SFF.Network ASRock DeskMini at Computex 2018

ASRock's DeskMini line, the proponent of the STX and Micro-STX form factors, is undergoing a tonne more development. More layouts, new chipsets, and overall, a determined promise from the manufacturer to continue the STX family of form factors, something we are wholeheartedly behind. Lets see what ASRock had on display.

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xcrco

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Thanks for the update, its a great news indeed they're continuing expanding the stx from factor, yay for amd stx board! hopefully am4 in the following months!
 
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sgtspiff

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Great news.
Love it when the large manufacturers make the cases smaller. Most of them use just way too much free space inside the "small" product line.
 

ondert

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Yaaaayyyy AM4 STX! ..and I liked the XL version, with more headroom for cpu cooler you can just put beefier cpus.
 

chinevo

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No, please, no, no


Useless and very high ports. My suggestion:
 
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Useless and very high ports
Depends who your selling it too, there are lots of front of house / POS style deployments where serial and VGA are still well deployed for example.

Im still waiting for an mSTX board w/ an SFP+ cage, can dream I suppose.
 

matt3o

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I agree on serial and VGA ports. PS/2 port is a gaming thing and could be a good selling point actually.

Anyway they are still very hard to find, especially without case and GPU.
 

confusis

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Guys, that is a prototype version :p With the location of the socket on the board, the tall ports aren't an issue. I'd expect a more modern IO on a consumer focused production version.
 
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dotch

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Mar 25, 2017
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Great to see progress...if only the z370 ones were available here in Europe.

The slim version is exactly what I am looking for. Any more info on availability?
 

Solo

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I'm using this thread to ask a serious question.

What CPU should I get for the B250 DeskMini? I was using an i5-8400 in my last Coffee Lake machine, so I don't need overkill. Not that the DM can handle overkill CPUs anyway.

@confusis @Everyone
 

simmtuck

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I'm using this thread to ask a serious question.

What CPU should I get for the B250 DeskMini? I was using an i5-8400 in my last Coffee Lake machine, so I don't need overkill. Not that the DM can handle overkill CPUs anyway.

@confusis @Everyone
i think you can put pretty much any non-k kaby or sky lake processor in it that you want. I have an i7-7700 in mine and with the noctua cooler it's lovely. idles at 24-25c in a 21c room, with fan setting in asrock bios on level 2 out of four rpm increases available.
 
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Solo

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I was leaning heavily towards the 7700. I was also trying to figure out of the "t" variation would make sense in the system as well.