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Unlock hidden hard drive on desktop with wearable Asus ROG Band

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Asus's latest Republic of Gamers ROG GT51CA gaming desktop.

ASIDE from fitting its latest Republic of Gamers ROG GT51CA gaming desktop with the latest sixth-generation Intel Core i7 Skylake processors, a liquid cooled overclocking system and parallel processing support for Nvidia's latest GeForce GTX Titan X graphics cards, Taiwanese hardware maker Asus is also packing a wearable NFC band that unlocks a hidden 1TB hard drive on the high-end gaming rig.

By waving the band in front of the machine, the Shadow Drive hidden partition, which users can use to store confidential data, will be unlocked. The band can also be used to trigger overclocking on the desktop.

Running Windows 10, the system supports high-resolution 4K output, and is equipped to handle the oncoming wave of virtual reality games and accessories.

Touted as the first gaming system to support 2-way SLI Nvidia GeForce GTX Titan X graphics, the machine is available for pre-order from from May 18 to June 30 at a price of S$7,498.

Every pre-order of this model comes with a free 4K ROG G-SYNC monitor worth S$1,459.

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Asus is also selling a mid-range model, powered by two Nvidia GTX 980 graphics cards, at S$4,298, and a low-end system with a single Nvidia GTX 980 graphics card for S$3,498.

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