We have a wide selection of LGA 1150 Socket Motherboards, from brands like Gigabyte, ASUS, ASRock, MSI, and others. The LGA 1150 socket supports Intel Haswell 4th Generation Core i7, i5, and i3 processors, making it easy to build a PC with great CPU performance. The LGA1150 series is one of Intel's best selling and most highly rated lines ever released.
FAQ & Section Info
What is LGA 1150?
LGA 1150 is also known as Socket H2. The LGA1150 socket has 1,150 protruding pins that make contact with the pads on the bottom side of the processor, thus rendering the name of the socket as well. Most motherboards with the LGA 1150 socket support integrated Graphics on the CPU and will have video outputs varying between VGA, HDMI, DVI, and DisplayPort.
What processors are supported by the LGA 1150 Socket?
The Intel LGA 1150 Socket supports the 4th Generation (Haswell) Core i7, Core i5, and Core i3 desktop processors, except for a certain few higher-end processors.
What RAM is compatible with LGA 1150 motherboards?
LGA 1150 socket motherboards are compatible with dual-channel DDR3 RAM.
What is the Best Budget LGA1150 Motherboard?
For low-end LGA1150 motherboards, we always recommend the MSI H81M-E34. For under $60 you get a lot of motherboard and a lot of features for a cheap price! This is a rock solid mATX board from MSI that will fit any standard ATX or Micro ATX case. The Intel H81 chipset is known for its stability and you get support for 2 x DDR3 RAM slots for up to 16GB of total memory. While that's not the greatest max memory support, it should be more than sufficient for most Windows 10 builds. Most other features on this board are pretty basic/standard but you should note that it does support frontside USB 3.0 which is important for many people.
As far as CPU support, you can handle all the most popular Haswell LGA1150 chips including:
- Intel Core i7-4790K
- Intel Core i5-4460
- Intel Pentium G3258
- Intel Core i5-4590
- Intel Core i5-4690
- Intel Core i3-4170
- Intel Core i7-4790
- Intel Core i3-4150
- Intel Core i3-4160
- Intel Core i7-4790K
- Intel Core i3-4130
- Intel Core i5-4690K
- Intel Xeon E3-1231 V3
- Intel Core i7-4770K
- Intel Core i5-4670K
- Intel Celeron G1840
- Intel Core i7-4770
- Intel Pentium G3260
- Intel Core i5-4570
- Intel Core i5-4670
- Intel Core i3-4370
- Intel Pentium G3240
- Intel Core i5-4690S
- Intel Pentium G3250
Is this the best motherboard that you can buy? Not quite. But it will get the job done. If you want to overclock you'll be able to. If you want to game, you'll be able to. So it wins our recommendation for something cheap that flat-out works.
MSI H81M-P33 - Similar to our choice but no USB 3.0 headers
MSI Z97 PC MATE - Z97 chipset. Unlocked. Great for overclocking. Supports 2-way CrossFireX
MSI Z97 GAMING 5 - Awesome look! 4xDDR3 slots. KILLER E2200 GAME networking. Crossfire and SLI support.
MSI Z97S SLI KRAIT EDITION - Black & White. USB 3.0 support. Crossfire & SLI
Gigabyte GA-Z97X-UD3H - 2-way SLI / 3-way Crossfire support (good for 4K gaming)