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ASRock B365 Phantom Gaming 4 (Intel B365) Motherboard Review

By: Steven Bassiri | Socket LGA 1150/1151 in Motherboards | Posted: Mar 11, 2019 3:00 pm
TweakTown Rating: 91%Manufacturer: ASRock

What's Hot

 

High-end 3rd Party Chips: At the $100 mark we don't expect to find an Intel NIC, added ASMedia USB 3.0, or an ALC1200 NIC, but all of those are present on this motherboard.

 

Aesthetics: With built in RGB LEDs and even an IO cover, the motherboard looks high-end. Add to that three RGB LED headers, with one of those being addressable, and this motherboard starts to look better and better.

 

M.2 heat sinks: The motherboard has two M.2 slots, both of which have decent heat sinks.

 

 

 

What's Not

 

33%: A third of the VCore VRMs are not covered and cooled by heat sinks.

 

 

Final Thoughts

 

The B360 Phantom Gaming 4 is pretty loaded for a motherboard around the $100 mark. Intel NICs cost a pretty penny, and the ASMedia ASM3142 USB 3.1 (10Gbps) controller isn't cheap either, neither is the ALC1200.

 

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We didn't expect to find three RGB LED headers, nor did we expect to find an addressable RGB LED header. We were quite pleased with this motherboard, and even though it uses the less costly B365 chipset, which is based on the previous generation, you really can't tell the difference between this motherboard and one that uses the B360 chipset. Overall, we would recommend this motherboard for your 8th or 9th generation CPU.

Product Summary Breakdown

TweakTown award
Performance90%
Quality88%
Features92%
Value94%
Overall TweakTown Rating91%

The Bottom Line: The B365 Phantom Gaming 4 brings affordability and high-end features together.

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