The GIGABYTE Aorus Gaming 7; function over form

Subject: Motherboards | October 26, 2017 - 04:08 PM |
Tagged: amd, Threadripper, gigabyte, X399, aorus gaming 7

[H]ard|OCP took exception to some of the design choices on the Gaming 7, specifically the placement of an M.2 slot directly underneath the first PCIe slot and some of the data and power connectors are inconveniently placed.  On the other hand the performance of the board is top notch, the 1950X ran perfectly stable at 4GHz and as there are two headers for watercooling on separate sides of the motherboard you should be able to hit that yourself.  They have learned some interesting facts about the X399 chipset so even if you are not picking up this board it is worth reading through the whole article.

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"We review GIGABYTE’s X399 Aorus Gaming 7 and see how it stacks up in the world of HEDT motherboards. This motherboard is not priced all that high considering the amount of features it touts and certainly it is not priced high for the stability we were afforded while overclocking the Threadripper to 4GHz."

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October 26, 2017 | 04:57 PM - Posted by slan77

And Foxconn socket. I hope they improved it otherwise it's a piece of garbage.

October 26, 2017 | 05:29 PM - Posted by Gikero

Can you elaborate? I am not sure how being a Foxconn produced socket affects the board's overall quality.

October 26, 2017 | 06:14 PM - Posted by slan77

Read about it. Watch some Youtube staff like JayzTwoCents. The screws on Foxconn sockets are too short and its hard to close the socket. You need to use a lot of force which might damage your expensive CPU and a lot of force is not always enough. LOTES socket seems to be much better.

October 27, 2017 | 11:48 AM - Posted by Rocky 2133 (not verified)

Looking at that socket I think Foxconn may have changed it from the first ones released. It looks like 2 & 3 screws have been counter sunk like the Lotes sockets. Foxconn did it slightly different but they are now sunk down a bit.

October 26, 2017 | 09:21 PM - Posted by IpipeAlot (not verified)

You are the one who needs to watch real stuff instead of that unproficient, brute force reasoning, motherboard drilling Yeti, called JayzTwoCents.
There are some vids on youtube showing what states in the manual (rtfm). First, *start-only* the screwing on 1, 2... 3 & so on.
Maybe searching for "correct install of threadripper" might help.

October 27, 2017 | 11:10 AM - Posted by AnonymousLocust (not verified)

That advice is probably not going to help, i am afraid. Similar advice apparently didn't help in the past either -- how else would one explain the emergence of reinforced PCIe and DIMM slots. (Reinforced DIMM slots? Some kids must really love to play rough with their toys...)

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