Best Gaming Motherboards

Updated January 2019
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  • 24 Models Considered
  • 10 Hours Researched
  • 1 Experts Interviewed
  • 360 Consumers Consulted
  • Zero products received from manufacturers.

    We purchase every product we review with our own funds — we never accept anything from product manufacturers.

    Why trust BestReviews?
    BestReviews spends thousands of hours researching, analyzing, and testing products to recommend the best picks for most consumers. We buy all products with our own funds, and we never accept free products from manufacturers.
    BestReviews spends thousands of hours researching, analyzing, and testing products to recommend the best picks for most consumers.
    BestReviews spends thousands of hours researching, analyzing, and testing products to recommend the best picks for most consumers. We buy all products with our own funds, and we never accept free products from manufacturers.

    Many hardcore gamers build their own PCs expressly for gaming, and the motherboard is the most important component when building or upgrading your equipment. Gaming motherboards have characteristics of their own that tailor them to the job. They will have a plethora of slots for RAM memory cards as well as USB ports to hook up with monitors, peripherals, and other hardware. They will have oversized ports for handling graphics cards. And, they will be capable of overclocking (setting the memory and CPU to run at speeds higher than their official speedgrade.) Prices run a wide range, from budget models to high-end, high-powered motherboards from manufacturers like Asus, Gigabyte and MSI.

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      Austin
      Writer
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      Enid
      Editor
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      Web Producer

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