ASUS Z170 Pro Gaming Aura Preview - A look at 3D Printing
Published: 14th September 2016 | Source: ASUS ROG 3D Printing |
3D printed accessories
ASUS has been backing 3D printing a lot recently at events, creating a lot of custom components for their recent motherboards from fans mounts it rear IO covers to even cable combs.
3D Printing offers PC builders with an almost unparalleled amount of customisability, allowing PC gamers to share designs and reproduce them easily for others.
Today it is very easy to create a system with matching components, but taking the step from custom to unique is often a step too far for most builders, especially given how difficult it is to mod a lot of modern components. With 3D Printing this almost becomes too easy, allowing users to easily create custom parts with precise dimensions, making the creation of custom mounting hardware or even simple PCI slot covers as easy as printing a document.
ASUS welcomes a new era of PC customization by being the first motherboard brand to support 3D-printable parts, an initiative that allows hobbyists, enthusiasts and modders to add unique modifications to their ROG Strix X99 Gaming and ROG Rampage V Edition 10 motherboards. These boards feature easily swappable parts, enabling passionate DIYers to design and 3D-print their own replacement name plates and logos in a variety of colours and materials to match their themed builds. This exciting development brings a whole new world of personalization to the DIY PC experience.
With this motherboard ASUS has already created a lot of custom hardware for 3D printers, allowing PC builders to add their own IO cover, cable management kit and even an M.2 fan holder. This motherboard would be significantly more expensive if these items were included in the box, so this adds a significant amount of extra value to this motherboard if you own your own 3D printing hardware.