So with its $300 price tag, is ASUS' Strix model worth it? Given that it offers excellent 1080p performance and solid 1440p performance, I'd wager that it is. That said, there are cheaper options available from other vendors, although it seems very unlikely that those that are cheaper would run as quiet, or cool. That's thanks in large part to the Strix's large cooler – this thing is a beast, plain and simple. It just doesn't need to make a ton of noise to prove it.