How to Pick the Correct Motherboard (Beginner’s Guide)

– Apologies for the lack of audio in the previous upload. Should be fine now. Use the guide below to aid in the selection of your next motherboard!

Have an AMD Ryzen CPU?
For up to the R5 1600X (
ASRock AB350 Gaming K4:
MSI B350 Gaming Plus:

For the R7 1700 and above (
Gigabyte X370 Aorus Gaming K7:
ASUS Prime X370 Pro:

Have an Intel Kaby Lake CPU?
For all non-K SKUs up to i7 7700 (
ASRock B250M HDV:
MSI H270 Gaming M3:

For all K SKUs up to i7 7700K (
ASRock Z270 Taichi:
ASUS ROG Strix Z270E Gaming:

Have an Intel Coffee Lake CPU?
Gigabyte Z370 Aorus Gaming 7:
MSI Z370 Gaming Pro Carbon AC:

(For Threadripper, I recommend) ASUS ROG Zenith Extreme:
(For Sky/Kaby-X, I recommend) MSI X299 SLI Plus:


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