ASUS ROG Strix G15CE Gaming PC - Star Black (Intel Core i7-11700F/1TB SSD/16GB RAM/RTX 3070/Windows 10)

Model Number: G15CE(SPN)BHI770CB
Web Code: 15446051

ASUS ROG Strix G15CE Gaming PC - Star Black

Overview

Unleash your gaming capabilities to the fullest with the ASUS ROG Strix G15CE gaming PC. It features a transparent side panel, Intel Core i7-11700F processor, 16GB DDR4 of RAM and NVIDIA GeForce RTX3070 graphics card for extremely powerful performance. A massive 1TB solid state drive provides ample storage space for your games, media and files. One headphone and microphone port at the front eases your connectivity experience.

Overview

Unleash your gaming capabilities to the fullest with the ASUS ROG Strix G15CE gaming PC. It features a transparent side panel, Intel Core i7-11700F processor, 16GB DDR4 of RAM and NVIDIA GeForce RTX3070 graphics card for extremely powerful performance. A massive 1TB solid state drive provides ample storage space for your games, media and files. One headphone and microphone port at the front eases your connectivity experience.

  • 2.5GHz Intel Core i7-11700F processor and 16GB of DDR4 RAM make this gaming PC extremely powerful to smoothly run the latest games
  • 1TB solid state drive provides more space for storing all your files
  • Dedicated NVIDIA GeForce RTX 3070 graphics card and 8GB DDR6 video memory ensure highly fluid gaming videos
  • One headphone, one mic in, one USB 3.2 Gen 1 Type-C, one USB 3.2 Gen 1 Type-A, 1x RJ45 LAN for LAN insert (10 / 100 / 1000), one HDMI 1.4, one Display port, five audio jacks, six USB 2.0 Type-A, one USB 3.2 Gen 2 Type-A and one USB 3.2 Gen 2 Type-C offer an array of options for connecting external devices
  • VR ready capability allows you to use various virtual reality gears
  • High definition 7.1 channel audio output allows you to enjoy high quality audio during gaming
  • Preinstalled with Windows 10 Home that features easy user interface and improved security features
  • Includes wired keyboard and wired optical mouse for practicality

Base Features

Pre-loaded Operating System
Windows 10 Home
Operating System Language
Bilingual
Processor Type
Intel Core i7-11700F
Processor Speed
2.5 GHz
Processor Cores
8
RAM Size
16 GB
RAM Type
DDR4 SO-DIMM
Solid-State Drive Capacity
1 TB
Graphics Card
NVIDIA GeForce RTX 3070
Dedicated Graphic Card
Yes
Video Memory
8GB DDR6
Sound Card
Intel B560 Chipset
Audio Output
High Definition 7.1 Channel Audio
Power Supply
750 W
ENERGY STAR Qualified
No

Display

Built-in Monitor
No
Touchscreen Display
No
VR Ready
Yes

Networking

Ethernet Port
10/100/1000

Inputs & Outputs

USB Ports
1 x USB 3.2 Gen 1 Type-C, 1 x USB 3.2 Gen 1 Type-A, 6 x USB 2.0 Type-A, 1 x USB 3.2 Gen 2 Type-A, 1 x USB 3.2 Gen 2 Type-C
I/O Ports - Front
1 x Headphone; 1 x MIC in; 1 x USB 3.2 Gen 1 Type-C; 1 x USB 3.2 Gen 1 Type-A
I/O Ports - Back
1 x RJ45 LAN for LAN insert (10 / 100 / 1000); 1 x HDMI 1.4; 1 x Display port; 5 x Audio jacks; 6 x USB 2.0 Type-A; 1 x USB 3.2 Gen 2 Type-A; 1 x USB 3.2 Gen 2 Type-C
Expansion Slots
1 x PCIe 3.0 x 16, 1 x PCIe 4.0 x 16, 4 x DDR4 U-DIMM slot

Product Features

Webcam
No
Colour
Star Black
Dimensions (cm)
18.5 (W) x 49.8 (H) x 42.1 (D) cm
Dimensions (in)
7.28 (W) x 19.61 (H) x 16.57 (D) in
Weight
11 kg
Weight (lbs)
24.25 lb
  • Adapter
  • User E-Manual
  • Warranty Card
  • Wired Keyboard
  • Wired Optical Mouse

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Reviewer Recommendation

29%

Of the 7 reviewers who responded, 2 would recommend this product.

