A good motherboard is the heart of any gaming PC, and if you're pairing it with a GTX 1080 Ti, then you're pretty serious about what goes into your build. It doesn't have to cost the Earth, but you'll be looking for features, quality, and performance, like what you get with the ASUS ROG Strix Z370-F.
The ASUS ROG Strix Z370-F Gaming by ASUS isn't the most expensive board out there, but it comes packing some killer features for system builders. The brand is one that has been trusted by PC owners for many years thanks to its excellent components and solid gaming performance
The X470GPLUS Performance Gaming is a solid board for AMD fans, supporting up to 64GB 3200MHz DDR RAM, the latest AMD processors, as well as the range-topping X470 chipset. Fast networking, armored PCIe slots, and support for MSI's RGB lighting system are also included.
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 have a super-powerful CPU from Intel's Core X series that requires a heavy-duty motherboard, this is a solid option. It provides support up to 128GB of RAM, has five PCIe slots, three M.2 slots, Intel Optane memory, and has a pair of Thunderbolt 3 connections. It's also perfect for multi GPU setups.
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.
Choosing a good motherboard depends on many things, not least what you're going to be putting inside your PC. The choices here are perfect for a high-end gaming rig with an NVIDIA GTX 1080 Ti, whether you're using Intel or AMD, even for enthusiasts on both platforms using Core X or Threadripper
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