Asrock DeskMini A300 Series

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  1. bart5986

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    https://www.asrock.com/nettop/AMD/DeskMini A300 Series/

    I had this arrive from Newegg a week ago and I finally set it up how I want it and thought I would share.

    This is basically a mini case, motherboard, PSU and Wifi/BT module, you add your own CPU, memory and HDD.

    Specs
    CPU: Ryzen 2400G
    Memory: 16gb G.SKILL Ripjaws 3200mhz
    HDD: 1TB QVO Samsung (storage) + 120gb Kingston (OS)
    OS: Windows 10

    Installation took a while due to everything being small and fiddly.

    The AMD Ryzen cooler fits once you take the shroud off, but asrock also give you a smaller cooler.

    The memory was a bit of a waste as I just can't get the system stable at 3200mhz, only 3000mhz, most likely a motherboard limitation.


    I purchased it as a HTPC and found it works perfectly, the main reason I got something with this much power is for having a user friendly setup for Plex + Emulation through an easy console like interface.

    I'm using Launchbox with Dosbox/NES/SNES/N64/Gamecube/Wii/PS1/PS2. Wii U performance is only 50fps/60fps but I'm expecting that to improve once Cemu supports Vulkan.
     

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