Motherboards

3XS Overclocked Bundles

Save yourself the hassle of picking and assembling all the components you need to upgrade your PC. Scan 3XS Overclocked Bundles are pre-built, tested and configured so all you need to do is screw the motherboard and cooler into your case. Our engineers have even overclocked the CPU too, ensuring maximum performance. Choose from a selection of bundles using the finest components, including Intel Core i5 and i7 processors, Corsair DDR3 and DDR3 RAM and Asus motherboards.

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AMD 970/990X/990FX Socket AM3+ Motherboards

Socket AM3+ supports both AM3 and AM3+ CPUs. These motherboards use AMD's 900 chipset series, its most recent, powerful and feature-rich, and are designed for FX-series processors. More affordable boards have fewer expansion slots and less features, while higher-end products introduce USB 3.0, increased multi-GPU support and advanced overclocking features. Make sure you update your BIOS, as newer FX-series processors may not work until you do.

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DIY Motherboard Bundles

Save the hassle of choosing all the components separately and upgrade your PC the easy way with a pre-selected bundle of components based around a new CPU and motherboard. These bundles will save you money as they are discounted compared to buying all the components separately.

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Intel H170 Socket 1151 Mini ITX Motherboards

The Intel H170 chipset is updated to supports all Intel Core CPUs for LGA1151 (Skylake). It also supports PCI-E based storage through M.2 and SATA Express, though not CPU overclocking or multi-GPU configurations. Still, it has plenty of connectivity and is generally much cheaper than a Z170 motherboard, making it an affordable option for mid-range systems.

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Intel X99 Socket 2011-3 Motherboards

The Intel X99 motherboard chipset is the current pinnacle of desktop computing. With its LGA 2011-v3 socket, this chipset supports Intel's most powerful CPUs, the Haswell-E range. It's also the first to support fast DDR4 memory, and does so in quad-channel. With up to 40 PCIe 3.0 lanes available, these motherboards deliver masses of bandwidth to SLI and CrossFire configurators, offering unrestricted performance in games and graphic intensive content creation. Heaps of USB 3.0, SATA 6Gb/s ports and overclocking features make these motherboards the ultimate platform for high-performance desktop PCs.

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Intel Z170 Socket 1151 ATX 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.

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Intel Z170 Socket 1151 Micro ATX 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 micro-ATX motherboards are a little smaller than full-size ATX boards so have fewer expansion slots, headers and ports, with a wide variety of manufacturers and models to choose from.

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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.

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