Computex 2016: ASUS Features 3D-Printing Projects For Motherboards

Computex 2016: ASUS Features 3D-Printing Projects For Motherboards

Modding or customizing your own PC and showing it off, is displaying your craftsmanship and ingenuity. It requires a set of skilled hands and a brain with a clear goal in mind, to be unique in all aspects. ASUS are now helping the growing PC modding community with the new 3D printers for modding the motherboards and graphics card, in an unprecedented move. This will help a lot of modders to look even beyond the horizon, aiding with the cooling and making it more sturdy as well. The limitations are only your imagination now.

For now, support appears to be limited to the recently announced ROG Strix X99 Gaming and Rampage V Edition 10, and a handful of other newer boards, but ASUS says that future boards will feature more extensive support for 3D-printed customizations.

 

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Furthermore, these add-on parts aren’t limited to just name plates and other aesthetic touches, and can serve a functional purpose as well. For instance, we also saw things ranging from graphics card and chassis fan holders to DRAM fan covers, so this isn’t just another exercise in frivolity.

ASUS says that it will release the design source files for the parts showcased at Computex, and users will be able to download the relevant files from the ROG website forum and reproduce the parts for their own builds.

But for now, here are some pictures of what’s possible with 3D printing. Having said that, this is still a rather niche area that will only interest serious PC enthusiasts – after all, you do also need to have a 3D printer – but we’re sure that these users will welcome any opportunity for further customization.

You can create custom logos

You can create custom logos and name plates in all manner of colours

 

The shroud that obscures the entire CPU heatsink has been 3D-printed.

The shroud that obscures the entire CPU heatsink has been 3D-printed.

 

You can even 3D-print a graphics card fan holder for additional cooling for your GPU.

You can even 3D-print a graphics card fan holder for additional cooling for your GPU.

 

Here's a look at an alternative design for the dedicated graphics card fan holder. Note the RAM covers as well, which have also been 3D-printed.

Here’s a look at an alternative design for the dedicated graphics card fan holder. Note the RAM covers as well, which have also been 3D-printed.

 

The 3D-printed components can be customized to match the board's color scheme. Here, ASUS has gone with shrouds for the RAM modules and PCIe slots.

The 3D-printed components can be customized to match the board’s color scheme. Here, ASUS has gone with shrouds for the RAM modules and PCIe slots.

 

If you don't like the colors on the heatsinks, you can change that and even stick your name on the board so everyone knows who's boss.

If you don’t like the colors on the heatsinks, you can change that and even stick your name on the board so everyone knows who’s boss.

source :- asus rog

 

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