The Gigabyte Project has announced a partnership with Mengier to develop stealth, a computer assembly kit that means making PC building more hassle-free.
Project Stealth combines the technologies of Gigabyte and Mengier to make PC assembly kits consisting of three products: Z690 Aorus Elite Stealth motherboard, RTX 3070 Gaming OC Stealth graphics card, and Aorus C300G Stealth.
The kit works by shifting all motherboard connectors – such as ATX power, CPU power, fan, USB, audio, front panel, etc. – to the rear, as opposed to the current configuration on the front of the motherboard.
According to Gigabyte, the assembly kit will be especially helpful for those who have trouble inserting common cable management, USB, audio, PSU connector and front panel headers due to the standard position of the motherboard connector.
Meanwhile, Maingear is offering its own product, Stealth Gaming PCO, which will feature Project Stealth motherboard cable management. Each PC will be made by hand and will have DDR5 memory and high-speed PCI-E Gen 4 NVMe storage.
Analysis: The Future of PC Building
It is no secret that PC building is a highly technical and precise process that requires knowledge of PC component placement as well as how to connect the wires for each component on the motherboard.
And just as Gigabyte pointed out, because the motherboard connectors are on the front, this makes the process more difficult because working with computer cables can be very difficult.
The products that Gigabyte and Mengier are offering are two smart ways to make the PC building process easier. And if it succeeds, it could set a precedent for providing similar services to other technology companies.