Date Joined: 04/03/05
- Amazing specs and good components.
- Ryzen 9 5950X and Nvidia RTX 3080 TI FTW
- Benchmark results are fantastic
- Games all run on high/epic settings extremely smoothly
- Runs nice and cool even at high load
- Looks pretty cool with all the LED's sorted out (mostly)
- Customer Support very helpful and responsive
Cons: - Cost. You're paying a premium for someone else to build it for you when you know gd well you can do it yourself. Mainly I just got sick of hunting for a decent graphics card.
- Pro tip: avoid gigabyte motherboards when possible. Stick w Asus or MSI. Trust me.
- My Liquid cooling LED's also didn't work. There is a cable that comes unplugged easily from the motherboard, comes up from PSU through the bottom. Mine was labeled "E". Plugging that back in fixed it but have one remaining LED issue with it (see below)
- Not really stable out of the gate with fresh windows install. Driver and firmware updates needed to fix lots of issues (network bluetooth GPU CPU mobo etc)
- I couldn't immediately get the BIOS update and some other drivers+utilities for over a week due to ransomware attack affecting Gigabyte's website (most would just 404). I know now I could have gotten them from Tweaktown.
- Random reboots from the CPU "Cache Hierarchy Errors" (WHEA-Logger event 18). Endedup needing to update the Aorus Master X570 BIOS from version F30 to F34 and now its solid AF no more reboots. F30 was supposed to be stable for this build, though. YMMV.
- There is one bug still with the LEDs on my Thermaltake Cooling System fans. They mostly all work fine but Gigabyte thinks one of the LEDs is one of the motherboard LED's (which I subsequently cannot control at all) and it stays green all the time while all the other lights work fine. Oddly, this green light stays on even when system is sleeping, and none are supposed to. Still have not been able to figure this one out yet.
- Main Fan LEDs not seemingly controllable by any of the software like RGB Fusion. Have to use the button on the case to cycle through colors or rainbow, not many other options
- Needed EVGA 3080 TI GPU driver updates and EVGA's LED software to control the LEDS on the GPU and the keyboard and mouse.
- Gigabyte's software leaves much to be desired (I'm lookin at you, RGB Fusion).
- Really wish there was one LED software that worked with everything.
Overall Review: Great system and I am currently loving it. Has been chewing through any game I throw at it at all highest/epic settings.
I would highly recommend buying one of these builds, once you've already accepted the price point and decided you don't have the time to be arsed with doing it all yourself including finding hard to get components.
Pros: -This cost $18.99 - well worth it
-quick and easy settings, no fuss or confusion
-bake toast or broil
-easy *ding* timer
Cons: -Cost me $18.99 back in 2010. Costs almost $70 now (!!!), so not sure whats up with that. Not worth more than $25
-No temperature settings. I think its constantly at around 350 degrees Fahrenheit (for BAKE), Not a huge deal
Overall Review: Would reccomend because its lasted longer than a $150 nice B&D Toaster/Pizza Oven I had which died after 2 years. Got this for less than $20 and its worked great for 6+ years