our choice as the cheapest z390 motherboard on the market

Cheapest Z390 Motherboard On The Market

The Z390’s have been out for a while, however, some new ones have come out due to the release of Intel’s 9th Generation, featuring CPU’s such as the I5 9600K, I7 7700K and the I9 9900K along with many more.

The good news is that for people who already owned High-End Z390’s all they (probably) have to do is update their BIOS from their Motherboards Brand Website and your firmware will probably be up-to-date and ready to use with both the 8th and 9th generation of Intel CPUs. This is also good news because there’s a chance that your z390 may very well be compatible with Intels next generation (which is very very far from us considering the 9th was just released).

The purpose of this guide is to help you find the best & cheapest option for your needs, if you don’t feel like ditching out 300$ for a high end motherboard, that’s fine and perfectly understandable, for most people a low-end Z390 is more than enough for overclocking & doing whatever it is they need to do.

Our Choice

MSI Z390-A PRO

Sale
MSI Z390-A PRO LGA1151 (Intel 8th and 9th Gen) M.2 USB 3.1 Gen 2 DDR4 HDMI DP CFX Dual Gigabit LAN ATX Z390 Gaming Motherboard
257 Reviews
MSI Z390-A PRO LGA1151 (Intel 8th and 9th Gen) M.2 USB 3.1 Gen 2 DDR4 HDMI DP CFX Dual Gigabit LAN ATX Z390 Gaming Motherboard
  • Supports 9th i9-9900K, i7-9700K, i5-9600K and 8th Generation Intel Core / Pentium Gold / Celeron processors for LGA 1151 socket
  • Supports dual channel DDR4 Memory, up to 4400(OC) MHz
  • Turbo M.2: PCI-E Gen3 x4 interface maximizes performance for NVMe SSDs
  • Core Boost, 8+4 pin CPU power connector, DDR4 Boost
  • Built for reliable operation
  • Operating System - Support for Windows 10 64-bit

This motherboard features everything you will ever need, be it overclocking, having 4 RAM Slots, Heat Dissipator, plenty of USB entries and many more features to offer.

The only downsides are not having inboard WIFI, not having the latest & best sound cards, not the best heat dissipator & limited RAM Overclocking capabilities.

