The motherboard is the heart of your PC and if you're building a rig with the new NVIDIA GTX 1660 Ti then you're pretty serious about building a great gaming PC. Fortunately, you don't have to worry about compatibility with your GPU, instead picking a motherboard that fits the feature set and more importantly, the processor you want for your machine. Whether you prefer Intel or AMD, these are great motherboards for your GTX 1660 Ti-powered PC.
The ASUS ROG Strix line of motherboards are known for two things. One is the over-the-top aesthetics that can be a little too much for even the more hardcore fans, but the other is high-quality components and VRMs. Being able to comfortably overclock a system with excellent performance and stability makes these motherboards a great choice for Intel system builders.
The X470GPLUS Performance Gaming is a solid secondary option, supporting up to 64GB 3200MHz DDR RAM, the latest Ryzen processors, and coming with the range-topping X470 chipset. This board supports fast networking, armored PCIe slots, and MSI's RGB lighting system. Not bad for the price.
For AMD Threadripper processors, this ASRock motherboard is solid as a rock and has a great BIOS for those who like to tinker. It supports up to 128GB of RAM, has built-in wireless and Bluetooth, and will support up to four GPUS and a trio of m.2 SSDs.
When you're tight on space, mini-ITX motherboards like this ASUS ROG Strix Z370-I Gaming are your best friend. There are two M.2 slots which can accommodate fast storage for the OS and games, built-in Wi-Fi antenna ports, two RAM slots, and space for a full-sized GTX 1080 Ti.
If you need more power than you can get from Intel Core i7 processors, you may want to upgrade to the Intel Core X-Series, which offers more beefy versions of Core processors. These CPUs also use a unique socket type and chipset. This board will allow you to take full advantage of the performance of the Intel processor with additional features like enhanced passive cooling.
Choosing a great motherboard is key to building a top class gaming PC. Whether you're using Intel or AMD processors, there are some truly amazing motherboards out there, and you no longer have to spend a fortune to get the best.
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