Novatech stocks a huge variety of motherboards from industry leading brands such as MSI, Gigabyte, ASUS and more. A computer's motherboard is its main circuit board - if the CPU is the "brain" then the motherboard is the "body", as it connects directly or indirectly to every part of the computer and allows all the parts of your machine to receive power and communicate with one another. There are just two essential things to consider before purchasing: size (also known as form factor) and chipset.
ATX and micro-ATX motherboards have powered computers around the globe for over twenty years. ATX has been adopted as the quintessential motherboard, with a larger size that means it can fit more expansion slots, USB ports and serial AT attachments (SATA). But its smaller cousin, the micro-ATX, benefits from a reduced size that leaves a smaller footprint and a cheaper price.
We also stock a range of mini-ITX motherboards, the smallest form factor, for those interested in designing compact, space efficient PCs.
Whatever your motherboard requirements, Novatech can meet them with our expansive range.
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Choosing which size fits your computer is the easy part; figuring out which CPU you are using will inform what socket you’ll need on your motherboard. Generally, you will want to use the latest releases to benefit from maximum life-span and future reliability.
The chipset supports each socket, allowing your CPU, memory and components fitted in expansion slots the most effective communication. A chipset will define the type and limits of communication to your CPU, making it one of the most important decisions when buying a motherboard, and is reflected in both cost and naming schemes. For example, the Z490 and X570 currently represent the highest-end motherboards available to Intel and AMD, offering the most features and support over their lower-end counterparts.
Upgrading a computer's motherboard can require a high level of technical know-how, so why not remove all the worry and try one of our Motherboard bundles or Barebone systems? They’ll sort you out with all the key components, from motherboard and CPU pairings, to the CPU cooler and memory.
Whatever your choice, Novatech are here to help.
If you're a serious PC builder, you'll probably know exactly what motherboard you need. But if you're not, or perhaps just starting out, you need to make sure your Motherboard socket is compatible with your CPU. If you aren’t sure where to start, and our Motherboard and Barebones Bundles aren’t for you, why not have a read of our mini-series of blog posts on how to choose your custom PC parts?
We stock all the leading brands of Motherboards at Novatech including Gigabyte, Asus, MSI, Asrock and EVGA. So, if you're a brand loyalist and like to keep your motherboard and graphics card all from the same brand, we have you covered.