The 10 Best Intel Gaming Motherboards With RGB

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This wiki has been updated 10 times since it was first published in December of 2018. To true gaming enthusiasts, the image on the screen isn't the only thing that has to look good. Luckily, there are more ways than ever to outfit your new rig with bright, programmable, multicolored lights. Here are some of the fastest and most reliable Intel motherboards you'll find, with special attention paid to those with the best RGB lighting systems and power options. When users buy our independently chosen editorial recommendations, we may earn commissions to help fund the Wiki. Skip to the best intel gaming motherboards with rgb on Amazon.

10. Asus Tuf Plus

9. Gigabyte Aorus 7 Pro

8. MSI Meg Godlike

7. AsRock Phantom 9

6. Gigabyte Designare

5. Gigabyte Aorus ITX

4. Asus Prime

3. Gigabyte Aorus Pro

2. MSI MPG Edge AC

1. Gigabyte Aorus Master

Editor's Notes

December 21, 2018:

The 4 major integrated RGB systems are, in order of popularity: Asus's Aura Sync, Aorus' RGB Fusion, MSI's Mystic Light, and Asrock's Polychrome. From first to last, they're viewed as slightly less customizable, with a somewhat smaller ecosystem — but those factors can and have changed as the technologies have developed. What you likely won't ever see is more than one of those brands making their systems compatible with one another. While the Asus boards can sometimes be the prettiest, this generation of their normally awesome mainboards apparently skimps on the quality in important parts, for example the CPU voltage regulator modules. That's a big downside. If you're not worried about overheating or voltage spikes, and you really want a good-looking case, you may want to consider them, but stick to a high-end model. The AsRocks are are incredibly durable, but they don't have the greatest compatibility range, as far as RGB accessories go. MSI also makes some fantastic models, performance-wise, although many users find their control suite simplistic and a bit underwhelming. Gigabyte products, particularly the Aorus line, appear to strike a good balance between hardware capability and LED attractiveness. They also tend to have multiple onboard accent lights, also, they or the AsRocks will be best for overclocking.

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Last updated on December 28, 2018 by Christopher Thomas

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