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