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  • Page 1 ASUS Gaming Desktop PC ROG TYTAN G30AB User Manual...
  • Page 2 Product warranty or service will not be extended if: (1) the product is repaired, modified or altered, unless such repair, modification of alteration is authorized in writing by ASUS; or (2) the serial number of the product is defaced or missing.
  • Page 3: Table Of Contents

    Contents Notices ......................5 Safety information ..................8 TV Tuner (on selected models) ..............8 Conventions used in this guide ..............9 Where to find more information ..............9 Package contents ..................10 Chapter 1: Getting started Welcome! ......................11 Getting to know your computer ..............11 Setting up your computer ................
  • Page 4 Contents Using the ASUS ROG U9N Gaming Keyboard (on selected models only) ............... 46 Using the ASUS GX900 Gaming Mouse (on selected models only) ... 47 Using the keyboard (on selected models only) ..........54 Chapter 5: Connecting to the Internet Wired connection ..................
  • Page 5: Notices

    Notices ASUS Recycling/Takeback Services ASUS recycling and takeback programs come from our commitment to the highest standards for protecting our environment. We believe in providing solutions for you to be able to responsibly recycle our products, batteries, other components, as well as the packaging materials.
  • Page 6: Canadian Department Of Communications Statement

    IC: Canadian Compliance Statement Complies with the Canadian ICES-003 Class B specifications. This device complies with RSS 10 of Industry Canada. This Class B device meets all the requirements of the Canadian interference-causing equipment regulations. This device complies with Industry Canada license exempt RSS standard(s). Operation is subject to the following two conditions: (1) this device may not cause interference, and () this device must accept any interference, including interference that may cause undesired operation of the device.
  • Page 7 RF Equipment Notices CE: European Community Compliance Statement The equipment complies with the RF Exposure Requirement 1999/519/EC, Council Recommendation of 1 July 1999 on the limitation of exposure of the general public to electromagnetic fields (0–300 GHz). This wireless device complies with the R&TTE Directive. Wireless Radio Use This device is restricted to indoor use when operating in the 5.15 to 5.25 GHz frequency band.
  • Page 8: Safety Information

    Safety information Disconnect the AC power and peripherals before cleaning. Wipe the Desktop PC using a clean cellulose sponge or chamois cloth dampened with solution of nonabrasive detergent and a few drops of warm water then remove any extra moisture with a dry cloth. DO NOT place on uneven or unstable work surfaces.
  • Page 9: Conventions Used In This Guide

    Refer to the following sources for additional information and for product and software updates. ASUS websites The ASUS website provides updated information on ASUS hardware and software products. Refer to the ASUS website www.asus.com. ASUS Local Technical Support Visit ASUS website at http://support.asus.com/contact for the contact information of local Technical Support Engineer.
  • Page 10: Package Contents

    • The illustrated items above are for reference only. Actual product specifications may vary with different models. • For details on using the bundled gaming keyboard and mouse, refer to sections Using the ASUS ROG U9N Gaming Keyboard and Using the ASUS GX900 Gaming Mouse.
  • Page 11: Chapter 1: Getting Started

    Chapter 1 Getting started Welcome! Thank you for purchasing the ASUS ROG TYTAN G30AB Gaming Desktop PC! The ASUS ROG TYTAN G30AB Desktop PC provides cutting-edge performance, uncompromised reliability, and user-centric utilities. All these values are encapsulated in a stunningly futuristic and stylish system casing.
  • Page 12 USB 2.0 ports. These Universal Serial Bus .0 (USB .0) ports connect to USB .0 devices such as a mouse, printer, scanner, camera, PDA, and others. Microphone port. This port connects to a microphone. Headphone port. This port connects to a headphone or speaker. Supported by ASUS Audio Wizard Chapter 1: Getting started...
  • Page 13: Rear Panel

    HDCP compliant allowing playback of HD DVD, Blu-ray, and other protected content. DVI-D port. This port is for any DVI-D compatible device and is HDCP compliant allowing playback of HD DVD, Blu-ray, and other protected content. ASUS G30AB...
  • Page 14 USB 3.0 ports, support ASUS USB 3.0 Boost UASP Mode. These Universal Serial Bus 3.0 (USB 3.0) ports connect to USB 3.0 devices such as a mouse, printer, scanner, camera, PDA, and others. • The USB 3.0 ports only support Windows 7 or later versions.
  • Page 15 ASUS WLAN Card (on selected models only). This optional WLAN card allows your computer to connect to a wireless network. Sound card ports (optional). These ports connect to your output devices such as microphones, headsets and speakers. ASUS Graphics Cards (on selected models only). The display output ports on these optional ASUS Graphics Cards may vary with different models.
  • Page 16: Setting Up Your Computer

