Update 2019.08.08 Installed NZXT Kraken x62 cooler. It barely fits with all 4 memory sticks installed, but it works.
Still using the Phanteks sleeved cable extensions, but planning to change these out for black cablemod cables in the future.
Original memory stated in the build part list would not work at advertised speed. I swapped it out for a 64GB G.Skill TridentZ Neo kit with part number F4-3600C16Q-64GTZNC and now it works at 3600 with the XMP profile selected.
Having some noise issues with the EVGA 2070 Super. It makes a loud clicking/grinding noise every time the fans spin up and has pretty bad coil whine. May replace this card if I can't get it sorted.
Original post: This is a work in progress. Waiting to install the NZXT Kraken X62, different sleeved cables and better cable combs.
I had a very hard time finding a case that would comfortably fit this motherboard, it's EATX and too wide for most cases without covering up the rubber grommets. I first tried a Fractal Design Meshify S2, it would have worked but just barely and not without causing difficulty in cable management. Then I tried a Phanteks Enthoo Pro M SE, motherboard would not fit at all.
Finally got a Lian Li 011 Dynamic Razer and it worked because the cable management cutouts/grommets are recessed and angled.
I don't recommend this motherboard unless you need all the USB or the included M.2 Xpander. The MSI X570 Creation is overpriced like a lot of other X570 boards, but it's also buggy. Mystic Light (RGB control software) is buggy and intermittently changes my RGB to solid red (the MSI default), even on devices that I have it set not to control the RGB for. Fan curves I have set manually randomly revert to default in MSI Dragon Center. There's no way to dim or turn off the bright red post code LED's.
Amazing processor. I'm using it for editing with Davinci Resolve and it has been a champ so far.
Good nano carbon paste. Easy to apply with the included mini spatula. Temps seem fine. 4g is enough for at least 4 builds.
Overpriced. Buggy software, especially the RGB control (Mystic Light). It's always screwing up my lighting, not just on the board but also on my CPU cooler and RAM. BIOS is laggy and poorly organized. MSI makes good hardware but really needs some help with their software.
Included M.2 expansion card seems useful, but it's too large and blocks airflow to any normally installed video card.
Finally, the board is huge and won't fit in most cases. Even cases that claim to fit EATX boards will have trouble with this one due to it's width.
Would recommend any cheaper X570 board over this.
Amazing performance for the price. You can pick this up on sale for around $120.
Beefy copper heatsink keeps it running cool, but it's kind of an eyesore. Maybe it will match someone's build, but I think Gigabyte could have anodized it to a more neutral color like black.
Overpriced and not a huge performance gain when compared to PCIE Gen 3 drives, but that's expected with bleeding edge hardware. Diminishing returns here compared to something like ADATA XPG SX8200 Pro 1TB.
Card performs well but has some noise issues. Fans make a loud clicking/grinding noise every time they spin up, which can be a lot under certain workloads. Very loud coil whine under full load, like excruciatingly head-splitting loud and shrill. This card has a massive heatsink and is marketed as being quiet because the fans stop, but this card is far from quiet. Apparently a common issue with EVGA 2070 Super/2080 cards. Can't recommend it.
Fun case to build in. Different. Ok for air cooling even though it's really made for open loops. Unique design and layout is refreshing.
No problems fitting a massive EATX motherboard that no other case I tried would fit.
Excellent price on an excellent power supply. I've been buying Seasonic exclusively for 15+ years and haven't had a single one go bad yet.
RGB looks good and iCue software gives you an incredible level of control, even down to specific individual LED's.
Fans are not silent but not too loud either. They can move a lot of air at higher speeds, but then of course they do make a lot of noise.
Expensive for what they are.