2019 gaming motherboards

So you dropped a ton of cash on you graphics card and CPU, and now you need a motherboard to tie the pieces together. This is usually put on the back burner since most people like to focus on the graphics cards, however, without a good motherboard your not going to get the full potential of GPU. We narrowed down the endless choices on the market to our Top 3 picks.

1. Gigabyte Z390 Aorus Ultra  


  • Good build quality and feature set

  • Vcore LLC that is stable as railroad track

  • Onboard sound so good I shelved my dedicated card

  • XMP works with no issues


  • Manual memory overclocking doesn’t work at all (could be issue with high-density 32GB set)

  • Poor placement of ATX12V connectors

  • Skimped on SATA cables

2. Asus Republic of Gamers Maximus XI Code  


  • Tonnes of rear I/O ports to be used including USB 3.1 Type A and Type C ports
  • Highly suitable for enthusiast overclockers



  • M.2 slots share space
  • Installing some cards will actually block some poorly placed LEDs

3. MSI X470 Gaming Pro Carbon 


  • On Board Intel WiFi / Bluetooth
  • High Quality Audio
  • Amazing price point


  • VRM Heatsink have very small thermal pad

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