Hardware Overview ................5 Installing the ROG Front Base ............7 Installing the driver ................10 The ROG Front Base LCD panel ............12 Using the ROG Front Base ..............13 Overclocking with the CPU Level Up OC button .......3 Adjusting system fan’s duty cycle ............4 Using the Escape mode button ............5...
x SATA power cable from system power supply ROG Maximus VI series, Rampage IV Black Edition, and other motherboards with ROG_EXT port • Visit the ASUS website at www.asus.com for the latest motherboard support and compatibility lists. Compatibility • Visit the ASUS Support site at http://support.asus.com to check and download the...
Overview The ASUS ROG Front Base is a stylish 2-bay front casing accessory that let you perform overclocking on the fly, control the duty cycle settings of installed system fans, and monitor your system’s status on its bright 4-inch LCD display.
Hardware Overview Front view Headphone out Supports headphones and speakers. port Microphone in Connects to a microphone. port LCD panel Displays the system time, CPU speed, temperature of motherboard and CPU, system fan duty cycles, audio EQ modes, and the current mode or status of the device.
Rear view SATA power Connects to a SATA power cable from the Power supply for additional power source. connector ROG_EXT Connects with the motherboard’s ROG_EXT connector. connector AAFP connector Connects with the motherboard’s Front panel audio connector (AAFP) for high-definition audio support.
Installing the ROG Front Base IMPORTANT! Allot two (2) empty 5.25-inch drive bays for ROG Front Base installation. To install the ROG Front Base: Connect the ROG_EXT cable and the AAFP cable to their respective connectors on the ROG Front Base.
Align and place the ROG Front Base with its connected cable to the two (2) empty 5.25-inch drive bays. NOTE: Ensure that the screw holes on the ROG Front Base matches the screw holes on the PC chassis. Secure the ROG Front Base to the PC chassis using the bundled set of screws.
Connect a SATA power cable from the power supply and to the SATA power connector on the ROG Front Base. PC chassis SATA power cable Turn on the computer.
Installing the driver The support DVD that comes with your ROG Front Base contains drivers to ensure compatibility between the ROG Front Base device and the motherboard. NOTES: • The contents of the support DVD are subject to change at any time without notice.
Select the Install drivers and recommended tools automatically from InstAll (recommended) option button then click OK. From the ASUS InstAll window, tick the ROG Front Base and Realtek Audio Driver check boxes then click Go. Do not turn off your computer during the installation process.
The ROG Front Base LCD panel The 4-inch LCD of the ROG Front Base provides at-a-glance view of all the information about your system whether your system is on or powered off. To turn off/on the LCD, press the LCD panel power button on the front panel.
Using the ROG Front Base Overclocking with the CPU Level Up OC button To perform overclocking, press the CPU Level Up OC button on the front panel of the device for an instant CPU performance boosts. NOTES: • The following shows the cycle when your press the CPU Level Up OC button...
Adjusting system fan’s duty cycle Depending on the system fan installed on your system, ROG Front Base allows you to adjust the individual duty cycle of the installed fans. NOTES: To control and monitor an installed 3-pin DC control fan or a 4-pin PWM fan using the ROG Front Base, enable each of the fan first in your BIOS.
Using the Escape mode button The Escape Mode button located on the front panel of the ROG Front Base is a great privacy tool. When pressed, it instantly hides the current screen, mutes the system sound, and displays the desktop.
Selecting an audio equalization mode The ROG Front Base has four audio equalization (EQ) modes specifically designed for gaming and a music mode for listening to your favorite audio files. To select an audio EQ mode, press and hold the Selection knob until is displayed on the Mode/Status Indicator then rotate the Selection knob to select a mode.
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