    Connecting an external monitor Using the ASUS Graphics Card (on selected models only) Connect your monitor to the display output port on the discrete ASUS Graphics Card. To connect an external monitor using the ASUS Graphics Card: Connect a monitor to a display output port on the ASUS Graphics Card.
  • Page 17 Plug the monitor to a power source. • If your computer comes with an ASUS Graphics Card, the graphics card is set as the primary display device in the BIOS. Connect your monitor to a display output port on the graphics card.
  • Page 18: Connecting The Power Cord

    Connect a USB keyboard and a USB mouse to the USB ports on the rear panel of your computer. The pre-installed setup utility for the bundled ASUS GX900 Gaming Mouse can be accessed only when connecting the mouse to your computer before starting Windows ®...
  • Page 19: Turning Your Computer On

    Turn the power switch ON, then press the power button on your computer. Power button Wait until the operating system loads automatically. For details on shutting down your Desktop PC, refer to the section Turning your Desktop PC OFF in Chapter . ASUS G30AB...
  • Page 20 Chapter 1: Getting started...
  • Page 21: Chapter 2: Using Windows

    Once you are done configuring the basic items, the Windows 8 video tutorial appears. ® Watch this tutorial to learn more about Windows 8 functionalities. ® For details on using Windows 8, refer to the next sections. ® ASUS G30AB...
  • Page 22: Using The Windows ® Ui

    Using the Windows ® The Windows User Interface (UI) is the tile-based display used in Windows 8. It includes ® ® the following features you can use while working on your Desktop PC. Start screen The Start screen appears after successfully signing in to your user account. It helps organize all the programs and applications you need in just one place.
  • Page 23 Onscreen hotspots allow you to launch programs and access the settings of your Desktop PC. The functions in these hotspots can be activated using your mouse. Hotspots on a running app Hotspots on the Start screen Refer to the next page for the Hotspots’ functions. ASUS G30AB...
  • Page 24 Hotspot Action upper left corner Hover your mouse pointer then click on the recent app’s thumbnail to go back to that app. Move your mouse pointer down to display all the running apps. From a running app screen: lower left corner Hover your mouse pointer then click on the Start screen’s thumbnail to go back to the Start screen.
  • Page 25: Working With Windows ® Apps

    Drag then drop the app to the bottom of the screen to close it. Drag then drop the app to the bottom of the screen to close it. • From the running app’s screen, press <Alt> �� <F4>. From the running app’s screen, press <Alt> �� <F4>. ASUS G30AB...
  • Page 26 Accessing the All Apps screen From the All Apps screen, you can configure an apps settings or pin an app to the Start Screen or to the Desktop mode taskbar. Launching the All Apps screen Right-click on the Start screen or press ��...
  • Page 27: Charms Bar

    Use your Desktop PC’s mouse or keyboard to launch the charms bar. • Move your mouse pointer on the upper or lower right corner of the screen. • Press �� <C>. �� <C>. >. ASUS G30AB...
  • Page 28: Inside The Charms Bar

    Inside the charms bar Search This tool allows you to look for files, applications, or programs in your Desktop PC. Share This tool allows you to share applications via social networking sites or email. Start This tool reverts the display back to the Start screen. From the Start screen, you can also use this to revert back to a recently opened app.
  • Page 29: Snap Feature

    �� < . > to activate the Snap bar. The first app would • Launch an app then press automatically be placed in the smaller display area. Launch another app. This second app will automatically appear in the bigger display area. To switch between apps, press �� <J>. ASUS G30AB...
  • Page 30: Other Keyboard Shortcuts

    Other keyboard shortcuts Using your keyboard, you can also use the following shortcuts to help you launch applications and navigate Windows ® Switches between the Start screen and the last running app. Launches the desktop. �� <D> Launches the Computer window on the desktop. ��...
  • Page 31: Turning Your Desktop Pc Off

    If your Desktop PC is unresponsive, press and hold the power button for at least four (4) seconds until your Desktop PC turns off. Putting your Desktop PC to sleep To put your Desktop PC on Sleep mode, press the Power button once. ASUS G30AB...
  • Page 32: Entering The Bios Setup

    Entering the BIOS Setup BIOS (Basic Input and Output System) stores system hardware settings that are needed for system startup in the Desktop PC. In normal circumstances, the default BIOS settings apply to most conditions to ensure optimal performance. Do not change the default BIOS settings except in the following circumstances: •...
  • Page 33: Chapter 3: Connecting Devices To Your Computer

