Best motherboard for Intel Core i5-13600K 2022

If you're planning to build a new PC around Intel's 13th Gen i5-13600K processor, you'll hear no complaints from us. The Raptor Lake CPU comes in cheaper than its primary AMD Ryzen competitor and is arguably the best all-rounder for the mid-range category, supporting both DDR4 and DDR5 memory speeds. Your motherboard options range from the balanced Z690 chipset to cutting-edge Z790 variants, and even a B660 board suits a budget spec.

Choosing the best motherboard for Intel Core i5-13600K

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Building a PC around the fantastic 13th Gen i5-13600K CPU gives you a wide range of options, from a budget-conscious mid-range rig to an enthusiast-level powerhouse. The MSI MPG Z690 Carbon Wi-Fi sits comfortably in the middle of almost every category with a reasonable asking price south of $400.

The Raptor Lake processor also supports modern motherboards like the Gigabyte Z790 AORUS Elite AX, touting the latest chipset alongside DDR5 RAM support for a similar price. Of course, you can push the boat out with a more extreme pick like the ASUS ROG Maximus Z790 Hero, which competes with some of the best motherboards if you can afford it.

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