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Best Motherboards for Intel Core i7-10700K in 2020

Ready to put together a killer PC with the Intel Core i7-10700K? 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

When looking for the best motherboard for the Intel Core i7-10700K, you'll want to consider a few factors. Firstly, you need to make sure it matches your processor. Don't go choosing an older generation motherboard since it likely won't be supported. Next, take into account the ports and other internal features like M.2 slots. If you plan to overclock the CPU and RAM, you'll want to check that the motherboard can handle it. Usually, boards with an 8+4 phase or better configuration are good enough.

Our top pick is the ASUS ROG Strix Z490-E Gaming (opens in new tab). It's not the most advanced 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 i7-10700K.

If you want to go all out with your next PC build, look no further than the ASUS ROG Maximus XII Hero Z490 (opens in new tab). 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 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.