ASRock AB350M Pro4 Motherboard AMD Micro ATX AM4 £66.37 @ Amazon
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ASRock AB350M Pro4 Motherboard AMD Micro ATX AM4 £66.37 @ Amazon

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Edited by:"UnluckyForSome"Found 23rd Nov
So I just bought this for £5 more (doh!)

Great little mobo for the price, i'd say looking at the spec sheet on paper it's one of the best in class (lots of phases, dual M.2 support, USB type C). I've currently got an OC on my Ryzen 1700 @ 4Ghz with this board, and temps are fine. This board has beefy VRM heatsyncs, you don't need a X370 board for a good overclock! This would be perfect with a Ryzen 5 as well :-)

Seems to have good BIOS support too, a new version came out just yesterday! My ram worked straight away using XMP.

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Ooh so tempted to start a ryzen build.

Decent price, great option

Just what I need. Ordered

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ITMA32 m ago

So why?

It's a deal which is hot in the UK.

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ITMA5 m ago

You said "So I just bought this for £5 more"I asked why.

Haha i'm kidding

Was just that price last week and I needed a mATX motherboard, unfortunately Amazon won't refund me the difference!

They're so strict about that now that they must be losing-out by it.
Lots of people (people not very different to me) would just send it back and then buy another at the lower price.

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I thought about it, probably would have if I hadn't already installed it into my case! I wonder if I could order another one and send it straight back as if it was the original one haha

I'm not up to speed on Ryzen so a simple (stupid?) question. I'm used to Intel i3/i5 with their onboard graphics.

My impression is that Ryzen does not have a GPU in it. The motherboard has VGA, DVI and HDMI outputs so is there a graphics chip built into the motherboard? The specs suggest yes. Or do I need a separate graphics card?

imak2 h, 49 m ago

Ooh so tempted to start a ryzen build.


Same here, I'm desperately trying to justify it to myself. 🤔

Ian20141 h, 5 m ago

I'm not up to speed on Ryzen so a simple (stupid?) question. I'm used to …I'm not up to speed on Ryzen so a simple (stupid?) question. I'm used to Intel i3/i5 with their onboard graphics. My impression is that Ryzen does not have a GPU in it. The motherboard has VGA, DVI and HDMI outputs so is there a graphics chip built into the motherboard? The specs suggest yes. Or do I need a separate graphics card?


No the ryzen has no onbourd GPU,
and there is no GPU chip in the motherboard,
so you will need a GFX card.

The reason there are video outputs on the motherboard is to support the new line of APUs (CPU and good GPU combined) about to be launched.

I hope I don't sound a like a div, it says micro. Is this smaller than the average board? I.e for fitting cards etc, is there any space issues.
Im looking for a board...Cheers

ws007 - thank you for that explanation - all is now clear.

raquel201125 m ago

I hope I don't sound a like a div, it says micro. Is this smaller than the …I hope I don't sound a like a div, it says micro. Is this smaller than the average board? I.e for fitting cards etc, is there any space issues.Im looking for a board...Cheers


MicroATX is the size of the motherboard. There's mini ITX which is even smaller, and ATX that is the "regular full size", and E-ATX (extended), and even more than that.

MicroATX motherboards usually have only 2 pci express sockets, and are also less likely to support SLI/Crossfire. For most people that only plan to install one graphics card, even mini ITX is fine (they usually come with just one PCI express socket).

Seems like a great price, this or the Asus TUF B350M which currently qualifies for a free game?

Heat means I must understand all the things you said.

ws0075 h, 18 m ago

Same here, I'm desperately trying to justify it to myself. 🤔


I can do that easy, justifying it to the wife is so much harder

can you overclock chips with this board?

got a 1700 for 200,
ddr4 16gb 3000mhz for 130
im tempted to get this to complete my budget power build

where u get those prices from, very interested in a 1700 for £200

What RAM do people recommend? I know Ryzen can be fussy.

imak2 h, 44 m ago

I can do that easy, justifying it to the wife is so much harder


Ho that's easy just put the new PC in the old case and she'll never know the difference 😁

cigbunt1 h, 46 m ago

got a 1700 for 200,ddr4 16gb 3000mhz for 130im tempted to get this to …got a 1700 for 200,ddr4 16gb 3000mhz for 130im tempted to get this to complete my budget power build


Where did you get the 1700 for 200?

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ws0073 h, 41 m ago

Where did you get the 1700 for 200?

It was on Amazon for like 12 hours a couple of weeks back at £209, thats when I got mine and probably what he's referring to.

I received mine but it's just the bare motherboard in the box. Everything else is missing. No manual, SATA cables, m.2 adapters or IO shield

Gotta wait until 1st Dec for a replacement.

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FireOnAWire1 h, 12 m ago

I received mine but it's just the bare motherboard in the box. Everything …I received mine but it's just the bare motherboard in the box. Everything else is missing. No manual, SATA cables, m.2 adapters or IO shield Gotta wait until 1st Dec for a replacement.

Oh dear, how weird! At least it's Amazon, hopefully they gave you a fiver for the inconvenience!

UnluckyForSome25 m ago

Oh dear, how weird! At least it's Amazon, hopefully they gave you a fiver …Oh dear, how weird! At least it's Amazon, hopefully they gave you a fiver for the inconvenience!



Yeah the whole top tray you normally get that is missing. I bet it was a customer return they've tried fobbing me off with.

Nope. They just created a replacement order.
Never received money off whenever there have been problems.
Edited by: "FireOnAWire" 28th Nov

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FireOnAWire5 m ago

Yeah the whole top tray you normally get that is missing. I bet it was a …Yeah the whole top tray you normally get that is missing. I bet it was a customer return they've tried fobbing me off with.Nope. They just created a replacement order. Never received money off whenever there have been problems.

Oh that sucks, they seem really generous with me, they even gave me £5 gift balance when my order took an extra day to dispatch! Usually through the chatroom thing
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