Constantly crashes and fails to post
Once i finished my build and installed the os on my ssd, i connected my hdd to the board. My ssd is connected to sata 0 and my hdd was connected to sata 1. I formatted my drive, and immediately, i encountered problems. There was a continuous buzzing noise coming from my speakers, everything was frozen, and i was unable to shutdown my pc by holding down the power button. Since i added the hdd last, i thought my problems were because i received a faulty hdd. I ended up returned it to the seller and buying an hdd from a more reputable brand, but i was encountering the same issues with my new hdd. I figured that the problem was probably due to the sata cable or the sata port on the motherboard. So far, no issues with the sata 2 port, so my sata 1 port must be faulty.One other thing that bothered me while attaching things to the board was the difficulty i had reading the labels for the front panel connections (since the text was small).First build, and for the price and issue, i don't think it's worth it to rma, but i'm pretty disappointed that there is a lack of quality control.Other than the above, i've had no issues with the board, and my games are running smoothly.Edit: actually, the problem does not appear to be a sata port at all! In fact, it appears that i'll have to rma my motherboard after all. So i started getting the same issue where my computer would crash if i was using it normally such as browsing the internet or copying files to my c drive. I called gigabyte support (very nice and helpful) who instructed me to test with a single stick of ram. I tested both sticks individually, and i was still having problems, so they question me to reinstall windows 10. Once i do, it's a nightmare installing my gpu drivers. My computer constantly freezes in the middle of installation. On top of that, i cannot even test if my gpu is causing the problems because if i completely remove my gpu and connect my hdmi monitor to the motherboard, nothing posts. I checked the bios settings as well to see if i could use the motherboard hdmi slot, but the only display option i saw was pci-e slot 1.The funny thing is, i encounter zero issues when playing games, but i'm literally unable to use my pc normally, so i don't think the issue is something other than the motherboard. I'm honestly at the end of my rope here. I'm going to rma this one, but in the future, i think i'll stay away from gigabyte.