Asus ROG Strix GL12CX COD Edition
Maximum PC|January 2019
Asus ROG Strix GL12CX COD Edition

A super PC for Call of Duty super-fans? Hmm…

Joanna Nelius

THIS ASUS ROG

Strix GL12CX combines the dynamism of the RTX 2080 and the Intel i9-9900K. What’s special about this power couple is that the CPU comes factory overclocked up to 4.9GHz under a dead silent, liquid-cooled system, which seems like a good investment if you’re the kind of person who is into high-end tech.

Turned off, the solid black chassis captures the silent ninja look Asus was presumably going for. Turned on, small strips of color glow brightly from between the cracks. This special Black Ops 4 edition also comes with a clear side panel to show off the components. Aura Sync lighting adds a specific color pattern to your keyboard as soon as you start Black Ops 4, then highlights specific keybindings once in game. It’s pretty, but not exactly essential. One of the wonkier features is the magnetized front panel; it provides easy access to the optical drive and hot-swappable SSD tray, but doesn’t attach to the case. The whole thing pops off, which is a little awkward.

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January 2019