Date Joined: 09/11/05
Pros: Looks really nice.
Dust won't be much of an issue.
Cons: The three front fans are useless for airflow since they are almost directly behind the tempered glass.
Your computer will be hot.
The backside of the case has almost no space for cable management.
There are fan cables everywhere, all the fan cables are way longer than they need to be.
No way to control fan speed.
No reset switch.
Overall Review: I would buy something else. I wish I could return this piece of junk.
Pros: Works perfectly at 3200 with Ryzen.
Cons: DDR4 prices are too darn high...
Pros: Easy to setup, and very affordable
Cons: Perhaps the VRM cooling could be a little beefier, but that's only an issue if you're going to OC. Wireless LAN/Bluetooth would have been a nice add-on.
Pros: It's cheap, and it has airflow second only to a test bench.
Has some built-in cable management.
Dust filters are easy to remove and clean.
Cons: Not spill-proof
Not the easiest case to build in (i.e. installing boards and drives).
Almost no elevation on the feet, you may want to install power supply upside down (fan up)
Built-in case fan doesn't really push much air.
Overall Review: Replace the exhaust fan with something better, put a couple 120-140mm fans in the front and use software to control the RPMs/noise.
Pros: Out of the box it performs fairly well (GTX 1070-1070ti), Freesync is awesome (especially at 4k when all cards drop framerates below 60Hz). When tuned, the card will achieve GTX 1080+ level speeds.
Cons: Does require under-volting in order to achieve maximum frequencies. I can sustain maximum speeds without thermal throttling when the card is configured as follows:
-Under-volted to 1000 on state 6 and 1050 on state 7 (also set memory voltage to 1000)
-Power target of +50%
-Blower RPM set to 1000min-3000max
-Temp range set to 75C-85Cmax
If left at stock, card will hit thermal limit within 2 minutes under stress test, then downclock to 1200MHz. With my settings the card hits 1592MHz and stays there the entire length of the stress test.
There are plenty of youtube videos on how to under-volt the Vega.
Overall Review: They really needed to under-volt these things before launch. The default voltages are just ridiculous.
Pros: -Didn't burn out my USB 3.0 ports.
-Did not require drivers under Windows 10 64-bit
Cons: - Slower than an L.A. freeway during rush hour. (35mbps maximum)
- Could not get full signal less than 15 ft. from access point.
Overall Review: Buy anything else, I ended up with an Asus pcie adapter which gets full signal and pushes 320mbps.
Pros: A huge, high resolution screen makes multitasking easier.
Cons: The keyboard keys are hard to see in low light. Would have preferred a brighter paint color and or a bolder font for the keyboard.
Overall Review: Create the restore media, then replace the oversized slow hard drive with a SSD. Then you will have a very fast system that loads applications almost instantly, and the battery will last longer.
Pros: It works very well, it is fast enough for high end gaming as long as you aren't trying to do 10+ other tasks in the background.
Pros: Price is good, it performs exactly as expected.
Pros: It works, it has all the connectors you would need.
Cons: Cables are a tad short so you don't have as much flexibility with cable management as you might like. Especially if your chassis has a bottom mount power supply.
Pros: Everything fits, the color is sharp. The price is excellent. Cable management is good.
Cons: Best case out there for 50 bucks, unfortunately 50 bucks doesn't buy you a whole lot.
Pros: Everything works.
Cons: Why in the world would you put the SATA ports where you did. The SATA ports are right where a decent sized video card would sit. I ended up having to buy an additional mid-range video card cause my old GTX 285 wouldn't fit unless I didn't want to use two of the SATA ports. Shame on you Gigabyte, shame on your stupid brainless engineers. I'm sure the design looked great on the computer screen. Didn't anyone QA the thing???
Overall Review: Buy anything else other than this board.