What you need to know
- Asus made cool Gundam-themed PC components.
- They were only available in Asia... until now.
- Four of the components have been listed for sale on Newegg, available to U.S. buyers.
If you're a big fan of the Gundam franchise and want to upgrade your gaming rig with style, the crossover collaboration of your dreams has just arrived on U.S. shores. Though Asus' special Gundam-themed PC parts were initially exclusive to Asia, four of them have trickled onto Newegg and are purchasable by Gundam-loving Americans, as spotted by Tom's Hardware.
The mecha action comes in four distinct flavors. First, there's the Asus Z590 WiFi Gundam Edition LGA 1200 Intel Z590 SATA 6Gb/s ATX Intel motherboard. It supports Intel's 11th-gen and 10th-gen processors as well as metal product descriptions. Here's the one listed on the Newegg page: "Decked out in the heroic white livery worn by the RX-78-2 of the Mobile Suit Gundam anime series, Asus Z590 WiFi Gundam Edition is a special-edition motherboard that propels the latest Intel platform to new heights with game-ready features and proven durability." You know a motherboard is cool when it gets a mecha's livery. It costs $319.
There's also the Asus TUF Gaming B550M-Zaku WiFi AM4 AMD B550 SATA 6Gb/s Micro ATX AMD motherboard. It supports AMD Ryzen 5000 Series, 4000 G-Series, and 3000 Series processors. It also has an energetic description that tells you to "pledge your allegiance to the Principality of Zeon" by spending $219 on the motherboard.
Along with the Zaku-themed motherboard, there's the Asus RT-AX860U Zaku II Edition gaming router. It can provide speeds of up to 5700 Mbps for the (not so) low price of $299.
And lastly, there's an ASUS TUF Gaming GT301 Zaku II Edition case. It's made from steel, plastic, tempered glass, and concentrated anime style. It's $119.
This may be the most stylish motherboard to hit the U.S. in recent memory. If you want your PC's innards looking as cool as possible, or you're a big fan of Gundam, this is the definition of a must-buy.
A perfect shell
A gaming PC is only as good as its outer shell, and not much can stand taller than Asus' TUF Gaming GT301 Zaku II Edition case in the style department. If you want a machine with a visual flair different than everyone else's, this is the option for you.