The ROG Hyperion GR701 is the second addition to the “conventional” ROG lineup (following the ROG Z11). With a higher placement compared to the ROG Strix Helios, the Hyperion derives its name from one of the twelve original gods of creation in Greek mythology, with Helios being Hyperion’s son. Its extraordinary status is evident in its 13,990 yuan price tag.
To create Hyperion’s impressive and commanding appearance with intricate texture, the ROG team employed a range of materials. Its immense size offers outstanding expandability and robust thermal management. The case supports the largest E-ATX motherboards, two 420mm liquid cooling radiators, and graphics cards up to 460mm in length. Additionally, it includes practical features such as 60W fast charging, a metal GPU bracket, an ARGB lighting panel, and an ARGB fan hub.
ROG Hyperion GR701 Case Specifications:
- Dimensions: 268 x 639 x 659 mm (chassis), 730 x 350 x 725 mm (outer box)
- Weight: 20.8 kg
- Color: Black
- Materials: Aluminum, steel, ABS, dual-sided 4mm tempered glass
- Motherboard Compatibility: EATX (12″x10.9″)/ATX/M-ATX/ITX
- CPU Cooler Height Clearance: 190 mm
- GPU Maximum Length: 460 mm
- PSU Maximum Length: 240 mm
- Storage: 5 x 2.5″ bays, 2 x 2.5″/3.5″ combo racks
- Expansion Slots: 9, additional 3 vertical slots
- Front I/O Ports:
- 1 x Headphone/Microphone
- 4 x USB 3.2 Gen1
- 1 x USB 3.2 Gen2 Type-C
- Power button
- LED control button
- Reset button
- 1 x USB 4.0 Type-C or 1 x USB 3.2 Gen 2×2 Type-C (20Gbps, requires motherboard support)
- Liquid Cooling Bracket Support:
- Front: 120mm/140mm/240mm/280mm/360mm/420mm
- Top: 120mm/140mm/240mm/280mm/360mm/420mm
- Rear: 120mm/140mm
- Fan Compatibility:
- Front: 3 x 120mm or 3 x 140mm
- Top: 3 x 120mm or 3 x 140mm
- Rear: 1 x 120mm or 1 x 140mm
- Pre-installed Fans:
- Front: 3 x 140mm PWM
- Rear: 1 x 140mm PWM
- Dust Filters: Front, top, bottom
ROG Hyperion GR701 Genesis case out of the box
Compared to the ROG Strix Helios, the Hyperion is significantly larger, measuring 268 x 639 x 659 mm, which is close to the full-tower case size. The empty case weighs a substantial 20.8 kg, and it’s advised that two people move it together.
The Hyperion features an aluminium alloy X-frame capable of supporting up to 80 kg. The internal structure is made of steel plates, with added hairline aluminium alloy decorative panels for a striking appearance.
Its immense size offers exceptional expandability, including support for E-ATX motherboards, 9-slot PCIe, 190mm CPU tower fans, two 420mm and one 360mm liquid cooling radiators, 460mm graphics card length, and 24cm power supply length. It can also accommodate two 3.5″ hard drives and five 2.5″ hard drives.
The case’s top IO panel includes a power button, reset button, LED control button, four USB 3.0 ports, two Type-C Gen2 x 2 ports with up to 20Gbps transfer speed and 60W fast charging, as well as a combined headphone and microphone jack.
The case features a bottom-mounted power supply layout, a detachable ARGB lighting panel, 60W Type-C charging, a hinged tool-free side panel for easy access, and an ARGB fan hub for centralized control of lighting effects
Hyperion utilizes a conventional bottom-mounted power supply layout. The side lighting panel can be removed to install 3 SSDs or accommodate a 360mm liquid cooling radiator. The power supply compartment can be detached, eliminating the need to install the power supply through a tight space at the rear. There are ample cable routing holes on the upper, lower, and right sides of the motherboard, all of which are safeguarded by protective rubber grommets.
The hinged tool-free side panel is a prominent feature of Hyperion. Although glass side panels have become a standard configuration nowadays, ROG still pays attention to the details. The opening angle of the glass side panel is limited to 90 degrees, unlike some cases that open to 180 degrees and risk breakage. With differently-sized tenons at the top and bottom, disassembly and reassembly are much easier. However, it’s worth noting that there is no locking mechanism, so caution is advised when transporting or tilting the case.
The Hyperion lighting panel comes with a stand for support and connects to the motherboard via a 5V 3-pin ARGB cable. The available space can be utilized for installing three 2.5-inch SSDs or accommodating a 360mm liquid cooling radiator, providing flexibility for your specific needs.
Hyperion boasts an extensive array of front-end IOs, but to achieve its full potential, the motherboard must have compatible interfaces. It requires 2 USB 3.0 19-pin connectors and 2 Type-E sockets (supporting up to Type-C 3.2 Gen2 x2 with 20Gbps transfer speed). To enable 60W fast charging, the motherboard needs an additional 6-pin power supply. However, those who invest in this case are likely to opt for a high-end motherboard that can support these features.
