Review: ASRock B550 Phantom Gaming-ITX/ax

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  1. Hilbert Hagedoorn

    Hilbert Hagedoorn Don Vito Corleone Staff Member

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    Priced at just over 200 bucks, meet one of the smaller B550 Chipset based motherboards we review, the Mini-ITX based B550 Phantom Gaming-ITX/ax review, at 17x17cm AROCK loaded this B550 motherboard wi...

    Review: ASRock B550 Phantom Gaming-ITX/ax
     
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  2. DeskStar

    DeskStar Maha Guru

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    Pretty solid little board. I might be looking at an extra small build here in a bit when the new 3000 series from Nvidia do drop.

    I'm stoked at how small the PCB is and how it will look with a proper waterblock on it. So small hopefully I can smash one inside a m-atx/itx build with some radiator action to pair with it.
     
  3. rl66

    rl66 Ancient Guru

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    Very nice review, very nice board... too bad that there is no APU to put on it yet.
    Because of that and that most of the GPU board are 2 or 3 slot, so this board will fight with mATX board that are less expensive for the same thing.

    I hope that B550 will have soon an APU solution to exploit this card in a real small chassis (it would be really kick ass)
     
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    rl66 Ancient Guru

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    or external pump/rad/reservoir there is silent all in one one kit that are really efficient with nice design
     
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  5. Kool64

    Kool64 Master Guru

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    That board looks funny next to the radiator. Not a bad price either for such a tiny board.
     
  6. Danny T

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    Cool little board but I don't think it holds a candle at that price without more audio connectors(optical) and bios flash/reset button on the back.
    You can do better Asrock, I really wanted your b450's replacement.
     
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    Personally I think there should be a disclaimer on Asrock board reviews, they do not offer warranties like other companies. ASRock provides 1 year warranty service to Authorized Distributors, users should refer to the retailer or original vender RMA & Refund policy. That should influence any buyers decision. To me the cheaper price simply is not worth it.
     
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    rl66 Ancient Guru

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    It's the classic legal warranty... On other hand my experience with Asus and MSI with RMA are the same, both have legal 1 year (longer warranty are extra) and special price for Asus where the cost to send your product is at owner's charge for RMA after the 1 year.
     

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