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Best motherboards for Intel Core i5-12600K 2022

You don't need to go all-out with an incredibly expensive motherboard for the Intel Core i5-12600K since it doesn't require an overkill power delivery design, but it can take advantage of high-quality components and DDR5 support. We've compiled a list of only the best motherboards for the Intel Core i5-12600K.

Choosing the best motherboard

You can't go wrong with choosing a good motherboard for the Core i5-12600K. It's a 10-core processor with fairly low requirements, meaning you can get away with a budget motherboard and even push the chip a little further than factory settings. The ASUS ROG Strix Z690-F Gaming is our go-to board for this processor, thanks to its impressive power setup and feature list.

If that's a little too much and you won't find yourself using DDR4 RAM, which will add yet more additional cost to the upgrade, there's always the budget-friendly MSI PRO Z690-A. This would be a match made in heaven should you already have DDR4 RAM modules available and wish to cut down on waste.

Rich Edmonds
Senior Editor, PC Build

Rich Edmonds is 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 over on Twitter at @RichEdmonds.