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

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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 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.