- May 2, 2019
Yeah, I'm guessing a ton of people who did builds this summer when the new AMD chips came out went with the Gigabyte since it was the only mini ITX x570 board for a while. I think a lot of mobo reviews probably skew negative on sites like Newegg or Amazon since if its working properly its a component thats pretty easy to forget about whereas if its not working right, it can sink your whole build.Thanks for your insight. I will be trying to fit a Thermalright Silver Arrow 130 mm CPU cooler on it and from the eyeball test, it looks like the clearance on the Gigabyte is lower than the Asus Rog Strix - and my thermalright fit the latter.
My only concern were the low newegg and amazon reviews for the aorus but I'm assuming those are a handful out of hundreds who have built with the mobo.
Really, my main negatives for it have been just design features of the board I knew about going in- the number of USB slots on the rear I/O (would have liked more in place of 2 HDMI and a DP slot) and the number of fan headers (overcome with a splitter, so not a big deal). Other than that, its worked great. The chipset fan hasn't been noisy or anything like some people have said and the updated BIOS lets you adjust the fan performance; its got the 2 M.2 slots on it, which have worked great and physically, it seems like a nicely put together and sturdy board.