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ASUS has announced its latest computer case in the form of the TUF Gaming GT502, a PC case that features a dual-chamber thermal design, panoramic tempered glass, and space for up to 13 fans, among other benefits. The case comes in two variants, the TUF Gaming GT502 and TUF Gaming GT502 Plus, the latter of which comes with four pre-installed ARGB fans and an ARGB hub. ASUS didn’t include pricing details in its press release, but the TUF Gaming GT501, a mid-tower option, is priced at $179.99. A separate writeup for the TUF Gaming GT502 can be found through the Edge Up blog.

TUF Gaming GT502 Specifications

 TUF Gaming GT502 PLUSTUF Gaming GT502
Form factorATX, Micro-ATX, Mini-ITXATX, Micro-ATX, Mini-ITX
Size285 x 450 x 446mm
12kg
285 x 450 x 446mm
12kg
MaterialsSteel, plastic, tempered glassSteel, plastic, tempered glass
Front I/O2 x USB 3.2 Gen1 (Type-A)
1 x USB 3.2 Gen 2 (Type-C)
1 x Audio combo jack
1 x ARGB LED Button
2 x USB 3.2 Gen1 (Type-A)
1 x USB 3.2 Gen 2 (Type-C)
1 x Audio combo jack
1 x ARGB LED Button
3.5” / 2.5” drive bays44
Expansion slots8+38+3
Maximum GPU length400mm400mm
Maximum CPU cooler height163mm163mm
Maximum PSU length200mm200mm
Radiator compatibilityTop: 120/140/240/280/360mm
Rear: 120mm
Side: 120/240/360mm
Right: 120/140/240/280/360mm
Top: 120/140/240/280/360mm
Rear: 120mm
Side: 120/240/360mm
Right: 120/140/240/280/360mm
Cooling supportTop: 2 x 140 mm / 3 x 120 mm
Rear: 1 x 120 mm
Bottom: 3 x 120 mm
Side: 3 x 120 mm
Right: 2 x 140mm / 3 x 120 mm
Top: 2 x 140 mm / 3 x 120 mm
Rear: 1 x 120 mm
Bottom: 3 x 120 mm
Side: 3 x 120 mm
Right: 2 x 140mm / 3 x 120 mm
Pre-installed fansTop: 3 x 120mm
Rear: 1 x 120mm
N/A
Removable dust filtersRight / top / bottomRight / top / bottom
Cable routing90mm90mm
Extension hubSupports 5V ARGB 3-pin x6N/A
Included accessoriesVertical Graphics Card Bracket (3 slot)
VGA Holder
Vertical Graphics Card Bracket (3 slot)
VGA Holder
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ASUS Announces the TUF Gaming GT502 Dual-Chamber Computer Case

ASUS today announced the TUF Gaming GT502 computer case, which features dual chambers, panoramic tempered glass and space for up to 13 fans. PC builders know that cooling cannot be an afterthought. Today’s high-performance CPUs and graphics cards offer unprecedented processing power for gamers, creators, and users of all kinds, and it is exceptional cooling that unlocks that potential. The TUF Gaming GT502, with its dual-chamber thermal design, gives builders an eye-catching and versatile enclosure that is primed and ready for high-end components.

The TUF Gaming GT502 chassis gives users a wide array of options for planning the cooling system of their next high-powered build. It arrives in two variants: the TUF Gaming GT502 Plus, which ships with four pre-installed ARGB fans and an ARGB hub, and the TUF Gaming GT502, which invites users to design and install their own cooling system.

Both variants feature a dual-chamber design. The roomy rear chamber offers a 90 mm space for cable management — but that’s just the start. It also houses the power supply, and it includes a versatile bracket to mount up to three storage drives or even a 360 mm radiator. And it’s all isolated from the primary heat-producing components in the main chamber.

Speaking of the main chamber, it’s built end-to-end for efficient cooling. Broad vents draw cooling air in from the bottom panel. The TUF Gaming GT502 PLUS uses four pre-installed 120 mm ARGB fans to exhaust heat through the rear and top of the case, and there’s plenty of room to add more. In total, the GT502 supports a maximum of 13 fans, letting users direct cooling air right where they need it.

