There’s nothing like the sensation of constructing your individual PC. Nevertheless, cable administration could be a large ache — particularly for those who wish to construct in small kind issue circumstances. Gigabyte appears to have an answer to concurrently make cable administration simpler whereas sporting a spotless construct. That mentioned, there could also be an enormous caveat to contemplate.
Aorus, Gigabyte’s gaming sub-brand, revealed an idea known as Undertaking Stealth on the Aorus France Twitter page. This enterprise mainly entails creating a complete ecosystem of merchandise for the only objective of getting a clear construct and simpler cable administration.
Gigabyte’s customized ATX motherboard places all the facility and I/O connectors on the again, so all of the cable administration is completed within the again as a substitute of on the entrance. This consists of all of the entrance panel I/O, SATA ports, the 24-pin energy connector, CPU energy connector, and different essential connectors like fan and USB headers. Presumably, this is able to make the construct appear cable-free when trying via a clear case window.
Clearly, a motherboard with reversed connectors can be incompatible with all different ATX circumstances, so Gigabyte additionally helpfully created their very own case with openings on the again of the motherboard tray to entry the totally different connectors and headers. French web site GinjFo received their palms on footage that present the again of the motherboard. There are even cutouts for the rear-facing PCIe connectors.
In fact, no PC construct can be full with out the graphics card. Gigabyte considered that additionally by making a customized graphics card shroud, which additionally strikes the facility connectors in step with the PCIe connector itself. It’s unknown whether or not this shroud could possibly be positioned on a de-lidded GPU, or if Gigabyte themselves must make the graphics card.
As a PC builder, I really like the idea of having the ability to merely “plug in” my motherboard and elements within the entrance whereas doing all of the cable administration within the again. The NZXT H1 additionally tried to simplify cable administration by together with a built-in energy provide and all-in-one water cooler, whereas pre-routing many of the cables for you. Any try and simplify the PC constructing course of and convey extra into the interest is laudable.
Nevertheless, the massive caveat with Gigabyte’s answer is that each one of their components should be purchased collectively in order for you the total cable-less look. Should you dislike the look, coloration, or pricing of Gigabyte’s choices, there doesn’t appear to be another. The corporate is rumored to unveil extra particulars of Undertaking Stealth at CES 2022, so we’ll hopefully get pricing and availability then.