At the end of last year, Gigabyte presented an interesting concept of a gaming PC, in which all the power cables of a certain component are not on the outside, but inside the motherboard. This approach not only increases the aesthetics of the final assembly, but also improves airflow within the system. Today the company announced that it has decided to take the concept to a commercial basis.
Last time it was found that the disadvantage of this concept is the need to use specially designed computer cases, motherboards and graphics cards, where the power connectors should not be in the usual places, but hidden from the user. Despite the really interesting idea, without the support of third-party manufacturers of these components, bringing them to the general market as a new standard will not be possible. On the other hand, Gigabyte could try to implement the idea on its own. In the end, the manufacturer itself produces motherboards, graphics cards and computer cases. It looks like that’s exactly what the company went for.
Gigabyte has announced the Project Stealth kit. It packs a Z690 Aorus Elite stealth motherboard, GeForce RTX 3070 Gaming OC stealth graphics card, and Aorus C300G stealth case.
The motherboard I/O ports have been moved to the rear. This not only simplifies the connection of all cables to the board, since there is more room to work inside, but also improves the air circulation inside the case and its cooling, since there are no cables impeding the air flow.
The connectors for connecting the graphics card power cables have been moved to the underside of the accelerator and routed deep into the chassis. This upgrade also helps in overall system cooling and more convenient power cord connection.
The Aorus C300G stealth case has increased the size of the holes in the motherboard mounting area. All this is done to make connecting all the cables more convenient. Thanks to this solution, most of the cables are fixed on the back of the case, which ensures high-quality cooling of the entire system.
The appearance of the final assembly of the system is shown in the images below. They can be opened in full size.
The Aorus Project Stealth Bundle will be available in two flavors. The first offers an Intel Core i7 processor, a 360mm LSS, 32GB of storage, a 2TB SSD and a 750W power supply. The second packs a Core i5 processor, a CPU air cooler, 32GB of RAM, a 2TB SSD and a 650W power supply.
The manufacturer has not indicated when these solutions will appear on sale. However, in the US, the company has decided to work with gaming PC OEM assembler MAINGEAR, which will assemble gaming systems with new components.