The holidays are here, so come and get it while the deals are hot! Especially when it comes to motherboards, they're the backbone of every PC.
What you need depends significantly on the CPU you've picked, what PCIE support you need, overclocking requirements, and more. For now, every motherboard here supports DDR5 RAM to simplify the purchasing process. As more deals come in for older Intel 600 series boards, they'll be added as the latest Raptor Lake is backward compatible.
The best deals for Cyber Monday: Quick links
- Alienware: Save over $500 on Alienware PCs
- Amazon: From RTX 3060 gaming PCs to $260 4K screens
- B&H Photo: Save over $400 on gaming laptops and more
- Best Buy: Up to $800 off 4K TVs, laptops & headphones
- Dell: Save on best-selling Inspiron and XPS laptops
- HP: Up to 69% off laptops, headsets, and monitors
- Microsoft: up to $400 off Surface, Xbox bundles, more
- Newegg: Save up to 39% off Nvidia RTX-powered laptops
- Samsung: Up to $2,000 of TVs, phones and appliances
- Target: Up to $100 off laptops, 50% off headphones/speakers
The best deals on motherboards for Cyber Monday
Intel Z790 Motherboards
ASUS ROG Strix Z790-E Gaming Motherboard |
was $479.99 now $399.99 at Newegg
One of the best boards money can buy, Strix has built a brand for itself, and ASUS GPU owners will find themselves right at home with this higher-end Intel board.
MSI MAG Z790 Tomahawk WiFi Gaming Motherboard |
was $319.99 now $203.99 at Newegg
Including the Newegg rebate, this is the lowest price it has ever been! The MSI MAG Z790 is a great entry point for a Z790 motherboard. With 17 of 20 reviews on PCPartPicker coming in at 5 stars.
Price check: $218.99 at Amazon
ASUS ROG Maximus Z790 Hero Motherboard |
was $609.99 now $529.99 at Amazon
The best of the best motherboards is currently only $10 from its lowest price point. If you're eager to overclock your 13900K to its fullest potential without worry, this is the board for you. Best in class.
Price Check: $529.99 at Newegg
Intel B760 Motherboards
AMD X670 Motherboards
AMD B650 Motherboards
MSI MAG B650 Tomahawk WiFi Gaming Motherboard |
was $259.99 now $194.99 at Amazon
MSI really delivered with this motherboard, now at its second-lowest price since release. Best paired with AMD 7600X or 7700X if you plan to overclock. Otherwise, look above to the X670E boards for higher-end CPUs.
Price Check: $219.99 at Best Buy
Asus ROG STRIX B650-A GAMING WIFI ATX Motherboard |
was $279.99 now $229.99 at Newegg
One of the best mid-range boards is at its lowest price ever. Much like the MSI MAG B650 Tomahawk, this is best paired with AMD 7600X or 7700X if you plan to overclock. Otherwise, look above to the X670E boards for higher-end CPUs.
Price Check: $279.99 at Amazon
Cyber Monday and lingering Black Friday deals are available, even more could come during the week. Nonetheless, the holiday season is still a great time to pick up PC components!
Frequently asked questions about motherboards
You might be wondering what the right motherboard is for you, and if that's the case. We're here to help simplify that!
DDR5 vs DDR4
You might wonder what the correct motherboard is for you, and if that's the case, we're here to help! If you're building a PC from scratch, there's no reason to use DDR4 RAM with the latest CPUs.
All you're doing is leaving performance on the table using an older technology. That is, unless you're upgrading your CPU to fit an Intel 600 series motherboard. If that's the case, it's completely understandable. But if you're buying everything from scratch, go DDR5 if you can.
Consider if you're overclocking
You'll have to ask yourself how much performance you need, though. If you're willing to pay a premium for overclocking or better overclocking performance, consider buying a higher-end Z790 board for Intel or X670 for AMD. This gives you better overhead for more efficient, higher, and more stable overclocks on your CPU.
What's the difference between X670E and X670 Intel boards?
- Better CPU overclocking capability
- Better RAM/Memory overclocking
- Full use of PCIE 5.0 lanes for X670E boards
AMD supports 44 5.0 lanes. The X670E boards make full use of these lanes. With X670, you only have access to four 5.0 lanes. The rest are PCIE 4.0 and 3.0. This means that if you're using an M.2 drive alongside the latest generation graphics cards, you can only have one device running on PCIE 5.0.
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