Wow! Motherboards have a lot of things going for them!!! Going through everything the Aorus Gaming 7 has tells me that it takes a lot of guts for a manufacturing company to try and compete in this category. That said, Gigabyte is doing an excellent job. I even dare to say that they have become one of the top board makers. One thing I really want to focus on in all of my reviews lately, is the experience. From the first moment of opening up to the box, to the final moment of typing the last sentence in this review, the Aorus Z270X was a pure joy to use. It worked around my user error well, made settings as intuitive as possible, performed flawlessly and looks absolutely gorgeous. I’m not kidding, this is by far my favorite lighting scheme on a motherboard!
In many cases, it all comes down to price, but that’s not the case for the Aorus. It’s already proven that it deserves a pretty penny for what it offers. So what does our dollar amount wind up at? A surprisingly reasonable $240 on both Newegg and Amazon. There’s a TON of competition in this field anymore, much of it coming from Gigabyte themselves. However, the premium here gives you extra features like the better audio options, extra accessories like the thermal sensors, and extra quality like better VRMs for overclocking. This is an amazing board and even in these last moments, I feel like I’m not covering near as much as I need to.
Ultimately, the move to Aorus branding for their boards is an excellent decision in my opinion. Gigabyte is a bit of a mouthful for one, but their was also no discernible logo that stands out to me in a competitive gaming market. The Aorus Falcon logo looks sleek and represents the speed and precision Gigabyte is trying to offer. This is a company that feels like it’s grown so much in the past years, that it’s almost overwhelming. The experience I’ve had thus far has been the best I’ve ever had and while I don’t mean this as a knock to other great companies, I highly recommend considering Aorus when you’re in the market for a new board. With all of this, it comes as no surprise that we happily award the Aorus Z270X Gaming 7 the Pureoverclock Editor’s Choice Award!