Great Entry Level X570 Board6/25/2020 9:25:41 AM

Pros: X570 Chipset Good Bios for its price 2 M.2 socket 2 front USB headers 2 internal USB headers 6 Sata 6Gb connectors

Cons: Could have more fan headers ( has 2 Fan & 2 CPU) 1 PCIE X16 slot (can't relocate GPU card farthest from CPU air cooler) No speaker included (if you case has none, you will have to purchase one for MB feedback I/O lacks USB C

Overall Review: I had an older machine that I was upgrading for my 8 year old son to game, stream, and use web based productivity software (Google Classroom & Office 365, etc.) Along with saving as much money as possible, I wanted to future proof about 2 years and determined the X570 platform is the best choice to make this happen. I researched a good amount of online reviews including various editorial videos, finally deciding on the Gigabyte Gaming X. After about a two week back order, I received this board last night, installed with no issues and it Posted on the 1st attempt. Pushing "Del" ad nauseam until entering the Bios, I reviewed the various settings, loaded optimized defaults, F10 enter and the C:\ took over. The OS went to work requiring one restart and I was at my desktop in less than 2 minutes. Rather than using the supplied driver Disk, I went to the Gigabyte site and downloaded Chipset, Lan, and Audio drivers - Install/Restart. The BOIS has one newer version for XT CPUs, which I don't have, so I did not revise. Caveat Emptor - Do not install any manufacturer supplied Utilities or 3rd party software until your machine is stable! Then I opened windows update, it found additional AMD drivers, installed and restarted. This time, the 3rd boot, I went back into Bios and set memory to 3200 CL16 settings (used 1usmus' dram calculator - safe setting until ready to push to high freq/low latency). CPU remains stock setting, for now. Note about fan headers - I have six fans, 2 on CPU cooler, 2 intake on case front, 1 intake on case top, 1 exhaust on case rear. Daisy chain works just fine; 3 on CPU header, 2 on SYS1 & 2 on SYS2. Future expansion can be handled by the CPU_OPT header if I ever want to create a hurricane in my case. I will keep this review updated over the next few weeks as necessary. Final Thoughts: The Gigabyte x570 Gaming X is a flexible choice for a budget PC build or upgrade.

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Ownership: 1 month to 1 year
Wish I could have used it.10/30/2019 8:44:35 AM

Pros: Great ergonomics quiet keys wireless Price

Cons: Mouse wheel was not balanced which caused random scrolling

Overall Review: Would have enjoyed keeping this combo, but eventually Item RMAd

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Great X399 board, entry level price10/21/2019 11:26:26 AM

Pros: Beefy VRM 3 M2 slots 8 SATA (hardware raid supported) USB C (1 external, 1 internal) Sold construction Plenty of features Dual Bios (AMI EUFI) quad channel memory

Cons: Only one M2.2 heatsink and no additional gigabyte purchase option Slow BIOS boot

Overall Review: Purchased for small workstation build, this board offered all features needed at the lowest price in its category. Bios has great voltage, memory, and peripheral control. VRM temps, even overclocked, are well cooled with heavy heatsinks and stay cool with additional fans. Specs: Gigabyte X399 Aorus Pro, AMD TR4 2920x, G.Skill 64GB 3200 CL16, Intel M2.2 660 2TB, Segate Ironwolf 6TB, Samsung 850pro 256 gig, Powercolor RX290 Red Devil, Corsair RM850x, Enermax Liquidtech II 360, Thermaltake View 31

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Great Cooler10/21/2019 11:09:19 AM

Pros: Rebuildable Large TR4 cold plate Quiet Effective Moves a lot of air! looks great

Cons: Aluminum radiator

Overall Review: I purchased this cooler before learning of the "gunk" issues experienced by other users. In a fit of paranoia, I removed the cooler from my computer, disassembled, and inspected the block/fluid. Everything was fine; no evidence of corrosion, algee, or other "gunk". I still cleaned everything, flushed radiator, and refilled with radiator fluid. The cooler went back into service and works as advertised. It is quiet, looks great, and keeps my TR4 cool under heavy loads. I would recommend this cooler to anyone who doesn't mind taking the time to periodically disassemble/reassemble the AIO.

