Gigabyte has announced a partnership with Maingear to develop Project Stealth, a computer assembly kit designed to make building computers easier.
Project Stealth combines Gigabyte and Maingear technology to tackle the challenge of building computers with the three-product assembly kit: the Aorus Elite Stealth Z690 motherboard, the RTX 3070 Gaming OC Stealth graphics card, and the Aorus C300G Stealth case.
The kit works by displacing all connectors on the motherboard – such as ATX power supply, CPU power supply, fans, USB, audio, front panel, etc. – rear, which opposes the current layout to have them in front of the motherboard.
According to Gigabyte, the assembly kit will be especially useful for those who have problems with general cable management, installation of USB, audio, PSU connectors and headers on the front panel due to the standard location of the connector on the motherboard.
Meanwhile, Maingear is also offering its own product, Stealth Gaming PC, which will include Project Stealth motherboard cable management. Each computer will be handmade and will come with DDR5 memory and high speed PCI-E Gen 4 NVMe storage.
Analysis: The future of computer construction
It’s no secret that building a computer is a very technical and precise process that requires knowledge of the location of computer components, as well as how to connect the cables for each component to the motherboard.
And just like Gigabyte pointed out, since the motherboard connectors are usually on the front, this makes the process much more difficult, as computer cables can be very difficult to operate.
The products that Gigabyte and Maingear provide are two ingenious ways to make the process of building a computer easier. And if this proves successful, it could set a precedent for other technology companies to offer similar services.