    When the Safe to Remove Hardware message pops up, remove the USB storage device from your computer. DO NOT remove a USB storage device when data transfer is in progress. Doing so may cause data loss or damage the USB storage device. ASUS G30AB...
  • Page 34: Connecting Microphone And Speakers

    Connecting microphone and speakers This desktop PC comes with microphone ports and speaker ports on both the front and rear panels. The audio I/O ports located on the rear panel allow you to connect -channel, 4-channel, 6-channel, and 8-channel stereo speakers. Connecting Headphone and Mic Connecting 2-channel Speakers Chapter 3: Connecting devices to your computer...
  • Page 35 Connecting 4-channel Speakers Connecting 6-channel Speakers ASUS G30AB...
  • Page 36 Connecting 8-channel Speakers Chapter 3: Connecting devices to your computer...
  • Page 37: Connecting The Phoebus Box (with A Phoebus Sound Card)

    Phoebus Control Box into this Mic-In port for voice communication, recording or karaoke. Headphone The headphone port has a built-in high-quality amplifier Port to drive headphones. Connect the Phoebus Control box directly to this port. Box Link Port Connect Phoebus Control box directly to this port. ASUS G30AB...
  • Page 38 Connecting the Phoebus Control Box with an external headphone and microphone Headphone Out Mic In Item Description Headphone Connect the headphone to the headphone port on the Port Phoebus Control box. Microphone Connect the microphone’s 3.5mm plug to the Mic-In In Port port on the Phoebus Control Box.
  • Page 39 To switch between the sound and recording device from the Phoebus control box and FIO audio jack: Right-click on the volume icon on the System Tray and click Playback devices. Click the Recording or Playback tab and right-click on the audio device. Click Set as Default Communication Device. ASUS G30AB...
  • Page 40: Connecting Multiple External Displays

    Connecting multiple external displays Your desktop PC may come with VGA, HDMI, or DVI ports and allows you to connect multiple external displays. When a graphics card is installed in your computer, connect the monitors on the output ports of the graphics card. Setting up multiple displays When using multiple monitors, you are allowed to set display modes.
  • Page 41 This increases your desktop space. Show desktop only on 1 / 2: Select this option to show desktop only on monitor • 1 or monitor . Click Apply or OK. Then click Keep Changes on the confirmation message. ASUS G30AB...
  • Page 42: Connecting An Hdtv

    Connecting an HDTV Connect a High Definition TV (HDTV) to the HDMI port of your computer. • You need an HDMI cable to connect the HDTV and the computer. The HDMI cable is purchased separately. • To get the best display performance, ensure that your HDMI cable is less than 15 meters.
  • Page 43: Chapter 4: Using Your Computer

    • Use your Desktop PC in a comfortably-lit area, and keep it away from sources of glare such as windows and straight sunlight. • Take regular mini-breaks from using your Desktop PC. ASUS G30AB...
  • Page 44: Using The Memory Card Reader

    Using the memory card reader Digital cameras and other digital imaging devices use memory cards to store digital picture or media files. The built-in memory card reader on the front panel of your system allows you to read from and write to different memory card drives. To use the memory card: Insert the memory card into the card slot.
  • Page 45: Using The Optical Drive

    Hover your mouse pointer over the lower left corner of Windows desktop then right-click ® on the Start screen’s thumbnail. From the pop-up menu, click File Explorer to open the Computer screen. Remove the disc from the disc tray. ASUS G30AB...
  • Page 46: Using The Asus Rog U9n Gaming Keyboard

    Using the ASUS ROG U9N Gaming Keyboard (on selected models only) Your G30AB Gaming Desktop PC comes with the bundled ASUS ROG U9N Gaming Keyboard for an optimal gaming experience. Check the section Package contents for the package contents of the ASUS ROG U9N Gaming Keyboard.
  • Page 47: Using The Asus Gx900 Gaming Mouse (on Selected Models Only)

