Gigabyte has announced a partnership with Maingear to develop Project Stealth, a computer assembly kit that should make PC assembly more hassle-free.
Project Stealth combines Gigabyte and Maingear technology to solve the difficulty of building a PC with a build kit consisting of three products: the Aorus Elite Stealth Z690 motherboard, the RTX 3070 Gaming OC Stealth graphics card and the Aorus C300G Stealth case.
The kit works by moving all the connectors on the motherboard – for example, ATX power, CPU power, fans, USB, audio, front panel, etc. – on the back, which contradicts their current location in the front of the motherboard.
According to Gigabyte, the assembly kit will be especially useful for those who have problems with general cable management, USB insertion, audio, PSU connectors and front panel connectors due to the standard location of the motherboard connector.
At the same time, Maingear is also offering its own product, Stealth Gaming PC, which will have a Project Stealth motherboard for cable management. Each PC will be manufactured by hand and will come with DDR5 memory and high-speed PCI-E Gen 4 NVMe storage.
Analysis: The future of PC construction
It’s no secret that creating a PC is a very technical and precise process that requires knowledge of the location of PC components, as well as how to connect the cables of each component to the motherboard.
And just as noted by Gigabyte, because the motherboard connectors are usually located in front, it greatly complicates the process, because working with computer cables is very difficult.
Products from Gigabyte and Maingear are two ingenious ways to make the PC build process much easier. And if it succeeds, it could set a precedent for other technology companies that offer similar services.