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I'm starting a little ECC server build around the new Ryzen 3 2200G APU. Need help choosing a motherboard.

ABSOLUTELY NECESSARY:
Proper ECC support (running in non-ECC mode doesn't count)
5+ SATA ports OR 4+ SATA ports + 1x M.2 slot
Good long-term stability / reliability

PREFERRED:
Small form factor like microATX
4 RAM slots
cheap

MSI and ASUS BIOSes do not support ECC so they're out. I'm not overclocking at all, but ECC support seems to be more common on X370 boards and maybe on higher end B350 boards.

OPTIONS:
ASRock AB350M Pro4 MicroATX $75
ASRock X370 Killer SLI/ac ATX $100
BIOSTAR X370GT3 MicroATX $108
ASRock X370 Gaming-ITX/ac Mini ITX $140

The ASRock boards look perfect especially that $75 mATX BUT on newegg and amazon they have some longer-term reviews claiming system instability after months of use. It's unclear whether the reported issues result from morons with failed OCs or if there is actually a flaw with the motherboard.

The Biostar looks fantastic, but I can't find any long-term reviews on it.

Thank you for any input.

(And yes, I know that I will need to borrow an older CPU from AMD to flash the BIOS)
 
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