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Workhorse10/21/2019 10:54:49 AM

Pros: Rendering power Good single thread speed Great multi thread speed Games well too

Cons: Threadripper 3 already on horizon and supposedly not backward compatible.

Overall Review: Using as a small workstation. I can run multiple software, crunch numbers, render video, cloud compute, and stream content with low CPU temps and no issues. CPU manual overclocks well, but I have found setting BIOS to Auto and using Ryzen Master moving from base clock to overclock when necessary is more convenient. My only regret is not purchaseing the 2950x Specs: Gigabyte X399 Aorus Pro, AMD TR4 2920x, G.Skill 64GB 3200 CL16, Intel M2.2 660 2TB, Segate Ironwolf 6TB, Samsung 850pro 256 gig, Powercolor RX290 Red Devil, Corsair RM850x, Enermax Liquidtech II 360, Thermaltake View 31

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Works great in a TR4 2920x10/21/2019 10:18:24 AM

Pros: Good price, good value XMP1 works every time Also overclocks using DRAM Calculator

Cons: no XMP2

Overall Review: This is basically G-skill's budget CL16 3200 ram. It uses Hynix chips to be price competitive and exceeds my expectations for price category. I purchased this ram for a new workstation build and am please with its performance. Sys Specs: Gigabyte X399 Pro motherboard, TR4 2920x, G.Skil 64gb 3200 CL16 F4-3200C16Q2-64GTZR, Corsair RM 850x, Enermax Liquitech II 360, Powercolor Red Devil RX290, Intel 660 2TB M2.2 (OS), Samsung 850Pro SSD (scratch), Seagate Ironwolf 6TB (Data), Thermaltake View 31

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Its Clicky!10/17/2019 11:50:14 AM

Pros: Great key action and feed back! RGB is attractive, configurable, and fun. The palm rest is a nice feature too.

Cons: None

Overall Review: I type well and wanted a good keyboard that performed well too. I had no experience with SteelSeries, but the Apex 7 TKL has proven to be a high-quality keyboard.

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Flexibility is Key12/3/2015 8:37:21 AM

Pros: Well built, good layout, highly configurable. Using as a business workstation; configured to be fast, silent and able to keep multiple programs open with no lag, stutter, or crashes. This board offers so many different configuration options, the BIOS is super configurable (should be fine for overclockers, the 990FX southbridge has many bells and whistles. the onboard raid controllers work great, plenty of fan headers, and the amount of peripheral connectors is more than adequate for any system you may build. CPU: FX 9570 with AIO cooler & two Noctua fans in push/pull configuration - Super fast, low temps an silent operation! Storage: two Samsun 850 Pros in Raid 0 for OS (Win10prox64) and Programs and Two WD Red 4TB in Raid 1 for data. Established raid in bios with no problems, installed AMD Raid Expert, but honestly never need to use it - just geeky fun I guess. Memory: 2X8 gig Corsair Vengance. Bios recognized the XMP @ 1866 with no additional settings necessary. The best part is, if I can install another 2X8 GB if I want! Power: Corsair AX860i - this is a great PSU, it runs cool, the fan rarely comes on, and the digital link provides all the diagnostics you will need. Video Card - AMD HD5970 still a beast and relavent for workstation uses, including transcoding and CAD. I am using it in the first pcie slot an have no issues with the placement of heat sinks as some others have mentioned. In fact, the heat sinks appear well designed and appropriately located. Upon OS installation, everything worked with no need to install driver disk. I did go to Gigabyte site and confirmed all driver versions most recent. Strangely enough, BIOS that came with the board is more recent than what is on Gigabytes site. This board's audio circuits sound great, comes with a nifty Dolby program, and on-board 7.1 output (which I use). This machine does more than I need, can be configured for gaming when I hand it down to my son, and truly is cool and quiet.

Cons: Gigabytes driver support is lack-luster, most of their utilities don't play nice with Win10x64, do not install Easy Tune unless you enjoy reading poorly worded pop-ups until you delete the program.

Overall Review: This board would be equally great for a home server, small, but busy office's file & print server, mid-level gamer's rig, or even coin miner with multi-gpu cards. It's all about flexibility.

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