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This Gundam-themed PC hardware is so gorgeous we demand it gets released outside of China and Japan

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During a recent Republic of Gamers event, Asus showcased a bunch of high-end PC hardware decked out in Gundam digs, like the ROG Strix GeForce RTX 3090 Gundam Edition graphics card pictured above. It is a fairly fleshed out lineup covering multiple graphics cards, motherboards, keyboards, mice, and even wireless routers.

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Several of the products can be seen in a video on Bilibili (via @momomo_us) with an oddly satisfying piano arrangement playing in the background (better photos can be seen over at iHeat). The 3090 appears to be the same as the factory overclocked model Asus offers, with a 1,890MHz boost clock in OC mode and 1,860MHz in Gaming mode (up from Nvidia's 1.7GHz reference boost clock).

The card will sell for 16,999¥ (around $2,540 in US currency), which is a pretty big markup over the regular version. Asus also unveiled a couple of other Gundam-themed graphics cards, including a GeForce GTX 1660 Super TUF Gundam and GeForce GTX 1660 Super TUF Zaku, the latter of which comes in a black and red color scheme.

Diehard fans of the anime series could pair one of these stylish GPUs with other Gundam-themed components, including a Maximus XII Extreme motherboard, 850W power supply, and a 240mm or 360mm all-in-one liquid cooler, all at various marked up price points.

Curiously, Asus is reportedly limiting availability to Japan, though some of the products appear to be available to purchase from a retailer in China, including a Wi-Fi 6 router (available in white or red and black) and a 240mm Zaku Edition liquid cooler. Slides of pricing that have appeared on Twitter also point to Chinese Yuan rather than Japanese Yen. Either way, we'd like to see these limited edition items more broadly available.

Paul has been playing PC games and raking his knuckles on computer hardware since the Commodore 64. He does not have any tattoos, but thinks it would be cool to get one that reads LOAD"*",8,1. In his off time, he rides motorcycles and wrestles alligators (only one of those is true).