Expansive Array of Computer Processors and Motherboards for Gaming


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When PC gamers are building computers, many forget the importance of choosing a good motherboard to go along with their electronic Frankenstein’s monster. Motherboards can go for anywhere from $50 to $900 for the ROG Maximus VIII Extreme/Assembly by Asus. Here are the best gaming motherboards for three price ranges to choose from, according to Digital Trends.

1.       X299 Aorus Gaming 9
2.       X399 Aorus Gaming 7
3.       Asus ROG Strix B350-F Gaming

The X299 Aorus Gaming 9 from Gigabyte is the best motherboard for about $500. It features Intel Core i9 compatibility, eight RAM sockets, and supports up to 128GB of dual-channel DDR4 memory and up to 512GB of Registered DDR4 quad-channel memory. It also features support for both Nvidia’s and AMD’s multi-GPU setups. It also features a robust lighting setup with a huge capacity for customization options.

The X399 Aorus Gaming 7 from Gigabyte comes in at a slightly more affordable $390. It features support for AMD’s Threadripper series, which allows for a slightly smaller investment in a slightly cheaper processor for around $750 than the Intel Core i9 processor, which goes for $970. The X399 has the same RAM capacity as the X299 and features three M.2 ports, eight SATA 3 connections, four PCIe expansion slots, and the same Nvidia and AMD multi-GPU setups. It features the same array of lighting options as the X299.

The Asus ROG Strix B350-F Gaming motherboard is the winner for the budget category, priced at $120. It supports AMD’s Rysen processors with an AM4 socket and a standard ATX form factor. It features four RAM slots and supports up to 64 GB of DDR4 RAM, capable of storing one M.2 slot, two SATA ports, and two PCIe expansion ports. For visual effects, AURA Sync RGB lighting plus additional 4-pin RGB headers provide a spectrum of colors with the ability to synchronize effects across AURA Sync enabled products. 

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