Motherboards

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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