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Posted · Original PosterOP

So, I learned a lot of painful lessons recently about low-quality motherboards. However, I'm looking to make a low-cost PC for my TV, because I don't like watching TV shows on my desktop.

I figured I'd use one of my mistakes to salvage some of the parts I bought. I've got an R3 2200G that I'm going to use to make a small HTPC. I don't care about OCing the device, so I'm comfortable with using an A320 chipset.

Basically, I'm wondering if the Asus A320M-A is going to be reliable enough, or should I consider other options? ASRock as a manufacture is out, sadly (I bought an AB350 Pro4 and it nearly fried my 1600X--not overclocked, it provided like 1.52v on auto).

 

Thanks in advance for any recommendations.

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I don't see any reason why it wouldn't work.


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Posted · Original PosterOP
5 hours ago, PH.nischkar said:

Did you considered raspberry pi?

That's not an option. I'd like something that can handle 4k playback and emulation of at least a GameCube.

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1 hour ago, Debeant said:

That's not an option. I'd like something that can handle 4k playback and emulation of at least a GameCube.

But you are aiming for a low-cost motherboard while also aiming for 4k playback.
I'd say a good graphics card will set you a great number of bucks, but some low cost motherboard mostly are obsolete

 

Have you seen this? or are you trying to replicate it

 

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Posted · Original PosterOP
6 hours ago, PH.nischkar said:

But you are aiming for a low-cost motherboard while also aiming for 4k playback.
I'd say a good graphics card will set you a great number of bucks, but some low cost motherboard mostly are obsolete

 

Have you seen this? or are you trying to replicate it

 

Not trying to replicate that at all. As far as graphics, the Ryzen 3 2200G is an APU and the onboard graphics should be able to handle 4k video playback comfortably. Just to clarify, I'm only looking for 4k video--not looking to play games in 4k. Even with current gen graphics cards it's difficult to hit super-high frame rates at 4k. 

I'm not looking to completely cheap out, but this is one situation in which I REALLY don't want to spend a penny more than needed because of the use-case. If I want high end gaming, I've got my main PC after all. Sorry if I wasn't clear enough.

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