Motherboards

Intel X299 Socket 2066 MicroATX & Mini-ITX Motherboards

The X299 chipset is Intel's flagship model for extreme desktop systems including gaming PCs and content creation workstations. With its LGA 2066 socket, this chipset supports Intel's most powerful desktop CPUs from the Skylake X and Kaby Lake X ranges. It supports quad-channel DDR4 memory, providing unparalled memory bandwidth. With up to 44 PCI-E 3.0 lanes available, these motherboards deliver masses of bandwidth for SLI and CrossFireX configurators, offering unrestricted performance in games and graphic intensive content creation applications. With heaps of USB 3.0, SATA 6Gb/s ports and overclocking features these motherboards are the ultimate platform for high-performance desktop PCs. These particular X299 models are micro-ATX or mini-ITX for small form factor desktop PCs.

Despite using the new Socket 2066, the external layout is the same as Socket 2011-3, so you can use any of these coolers with your new Socket 2066 motherboard.

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Intel Z370 Socket 1151 ATX & Larger Motherboards

The Intel Z370 chipset is the flagship chipset for Intel 8th generation Core processors, codename Coffee Lake. It supports two graphics cards, the most USB ports and is required for overclocking. These particular boards are full size ATX designs with maximum expandability.

Please Note: Despite utilising the same LGA1151 socket as 200 & 100 Series Motherboards, ONLY Intel 8th Gen. 'Coffee Lake' CPUs are compatible with these Intel Z370 Motherboards.

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Intel H270 Socket 1151 ATX Motherboards

The Intel H270 chipset is the mid-range chipset for Intel 7th generation Core processors, codename Kaby Lake. Compared to the more expensive Z270 chipsets H270 only supports a single graphics card, 2 fewer USB ports and does not support overclocking. These particular boards are full size ATX designs with maximum expandability.

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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 Z170 Socket 1151 Mini ITX Motherboards

The Intel Z170 is the latest chipset from Intel, designed for mid-range and high-performance gaming PCs and professional PCs using the new Intel Skylake CPUs. Choose a Z170 chipset motherboard for the ability to overclock a 'K' edition Skylake CPU for even greater performance and responsiveness. These mini-ITX motherboards are the smallest you can get, with a single expansion slot and fewer headers and ports than a micro-ATX or ATX motherboard, with a wide variety of manufacturers and models to choose from. 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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AMD X399 Socket TR4 ATX & Larger Motherboards

These motherboards are based on the AMD X399 chipset and are designed for the AMD Ryzen Threadripper range of CPUs. The X399 is the only chipset for these CPUs, and so features the highest number of SATA ports, USB ports and PCI-E lanes. These particular boards are full size ATX or larger designs with maximum expandability.

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AMD X370 Socket AM4 ATX Motherboards

These motherboards are based on the AMD X370 chipset and are designed for the AMD Ryzen range of CPUs. The X370 is the flagship Ryzen chipset, and so features the highest number of SATA ports, USB ports and PCI-E lanes. Choose an X370 motherboard over a B350 motherboard for more I/O and SLI and CrossFire support. These particular boards are full size ATX designs with maximum expandability.

Please note: The motherboards below with graphics outputs are designed for future AMD processors with onboard graphics. Ryzen 5 & Ryzen 7 CPUs do not have onboard graphics and require a discrete graphics card.

Please note: In order to use a AMD Ryzen 5 CPU with these Motherboards, you may need to update the motherboard BIOS to the latest version before installing the CPU.

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AMD B350 Socket AM4 ATX Motherboards

These motherboards are based on the AMD B350 chipset and are designed for the AMD Ryzen range of CPUs. The B350 is the mid-range Ryzen chipset, and so features a modest number of SATA ports, USB ports and PCI-E lanes. Unlike the more expensive X370 motherboards, B350 boards do not support SLI or CrossFire. These particular boards are full size ATX designs with maximum expandability.

Please note: The motherboards below with graphics outputs are designed for future AMD processors with onboard graphics. Ryzen 5 & Ryzen 7 CPUs do not have onboard graphics and require a discrete graphics card.

Please note: In order to use a AMD Ryzen 5 CPU with these Motherboards, you may need to update the motherboard BIOS to the latest version before installing the CPU.

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