Best Motherboards for NZXT H1 in 2022

NZXT H1 (Image credit: Rich Edmonds / Windows Central)

The NZXT H1 is a compact chassis, only supporting Mini-ITX motherboards. If you buy an ATX board, it won't fit inside the PC case. I've rounded up some of the best motherboards for both Intel and AMD that will work well with the H1.

Choosing the right motherboard

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You'll need to pick a Mini-ITX motherboard for the NZXT H1 case, which narrows down our search somewhat, but you'll need to decide on which platform you wish to use: Intel or AMD. That, and the budget needs to be checked to see how much you can spend on a board. I rounded up four recommendations, two for each platform, that should provide ample functionality for your PC build.

The best pick for AMD goes to the ASRock X570 Phantom Gaming. Not only does it have an excellent component setup with high-quality capacitors and decent power delivery, but also Thunderbolt 3. That's right; there's Thunderbolt 3 on this AMD motherboard. You could install any Ryzen 3000 processer on it, too, including a Ryzen 9 if you want to create a powerful compact PC.

For Intel fans, the ASUS ROG Strix Z490-I Gaming is an excellent choice. Like the AMD ASRock recommendation, this motherboard comes with the best chipset available, Intel's Z490 chipset. This provides Wi-Fi 6, M.2 slots, plenty of other expansion ports, and 2.5Gb LAN. Throw in a 10th Gen Intel CPU, and you've got one powerful small 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.