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  • A prebuilt to be rebuilt?
    Reviewed by Spazz - April 5, 2022

    I bought this thinking it was a great deal. I got some decent parts. Asus RTX 3070 Dual OC 80 Plus Gold power supply Asus ROG Strix B560-G mobo... That being said...this thing runs HOT! Like you get scared flexing the video settings kind of hot. So hot, that I shut it off, and immediately went and bought a Corsair 4000D airflow case, 3 more 120mm corsair sp120 case fans, and the Capillex 150i liquid cpu cooler. Once I rebuilt it in the new case, with the additional fans and liquid cooling....THIS THING IS A BEAST! Although now, It's no longer really an G15CE is it? If you cannot open the case, and rebuild the pc in another case to improve cooling, DO NOT BUY THIS.

    No, I would not recommend this to a friend.

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  • Bestbuy exclusive
    Reviewed by Pierre - April 1, 2022

    It's not marketed as such but it's BB exclusive. No documentation from ASUS whatsoever on the website. They will redirect you to BB for support and you won't have any. I can't call to my local store since they have NO direct number. When you go there, you need to take your day off, you will need it. Let's get back to the product, since it's SO exclusive you get an undocumented WD drive which is NOT what you tought you would have. Out of the box, it forced me to upgrade to WIN11 which I can't use for my personal or professional work so I will have to find a way to downgrade or reinstall. Also, out of the box, it doesn't detect my razer keyboard I still haven't been able to make it work.

    No, I would not recommend this to a friend.

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  • Decent Little Box
    Reviewed by DodderingFool - January 19, 2022

    My apologies if this runs a little long, but if I'm going to do this, I may as well do it right. Ordered one of these back in October of 2021, but due to Covid and back orders, it only arrived in January. Nice little box, and the price point isn't too bad, especially when you take into consideration the cost of the GPU (~$1,700 CAD at time of writing), and the relative scarcity of some parts these days. Setup was quick and easy, though I have mixed feelings over the forced automatic update from Windows 10 to 11. Yes it's nice to get the free update, no it wasn't a choice. By the time I had completed the first few steps in the initial setup, the box was already downloading the update and there was no way to postpone. That aside, the PC works smoothly and quickly. Windows 11 seems fine for now, but will require some adjustment. So overall, the software side of things is good. There are some hardware related issues that prospective purchasers should be aware of: 1. Despite the images shown on both BestBuy's and ASUS's websites, there is no guarantee that your PC will arrive with the upgraded CPU cooling shown. Mine did not. ASUS's website does contain a disclaimer that "Internal components and bundled peripherals may vary by region". It's not something I'm terribly upset about, just a bit disappointed to find the bog standard Intel cooling fan and heatsink instead of an upgraded component. Does it work? Yes. Could it have been better? Yes. I've had to drop another $100 on some Noctua case fans and a CPU cooler to help with the 80-90(C) degree loaded CPU temps and fan noise. My office already has a heater thank you very much. Keep in mind this is a mid-sized tower, so the clearance for internal CPU coolers is limited. I fit a 125mm tall cooler, and could feasibly fit one slightly larger. 2. Further on the subject of case cooling, the case has one fan. ONE 92mm rear facing fan. It's not even a 4-pin. It's also sort of loud under load. At first I thought it was the GPU and CPU fans, but further investigation showed that it was the one case fan. On the plus side, there are mounts for a 120mm fan on the inside front of the case, and 4 motherboard connections total to power them (1 CPU fan, +3 case fans). 3. Also, and I hadn't noticed until I physically received the tower, there are no hard mounting locations for internal hard drives. Neither for 3.5" nor 2.5" form factors. I had kinda thought they might be hiding out under the power supply shield, but sadly this is just a void. There is however a spare PCIe 4.0 M.2 slot for another SSD. Which is good, but unfortunately, it's located essentially under the 3070. So no space for a heatsink. And it also boasts 6 SATA connectors for... loose HDs? 4. The 16GB of RAM are delivered via 1 DIMM, allowing for easy expansion up to 64GB in the 3 spare DDR4 slots. This is nice. 5. There is a spare PCIe 3.0 x16 slot available, but care should be taken concerning board size, as it could end up blocking the GPU fans. This is less nice. Such is the woe of Micro-ATX motherboards. Though the case could hold a full ATX sized board without issue. 6. Maybe I'm just old, but no DVD/CD drive? Really? Not even an empty bay where you could install one either. $20 online for an external USB version but, still? I started buying/building PC's when the cases were all manila/beige coloured. The RBG elements are a nice touch. Overall, I am quite happy with it. Yes it has some niggles, and yes, I could have probably researched more to address these before buying. But as a whole, I suffer from no buyers remorse. At the price point it's offered at, it's not a bad deal. Even better if you can get it on sale. Hopefully it will last me for a little while. TL;DR version: Pros: -contains the most important components -reasonably priced -it works out of the box (minimal setup) -it's fast -case has pretty rainbow lights Cons: -case cooling is a little sad and could use upgrading -under load, it's as loud as a DustBuster, sounds kinda like one too -expansion of internal storage requires familiarity with removing internal components -depending on availability, you could be waiting a while Swing Vote: -could double as a space heater? -no CD/DVD drive? If you've bothered to read to the end of this brain sneeze; Cheers! Hope this helps.

