( 4.8 Average / 4 Ratings )
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This was such a breeze for a first time builder. Its GORGEOUS, everything is labeled on the PCB or underneath the pins so there was little confusion when building, and it has all the bells and whistles I could ever need.
Looks great even without the fancy lights on. More importantly, it runs cheap RAM at 3200MHz (Corsair Vengeance LPX 3200) with just a simple pre-loaded BIOS profile. Debug codes and dual BIOS are great, might not be able to go without them again!!
A few nitpicks:
--M.2 is in almost the worst spot possible. Right under the GPU. Seems to be a common problem though.
--The gimmicky "clear plastic design/removable RGB thing" is placed super poorly too. That's right where the biggest cable in the PC (24-pin) has to pass in front!! PLUS the front USB 3.0 and in my case 2X fan cables.
--Temp sensors are nice but the cables are WAY long. I ran one like 3 inches to the NVMe drive and had to wrap up a huge wad of cable in between.
--RGB software already crashed a couple times. Looks like it's "extreme rainbow pulse" for now...
Oh and "all lights off" leaves one fairly prominent dark-orange LED on... -_-
AWESOME. Fantastic motherboard. Replaced the previous board I had in there and is doing a great job. Stable power, great overclocks, looks amazing. Faces the same issue as most Gigabyte MOBOs at the moment, that being that the UEFI BIOS is maybe a touch on the light-side, missing one or two features I'd have liked to see and with related settings sometimes buried in different menus. Overall though, these are minor quibbles about a fantastic piece of kit.
Love the dual-bios function, it saved my ***! Lots of RGB, although the music function is kinda gimmicky. Includes on-board butons for: Power, Reset, CMOS clear, and OC. Has tons of fan/pump headers and a tasteful board design. CPU LED header doesn't always match the motherboard LEDs that well, so keep that in mind if you want to use the stock 1700 cooler.