Everyone near Sunnyvale, California will have the opportunity to win phat-lootz at the ASUS Republic of Gamers (ROG) Event through July 28-29. There are some workshops, mini-tournaments, prizes and charity to boot. Sounds like fun.

At the event, ASUS is gonna showcase the latest Republic of Gamers motherboards (ROG): ASUS Maximus V FORMULA (Z77) and the ASUS Maximus V Extreme.

These use the patent-pending Fusion Thermo™ hybrid VRM cooling system, GameFirst II™ + Intel® Gb LAN, mPCIe Combo and Dual-Band Wi-Fi/Bluetooth. The Maximus V Extreme kicks in with Thunderbolt connectors.

July 28 at 11:00am – 6:00pm PDT until July 29 at 11:00am – 6:00pm PDT

Fry’s Electronics, 1077 East Arques Ave., Sunnyvale, CA 94085

Where: Fry’s Electronics, 1077 East Arques Ave., Sunnyvale, CA 94085

When: July 28-29, 2012, 11am-6pm

Come join ASUS, NVIDIA, Antec and Patriot Memory at Fry’s Electronics in Sunnyvale, CA for 2 fun-filled days of PC gaming, DIY workshops, exclusive giveaways and of course, great in-store specials. Best of all, admission is free.

Stop by for $0.50 hot dogs and Coke sponsored by ASUS from 11am-3pm to benefit local charities and stay for any number of ongoing activities including:

  • Gaming and mini-tournaments on ASUS tablets, notebooks and custom-built gaming PCs for prizes
  • Workshops and presentations where you can learn about everything from building your first gaming PC building to overclocking with liquid nitrogen, plus get raffle tickets for an exclusive giveaway just for attending
  • Attend an exclusive Q&A panel on Saturday hosted by Ryan Shrout, Editor in Chief of PC Perspective with representatives from ASUS, NVIDIA, Antec and Patriot Memory

Keep checking this space for an updated schedule of activities and workshops, as well as prizing lists!

Intel Thunderbolt

Blistering-fast Data Transfers

An industry first, ASUS has place Thunderbolt I/O technology onboard its motherboards, and are set to revolutionize the speed at which peripherals and displays operate. Featuring a maximum bi-directional speed of 10 Gbps, Thunderbolt is 2 times faster than USB 3.0 and an incredible 20 times faster than USB 2.0. And with the ability to daisy-chain up to six devices without the need for a hub or switch, that means less overheard for a clutter free computing experience. For example, users can connect multiple native Thunderbolt storage devices, an HD video capture device and even an HD display to a single Thunderbolt chain while maintaining maximum throughput.