This was a gaming rig I put together for my 12 year old son who has recently jumped into pc gaming. I was lucky enough to buy the 1080 ti before the prices went through the roof. I paid $750 for the card in early December so I just missed the Crypto boom. This build seems much snappier than my Z270 rig I put together last summer although the benchmarks really don't show more than 10 percent difference at the most. The biggest difference is that the post times on this board are unbelievably fast, like 5 to 8 seconds to desktop. The build went absolutely flawless and no problems to report at all. He mostly plays Battlefield and other online shooters and this machine rips through everything at 4k maxed settings so no complaints. I'm an old school guy but the RGB stuff has kinda grown on me and it's been fun putting it all together.
I've probably built 30 plus gaming rigs since the mid 90's and this was my very first Gigabyte board believe it or not, and I have to say I'm very impressed with it. I didn't have a single issue with the build and everything works like it should. It overclocks like a champion and has been rock solid and dependable running at 5ghz on an 8700k. The RGB on this board is really nice and the performance is top tier. I would highly recommend if you are looking to build a new Z370 system with all the RGB bling and performance to boot.