Best motherboards for Lian Li O11D Mini Windows Central 2021

It's important to consider the best motherboards for your PC builds, especially when going with a more compact PC. Depending on your budget, available size support, and which CPU you plan on choosing, there's a good selection of boards out there. Here's a collection of our favorite motherboards for the Lian Li O11D Mini.

ASUS ROG Strix X570-E Gaming

Best for AMD: ASUS ROG Strix X570-E Gaming

Staff pick

Rocking a fantastic chipset, the ASUS ROG Strix X570-E is a fantastic motherboard for any Ryzen 3000 or 5000 series CPU. You can install plenty of RAM and take advantage of the excellent stability and build quality.

ASUS ROG Strix Z590-E Gaming

Best for Intel: ASUS ROG Strix Z590-E Gaming

Staff pick

The Z590 is an excellent chipset for new Intel-powered PC builds, and this motherboard from ASUS has it all at a solid price. Whether you're going with 10th or 11th Gen from intel, this is a solid foundation for your Lian Li O11D Mini gaming PC.

ASUS TUF Gaming B550M-Plus

Best budget AMD: ASUS TUF Gaming B550-PLUS

Don't let the price tag fool you into thinking this motherboard isn't worth considering for budget-orientated builds. It's powered by the AMD B550 chipset and has plenty going for it. There's even a good enough power delivery design here for a Ryzen 9 processor.

ASUS PRIME Z590M-PLUS

Best budget Intel: ASUS PRIME Z590M-PLUS

A good Z590 motherboard doesn't have to cost more than half your PC budget, which is where the ASUS PRIME Z590M-PLUS comes into play. Coming in below $200, this board comes with an 8+1 power phase design, high-quality components, Fan Xpert 4 for a quiet and cool PC, as well as all the rear USB ports you'll need.

$175 at Newegg
Gigabyte X570 I AORUS Pro WiFi

Best AMD ITX: Gigabyte X570 I AORUS Pro WIFI

The X570 chipset and Mini-ITX form factor allow you to install this board inside a toaster. It'll handle even the more powerful processors, including the AMD Ryzen 9. This is a great option for a sleeper build inside the gorgeous Lian Li case.

MSI MEG Z590I UNIFY

Best Intel ITX: MSI MEG Z590I UNIFY

The Lian Li O11D Mini is a great compact case in that it doesn't require an ITX motherboard, but if you really want to use one with an Intel CPU, the MSI MEG Z590I UNIFY is a solid choice. This is a seriously compact motherboard but still manages to support DDR4-5333MHz RAM, PCIe 4.0, Thunderbolt 3, 2.5Gb LAN, and Wi-Fi 6.

Choosing the best motherboard

The Lian Li O11D Mini is not only a gorgeous PC case, but it can also take on full-size ATX motherboards. Usually, with more compact PC cases, you'll need to use only ITX motherboards, but that's not the case here, allowing for most motherboards to be considered for a PC build.

Our top picks for AMD and Intel processors go to the ASUS ROG Strix X570-E Gaming and ASUS ROG Strix Z590-E Gaming, respectively. These are largely the same board from ASUS but with an AMD or Intel chipset, as well as a few other minor differences. Both motherboards are excellent choices for a PC build.

You can go with a more affordable motherboard and still have an excellent time without stability issues, so long as you don't go overboard with overclocking. The ASUS TUF Gaming B550-PLUS and ASUS PRIME Z590M-PLUS are great choices for those on a tighter budget.

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