    Check the section Package contents for the package contents of the ASUS GX900 Gaming Mouse. The ASUS GX900 Gaming Mouse comes with a left button, a right button, a scroll wheel, two side buttons, a DPI button, and a specially designed Profile Switch button.
  • Page 48 A specially designed program is pre-installed on your computer, which allows you to set up your ASUS GX900 Gaming Mouse to avail all its features. When you connect ASUS GX900 Gaming Mouse to your computer before starting Windows ® 8 for the first time, the program automatically detected the mouse and can be accessed directly.
  • Page 49 Click to save the settings you have made and exit the program. * Each profile provides two DPI levels. Two DPI switch LEDs light up indicating that you are using Level 1, and four LEDs light up indicating that you are using Level . ASUS G30AB...
  • Page 50 Profile 1 menu Items Description Click to open the Edit menu and change the profile name and profile icon. Enter the desired profile name. Click to locate the image file you want to use as the profile icon. Select the function for each button/action from the drop down list. * Refer to the table below for more details.
  • Page 51 Press the button to turn the volume’s mute mode on/off. Calculator Press the button to launch the Calculator application. My Computer Press the button to open My Computer window. Disabled Select this item to deactivate the mouse’s selected button. ASUS G30AB...
  • Page 52 Edit Macro menu Items Description Edit Macro Click to open the Edit Macro menu. Check this item to record the time between pressing down and Timing releasing a button. (Default: 1 milliseconds) When checked, the new instruction will be inserted before the selected Insert instruction.
  • Page 53 Sets the script to run when you hold down the button and stop when Keeping fire you release the button. Export Click to save the current script to your hard disk drive. Import Click to load a script from your hard disk drive. ASUS G30AB...
  • Page 54: Using The Keyboard (on Selected Models Only)

    Using the keyboard (on selected models only) The keyboard varies with models. The illustrations on this section are for reference only. ASUS KB34211 modern wired keyboard Hot keys Description Turns the volume’s mute mode on/off. Decreases the system volume. Increases the system volume.
  • Page 55: Chapter 5: Connecting To The Internet

    DSL/cable modem. Modem RJ-45 cable Turn on the DSL/cable modem and your computer. Configure the necessary Internet connection settings. Contact your Internet Service Provider (ISP) for details or assistance in setting up your Internet connection. ASUS G30AB...
  • Page 56: Connecting Via A Local Area Network (lan)

    Connecting via a local area network (LAN) To connect via a LAN: Connect one end of an RJ-45 cable to the LAN (RJ-45) port on the rear panel of your computer and the other end to your LAN. RJ-45 cable Turn on your computer.
  • Page 57 From the Windows taskbar, right-click the network icon ® and Sharing Center. From the Open Network and Sharing Center screen, click Change Adapter settings. Right-click on your LAN and select Properties. Click Internet Protocol Version 4(TCP/IPv4) and click Properties. ASUS G30AB...
  • Page 58 Click Obtain an IP address automatically and click OK. Continue to the next steps if you are using PPPoE connection. Return to the Network and Sharing Center and then click Set up a new connection or network. Select Connect to the Internet and click Next.
  • Page 59 Repeat steps 1 to 4 of the previous section Configuring a dynamic IP/PPPoE network connection. Click Use the following IP address. Enter the IP address, Subnet mask and Gateway from your service provider. If needed, enter the preferred DNS Server address and alternative address. When done, click OK. ASUS G30AB...
  • Page 60: Wireless Connection (on Selected Models Only)

    • To increase the range and sensitivity of the wireless radio signal, connect the external antennas to the antenna connectors on the ASUS WLAN Card. • Place the antennas on the top of your computer for the best wireless performance.
  • Page 61 Hover you mouse pointer on the upper or lower right of the screen. On your keyboard, press �� <c>. charms bar From the charms bar, select Settings and click the network icon Select the network that you want to connect to from the list. Click Connect. ASUS G30AB...
  • Page 62 Chapter 5: Connecting to the Internet...
  • Page 63: Chapter 6: Using The Utilities

    8, refer to Recovering your system in this chapter. ® ASUS AI Suite II ASUS AI Suite II is an all-in-one interface that integrates several ASUS utilities and allows users to launch and operate these utilities simultaneously. Using AI Suite II AI Suite II automatically starts when you enter the Windows operating system.
  • Page 64: System Level Up

    The Tool menu The Tool menu includes the System Level Up, Probe II, Sensor Recorder, and USB 3.0 Boost. System Level Up System Level Up allows you to overclock the system in Windows environment using the ® profile settings. To launch System Level up, click Tool > System Level Up on the AI Suite II menu bar. In setting the function, assign the hot keys for the system level up profile exchange.
  • Page 65 The Preference tab allows you to customize the time interval of sensor alerts, or • change the temperature unit. Saves your configuration Loads your saved configuration Applies your changes Loads the default threshold values for each sensor ASUS G30AB...
  • Page 66 Launching and configuring Sensor Recorder Sensor Recorder allows you to monitor the changes in the system voltage, temperature, and fan speed, as well as recording the changes. To launch Sensor Recorder: Click Tool > Sensor Recorder on the AI Suite II main menu bar. •...
  • Page 67 CPU frequency and CPU usage. To launch CPU frequency: Click Monitor > CPU Frequency on the AI Suite II main menu bar. • Resident in the right pane (system information area) Sensor panel CPU Frequency panel ASUS G30AB...
  • Page 68: Asus Update

