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Jhon F.

Jhon F.

Joined on 05/30/08

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Most Favorable Review

Works out of the box for Zen 2 / Ryzen 3000 series / Ryzen 5 3600

ASRock Fatal1ty B450 GAMING-ITX/AC AM4 AMD Promontory B450 SATA 6Gb/s Mini ITX AMD Motherboard
ASRock Fatal1ty B450 GAMING-ITX/AC AM4 AMD Promontory B450 SATA 6Gb/s Mini ITX AMD Motherboard

Pros: * Shipped with P3.30 bios (Ryznen 3000 support!!) * B450 chip is ideal budget choice for this form factor * Frequently goes on sale (see pcpartpicker for history) * USB-C is a nice touch * 3 total fan headers * M.2 slot * Built-in WiFi

Cons: * M.2 on the back * No M.2 heatsink * WiFi could be higher end / faster

Overall Review: Works great! Laid out nicely. I was pleasantly surprised that it shipped with the bios required to boot with a Ryzen 3000 processor - awesome!

Most Critical Review

Will most likely die on you

Seagate BarraCuda 7200.12 ST3500418AS 500GB 7200 RPM 16MB Cache SATA 3.0Gb/s 3.5" Internal Hard Drive Bare Drive
Seagate BarraCuda 7200.12 ST3500418AS 500GB 7200 RPM 16MB Cache SATA 3.0Gb/s 3.5" Internal Hard Drive Bare Drive

Pros: Good price-storage ratio.

Cons: Segate hard drives (not only from my experience but from that of my friends and as shown by statistics available online) fail quite often. When it comes to computer stuff, one of the most important parts of your computer - that is a part you don't want to fail - is your hard drive. I lost months of memories in the form of pictures, music, videos, etc. Spring for better quality (and a better company) when it comes to hard drives.

Overall Review: I have two 1TB western digital hard drives (one which I've had over a year) that work very well.

Great board packed with incredible features

GIGABYTE GA-F2A88XN-WIFI FM2+ / FM2 AMD A88X (Bolton D4) SATA 6Gb/s USB 3.0 HDMI Mini ITX AMD Motherboard
GIGABYTE GA-F2A88XN-WIFI FM2+ / FM2 AMD A88X (Bolton D4) SATA 6Gb/s USB 3.0 HDMI Mini ITX AMD Motherboard

Pros: Onboard 802.11 AC, USB 3.0, made for low cost high performance AMD chips, available hybrid crossfire (if you add a graphics card), the list goes on!

Cons: Space around the CPU is tight (see other). Motherboard temp readings are iffy.

Overall Review: The stock heatsink fits on this board, but is incredibly loud - especially in a mini ITX build. I opted for aftermarket. The following cooler will fit this board and has an incredibly low profile. Newegg title: Noctua NH-L9a 92mm SSO2 CPU Cooler