Asus ROG Front Base Panel Helps You Control Your PC

Asus is displaying a number of new products at the CES 2014 convention, among which is the new ROG Front Base. The ROG Front Base is an expansion device that can be housed in two 5.25" optical drive bays, allowing control over a number of the computer's functions.

The unit has a 4" display and can be used to monitor the PC's hardware, as well as control various aspects of it. Aboard it, users will find a single USB 2.0 port as well as a pair of HD audio jacks. The unit can be used with motherboards equipped with a SupremeFX sound card, and will give access to five EQ settings using the 'Quick EQ Switch.' The USB port is a quick-charging port.

In addition, the unit can monitor system clock speeds, temperatures, and fan speeds. It also features an 'Escape Mode' button, which will allow users to mute the system sound, as well as hide the gaming screen, or presumably other things, and go to the Windows Desktop.

The ROG Front Panel is compatible with all ROG Maximus VI motherboards, as well as the new Rampage IV Black Edition motherboard.

There was no word on when Asus will be bringing the ROG Front Panel to market, or what it would cost – stay tuned!

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Niels Broekhuijsen

Niels Broekhuijsen is a Contributing Writer for Tom's Hardware US. He reviews cases, water cooling and pc builds.

  • monsta
    Looks good!
  • Thomzey
    "or presumably other things," gj gg wp
  • heero yuy
    other things...
    hur hur
  • nolarrow
    The ladies are gonna love this! Nothing says functioning heterosexual adult male like a speedometer for your 1337 pc.
  • cats_Paw
    "Go to windos desktop"... As far as i know, gamers tend to avoid that :D.
  • SessouXFX
    Something to get rid of those ugly covers upfront and useful too? Sold.
  • spookyman
    Does it come with stickers like their video cards?
  • WyomingKnott
    USB 2.0? Really?
  • vmem
    they're gonna put USB 2.0 on a ROG product (huge price premiums) in 2014? really?
  • digiex
    "'Escape Mode' button,""'Panic' button,"