So this is pretty exciting. Several manufacturers are coming up with motherboard designs where the power connectors are on the backside of the motherboard. That way you don't even see them. It doesn't address the power cables going to the video card, but maybe there are other solutions for that - like a shroud around the cables that looks like a structural element. Being modders as we are, it's not hard to cut a few holes into the motherboard trays of existing cases (or build a case that supports motherboard connectors on the backside) so you can use one of these new motherboards. I will definitely be looking for these in the future.
Has anyone seen one of these new motherboards for AMD Ryzen CPUs? I do want to get one for my next build this summer.
So, there are motherboards coming out for Intel processors. How about one for the AM5 socket with AMD?
I do believe this is stupid as long as there is no standard to it. Otherwise, every OEM/ODM can build that stuff how they want to and no one cares about compatibility. Also, I think it just makes the cases wider and this is only a retail market issue to hide the cables.
Well, we don't know what the standards are for this change. I'm sure they will address the issue of compatibility with case manufacturers as has been done with previous case / component standards.
There is a problem with current cable management, in that people are so adamant about bending the cables close to the connectors on the motherboard to get them hidden into a slot in the case. It can damage cables or put more strain on the sockets in the motherboard.
I still haven't seen any motherboards like this for the AMD socket. I have seen a PSU with the connectors on the side, instead of the back. That might work better for some builds I suppose.
It would be interesting to work with one of these. Right now, it easy to somewhat hide MB connectors with 90-degree connectors. The problem is room in most cases to make that bend or not having a hole next to the main PSU connector on the motherboard.
You make your own hole in the case. There's a solution for everything with the right tools.
Complications are what separate the men from the boys, or the girls from the women. I know you're up for dealing with complications. If we leave things as 'status quo', nothing will change for the better.