Really dig it, but a few hiccups
Note: i work in it and have been assembling computers since the days of dos, cpm and 286 computers. My first home computer was a commodore vic 20 to give you some perspective.I have a real love/hate relationship with the asrock deskmini 110. I received it earlier today (thanks usps for leaving it out in the rain). After gathering all the other parts together, i sat down to do the install. I wanted this to be a real desktop killer. Something that could do heavy photography editing, but small enough that i could easily pick it up and take it with me to the in-law?€™s or in the rv. I didn't need a gaming rig--well, games that can get by with integrated graphics.The form factor is superb! I love the design! It?€™s really only about the size of the power supply for a matx computer. It was relatively easy to install most of the parts.The difficulties:#1 the most difficult thing to install is the tiny wire clips that attach to the wireless m.2 card. These things are so tiny, i needed my 10x loupe and an assortment of needle nose pliers. These are not for the inexperienced user! I think i spent the better part of an hour trying to get those two wires attached to the card.#2 after spending hours & hours online looking at the dimensions of cpu coolers, i finally settled on a cryorig c7, which is a thing of beauty (i?€™ll try to post a review of that as well). I needed something that would fit within the small case (stock cpu fans fit just fine) and be able to cool an i7 running at 100% for long periods of time importing and processing raw photos and 4k video. Well, for those of you wondering, it doesn?€™t fit. It needs about 0.5mm more clearance. I think the thickness of a sheet of paper would be enough to make it work. It does fit in the case after bending some bits out of the way, but the case grill rests up against the fan. It is so close that the fan does actually run, but makes a ton of noise since it?€™s rubbing. This is my bad on my part. I love the cryorig design and low noise-level, it just doesn?€™t fit & that?€™s my fault. Pcpartpicker will need to add this info to their website.#3 if you plan to use a 2.5?€ ssd, you may want to consider getting that right up front, because you?€™ll need to remove the mobo from the plate to get to the screws. Not a big deal since it?€™s only 4 screws to get the mobo off the backplate. It as well uses a tiny connector/adapter for the sata storage. It is very nice to be able to add the two drives in addition to the pci-e solution. That was well thought out on asrock?€™s part.No other problems fitting the ram (it has so-dimm slots), the pci-e storage (on top of the board as opposed to many other mitx boards that have it on the bottom), etc.Next step for me to either get a stock i7 cooler, or something a few mm shorter. Once i get it running, i?€™ll post an update with some benchmarks.