Joined on 07/24/04
Pros: I had a working 5900x setup with a B550 Strix Gaming F board, but it was a very finicky experience, and after all the effort it had a power-on issue. I switched to this Aorus board, copied all my settings over to the BIOS and it's working better than ever with no fuss and not even a BIOS update. I will be RMAing and handing off the Strix and keeping this one for myself.
Cons: Compared to the strix, there's a little less space between the CPU and top pcie 16 slot, which makes the NH-D15 too tight of a fit.
Overall Review: Absolutely, gigabyte boards are rock solid. I am still running one from 12 years ago.
Not for RTX 3080
Overall Review: I bought this PSU in 2020 and was convinced by all the good reviews and the low price I found. It does not work for current high-end graphics cards. I have to lower the power limit on a RTX 3080 to 70% to be able to confidently run things without a hard overcurrent crash. I am also running a threadripper, which could be a contributing factor. Other than that, it's a great PSU. I just wouldn't expect it to be competitive with other 2020 850w PSUs, probably closer to a 650w.
atom 330, excellent home server
Pros: It works Cheap Gigabit Ethernet!!! Dual-core + hyperthreading. Silent. 64-bit. ten bucks for memory plus a hard drive and you have a server.
Cons: Old surplus chipset takes 3x power compared to cpu, but that's what lets them make it so cheap :-).
Overall Review: I get 40MB/s file transfers over the network through samba on ubuntu karmic i386 to my win7 box, and it looks to be cpu bound. However, it has a whole extra core free during that time. I also use this board for torrents, ftp, DNS caching, music, subversion and whatever else I feel like doing. I got this board specifically for gigabit ethernet and I haven't been disappointed. Does what it's supposed to do, and it's quiet. I leave it on and forget about it. Had it for 4 months already and couldn't be more pleased.