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Asrock Deskmini A300

Wed Aug 07, 2019 11:55 am

Looking to replace a z-box with a Celeron N3150. These look quite good paired with a Ryzen 65w chip. Anybody have one or experience with one?

https://www.newegg.com/p/N82E16856158064
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Re: Asrock Deskmini A300

Thu Aug 08, 2019 8:11 am

Well, I bought an open box one that had an additional 20% off. We'll see how it goes.

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Re: Asrock Deskmini A300

Thu Aug 08, 2019 2:52 pm

I've seen decent reviews of this. You can use the stock AMD cooler if you take off it's shroud.

Also, the best deal I've found for the platform is the 2200g, it's on major discount at Micro center for $60.

https://www.microcenter.com/product/503 ... lth-cooler

But if you don't live near one, Newegg still has it for $85. A full quad core, and a decent Integrated graphics gives this a a lot longer life than the 200GE, while not pushing the integrated PSU to it's limits like the 2400G would.
 
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Re: Asrock Deskmini A300

Fri Aug 09, 2019 1:10 pm

Man, too bad that's pickup only. :(

Newest charges sales tax now too, so I'll scour eBay.
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Re: Asrock Deskmini A300

Fri Aug 09, 2019 2:11 pm

Vrock wrote:
Man, too bad that's pickup only. :(

Newest charges sales tax now too, so I'll scour eBay.



Amazon has it for $80 too.
 
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Re: Asrock Deskmini A300

Fri Aug 09, 2019 2:21 pm

Also a sales tax collector. I see a couple potential deals on eBay...
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Re: Asrock Deskmini A300

Sat Aug 10, 2019 8:27 pm

Scored a 3200G, lightly used, with cooler, for $79 off eBay. Yee haw.
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Re: Asrock Deskmini A300

Mon Aug 12, 2019 3:49 pm

Vrock wrote:
Scored a 3200G, lightly used, with cooler, for $79 off eBay. Yee haw.



Not bad, just make sure the system has the latest bios update. The system predates Ryzen 3000, so if you picked up some older stock, you could have issue.

The 3200G is only about 5% faster than the 2200G, which is why I recommended just going with the old one.
 
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Re: Asrock Deskmini A300

Mon Aug 12, 2019 7:48 pm

Yeah it's not a huge bump but for the price I couldn't do better. Boy, I hope the bios is updated.
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