    BIOS and the BIOS boot logo with the ASUS designed update utilities. ASUS Update The ASUS Update is a utility that allows you to manage, save, and update the motherboard BIOS in Windows OS. The ASUS Update utility allows you to update the BIOS directly pdate the BIOS directly ®...
  • Page 69 Updating the BIOS through a BIOS file To update the BIOS through a BIOS file: From the ASUS Update screen, select Update BIOS from file, then click Next. Locate the BIOS file from the Open window, click Open, and click Next.
  • Page 70 Downloading the BIOS from the Internet To download the BIOS from the Internet: From the ASUS Update screen, select Download BIOS from Internet, and then click Next. Select the ASUS FTP site nearest you to avoid network traffic. Type or browse for the location where you want the BIOS file to be downloaded.
  • Page 71: The System Information Screen

    Click the Disk tab and then select each disk to see the details on it. • The Support screen The Support screen displays the information about the ASUS website, technical support website, download support website, or contact information. The Settings screen The Settings screen allows you to customize the main menu bar settings and the interface’s skin.
  • Page 72: Asus Easy Update

    ASUS Easy Update ASUS Easy Update is a software tool that automatically detects the latest drivers and applications for your system. From the Windows notification area, ® right-click the ASUS Easy Update icon. Select Schedule to set how often you want to update your system.
  • Page 73: Recovering Your System

    To create a USB recovery drive: Launch the Control Panel from the All Apps screen. For details, refer to Launching the All Apps screen under Working with Windows apps. ® From the Control Panel’s System and Security, click Find and fix problems. ASUS G30AB...
  • Page 74 Click Recovery > Create a recovery drive. Click Copy the recovery partition from the PC to the recovery drive, and then click Next. Select the USB storage device where you want to copy the recovery files. Click Next. Click Create. Wait for a while for the process to complete.
  • Page 75: Removing Everything And Reinstalling Windows

    Launch the charms bar. Click Settings > Change PC Settings > General. Scroll down to view the Remove everything and reinstall Windows option. Under this option, click Get Started. Follow the onscreen instructions to complete the reinstallation and reset process. ASUS G30AB...
  • Page 76 Chapter 6: Using the utilities...
  • Page 77: Chapter 7: Troubleshooting

    • Connect the external antennas (optional) to the antenna connectors on the ASUS WLAN Card and place the antennas on the top of your computer chassis for the best wireless performance. The arrow keys on the number key pad are not working.
  • Page 78 No display on the monitor. • Check if the monitor is powered on. • Ensure that your monitor is properly connected to the video output port on your computer. • If your computer comes with a discrete graphics card, ensure that you connect your monitor to a video output port on the discrete graphics card.
  • Page 79 Hover your mouse pointer over the lower left corner of Windows desktop then ® right-click on the Start screen’s thumbnail. From the pop-up menu, click File Explorer to open the Computer screen. , then click Eject from the menu. Right-click ASUS G30AB...
  • Page 80 • Ensure that the power cord is Your computer’s power properly connected. cord is not properly connected. • Use other compatible power cord. Contact the ASUS Service Center PSU (Power supply unit) about installing another PSU on your problems computer. Display...
  • Page 81 Ensure the LAN LED is on. If not, try another LAN cable. If it still does LAN cable problems not work, contact the ASUS service center. Your computer is not Ensure that your computer is properly Cannot access properly connected to a connected to a router or hub.
  • Page 82 Computer virus attack computer. • Reinstall the operating system. • Send the damaged hard disk drive to ASUS Service Center for Hard disk drive failure servicing. • Replace with a new hard disk drive. • Contact the ASUS Service Center...
  • Page 83 • Contact the ASUS Service Center Contact the ASUS Service Center for assistance. If the problem still persists, refer to your Desktop PC’s warranty card and contact the ASUS Service Center. Visit the ASUS Support site at http://support.asus.com for the service center information.
  • Page 84: Asus Contact Information

    ��1-510-739-3777 ��1-510-608-4555 Web site usa.asus.com Technical Support Telephone ��1-81-8-787 Support fax ��1-81-84-0883 Online support support.asus.com ASUS COMPUTER GmbH (Germany and Austria) Address Harkort Str. 1-3, D-40880 Ratingen, Germany ��49-10-959911 Web site www.asus.de Online contact www.asus.de/sales Technical Support Telephone (Component) +49-1805-010923*...

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