More or less you need a Z170 or a ROG Maximus as they’re guaranteed to fulfill the needs of your CPU and allow you to overclock your CPU to its limits without any problems. And for that, we have three promising options.

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Top 3 Gaming Motherboards

1. ASUS ROG MAXIMUS VIII – The Best Gaming Board

The Asus ROG Maximus VIII is the most expensive motherboard of this list, however, don’t discard it yet, it deserves the fame it has.

The ASUS ROG Maximus VIII has been a top-performing motherboard not only for the Socket 1151 but also for the old generation of CPUs. It has gained its fame by providing high performance with a very minimal hardware dysfunction, from the 3 this one probably has the lowest reported hardware problems & refunds, this should surely set your mind at ease. If you’re looking for something that absolutely cannot fail or if you cannot afford to wait for another motherboard if yours has any dysfunction upon arrival.

Besides its high satisfaction rate, the ROG Maximus is also equipped with the “SUPREME FX” like the Z170 Pro Gaming from Asus which is part of this list as well; this is perfect for gamers and people who like to listen to music. It also has “Sonic Sense Amp” which is a feature that will automatically detect your headphone’s impedance and adjust its built-in amp so that you do not have to do any setting configuration to acquire crystal clear sound. It provides you with a significant bonus for those who don’t understand much about these settings or just don’t have the patience to tweak them.


As expected the reviews for the ROG Maximus just like the other ones, it’s also quite positive, I mean, if it weren’t we wouldn’t have included it here right? After all, we are only after the top performing boards.

  • Great Design.
  • USB 3.1 Ports.
  • Allows Overclocking.
  • Highly regarded as the top 1 consumer choice.
  • High Satisfaction Rate.
  • Most features and extras when compared to all other options in this list.
  • Most expensive on this list.