A tweet from GIGABYTE Aorus France Twitter The account revealed a 3D rendering of an invisible case of the company’s new project. This is a beautiful matte black product, in which all wiring points to the back of the motherboard. The idea is that it will greatly improve cable management and airflow, because there won’t be a bunch of cables sticking out from the front hanging over your components.
But this is not the invisibility of this motherboard. JJF (be found Popular hardware) Published legal product photos of real cases. It shows how to include wires and the orientation of internal parts. This is a beautiful clean and hidden look build.
Oh, dear reader, but it may become more cunning.According to Hot Hardware, this case is suspiciously similar to Patent held by Maingear since 2011The patented design and explanation reveal a very similar case design. Although the extent to which this case borrowed the concepts in Maingear’s patent cannot be confirmed, Maingear CEO Wallace Santos seems to agree that there are some similarities.
“Although I am not happy to see Gigabyte produce something based on my patents without proper licenses, especially since we directly reviewed our new design methods with them a few years ago, I am more concerned with making sure that we Continue to push the industry forward with this new design innovation and its obvious advantages,” Santos told Hot Hardware.
“Our motherboard and chassis with hidden connector design provide excellent cable routing and management, and provide better airflow in the front of the motherboard area. We are very pleased to see the industry join the design, so all PC OEMs Can benefit, because as well as DIY enthusiast PC manufacturers.”
Santos even revealed that he even recommended the design to Gigabyte and several other companies that day. Although the company was very interested in this, but because of the beautiful and simple design, it did not want to destroy the overall shell design at that time. Nowadays, cases have all kinds of cool and crazy configurations, so it makes sense that companies are more willing to adapt. Although if it is an unauthorized design, maybe this is not the best method.