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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Best Intel LGA 1151 Motherboards

10/16/2017 Update: added the Gigabyte Z370 Aorus Gaming 7 (earned a 2017 Approved award) and removed the ASRock Z270 Killer SLI/ac (earned a 2017 Approved award).

10/6/2017 Update: reviewed the MSI Z370 Godlike Gaming (no award, not listed).

10/2/2017 Update: reviewed the ECS Z270-Lightsaber (no award, not listed).

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Mini-ITX

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ATX

Mini-ITX

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Best Intel H110 Motherboard

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  • lsatenstein
    What was your algorithm for ranking the motherboards? There are so many models from which to choose, that making a decision would be like throwing a dart at a dart board.
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  • bluesdealer
    Isn't 1151 on the out, though? How is LGA 2066 looking?

    My last build screwed me over when I bought the last generation of a socket and couldn't upgrade without buying a brand new motherboard.
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  • Sgt-Hawker
    same boat as you are. And I don't want to buy an MB that will be outdated in 3 years. Reminds me of the 90s all over again. Computer is outdated once you open the box.
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  • Bebo_3
    Where are AM4 Motherboards ????
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  • Jeff Norris
    This information is completely out of date and incomplete.
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  • LaloFG
    MSI B350 Tomahawk is bullshit
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  • johnmetpt
    sdfasdf
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  • johnmetpt
    Oops, that was a typo. I am Web Developer looking for recommendation for a great motherboard. most of the times i dual boot my machine and i also want to run Adobe apps. can anyone suggest me something which is useful to me. BTW I am John Lewis working as a product manager at <a href="https://www.nayashopi.in/">nayashopi</a>
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  • WKCook
    And (@Bebo_3) where are the TR4 motherboards?
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