It’s time to open up new power pathways for your PC with the MSI motherboards category. The motherboard is the foundation that holds aloft all the other parts of your PC, and you find some true Atlases here: from lighting fast premium options to budget MSI motherboards that are bursting with power - get shopping!
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Looking to buy MSI Motherboards?
Whether you’re building a brand new computer or looking for an efficient way to squeeze the most power out of the components in your current set-up, a new motherboard is a fantastic starting point. Just as fantastic are the options offered up by Taiwanese gaming hardware specialists MSI.
Why should I upgrade my motherboard?
When you want more power out of your PC, there are some obvious components in the replacement line-up. If you want better graphics, get a better graphics card. If you want more processing speed, you need a more advanced CPU. But why should you upgrade your motherboard?
Well, you can think of your motherboard as the infrastructure that the rest of your PC uses to work at its peak. Just as you can’t open up the throttle on a racy sports car when you’re driving down a road filled with potholes, your shiny new components will go to waste if their connected to an outdated motherboard.
This is especially important for RAM upgrades. The latest RAM modules, DDR4, use a completely different set of pins to their older siblings. Without a modern motherboard you literally will not be able to connect new RAM.
But even if you’re not building a PC from scratch or upgrading a series of components at once, it’s still a good idea to upgrade your motherboard, as it will give a noticeable boost to older internals, particularly your graphics card. Just make sure your existing parts are compatible with your brand new motherboard!
So what makes MSI motherboards so great?
MSI were built on the promise of delivering hardcore gaming hardware, and their motherboards are no different. Thanks to the size of the company, the MSI motherboards range is large and has great options for both gamers with thick wallets and those operating on a shoestring budget.
Gamers with a big budget can look forward to plenty of great features, including multiple DIMM slots (where you install your RAM) that can handle up to 4,400 Mhz and slots for PCIe 4.0 processors and graphics cards, the latest iteration of the connection standard that operate at a blistering 64 gigabits per second.
For gamers who need to pinch their pennies, you’ll find older MSI motherboards here, plus newer boards that MSI have specifically designed for people who can’t afford to throw down triple figure fees for the latest ray-tracing effects. Despite being offered at a lower price point, these budget MSI motherboards still pack plenty of power. With high powered M.2 DIMM slots, super fast ethernet ports and overclockable options, you’ll swear you paid a lot more!
Many motherboards are built specifically for a certain processor manufacturer, and that’s the case with MSI motherboards. MSI favour AMD’s selection of processors, so if you’re building a computer entirely from scratch, this is the brand you want to go for. But where to shop them? Our fantastic category of AMD processors of course!