ASUS has announced the ASUS Z170 Pro Gaming/Aura, the world’s first 3D-printing-friendly motherboard that sports a patent-pending mounting design, plus their Aura RGB LED lighting to enable the creation of exciting colour-matched custom builds with ease. The Z170 Pro Gaming/Aura is packed with many exclusive features optimised for the best gaming experience, while incorporating multiple performance-boosting overclocking technologies.

Features include flawless gaming audio with SupremeFX and Sonic Radar II, plus superior gaming networking and speed with Intel Gigabit Ethernet, LANGuard, GameFirst IV and RAMCache technologies. The new motherboard even protects itself and the gamer with Gamer’s Guardian components, multiple smart DIY features and the all-new, reinforced SafeSlot PCIe.

The Z170 Pro Gaming/Aura represents the roll-out of the “Make It Your Own 3D Printing Project”, demonstrated by ASUS on a variety of modified X99 motherboards and concept designs at Computex 2016. Their patent-pending mounting application gives users exclusive freedom to easily mount their custom 3D-printed parts in the Z170 Pro Gaming/Aura M.2 area, or even extend to the audio area. Hobbyists can download, design and print custom nameplates and then integrate them seamlessly into their Z170 Pro Gaming/Aura builds.

The Z170 Pro Gaming/Aura also enables enthusiast and modders to design protective armour or cable-management solutions using the exclusive 3D-printing mounts. ASUS intends to release a variety of 3D source files, from customisable nameplates and cable management solutions, making it easy for users to create perfectly colour-matched aesthetics. For those who can’t wait to get their hands on this motherboard, fret not as it’s available now for RM820.