ASRock Releases H110M-STX Mini-STX Motherboard

Subject: Motherboards | July 28, 2016 - 10:04 AM |
Tagged: small form-factor, SFF, mini-stx, mini-pc, H110M-STX, asrock

The motherboard within ASRock's DeskMini mini-PC kit has been released as a standalone product, and this H110M-STX motherboard offers Intel processor support up to 65W in its 5" x 5" Mini-STX form-factor.

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Specifications from ASRock:

  • Supports LGA 1151 6th Generation Intel Core i7/i5/i3/Pentium/Celeron Processors up to 65W TDP
  • Supports Dual-Channel DDR4 SO-DIMM 2133
  • Graphics output: D-Sub, HDMI, DisplayPort
  • ALC283 Audio Codec
  • 2x SATA3, 1 M.2 (PCIe Gen3 x4)
  • 3x USB 3.0 (Type-A & Type-C from front I/O; 1 from rear I/O)
  • 3x USB 2.0 (2 from onboard header; 1 from rear I/O)
  • Intel Gigabit LAN
  • 1x M.2 (Key E for WiFi + BT module)

Like thin-Mini-ITX motherboards the H110M-STX requires an external 19v power adapter. ASRock recommends a 120W adapter for 65W CPUs, while 35W Intel CPU builds can manage with a 90W adapter.

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As to availability/price, this has yet to appear in the usual e-tail channels in the U.S., with no results currently on Amazon or Newegg. ASRock's larger H110-ITX board sells for $69.99, so this may give us an indication of where pricing might be - though the smaller STX form-factor could increase cost.

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A sub-mITX form-factor might seem a bit unnecessary, but the smaller board does provide builders with a way to create their own mini-PC boxes with upgradable processors. Naturally, one would need an enclosure for this tiny motherboard, and the only one I have seen thus far came from SilverStone's booth at CES - though ready availability for all products in this newest form-factor is still an issue.

Source: ASRock

July 28, 2016 | 02:02 PM - Posted by Anonymous (not verified)

Few comments..

Always enjoy these Asrock releases. They are basically the only ones of the big manufacturers that try to do these specialized, original designs.

July 28, 2016 | 02:24 PM - Posted by Tim Verry

Man, a green motherboard!

July 29, 2016 | 11:50 AM - Posted by Anonymous (not verified)

Needs thunderbolt for external GPU!

August 1, 2016 | 02:12 PM - Posted by ButtonPuncher (not verified)

Was I the only person to think, "Intel is making consumer motherboards again?" (That AsRock mobo box looks just like how all of the Intel mobo boxes used to look.)

August 25, 2016 | 07:16 PM - Posted by Anonymous (not verified)

Looks of stuff for such small board!

August 25, 2016 | 07:25 PM - Posted by JohnLu (not verified)

Such small design, I wonder what kind of coolers used here.

November 26, 2016 | 05:34 PM - Posted by Anonymous (not verified)

The standard intel CPU cooler or an after market unit like the Cryorig C7 if tight in headroom or if not, then either the cooler master 212 evo OR cryorig h7.

November 11, 2016 | 01:28 PM - Posted by Andrew Shriver (not verified)

I bought this motherboard but I don't know how to select a power supply with the right size connector. The spec just describes the voltage and watts. Any ideas?

November 26, 2016 | 05:31 PM - Posted by Anonymous (not verified)

Please take a look at the asrock deskmini 110/110w that uses the same motherboard in a 5x5 inch chassis and power supply.

March 23, 2017 | 12:54 PM - Posted by Anonymous (not verified)

I have now built 4 of these mini STX PC's in the small VT01 silverstone cases and used their low profile cooler, the SST-NT07-115x to complete it. All 4 PC based on the ASUS H110S1. I tried to install one with the Asrock board but did not succeed as the board and cooler were not compatible. You cannot fit a CPU cooler with a frame below the board as it will touch an alu heatsink strip!!! So guess you have to go for a cooler that uses the plug in fixture like that of the stock intel cooler.

March 23, 2017 | 12:57 PM - Posted by Anonymous (not verified)

PSU = asus/toshiba notebook type
Cooler = low profile, stock will not fit at all in Silverstone case

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