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First AMD rig, simple and powerful

by cmpute



Date Published

Nov. 10, 2018

Date Built

Oct. 25, 2018

CPU Clock Rate

3.2 GHz

CPU Temperature While Idle

28.0° C

CPU Temperature Under Load

55.0° C

GPU Core Clock Rate

1.607 GHz

GPU Effective Memory Clock Rate

8.008 GHz

GPU Temperature While Idle

42.0° C

GPU Temperature Under Load

62.0° C


This is the first rig that actually made by myself. Dreaming of having a fully customized build for long and this is it. I cannot deny that it is a budget build, but I think this rig is quite satisfying for me. I thought for equipping it with a new RTX card, but in the end I was still disappointed for the tiny performance improvement of RTX by now. I'm using this computer for gaming and do machine learning stuffs, GTX 1070 Ti is quite enough for me and it's the cheapest nvidia card with 8G memory.

When I planned to have this build, I prefer to choose RGB parts, but when I actually built this up, I found that the RGB lights is not that attractive for me and it's now put under my desktop (Also, the rgb functionality comes with Gigabyte motherboard is not enoughly flexible). For my future builds, I think simple color LED is pretty enough for me. Also, for future builds, I want to have a try with the water cooler stuffs if I have the tools to build.

The prices in the list is the cost without tax and rebate values.

Part Reviews


AMD yes! Same level of performance vs Intel with cheaper cost. Just a little less efficiency in terms of energy cost.


I am quite satisfied with this board. It comes with WiFi, supporting 2nd gen Ryzen CPUs, supporting AMD StoreMI, equipped with dual M2 slots and SSD shields, equipped with ALC1220 sound chip and RGB light effects. It even has backlit logo in the IO shield! What can I expect more about it with this price?

The only thing to blame it is the quality of GIGA bios, the bios is a bit poorer than I expected, and also the APP center from GIGA is of poor quality. However, these things are all upgradable, I hope GIGA would update BIOS and APPs in the future.

Note: The first M.2 slot that support PCIe x4 SSD will be disabled if you are using the two SATA slots which shares the channel. So if you want to use this M.2 slot, plug your SATA cables of other storages into the four SATA slots located in the left-bottom corner.

Video Card

Equipped with RGB lights. The prices drops several days after I bought it... The new deals even comes with MHW bundles. What a pity

Comments Sorted by:

Kenny5433 2 points 4 months ago

Nice build

cmpute submitter 1 Build 2 points 4 months ago


MetarDrva02 2 points 4 months ago

May I ask you why do you have 2 SSD in there? Did you buy m.2 because of lack of space or inner "geekiness"?

timbermaniac123 2 Builds 2 points 4 months ago

the most important thing, why there isn't any front fan ?

cmpute submitter 1 Build 1 point 4 months ago

Plan to buy front fans during Black Friday since it's not urgent~Thanks for your notice.

cmpute submitter 1 Build 2 points 4 months ago

The Corsair SSD is bought second-hand along with the WD green drive after I bought the NVMe one. Now I use Corsair one to store games and new WD NVMe to install system and run stuff like compilers.

ZedSamCat 1 point 4 months ago

Yes Santa

timbermaniac123 2 Builds 1 point 4 months ago

2700 and 1070 ti is not a budget build. It's a lower high end build

cmpute submitter 1 Build 1 point 4 months ago

Yeah, it's not really a 'budget' one that goes under 1000 bucks, but I cut down some of the parts 'cuz I'm on a budget (like I originally planned to build a 2700X one)

Zachvog 1 Build 1 point 4 months ago

I am doing almost the exact same build for my boss' kids, I am using the exact same mobo and ram, getting memory errors on both identical builds and can't get splash screen. I just started researching the issue, but figured i would ask if you have any suggestions to save me some time. I know 3000mhz isn't supported but should work with bios overclock settings, did you run into a similar issue?

cmpute submitter 1 Build 1 point 4 months ago

I get problem fixed simply by change the slot that RAMs are installed in and then changed back. 3000MHz is just stable when I set it directly in the bios (I think it's not even overclocking)

pauleee 1 Build 1 point 4 months ago

Cool build! Question, I know the motherboard has WiFi built into it and I have been looking at it for a build I will be doing soon. Is it fast? Do I need to get a wireless nic? Also for rgb... Will it let me program rgb to be one soild color? Cycle? Please let me know. I want to be sure in my purchase. Thanks.

cmpute submitter 1 Build 1 point 4 months ago

The motherboard has a magnetic wireless atena come within box, I haven't tested the speed of WiFi specifically, but it's fast according to my experience until now and utilizing full bandwidth. RGB is definitely programmable (solid, cycle, pulse, etc.) as long as you would install the RGB fusion app from GIGABYTE.

pauleee 1 Build 1 point 4 months ago

Cool. Thanks for the info!

Karterman 1 point 3 months ago

How come you got a 5400 rpm hard drive?

cmpute submitter 1 Build 1 point 3 months ago

Just bought from my friend

CYB3R_PL4GU3 1 point 1 month ago

How is that Motherboard and CPU combo going? I have the same board and thinking of upgrading to a R7 1800x or 2700 plus I plan to OC around 4 - 4.1 Ghz idk if I should upgrade to a x470 board or not :/

cmpute submitter 1 Build 2 points 1 month ago

I'm not overlocking this 2700 by now, currently they works like a charm!

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