Motherboards - Intel

The motherboard is the central hub of a PC, the board to which every other main component connects – CPUs in the socket, memory in the DIMM slots, and GPUs, sound cards and other expansion cards in the PCI slots. Hard disks, SSDs, optical drives and front-panel ports also connect to it. Intel motherboards have numerous socket types, chipsets and form factors, so make sure you've got the right configuration before buying.

Intel Z270 Socket 1151 ATX & Larger Motherboards

The Intel Z270 chipset is the flagship chipset for Intel 7th generation Core processors, codename Kaby Lake. Compared to the cheaper 200-series chipsets Z270 supports two graphics cards, the most USB ports and is required for overclocking. These particular boards are full size ATX designs with maximum expandability.

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Intel Z170 Socket 1151 ATX & Larger Motherboards

The Intel Z170 is a fully featured, enthusiast-grade chipset, and supports all Intel 6th Generation Intel Core CPUs. Enjoy full CPU multiplier overclocking, multi-GPU support (depending on the motherboard's PCIe slots) and PCIe storage through M.2, MVMe or SATA Express. The ATX motherboards here have the most expansion slots, headers and ports of the Z170 range, and it also supports DDR4 memory across 4 memory slots up to 3000MHz. There's a massive variety in prices and available features, from under £70 to £200 and beyond – make sure your choice ticks all the right boxes for you. 05/08/15

Please note: In order to use a 7th Generation 'Kaby Lake' Intel CPU with these Motherboards, you will need to ensure you are running the latest BIOS version before installing the CPU.

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Intel B250 Socket 1151 Micro ATX Motherboards

The Intel B250 chipset is the most affordable chipset for Intel 7th generation Core processors, codename Kaby Lake. Compared to the more expensive chipsets B250 has fewer PCI-E lanes, so only supports a single graphics card, fewer USB ports and does not support RAID or overclocking. These particular boards are small form factor micro ATX designs with middling expandability.

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Intel H110 Socket 1151 Micro ATX Motherboards

These motherboards are based on the entry-level Intel H110 chipset for LG1151 Skylake processors. With no support for overclocking or RAID, these affordable boards are ideal for low cost, small form factor home and office PCs. 28/09/15

Please note: In order to use a 7th Generation 'Kaby Lake' Intel CPU with these Motherboards, you will need to ensure you are running the latest BIOS version before installing the CPU.

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