard and ROG Chakram Core Gaming Mouse included
Rog Strix GA35 Review
The ROG GA35 has the power to impress at an affordable price. Compared to options like Origin or Maingear, I have some issues but it still is near the top of my list of options.
The GA35 doesn’t have a lot of issues, but it needs some tweaks in cable management and thumbscrews to be rated in the top tier.
Pros & Cons
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Previous ASUS G-series desktops had a traditional mid-tower case, but the GA35 is different. The stocky case design is 16.5 inches long and just under 11 inches wide to accommodate dual chambers. It doesn’t seem like the space is put to use well.
Dual-chamber GPUs provide a place for the power supply and the messy cables to go and a space to show off all of the beautiful components.
The liquid cooler is hard to install since it’s installed inside the back chamber and exhausts the hot air. It also causes the braided liquid tubes to lay uncomfortably across the motherboard.
The Airflow was efficient and the noise levels were not unpleasant. One fan was included, which provides adequate cooling. In my test, the machine reached a max CPU temperature of 48 degrees Celsius and testing for 30 minutes with AIDA64.
If you want a cohesive, RGB-ridden PC with a strong graphics card, the GA35 is perfect.
The open-air design is the main factor in keeping your computer cool. The case contains filters concentrated on the angular edges, cleverly hidden in the nooks and crannies of the case. None of them have dust filters so it’s up to you to keep your computer clean.
The power-intensive RTX 3090 worked as expected despite the GA35 using a vertical mount. The vertical mount also improved visual appeal and RGB integration, making this PC spectacular at night.
The GA35 has great connectivity with a USB-C, as well as a USB 3.0 and headphone/microphone input. It’s better than more expensive models like the Origin Neuron.
The GA35 front offers two USB-C ports, which offer enough power for a laptop and mouse to charge at the same time.
The case includes two hot-swappable SSD bays, as well as an extra slot for a 3.5-inch hard drive in the HDD cage. The motherboard has two M.2 expansion slots, one of which is filled from the factory — though you’ll have to wrestle with getting the GPU out to access them.
The port selection is so good, that it rivals that of the Falcon Northwest Talon. I like the extra storage space as well, but Asus should have changed other components instead of adding more storage.
The AMD Ryzen 9 5900X is a very powerful processor, but one of the newer CPUs from Intel offers improved performance. The single-core performance of the 5900X is great for gaming, and it still has advantages over the 10th-gen and 11th-gen processors from Intel such as battery life.
For single-core performance, the machine matched the Ryzen 9 5950X in the Origin Neuron in Cinebench and Geekbench. The 5950X also performed well above the 5900X in multi-core tests with four extra cores bringing as much as a 15% increase.
The GA35 showed accelerated performance for Premiere Pro over the Origin Neuron and an RTX 3090 matched an RTX 3080 Ti rendering on Blender.
The GA35 comes with 16GB of RAM, which is a strange configuration for such a high-end system. The memory modules may not be the best quality because they use these smaller companies; each of those can potentially cause problems with Ryzen processors.
The RTX 3090 provides a boost in performance to the GA35, which is another benefit of the extra power. The performance on Intel’s 12th-gen platform has been lowered for this game and can be explained by problems with the PC that I built.
The GA35 is a super-fast gaming PC. However, it may have some issues with system memory usage which you should be aware of when considering the purchase price.
Asus provides the GA35 with a 12-month warranty. This information is not mentioned in detail anywhere on the amazon website, only visible on a sticker located on the back of the machine.
|Gaming Desktops||ROG Strix GA35 Gaming Desktop PC||iBUYPOWER Pro Gaming PC Computer Desktop TraceMR 224i||CUK MPG Velox by MSI Gaming Desktop MPG Velox 100R||MSI Trident X (SFF) Gaming Desktop MEG Trident X 11TJ-1869US|
|Sold By||Bonbon YM Distributor (S/N Recorded)||Amazon.com||Computer Upgrade King||IT Devices Online Inc.|
|Computer Memory Size||32 GB||32 GB||64 GB||64 GB|
|Connectivity Technology||Bluetooth, Ethernet, USB, Wi-Fi Built In||802.11AC onboard wifi||—||Bluetooth, USB, Wi-Fi Ready, Bluetooth, USB|
|CPU Model||Ryzen 9||Intel Core i9-11900KF||Core i9||Core i9|
|CPU Model Manufacturer||AMD||Intel||Intel||Intel|
|CPU Speed||4.8 GHz||3.5 GHz||2.40 GHz||3.5|
|Screen Size||1 inches||1||—||1 inches|
|Graphics Coprocessor||NVIDIA GeForce RTX 3090||NVIDIA GeForce RTX 3090||NVIDIA GeForce RTX 3090||—|
|Hard Disk Description||SSD||HDD||Mechanical Hard Drive, Solid State Hard Drive||SSD|
|Hard Disk Size||2 TB||2 TB||4000 GB||2 TB|
|Hardware Platform||PC||PC||PC||PC, PC, PC|
|Human Interface Input||Keyboard, Mouse||Mouse, Keyboard||Mouse, Keyboard||Buttons|
|Item Dimensions||11 x 17 x 19.7 inches||18.9 x 8.66 x 19.3 inches||23 x 13.05 x 22.65 inches||15.61 x 5.4 x 16.16 inches|
|Item Weight||33.10 lbs||38.00 lbs||29.98 lbs||14.77 lbs|
|Operating System||Windows 10 Pro||Windows 11 Home||Windows 11 Home||Windows 10 Pro|
|RAM Type||DDR4 SDRAM||DDR4 SDRAM||DDR4 SDRAM||DDR4 SDRAM|
|Wireless Communication Standard||Bluetooth, 802.11ac||802.11ac||802.11ac||2.4 GHz Radio Frequency, 5 GHz Radio Frequency, 802.11ab|
|Wireless Communication Technology||Bluetooth, Wi-Fi||Wi-Fi||Wi-Fi||Bluetooth, Wi-Fi, Bluetooth, Wi-Fi, Bluetooth|
Conclusion – ROG Strix GA35 Gaming Desktop
The Asus GA35 is a great gaming PC because it uses top-of-the-line hardware that can be used for both gaming and productivity. It tends to get hot but not so much as to make it unusable.
Upgrades to the GA35 could make it an excellent computer, but it still has some shortcomings such as a less than the ideal power supply. However, the GA35 is still one of the best out there in terms of price and performance.
HP’s Omen 30L is a cheaper alternative, with high-end hardware and tool-less case design. There are a few high-end gaming options, but the GA35 and Alienware Aurora R14 are slightly different. The Aurora R14 is more restrictive when it comes to upgrades, while the Northwest Talon uses off-the-shelf parts and costs a little more.
The GA35 is powerful enough to last several years, but you’ll have to upgrade the hardware if you want it to.
The GA35 is a good game PC, Recommended for Badass Gamers.