Best Budget Motherboards for Gaming 2021

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If looking forward to building a gaming computer from ground-up, one of the first things you have to consider doing is getting a good motherboard. If you fail at this, there is pretty little you can do to make up for your mistake. However, to prevent you from buying a board which is not good enough, we went to the market to fetch some gaming motherboards, then subjected them to serious tests.

And the result of that research in this article. This article presents 10 gaming boards which are cool for gaming. All you have to do is to read through the article and select a product of your choice.

1. Z390 Aorus Pro Wifi

First on our list, is the Z390 Aorus Pro Wifi, an affordable and excellent motherboard for gaming. This product is pretty popular and supports only 8th generation and 9th generation Intel processors. This board has a total of 4 RAM slots, and capable of having as much as 64 GB of main memory. The Z390 Aorus Pro Wifi is not the most interesting of all products we have to present, but it is a great choice for someone looking for an affordable product good enough for gaming.

  • 8th and 9th generation Intel processors
  • Multi-GPU support
  • Up to 64 GB RAM
  • 4 RAM slots

Price: $179.99

Pros

  • Great cooling

Cons

  • Could use more M.2 slots

2. ASUS ROG Maximus XI Code Z390

The ASUS ROG Maximus XI Code Z390 Gaming is the most expensive item we shortlisted, and buying one would not end up a regret. This board is a beast, designed for people who want to go into the extreme realm of the gaming world. The motherboard has support for only 8th generation and 9th generation Intel processors, and could be loaded with as much as 64 GB of RAM. Just like most gaming motherboards, this product supports the use of multiple GPUs.

  • 8th and 9th generation Intel processors
  • Multi-GPU support
  • Up to 64 GB RAM
  • 4 RAM slots

Price: $349.99

Pros

  • Dedicated water pump headers
  • Pre-installed I/O shield

Cons

  • Expensive

3. Gigabyte Z390 UD

This article was not written for only people with high budget, but also for people with low budget. If have a low budget for the gaming motherboard you would like to buy, the Gigabyte Z390 UD is a product you should consider looking into. This gaming board sells for about $100 and could use 8th generation and 9th generation Intel CPUs. However, one catch this product has, is that it has no SLI.

  • 8th and 9th generation Intel processors
  • Multi-GPU support
  • Up to 64 GB RAM
  • 4 RAM slots

Price: $109.99

Pros

  • Thunderbolt 3 ports

Cons

  • No SLI

4. MSI MPG Z390M Gaming Edge AC

Here comes a product we would not like you to miss, the MSI MPG Z390M Gaming Edge AC. The MSI MPG Z390M Gaming Edge AC is one of the best gaming motherboards you could possible lay your hands on. This product, like all other board that have been discussed so far, supports only Intel processors from the 8th and 9th generation. Trying to use a processor from an earlier generation would be tricky.

  • 8th and 9th generation Intel processors
  • Multi-GPU support

Price: $179.00

Pros

  • Feature-packed

Cons

  • Could be cheaper
  • Up to 32 GB RAM
  • 2 RAM slots

5. ASUS ROG Strix Z390-I Gaming

The ASUS ROG Strix Z390-I Gaming is a product pretty popular among gamers, and after trying it out, we deem it to be worthy of being included in this article. The ASUS ROG Strix Z390-I Gaming is a motherboard designed to work with Intel processors. And as you have probably predicted, it works with only processors from the 8th and 9th generation. If you have an older processor, you would have to get a new one. This board could be loaded with as much as 64 GB of RAM, but this can be done with only two DIMM slots.

  • 8th and 9th generation Intel processors
  • Up to 64 GB RAM

Price: $221.29

Pros

  • USB 3.1 port

Cons

  • No multi-GPU support
  • 2 RAM slots

6. Gigabyte X470 Aorus Gaming 7 Wi-Fi

The Gigabyte X470 Aorus Gaming 7 Wi-Fi is a board on the expensive side, and also a good motherboard for gaming. It sells for about $280 and would not disappoint you. Unlike the five boards that have been discussed so far, this product works with AMD processors, not Intel processors. However, you could also load this board with as much as 64 GB of main memory (RAM). If you would like to use more than one GPU, this gaming motherboard welcomes it.

  • Multi-GPU support
  • Up to 64 GB RAM
  • AMD processors
  • 4 RAM slots

Price: $278.19

Pros

  • Great room for expansion

Cons

  • Somewhat expensive

7. MSI X470 Gaming Plus

The MSI X470 Gaming Plus is a motherboard for people looking for a product which is cheap and uses AMD processors. This product would work perfectly fine with as much as 64 GB RAM. Not all cheap boards support the use of multiple GPUs, but one of the nice things about this product, is that it does. The MSI X470 Gaming Plus comes with a total of four RAM slots.

  • Multi-GPU support
  • Up to 64 GB RAM
  • AMD processors
  • 4 RAM slots

Price: $115.00

Pros

  • Cheap

Cons

  • Large

8. ASRock B450M-HDV

As we understand there are readers who would be interested in products selling close to $50, we decided to shortlist the ASRock B450M-HDV. The ASRock B450M-HDV happens to also do a good job, when it comes to gaming.

  • AMD processors

Price: $64.99

Pros

  • Cheap

Cons

  • No multi-GPU support
  • Up to 32 GB RAM
  • 2 RAM slots

9. ASUS ROG Strix X470-I

Here comes another gaming motherboard we could not afford leaving out of this article, the ASUS ROG Strix X470-I. The is not too expensive, and neither can we call it a cheap product. This motherboard would not disappoint you, and if happen to like, feel free to get it.

  • AMD processors

Price: $198.99

Pros

  • Great value for money

Cons

  • No multi-GPU support
  • Up to 32 GB RAM
  • 2 RAM slots

10. ASRock X299 Taichi

The ASRock X299 Taichi is an expensive product, but if you can afford it, you should not shy away from it. This gaming motherboard sells for over $300 and it is outstanding at delivering great gaming experience.

  • Intel Core-X series processors
  • Multi-GPU support

Price: $324.00

Pros

  • Outstanding performance
  • Up to 128 GB RAM
  • 8 RAM slots

Cons

  • Expensive

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