But that’s not the only way that users might cool their high-end rig. The top vent in the main chamber supports radiators up to 360 mm for AIO coolers or custom loops. Even if users are dialing in a beastly overclock, the GT502 will give them the cooling options their hardware needs.

Build with confidence

ASUS designed the TUF Gaming GT502 to give users an easy building experience, inside and out. Support for ATX PSUs and up to ATX motherboards offers a wide array of options for select parts. The tool-free side panels allow users to roll up their sleeves and start building without any hassle.

Cable management is easy, too. The versatile fan bracket in the rear chamber has built-in cable clips and outlets, so whether it is being used for storage, fans, or for a liquid cooling radiator, one can conveniently route all the necessary cables.

The spacious interior of the GT502 houses graphics cards up to 400 mm long. An included vertical mounting bracket lets users choose whether they would prefer to orient a graphics card horizontally or vertically — all that’s needed is a riser cable to show off a card’s shroud and fans in a vertical orientation.

Today’s high-performance graphics cards often use a thick heatsink to dissipate heat. The GT502 helps keep a card perfectly level over time with an included graphics card holder. Its three-section adjustment structure supports a wide range of graphics cards, no matter how they are installed. It will shoulder horizontal graphics cards in a range of 46 to 139 mm, and vertical graphics cards in a range of 15 to 42 mm.

The GT502 offers exceptional versatility right out of the box, but many builders will want to apply their own mods to personalize it even further. With over 25 detachable parts, this case gives modders exceptional customization options. If there is a section of the GT502 that users would like to customize with their own design, they will be able to quickly remove it.

Out in the open

The TUF Gaming Alliance gives users a broad selection of components rigorously tested for compatibility, stability, and durability — and they all look good together, thanks to a cohesive aesthetic. The TUF Gaming GT502’s wide transparent windows on the left and front panels give a commanding view of a carefully coordinated build.

Whether users love to go all-in on RGB lighting or just prefer a set of understated accents, the GT502 gives them the options that they are looking for. The illuminated TUF Gaming logo on the front panel supports Aura Sync, so it is easy to coordinate with other gear. Owners of the TUF Gaming GT502 Plus can use the included 6-port ARGB hub, protected from accidental short circuits with its plastic housing, to set up a dazzling array of lights. Synchronize it all through a compatible motherboard with Aura Sync, or toggle between preset lighting effects with a button on the front panel.

Convenient connectivity and maintenance options

The TUF Gaming GT502 case offers conveniences that go far beyond the building process. It is designed for comfortable everyday use as well. A rich selection of ports on the front panel makes it easy to connect a headset and other peripherals. The USB Type-C port on the front is wired for speed: install a motherboard with a USB 3.2 Gen 2 Type-C header to put exceptional transfer speeds within arm’s reach.

The GT502 is also easy to move around. It includes two woven-cotton handles tested to securely support up to 30 kg or 66 pounds. Whether a user is placing a freshly-built PC on their desk, moving it to a new location in their home, or taking it along to a LAN party, they can carry their build with confidence. The handles are strong enough for just about any selection of parts one might install—though if a user has assembled a large custom liquid cooling loop, it might be prudent to check the weight of the completed rig on a scale.

Keeping the internals of the GT502 spotless is quick and painless. Filters for the top, bottom, and right-hand vents help keep clogging dust away from components, and they are easy to remove and clean whenever necessary.

Versatility, performance and style, all in one package

The TUF Gaming GT502 gives users the options that they are looking for in their next high-performance PC. With its dual-chamber design, it lets one design an exceptional cooling system. Full-sized tempered glass panels on the front and left side put carefully selected components in full view. And with hassle-free cable management options, a vertical mounting bracket for graphics cards, an included 6-port ARGB controller in the GT502 Plus, and easy modding options, users can make the most of the panorama those windows provide.

With its clean look, powerful cooling and extensive customization options, the TUF Gaming GT502 is the ideal case for one’s next high-performance build.

