Date Joined: 03/28/18
Pros: Small and single slot.No extra power needed, runs from slot power on motherboard.Handles everything I've thrown at it so far. *no games as I don't game*Comes with half height and full height bracket-came with full height installed.
Cons: No HDMI, but I knew this going in .
Overall Review: Fantastic workstation card , currently using it with KDE Neon and it runs great out of the box.
Pros: Price.Build quality.Aesthetics.Size.
Overall Review: This is a well made case for the money and great for a smallish size PC build. Keep in mind to install your psu before you install the motherboard. The clearance between the two is tight in this unit. Not a negative by any means, just putting out there. Also the single fan it comes with is plenty for my use case, but if you game you might want to take that into consideration . I built a productivity machine with this, no gaming. Would recommend either way.
-Quality RAM from a known name.
Cons: -None whatsoever.
Overall Review: Great price for 8gb of RAM. No complaints, works perfectly with my Asrock Deskmini 310.
Pros: -Small form factor which I needed.
-Price compared to Intel's NUC, this is a no brainer and you can use 65w cpus.
-Came updated with most current BIOS dated 1/2020.
Cons: -No cons.
Overall Review: I bought this because I needed a small pc to run Kubuntu 20.04, which is an awesome OS btw. I paired it with an i5-9400 and 8gb of memory. It is a fast ,quiet little machine that fits under my widescreen monitor stand.
Take your time taking it apart and putting it together. Its a very small form factor pc and you have to be careful with it. This is not a con, just throwing it out there for everyone interested in buying. I highly recommend this item.
Pros: Fast cpu for the money. 6 cores for sub 200 dollars.
It runs amazingly cool under the included stock fan.
Cons: No cons to speak of ...yet.
Overall Review: Would recommend for a budget minded build or in general. You really can't go wrong. It works fine with the b360 tier of boards also.
Pros: Asrock quality and reliability. This is the 4th motherboard I have used for a build from Asrock and it's rock solid as always.
Paired this with an i5 8400 and its working fine right out of box. I did update the BIOS via the utility in the settings options and it went smoothly. Can't beat this for the price and performance.
Cons: Not really a con .This is a micro motherboard, obviously.This board , if you have a longer gpu it is going to rest atop the fan chassis connection behind that slot if you are using it, and I do. I had to really finesse the wiring to get my gpu to work, but it's in there and there is no problem. That is really my only complaint about this board and it's one I can live with.
Overall Review: Would recommend this board for any locked 300 series cpu that is supported.
Pros: Definitely price and the performance at this price point is amazing.
That I did not have to get a new motherboard, just simply updated the bios with my previous Ryzen 1400.
I am probably the rare bird that has zero interest in overclocking or using a high end motherboard, but this thing runs nicely in my AsRock A320m.
THE PERFORMANCE OUT OF THE BOX. This thing flies through everything I can throw at it. Light gaming, Photoshop workflows. Coming from the 1400, I was skeptical about there being a huge noticeable difference but there is . Its paired with 3200mhz Patriot memory that I *thankfully* bought last year ahead of the huge price increases.
Cons: There really are no cons for me.
Overall Review: I would recommend this cpu to anyone on the fence about it.