Best Motherboards

This page contains our recommendations for motherboards with Intel's mainstream LGA-1151 socket. These include the Skylake family of processors and the Z170, H170, and H110 chipsets. For recommendations for motherboards supporting Intel's high-end LGA-2011v3 socket and X99 chipset, see our recommendations on the next page. Skip to the last page for all AMD-based boards.

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  • Jamroast
    How is the gigbyte GA990FX not on here?
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  • okoyos
    Do you have a recommendation for an X99 ATX board?
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  • NickNasc2
    I am curious why nothing from EVGA is here? I have been using their MOBOs and Graphic cards for many years and wonder why they are not mentioned? Does Tom's have some sort of beef with them?
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  • Malik 722
    surprised not to see gigabyte gaming 7 in the round up.it's also a great board with both value and features out of box.
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  • JCGod
    Gigabyte z170x Gaming 7???, for me is the best price/performance/features
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  • Bsquared
    When can we expect to see some X99 atx motherboards for review?

    Thanks!

    Bsquared
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  • alexojedav
    Tom, many thanks for the articles info. They have been very helpful. Im currently trying to build a system, but im having a hard time finding a Motherboard that will accommodate the components I want . Id like to have one Xeon 18 core processor, 256 GB of RAM, and two Nvidia Geforce 1080 graphic cards, 3 or 4 1TB SSDs and 6 HDD on RAID 5. Which MOBO would you recommend for this? Id appreciate your help, tips or suggestions very much! Cheers!
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  • Mimran
    I want to build a system for protools 12 HD and I am on a tight budget. Please recommend me the hardware.
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  • SCANNERMAN777
    I agree with BSQUARED. We need to see more X99 ATX motherboard reviews including X99E ATX reviews and reviews on X99 boards boasting usb 3.1 and M.2.
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  • Sanjoy Alosius
    Plz suggest a top gigabyte motherboard with LGA1155 Intel socket and an H61 chipset
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  • Sanjoy Alosius
    Plz suggest me a top gigabyte motherboard with LGA1155 Intel socket and H61 chipset there are a lot of them in the series
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  • MasoudJabbari
    Hi.im about to buy a new set of pc and im really confused ?? can you suggest some of gaming set of computers?i would be glad if motherboard is intel platform.
    Thanks
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  • SteveOoO
    oops, recommend waiting until after mercury retrograde cycle is finished on Jan 8th, before buying any electronics, or you risk getting a dud
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  • SCANNERMAN777
    Anonymous said:
    Hi.im about to buy a new set of pc and im really confused ?? can you suggest some of gaming set of computers?i would be glad if motherboard is intel platform.
    Thanks


    For gaming it's a no-brainer: The latest Skylake platform is #1 bar none.
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  • OhAlAmin
    Any recommendation for 1150 sockets?
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  • ahuja289
    Best Intel Z270 & H270 Motherboards. When???
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  • Thomas_234
    I want to buy a new pc and your reviews are quite excellent but I still cant decide between Asus or Gigabyte. What I have in mind is to get Gigabyte Aorus Z270x Gaming 7 or the Asus Maximus Hero 9. Whats the difference between these two boards and also the difference between Asus Maximus 9 and Asus Maximus 9 ROG. Also I considered Asus Maximus Formula but its just to confusing what should I get.
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  • ahuja289
    Thanks for the update but what about H270 motherboard cuz I'm looking for an non-oc motherboard for Intel i5-7500. Pls reply..
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