Source: ASUS

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16 comments

  1. The problem I have with ASUS gear is that they're so proud of them they think they have to barf their logos and brands all over the product. Gross.

    Nothing says "trying too hard" than logos and crap splashed all over the product. Simple, elegant, and tasteful calls for restraint. Let the form do the talking.
  2. Where does the PSU go? Most designs I see like this either the non-windowed half is wider and the PSU is over there kinda behind the motherboard, or it's underneath in a separate zone. Neither of those spots looks big enough to sport an ATX PSU
  3. The problem I have with ASUS gear is that they're so proud of them they think they have to barf their logos and brands all over the product. Gross.

    Nothing says "trying too hard" than logos and crap splashed all over the product. Simple, elegant, and tasteful calls for restraint. Let the form do the talking.
    I had the 501 case and it was basically the same thing. Though I liked the case, their logos were definitely present. This new case looks good, and though functional, it's starting become the Cheiftec dragon from a while back, where it's basically the same design (the Lian Li 011 in this case), but other manufacturers just tweaking the design enough to call it their own.
  4. I used to switch cases every year or two, but I'm so satisfied with my current one that it would take something truly revolutionary to prevent my current case from being my last ever.
  5. I used to switch cases every year or two, but I'm so satisfied with my current one that it would take something truly revolutionary to prevent my current case from being my last ever.
    This. I love my giant black box, Antec p100. Huge, lots of fans, and silent. I wouldn't want to stare directly at the thing all day, which all these new cases seem to assume we all want to treat our PCs like works of art on our desk. I like big black box under my desk.
  6. This. I love my giant black box, Antec p100. Huge, lots of fans, and silent. I wouldn't want to stare directly at the thing all day, which all these new cases seem to assume we all want to treat our PCs like works of art on our desk. I like big black box under my desk.
    I want three things:
    1. unassuming minimalist look, that doesn't attract attention. A glass side panel is already a step too far for me.
    2. Effective cooling without sacrificing silence
    3. Efficient usage of space. The volume need not be more than the minimum required to fit an ATX board and accessories.
    1. unassuming minimalist look, that doesn't attract attention. A glass side panel is already a step too far for me.
    2. Effective cooling without sacrificing silence
    Sounds like you'd be a be quiet! fan...

    1. Effective cooling without sacrificing silence
    2. Efficient usage of space. The volume need not be more than the minimum required to fit an ATX board and accessories.
    Pick one :cool:
  7. Sounds like you'd be a be quiet! fan...


    Pick one :cool:
    Sorry, I already have all three, hence why it would be a miracle if something made me shift to a new case. Short of creating a new PC standard completely incompatible with existing ATX cases.
  8. I wouldn't want to stare directly at the thing all day, which all these new cases seem to assume we all want to treat our PCs like works of art on our desk
    I understand your point of view as that's all I cared about in the past. My tastes have changed now and honestly take a little more time and pride in my builds so I enjoy seeing them on my desk. I'm not saying others don't take pride and time on their builds. I only use the lighting by the case fans and add no additional lighting to make it just enough, but not over enough.
  9. A company such as Asus is in a position to create a case with accommodations that provide unique benefits when paired with a selection of its own PC components (motherboards, graphics cards, etc.). It seems like a missed opportunity. Most PC cases are poorly designed oversized boxes with way too many fans to compensate for their inefficiency. High-end workstations and servers from the major OEMs have always seemed much better engineered, in part because they can match the case design to a specific set of components.

    I have to admit that I haven't paid much attention to cases in recent years. A lot of hardware reviews have moved to YouTube, and I just can't make myself sit through a lengthy video when several still images accompanied by skimmable text would suffice. I wonder whether anyone remembers Silent PC Review (SPCR). I really appreciated their detailed sound measurements.
    Sorry, I already have all three, hence why it would be a miracle if something made me shift to a new case. Short of creating a new PC standard completely incompatible with existing ATX cases.
    Seeing as your requirements don't seem far from my own, I'd be curious to know what your current PC case is. I didn't see that mentioned in the link from your signature. Incidentally, I enjoyed reading several of your game reviews, which I discovered on the same site.

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