SaleBestseller No. 1
MSI Z390-A PRO LGA1151 (Intel 8th and 9th Gen) M.2 USB 3.1 Gen 2 DDR4 HDMI DP CFX Dual Gigabit LAN ATX Z390 Gaming Motherboard
257 Reviews
MSI Z390-A PRO LGA1151 (Intel 8th and 9th Gen) M.2 USB 3.1 Gen 2 DDR4 HDMI DP CFX Dual Gigabit LAN ATX Z390 Gaming Motherboard
  • Supports 9th i9-9900K, i7-9700K, i5-9600K and 8th Generation Intel Core / Pentium Gold / Celeron processors for LGA 1151 socket
  • Supports dual channel DDR4 Memory, up to 4400(OC) MHz
  • Turbo M.2: PCI-E Gen3 x4 interface maximizes performance for NVMe SSDs
  • Core Boost, 8+4 pin CPU power connector, DDR4 Boost
  • Built for reliable operation
  • Operating System - Support for Windows 10 64-bit
Bestseller No. 2
ASUS Prime Z390-A Motherboard LGA1151 (Intel 8th and 9th Gen) ATX DDR4 DP HDMI M.2 USB 3.1 Gen2 Gigabit LAN
358 Reviews
ASUS Prime Z390-A Motherboard LGA1151 (Intel 8th and 9th Gen) ATX DDR4 DP HDMI M.2 USB 3.1 Gen2 Gigabit LAN
  • Designed for 9th and 8th generation Intel Core processors to maximize connectivity and speed with M.2, USB 3.1 Gen2 and ASUS Optimum II for better DRAM overclocking stability
  • Revamped 5 Way Optimization that has the intelligence to overclock a CPU based on smart prediction and thermal telemetry
  • 5X Protection III Hardware level safeguards with Safe Slot Core, LAN Guard, Over voltage Protection provide longevity, reliability. Fan Xpert 4 delivers advanced fan control for dynamic system cooling
  • Patent pending Safe Slot Core fortified PCIe slots prevent damage caused by heavyweight GPUs
  • 8 channel HD Gaming Audio featuring Realtek ALC887 high definition audio codec
  • DTS Headphone:X
SaleBestseller No. 3
Asus ROG Strix Z390-E Gaming Motherboard LGA1151 (Intel 8th 9th Gen) ATX DDR4 DP HDMI M.2 USB 3.1 Gen2 802.11AC Wi-Fi
306 Reviews
Asus ROG Strix Z390-E Gaming Motherboard LGA1151 (Intel 8th 9th Gen) ATX DDR4 DP HDMI M.2 USB 3.1 Gen2 802.11AC Wi-Fi
  • Designed for 9th 8th Generation Intel Core processors maximize connectivity and speed with Dual M.2, USB 3.1 Gen 2, onboard 802.11AC Wi Fi and ASUS optimum II for better DRAM overclocking stability
  • Revamped 5 way Optimization over clocks Intelligently based on smart prediction and thermal telemetry while FanXpert 4 delivers dynamic system cooling; Operating System Windows 10 64 bit
  • Gamer's Guardian ensures component longevity with safe Slot, ESD guards and DRAM over current protection
  • Pre mounted I/O shield ensures streamlined installation and represents ROG's attention to detail and quality
Bestseller No. 4
GIGABYTE Z390 AORUS Ultra (Intel LGA1151/Z390/ATX/3xM.2 Thermal Guard/Onboard AC Wi-Fi/RGB Fusion/Gaming Motherboard)
226 Reviews
GIGABYTE Z390 AORUS Ultra (Intel LGA1151/Z390/ATX/3xM.2 Thermal Guard/Onboard AC Wi-Fi/RGB Fusion/Gaming Motherboard)
  • Supports 9th and 8th Intel Core processors
  • Dual Channel Non ECC Unbuffered DDR4, 4 DIMMs
  • Intel Optane Memory Ready
  • 12+1 Phases digital VRM solution with DrMOS
  • Advanced thermal design with direct touch Heatpipe
  • Onboard Intel CNVi 802.11AC 2x2 wave 2 Wi Fi
  • Alc1220 vb enhance 114db(rear)/ 110db(front) SNR in microphone with WIMA Audio Capacitors
  • Intel Gigabit LAN with cFosSpeed
  • Rgb FUSION with Multi Zone LED Light Show Design, supports addressable LED & RGB LED strips
  • Smart Fan 5 features Multiple Temperature Sensors and Hybrid Fan Headers with FAN STOP
SaleBestseller No. 5
Gigabyte Z390 UD (Intel LGA1151/Z390/ATX/M.2/Realtek ALC887/Realtek 8118 Gaming LAN/HDMI/Gaming Motherboard)
98 Reviews
Gigabyte Z390 UD (Intel LGA1151/Z390/ATX/M.2/Realtek ALC887/Realtek 8118 Gaming LAN/HDMI/Gaming Motherboard)
  • Supports 9th and 8th Intel Core processors
  • Dual Channel Non-ECC Unbuffered DDR4, 4 DIMMs
  • New 10+2 Phases digital PWM Design
  • Nvme PCIe Gen3 x4 22110 M.2 Connector
  • Multi-way Graphics Support with PCIe Armor and Ultra Durable Design
  • Gigabyte exclusive 8118 Gaming LAN with bandwidth management
  • Support RGB Light strip in full colors
  • Cec 2019 Ready, Save power with a simple click
  • Smart Fan 5 features Multiple Temperature Sensors and Hybrid Fan Headers with FAN STOP
  • Lightning-fast Intel Thunderbolt 3 AIC support

FAQ

Can you overclock with the MSI Z390-A Pro?

Yes, you can indeed, you don’t have to worry about that as it’s been crafted with the ability to overclock as its main feature.

Is it compatible with both, Intel’s 8th and 9th Generation of Processors?

Yes, it’s compatible with both generation so it doesn’t matter if you have  8600K or a 9700k, you can use any of them with this motherboard & be satisfied with the results.

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