Many of us like to build our own PCs. It’s fun putting all of the components together in the way you want. But sometimes you might run into a tough decision. Say that one motherboard might have the components you want, but it is more expensive than the other which does not have the components you want.
Do you compromise just to save a few bucks? Now there is another choice. ASUS wants to make this a challenge of the past and the company has announced that they will be offering CAD files so that PC builders can 3D print their own customized motherboard components. Nice!
However don’t get too excited. Basically the 3D printing is more for aesthetic reasons. The idea is that builders will be able to create a customized look for their motherboard, like maybe print certain components in a particular color scheme, or 3D print a company/team logo, etc. Which is pretty cool too.
There are some functional uses for 3D printing, like creating fan mounts or GPU stabilizing brackets, but basically we’re talking about looks. However, this does open up the possibility to a lot more customized PC builds in the future. Fingers crossed they offer more options very soon.