ASUS Republic of Gamers recently launched its ROG x Evangelion collaboration following the success of last year’s ROG x Gundam collaboration. This time around, ASUS ROG went all out by selecting its top-tier components to receive the NERV and EVA-01 design treatment as opposed to the ROG x Gundam line’s mixed setup of mid-tier to high-end components. That said, getting the whole ROG x EVA line will set you more than Php 300,000 and is frankly not worth it if you already have the latest generation of Intel 12th Gen and RTX 30 series products. So, here are our top 5 picks of the ROG x EVA collab that you should get.
ROG SCABBARD II EVA EDITION
The ROG Scabbard II is one of the best gaming mousemats from ASUS and it’s one of the largest available in the market. THe ROG Scabbard II EVA Edition features the Scabbard’s signature division which combines contrasting NERV and EVA-inspired design elements. The design profile on the Scabbard II EVA edition makes it compatible with almost every setup making it our number one must-have for the ROG x EVA collab.
ROG STRIX ARION 500 EVA EDITION
Like the ROG Scabbard, the design aesthetic of the Arion 500 EVA Edition makes it compatible with most setups and definitely grabs your attention once you see it. The housing is repainted from an all-black to an all-gray design with no signs of the ROG branding as the RGB ROG Logo is replaced with an RGB NERV logo. It’s a portable SSD enclosure that lets you use any PCIe Gen 3 SSD as an external SSD via USB-C.
ROG RYUJIN II 360 ARGB EVA EDITION
The ROG Ryujin II is cool as it is thanks to its 3.5-inch LCD Display which lets you personalize the screen to your liking. The LCD Display pump cover comes in a gunmetal finish with custom pre-loaded EVA animation via ROG Armoury crate. One of the custom EVA animations is the A.T. Field temperature reading.
ROG THOR 1000W PLATINUM II EVA EDITION
The main reason why we listed the ROG Thor 1000W Platinum II EVA Edition is its unique packaging. Yes, it comes with a signature hard case as its main packaging which makes the ROG Thor 1000W Platinum II special in the whole ROG x EVA lineup. Design-wise, the left part of the ROG Thor which houses the NERV design.
ROG STRIX SCOPE RX EVA EDITION
Whether you’re a mechanical keyboard enthusiast or not, you definitely would agree that the keycaps on the ROG Strix Scope RX EVA Edition are one of the best-designed keycaps for a brand collab. Each modifier is customized to fit the ROG x Evangelion branding. The Escape and F12 keys are transparent caps with extra EVA-Inspired caps to further customize it to your liking. The full purple theme also eliminates most of the ROG signature branding we’ve seen and is definitely a head turner if you have it in your setup.
WHERE TO BUY ROG x EVA Components
PH Stores are announcing pre-order and bundle details of the ROG x EVA components which are set to arrive starting August 2022. As of writing, ASUS has announced the following stores that will carry the ROG x Evangelion line with more stores to follow:
ROG Concept Stores, Complink, Davao Futurebright Enterprises, Digi-Serv 2.0, Dynaquest, Gaisano Interpace Cebu, IT World, JDM Techno Computer Center, PC Configure, PC Chain, PC Express, PC Hub, PC QuickBuys, PC Worx, Strategic Technologies, Tech2027, The Playbook Store, Thinking Tools, Inc., Villman.
ROG x Evangelion Pricelist
|ROG Maximus Z690 HERO EVA Edition
|ROG Strix RTX 3090 O24G EVA Edition
|ROG Strix RTX 3080 O12G EVA Edition
|ROG Ryujin II 360 ARGB EVA Edition
|ROG Thor II 1000P EVA Edition
|ROG Strix Helios EVA Edition
|ROG Strix XG27AQM EVA Edition
|ROG Strix Scope RX EVA Edition
|ROG Keris Wireless EVA Edition
|ROG Scabbard II EVA Edition
|ROG Delta S EVA Edition
|ROG Strix Arion 500 EVA Edition
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