Gigabyte and Maingear’s Project Stealth hides all the cables in your case

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Some people love cable management, making sure everything in their PC is clean and neat. Others do their best in the hopes that it will allow for better airflow in their system. And some don’t care at all and just hope that the parties to their case will be closed. But with a new collaboration between Gigabyte and Maingear, building a PC without messy cables might just get easier.

Both companies today announced Project Stealth. It revolves around a motherboard, the Z690 Aorus Elite Stealth, which moves all connections to the back, including power connections, audio, USB, and front panel headers. . There is also a case, the Aorus C300G Stealth with suitable cutouts to be installed from the back and a GPU, the RTX 3070 Gaming OC Stealth, with a power connector on the bottom.

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Gigabyte Stealth Project

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Project Stealth will be available as an assembly kit, the Z690 Aorus Elite Stealth motherboard, the RTX 3070 Gaming OC Stealth GPU and the Aorus C300G Stealth case. Pricing has not been announced. Maingear will sell complete pre-built systems in custom configurations, including DDR5 RAM and PCIe Gen 4 SSDs, for those who want a clean build without assembling it themselves. These will likely cost significantly more, given that they’ll include processors, power supplies, and other parts, as well as assembly at the company’s New Jersey facility.

Here’s a look at what a build might look like from the back, where all the connections go:

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Gigabyte’s announcement very specifically refers to the use of Maingear’s “revolutionary patent and design” for the motherboard, presumably referring to a 2011 patent held by Maingear CEO Wallace Santos. After Aorus France tweeted a teaser showing a cable-less construction and a motherboard and GPU intended to hide the ports, many wondered if Maingear would enforce its patent claim. If they didn’t work together then, the two companies certainly do now.

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Gigabyte Stealth Project

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There is no specific release date. A statement from Gigabyte says the kit is “available now”, but we haven’t seen it for sale anywhere.

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