The Chuangshi hub comes pre-installed on the back of the case near the power supply, offering 8 ARGB and 6 PWM fan ports. The pre-installed cables have been organized for convenience. Still, it’s worth noting that the pre-installed equipment will occupy 2 ARGB and 4 PWM fan ports, leaving fewer ports available for additional devices.
ROG Hyperion GR701 Genesis chassis installation test
The test involves installing the ROG STRIX Z690-E GAMING WIFI (standard ATX version), the ROG Ryuo III 360 White Edition water cooler (360mm), and the ASUS TUF Gaming GeForce RTX 4070 Ti 12GB GDDR6X OC (305mm length).
All of the Hyperion fans used for water cooling have quick-release brackets, including the rear fan. The upper fan bracket can be secured with only one screw, and the front fan bracket needs to be removed from the storage drawer and the upper screw. However, modifying the side fan with a light panel will not provide significant benefits due to the blockage of air inflow and outflow caused by the back glass and wire baffle.
The graphics card space supports cards up to 46cm in length, regardless of whether they are installed vertically or horizontally. Both installation modes come with corresponding graphics card support brackets, which is a thoughtful design.
Installing integrated water cooling on a large case may present the problem of the water cooling pipe not being long enough. However, in this test, the ROG RYUO III 360 ARGB WHITE EDITION, which has a 40cm water pipe length, was tested and was found to be installable both at the front and at the top without any issues.
In the water-cooled radiator compatibility test, it was found that the top of the case supports a maximum 420mm radiator with a thickness of 70mm (including the fan). The front also supports a maximum 420mm radiator, which can be installed on the right side of the fan bracket with a thickness of 55mm (including the fan) near the front X-shaped frame. The side cooling radiator can support a maximum of 360mm with a thickness of 55mm (including the fan). When both the water cooling side and front cooling radiator are installed at the same time, there is still a width of approximately 25mm, which will not cause any conflicts.
Hyperion’s power supply compartment has a 30cm space and ventilation holes that are specifically designed to prevent screws from falling into the power supply. The upper cover can be easily opened for convenient cable management or for adding cables in the future. The most notable feature of the power supply compartment is the extra space outside which is designed as a storage area for small tools, screws, and other items.
Unfortunately, the hard disk space of the Chuangshishen case only allows for two 3.5-inch hard disks at the bottom and two 2.5-inch hard disks at the back. However, three 2.5-inch hard disks can be installed in the position of the light board. During actual testing, it was found that the wiring for the SSD installed in the position of the light board was awkward, but all other hard disks were installed successfully.
Heat dissipation test
To determine the highest CPU and GPU temperatures, use AIDA64 FPU mode and FurMark respectively, for a period of 10 minutes, and use HWinfo64 to record the data. The system specifications used for the test include an Intel Core i7-13700K processor, a ROG STRIX Z690-E GAMING WIFI motherboard, a ROG Ryuo III 360 White Edition radiator, an ASUS TUF Gaming GeForce RTX 4070 Ti 12GB GDDR6X OC graphics card, and a ROG Thor II 1000W power supply. The CPU reached a maximum temperature of 96 degrees, consumed 244W of power, and ran at a frequency of 5.3GHz without any frequency reduction. The GPU, on the other hand, reached a maximum temperature of 60 degrees and consumed 212W of power. The Hyperion cooling system, equipped with four 14cm and three 12cm fans, performed similarly to open-air cooling and effectively dissipated heat without any issues.
Upon first impression, the ROG Hyperion appears quite imposing, but upon closer inspection, its delicate nature becomes apparent. The hairline aluminum alloy enhances its texture and the X-shaped frame structure, which can bear up to 80kg, ensures its solidity. The combination of different materials is well-executed, and the ARGB embellishment is not overly flashy. The case is conveniently designed for installation, with wires and cables (fans, ARGB) already organized by the original factory. Brackets for installing the top and front, as well as rear fans, are included, making disassembly and assembly quite convenient. The light board can also be detached and placed separately. The graphics card bracket is strong and user-friendly, the air duct promotes smooth airflow, and heat dissipation is effective. However, it is somewhat troublesome to remove the drawer first to disassemble the power supply compartment. The side fan position blows directly onto the back glass for heat dissipation, and the back shield board limits the cable management space, both of which could benefit from improvement.
Hyperion, being a pure-blooded ROG case, differs from general large cases with dual systems and flipped motherboard structures, as well as complicated installation methods. Instead, the design focuses on catering to players, with an appearance that features ROG elements, small storage, 60W charging, good heat dissipation, and convenient installation methods, all of which demonstrate ROG’s interpretation of “faith”.
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Title: ROG Hyperion GR701, the Creator Deity, features an X-structured aluminum alloy framework, accommodating 420mm liquid cooling compatibility