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ASROCK H110 DESK MINI SERIES

A LOT OF PROMISE – SOME ISSUES

The ASROCK H110 Desk Mini offered a lot of promise; however there are some issues.

First let’s look at it strengths

New Intel® Mini-STX Form Factor
Support Socket 1151 Type CPUs (Max. TDP 65W)
Three Graphics Outputs (D-Sub/HDMI/DP)
Space for Standard Intel® Box Fans
USB 3.1 Gen1 Type-C
Room for two 2.5″ HDDs/SSDs
1 x M.2 Slot for WiFi + BT Module
1 x M.2 SSD Slot (PCIe Gen3 x 4)

The Model H110W comes with the Wi-Fi Chip

This is a NUC, so it can take up to a Kaby Lake i7-7700 CPU.  One has to install laptop memory and Storage, which seems to be easy enough.

There are issues with a limited set of output ports. Only 1 USB 3.1 Type C port.

However, for a SFF Computer, it might be a good deal.

A fully loaded ASRock H110W with a i7-7700, 500GB NVMe SSD, a 1 TB HDD could be a real monster of a small form factor computer.

The downside is that the Audio may be limited to stereo because the motherboard uses an ALC283 Codec chip. However, most people are happy with stereo.

Audio is provided through a Realtek ALC283 codec in the integrated Azalia audio processor in the PCH.
SOURCE: — TWEAKTOWN

To be fair, Turnhardware says it is capable of 5/7 channel audio through the HDMI, though I am not sure if that has been tested.

Another downside is that the motherboard may not be able to take future Coffee Lake CPUs. We shall have to wait?

If you are happy with Kaby Lake, and with only stereo, this is the one to beat. It is very impressive.