ASUS TUF Gaming GT501 Case Review: Good ENUF?!?

ASUS TUF Gaming GT501 Case Review: Good ENUF?!?


Today we are going to take a look at ASUS
GT501 TUF Gaming case, which is a surprise coming from ASUS as they don’t make a lot
of cases, and this case stands out not just as a ‘Nice attempt’ by ASUS, but a ‘Great
High end case in general that you can actually practically consider buying’. So let’s check out what makes it so unique,
hey guys I am Siddharth, and this is TUF Gaming GT501 Review. The case definitely looks very unique and
stands out from other cases with the current trend of going with tempered glass all over
the place. You have this textured metal front which looks
really amazing, and when I say really amazing, I mean that it looks really f**king amazing. Just look at this beautiful shot of this grill
on the front that I was able to take, it really looks like something totally different. It comes with a 4 millimeter tempered glass,
and it is very easy to remove as you can unscrew the screws with hands, and the tempered glass
itself also doesn’t need to have any holes for the screws, which makes it tougher. THE TUF LINEUP ALSO HAS SOME OTHER PRODUCTS
THAT MATCH ITS AESTHETICS, SO YOU HAVE KEYBOARDS, MICE, RAM STICKS, AND THIS TUF ALLIANCE POWER
SUPPLY THAT WE ARE GOING TO USE WITH THIS CASE. On top you have these really unique handles
that ASUS says support up to 30 KGs and I did test it by lifting a completely built
system, and they are very strong indeed, and this is also very useful for moving the case
around when you are building your system. You can also flatten these handles if you
don’t like them sticking out on top, and you can also just remove them if you don’t
like the look, but I personally think it loses its uniqueness if you remove them. It comes with 3 120mm RGB fans in the front,
and it also comes with a little controller which you can use to control the RGB, but
you can also plug the RGB header to your motherboard and sync it with your system, which is what
I did. You can also remove the metal fascia on front
and access the fans, and it also comes with a magnetic dust filter which you can easily
place or remove. You also have a 140mm fan at the rear which
is pretty great to have pre installed. On the front, and on the top, you have support
for upto 3 120mm fans or a 360 mm radiator, and even on the rear you can use a 140mm fan
or radiator. I am not going to go full GamersNexus on this,
but the airflow is really great with its size, and even if you don’t install any extra
fans, the 4 pre installed fans will be more than enough for most cases. By the way, make sure you are subscribed to
the channel with the bell icon so you don’t miss out on awesome videos. It comes with a PSU shroud, which you can
remove, and I am not going to read out the specs, but you can watch my build video which
I made in this case, and you can see that it is very spacious full sized tower which
supports upto E-ATX motherboards. You have 3 2.5 inch SSD drive bays internally,
and you have 2 3.5 inch hard drive bays hidden under the PSU shroud, and you also have two
of them at the backside of the motherboard mount, and you can of course also use SSDs
instead of HDDs here, so you really have lots of space to mount different kinds of hard
drives here. You have the option of vertically mounting
a GPU with this case, but if you are going to use an air cooled card, its distance from
the panel will block the airflow, but for using a liquid cooled card vertically, this
is an amazing feature to have. You can also use something like the Cooler
Master vertical mount, but for that you will have to cut these pieces out from the PCIe
slots, which is not a difficult process. On the front you have a really satisfying
power button, along with 2 USB 3.0 ports, and the headphone and microphone jacks. Other cases in this price range may come with
USB Type C ports, but I personally have never used them. At the back side, you have plenty of space
for cable management, so you can be lazy like me, but you also many points for velcro straps
and zipties for a more civilized way of managing the cables. You have the same screw mounting system as
the tempered glass, and this panel also gets pushed in instead of getting slid in, so that
also makes it easier to push in the mess of cables that people like me don’t feel ashamed
of. You find another dust filter under the case
for the PSU, and speaking of PSU, The removable PSU shroud also has a removable lid on front
so it won’t interfere with water cooling reservoirs but one improvement that ASUS could
have made is that the hole on the PSU shroud that allows for the GPU power cables to pass
through is a little towards the left side if you are planning to use higher end GPUs
which are 30 centimeters in length. I was still able to route the cables in a
way that looks good, but they should have made this longer because people are mostly
going to use the higher end GPUs with this. So ASUS has taken the classic formula on PC
cases, and put it on steroids. They have then added some extra features that
add practicality, and have also made some design choices that make this case stand out
from the crowd in a good way. The only slightly odd thing I feel is that
the price segment of 12 to 14 thousand Indian Rupees is generally the budget for the highest
end builds, like the 5000 Dollar PC that Linus gave away recently, and I do think that this
case is totally worth its price tag with its quality, and the features it offers, but if
you are looking to build a TUF themed PC like me, then you will have to choose some components
that aren’t in the flagship lineup of ASUS. And while ASUS does have an ROG branded case,
I think that even the people building high end PCs generally are not shopping in that
price segment. But that totally doesn’t take away from
the fact that this is a great case that I can recommend very easily for a high end PC,
and this is a great choice, not just for fans of ASUS products, but anyone who values having
a very practical, well built, and spacious case which also looks really great. So I’ll have links to buy this in the video
description below, let me know what your budget for a case is when you are building a high
end PC, give this video a thumbs up if you liked it, or a thumbs down if you disliked
it, subscribe with the bell, thanks for watching, and I’ll see you, in the next one.

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