ASUS is among the leading manufacturers of computer products and it is rated as the best manufacturer for many categories of computers such as motherboard and laptops. The company is highly regarded by the gaming community, and its sub-brand ROG designs some of the most stunning products in the market. 

Now, when it comes to pre-built computers, the market has thinned a lot in the past decade, but still, there are lots of people who don’t want to get into custom PC building and want a simple computer that is capable of handling their daily work. In this article, we will discuss various scenarios where a pre-built ASUS computer suits the user. 

Are Asus Computers Good For Gaming or Work?

In short Yes Asus computers are good for both gaming and productivity tasks but that depends upon your use and what series you are considering. The company has budget-friendly series named Prime, which if you are looking for performance you can go with ROG Strix which is still not much expensive. If you are looking for an ultra-durable machine you should consider the ASUS Tuf series products as they are made to survive in harsh conditions.

User Requirements

First of all, if you want to buy a pre-built PC, make sure that it fits your requirements. If you are into video editing or other extremely-demanding workloads, it would be a better idea to consider buying a custom PC because most pre-built PCs are based on mainstream chipset motherboards that cannot host those large core-count processors. 

The same is the case with PC gaming. If you want something highly customizable and upgradable, we will not advise you to go with the pre-built route, as many of the components in the pre-built PCs can be proprietary, which can lead to issues when upgrading.

Wide Range of Choices

Despite all the statements above, ASUS provides a lot of pre-built PC series that can fit the needs of a wide range of users. You can go with its work-oriented series such as ExpertCenter or go with the recently released ProArt series. The ExpertCenter series is targeted towards office users, while the ProArt series is dedicated to content creators who are looking for top-of-the-line PC for their needs.

You can also go with the EverydayUse series if you want a rather simple PC that is capable of handling a bit of entertainment and office work, although don’t expect supreme performance with this series.

GAMING PCs by ASUS are regarded as one of the best in the market, thanks to their innovative design and amazing performance. You not only get mind-blowing aesthetics without putting much effort, but these PCs are capable of handling any gaming loads that you can think of. 

There are two series of gaming PCs by ASUS; one is the ROG Strix series and the other is the ROG series. The ROG series is the old series that covers the 8th and 9th-generation Intel i-series processors, while the ROG STRIX series provides the latest computers that host 12th-generation i-series and AMD Ryzen 5000-series processors. 

Apart from the latest processors, ASUS ROG STRIX PCs come with state-of-the-art gaming graphics cards such as RTX 3080 and RTX 3080 Ti, although you can go for lower-end graphics cards as well such as RTX 3070 or RTX 3060 Ti. 

Pros and Cons of ASUS Pre-built PCs

Now, let us discuss the advantages of pre-built PCs and see whether they are worth buying or not.

Hassle-Free Purchase

First of all, the biggest advantage of buying a pre-built PC is that shopping for it is extremely easy. You don’t have to assemble the components as in the case of building a custom PC, and you just receive a fully-built computer that is ready to go.

Good Value

Even though most enthusiasts consider pre-built PCs to be a ripoff, modern pre-built PCs provide a great value for money. You get high-end components, especially in the case of a gaming pre-built PC, and it saves a lot of bucks when you compare it with a custom gaming PC where you have to buy every component individually.

ASUS Hardware and Software Support

A great thing about pre-built PCs is that you get hardware and software support from the manufacturer which is simply not the case with a custom PC. Most pre-built PCs come with pre-installed operating systems and with lots of software programs already installed. So, you get customer support for all of these things in case anything goes wrong.

Limited Choices

The biggest issue with pre-built PCs is that there is a small range of options available. Visually, there is a limited number of PC cases by each manufacturer and the same is the case with motherboards and other components. So, there is a lower chance of finding a suitable PC when going the pre-built route.

Less Customizability

Another issue with the pre-built PCs is that you don’t get as much customizability as compared to custom PCs. For example, if you buy a gaming PC with RTX 3060 Ti and later want to upgrade the graphics card to something more powerful, you simply cannot do that because the power supply of the computer is only suitable for RTX 3060 Ti.

No Overclocking

Now, this is something that is a deal-breaker for many people. ASUS pre-built computers do not come with overclocking capabilities. Even the flagship PCs by the company come with B-series chipset motherboards, which means that you cannot overclock the processor on these PCs. 

Conclusion

Overall, ASUS pre-built gaming computers are a fine choice for those users who do not have a keen knowledge of PC components and don’t want to spend time learning all about them. ASUS provides lots of series of pre-built PCs, so even if you have a wide range of workloads, you can go for them. On the other hand, if you are an advanced user who wants customizability and advanced features such as overclocking on their hand, it would be a better idea to go with a custom PC, even though this route demands a larger budget.

Kevin Penson
Love to build gaming rigs, play games and do benchmarks on them and write about them. That's all that I've in my hobbies.