Apr 20, 2018 | By David

Gaming is a field where 3D printing technology has a lot to offer, especially as it becomes increasingly accessible. In the past we’ve seen all kinds of 3D printed modifications to gaming equipment, such as 3D printed Nintendo Switch accessories and even entire 3D printed consoles put together with Raspberry Pi systems. The latest marriage of these two worlds is a 3D printable gaming RAM kit, released by Micron Technology's gaming-oriented Ballistix division.

Ballistix has just released a new RAM kit for hardcore gamers who like to have the most powerful and stylish equipment, and this one will afford them a new level of customization potential. The Ballistix Tactical Tracer RGB DDR4 gaming RAM offers the possibility to modify its case with a 3D printed light bar. Ballistix will be releasing the necessary 3D design files online for both the 8GB and 16GB versions, so any gamer with a 3D printer can download them for free and set to work customizing their light display as they see fit.

''A lot of the members in our community love to personalize their gaming rigs and the new Tactical Tracer RGB DDR4 modules help achieve just the style they are looking for,'' said Jim Jardine, Director of DRAM Product Marketing. ''Having an RGB module with a removable light bar that enables you to custom-make your own system gives system builders the best options for customization and personalization.''

Each of the modules is divided into eight zones, with a total of 16 RGB LEDs. The MOD Utility software is used to control the RGB LEDs, adjusting their color schemes and brightness, as well as switching up their patterns. It can also be used to check memory temperatures in real time. Standard motherboard software such as Asus Aura, MSI Mystic Light, or Gigabyte Aorus Graphics Engine can also be used to sync up the LEDs with other components. The Ballistix Tactical Tracer RGB DDR4 gaming RAM boasts speeds of up to 3000 MT/s (mega transfers per second, or 3000 million transfers/second), and is available in kit densities up to 64 GB.

The light bar is available with a standard diffused look cover, or it can be deployed without a cover for maximum brightness. For the maker community, however, or even for hardcore gamers who might just be getting started with 3D printing, the ability to 3D print their own light bar will be the main draw of this new Ballistix product. The Ballistix website has the STL/AMF/3MF files ready-to-print, or to be modified as gamers wish. There are a number of pre-set designs that can be used, with specific team names highlighted. The site is also encouraging users to share their own 3D printed designs in the gallery, to show what’s possible with the new Ballistix Tactical Tracer RGB DDR4 gaming RAM kit, and give inspiration to other gamers to modify their own rig.

(source: Ballistix)

The Ballistix Tactical Tracer RGB DDR4 gaming RAM kit is available to purchase now, with a 16GB kit consisting of two 8GB sticks costing £188 ($220).



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