Computex: Asus pushes forward a modular gaming PC standard


At Computex 2016, ‘ROG General’ Derek Yu took the stage with a particularly flamboyant leather jacket to announce a whole modular PC standard called standard called Project Avalon.

Taking a page out of Razer’s Project Christine, Avalon takes your traditional desktop PC and makes every component plug and play for easy upgradability. This includes a plug-in SSD cage and something even as unheard of as a cable-free PSU interface.

Asus claims it will revolutionize PC form factors with a user-friendly interface. The PC also isn’t holding back features hardcore PC gamers expect including full support for liquid cooling.

Beyond creating its own case, Asus also hopes to extend Project Avalon as a PC case standard other manufacturers will adopt and create their own cases.

Asus ROG G31

The ultimate mini-PC

On top of announcing a new standard, Asus isn’t ready to let go of its old form factors. The electronics firm also introduced the ROG G31 Edition 10 as a beefed up and updated version of the Asus ROG G20, while also being a special ROG 10th-anniversary gaming desktop PC

Inside the compact, 20-liter chassis, asus managed to squeeze in two Nvidia GeForce GTX 1080 graphics cards and an Intel Core i7 K-series processor for the ultimate 4K UHD gaming experience. To help cool it all, Asus has also integrated a 3D vapor chamber (first introduced in the Asus ROG G752 gaming laptop with dual air channels.

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