    Yes, I would recommend this to a friend.

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  • Pretty solid unit
    Reviewed by Jordan - February 3, 2022

    Took a gamble on this based on other reviews. It was a good gamble. its a pretty good rig. i will say that the fan is the biggest thing that i dont care for. it seems to kick in at random times and makes a decent amount of noise. ill be changing this out for a better one down the road. The port list is not accurate, which is where i was also taking a gamble on. i have a 3 screen set up and it mentions that there is only 1 HDMI and 1 Display Port. There are 3 HDMI ports and 4 DP ports. I think they missed listing the ones that are actually on the graphics card was the issue. Lighting system in it is pretty cool and fully adjustable in the Armoury Crate app. The 3070 is an LHR card. I assumed this when buying but whatever. There are also 4 slots for RAM. It comes with a single 16GB stick. 2 8's would have been better. Ill likely be getting another 16 just to help it out.

    Yes, I would recommend this to a friend.

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  • Good deal, needs some work.
    Reviewed by Sean - January 25, 2022

    I purchased this machine while it was on sale, so I thought it was basically a steal. The parts in this machine are a fair price, though stocking is somewhat more frequent now at other vendors, even for GPUs. After getting the machine, I set it up and was going to test it out. I downloaded steam and intended to run CS:GO as a starting test when I ran into a couple of issues. A quick disclaimer, these may just be issues that I ran into and may not apply to all of these machines, but I would be wary before putting money behind this. I purchased a 32GB kit of ram to add to the machine as well, because 16GB seemed minimal for the caliber of components. When I went to put the new kit it, I was unable to remove the single 16GB module from the DIMM slot that it was placed in and accepted that I may have to populate all 4 rather than just 2. At first I noticed that the system ran extremely hot, even during boot. I opened the machine again and noticed that the CPU fan (which was low quality anyways) was only connected via 1 of the 4 stands. After securing all 4 stands to the motherboard I noticed a measly 1-5 degree drop in temps, practically nothing. I have never had a machine run that hot before either. In the past, I had a similar issue with a 7700k and no thermal paste run at ~95 C, this prebuilt ran at 101-102C. While it may be somewhat easy to purchase an AIO or good noctua heatsink, BestBuy does not carry many in store that fit the case, so it would require ordering online or somewhere else. If you're satisfied with 16GB of ram (single channel) or purchasing more modules that match, as well as seeking out an appropriate heatsink for the CPU, then I would say that this is a decent machine. If you have the budget, and are comfortable building your own computer, I would still recommend building yourself. It is possible to wait a couple of weeks (2-4 weeks) and get a 3060-3080 for close to MSRP watching the right places.

    No, I would not recommend this to a friend.

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Product Category
Computers (laptops and desktops)
Return/Exchange Period
30 days
Condition
Opened