Best Motherboards for Intel Core i5-10600K in 2022

Intel 10th Gen CPU
Intel 10th Gen CPU (Image credit: Intel)

Intel's Core i5-10600K is a capable mid-tier processor, but you'll need an equally solid motherboard to really get the most out of the CPU. We've rounded up some of the best motherboards around for the Intel platform, allowing you to choose from the very best to get the most out of your components.

Choosing the best motherboard

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To get the most out of your Intel Core i5-10600K, you'll need to carefully consider a few factors when shopping for a motherboard. You must match the processor to the socket and chipset, making sure it's all compatible. Then look at the feature list. Does it have M.2? Will it allow you to overclock the RAM and CPU? Then there's the price, which should always be considered.

Our top pick is the ASUS ROG Strix Z490-E Gaming. It's not the best motherboard for 10th Gen Intel processors, but it's also not the most expensive. It's our best overall recommendation primarily down to the price and available features, as well as build quality and chosen components. The VRMs are good, so too is the cooling, and you have a stellar platform for the Core i5-10600K.

However, if you want a little more, the ASUS ROG Maximus XII Hero Z490 is ready to go. This board is a monster. ASUS went all out with the components used and the overall build quality and design. You have everything here required for an enthusiast-grade PC.

Rich Edmonds
Senior Editor, PC Build

Rich Edmonds was formerly a Senior Editor of PC hardware at Windows Central, covering everything related to PC components and NAS. He's been involved in technology for more than a decade and knows a thing or two about the magic inside a PC chassis. You can follow him on Twitter at @RichEdmonds.