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ROG Avalon is a DIY PC that combines motherboard and chassis


This week at the Computex Conference in Taipei, Asus introduced a proof-of-concept build called the ROG Avalon. It combines a motherboard and chassis into a single unit. Usually, if you're building your own gaming PC, you're buying these two components on their own and assembling them yourself.

Asus claims this motherboard-chassis unibody "optimizes the layout" of your custom PC's internal components. The Avalon has SSD, PSU, and graphics-adapter boards — all located at the front of the unit — which eliminate the need for pesky cabling. In back the I / O is modular, so you can apparently pick all your favorite plugs. ROG hasn't said when gamers can expect the Avalon to go on sale or how much it will cost.