The 8 Best 1155 Motherboards

Building a PC is one of the most exciting part of a gamer or a tech geek.

But sometimes finding the right computer parts can become just as difficult as understanding technical terms.

So what are 1155 motherboards?

1155 motherboards are motherboards that use the 1155 processor socket. This socket allows you to put new generation processors in your PC.

Overall, 1155 motherboards come with better PCI or graphics card slots, better RAM slots, and better USB ports (USB 3.0 or higher).

With that in mind, here are the best 1155 motherboards that you can find anywhere:

Best 1155 Motherboards – Our Top 7 Picks

Top ProductsRatingsRAM Slots
1. GIGABYTE GA-H110M-H3.92 Slots
2. ASUS Prime H310M-E R2.04.52 Slots
3. MSI A68HM-E33 V24.02 Slots
4. ASUS P8H77-V3.11 Slots
5. GIGABYTE B150M3.54 Slots
6. DELL OptiPlex 990 DT5.04 Slots
7. LUSHAN P8H61-M LX3 PLUS R2.0 3.22 Slots

1. GIGABYTE GA-H110M-H

If you are someone looking for a motherboard that is compatible with DDR4 RAM and only need a maximum of 16GB RAM, then this motherboard is for you.

Because this motherboard has only 2 RAM slots, you can only add 16GB’s of RAM at max, which is still good enough for most people.

And although you can easily use this motherboard for gaming, I would recommend that this one should only be used for office work because this motherboard isn’t as future-proof.

This motherboard can successfully be paired with higher-gen processors like Intel Core i3-7100 and Intel Core i5-7400.


2. ASUS Prime H310M-E R2.0

This motherboard is the king of ultra-high performance at an affordable price.

With a maximum RAM memory size of 32GB, this motherboard can run DDR4 RAM more stably than many other normal motherboards.

This product is very user friendly, giving you control over changing the cooling settings by the use of fan expert software. So you definitely don’t have to worry about things heating up!

Also, the ASUS Prime H310M comes with two USB 3.1 ports at the back-end, and a USB 3.1 port panel at the front end to allow you to conveniently fast charge your devices or connect portable storage devices.


3. MSI A68HM-E33 V2

Looking for a budget upgrade for your old motherboard, but want a more reliable one? If yes, then this motherboard is for you.

I would personally use this if I know I am only going to use DDR3 RAM, but of more capacity as it allows you to add up to 32GB’s of RAM to your PC.

But the reason for why this motherboard is unique and reliable is that it comes with two cool features. One, the super-fast boot, which when turned on will make system boot-ups lightening fast.

And two, the USB safeguard, which prevents your motherboard and USB from getting damaged by short-circuits.


4. ASUS P8H77-V

As you can tell by looking at the picture, this motherboard is loaded with ports.

Other than having two USB 3.0 ports with a front USB 3.0 header, this motherboard has a PCI Express 3.0 slot (which is the latest tech), and two extra PCI expansions slots.

Having all these ports will make your CPU future-proof. And with the help of the extra PCI expansion slots, you can insert more than one graphics card whenever you want in the future.

You can also put more RAM as well whenever you like with the help of the 4 RAM slots in this motherboard.


5. GIGABYTE B150M

The king of 1155 motherboards, the Gigabyte B150M exceeds all expectations.

The motherboard is made solely for gaming purposes and is loaded with features. With dual-channel DDR4 RAM slots, 2-way graphics card support, PCIe Gen3 M.2 connector, and SATA Express connector, this motherboard lets you build your dream gaming PC.

The PCIe Gen3 M.2 connector in the motherboard gives you up to 32GB’s per second data transfer speeds. While the SATA Express, which is the next-gen of the SATA 3, gives you a data transfer speed of up to 16 GB’s per second!

The motherboard also provides higher audio quality with the 8-channel HD audio and high-quality audio capacitors. So you can connect the best of audio outputs to your gaming PC!


6. DELL OptiPlex 990 DT

The Dell OptiPlex 990DT doesn’t have the best gaming or office work motherboard specs.

So why did we recommend this motherboard you might think? Well the answer is that I have been using a Dell OptiPlex motherboard for about 7 years now and it still works like a charm.

The motherboard is perfect for office work and would even handle low to medium-end gaming if you add appropriate hardware to it!

The newer models of this product can support up to 32GB of DDR3 RAM as well, which will without a doubt age flawlessly.


7. LUSHAN P8H61-M LX3 PLUS R2.0 

If you need a decent motherboard that can allow you to store years and year of data on it, this one’s for you. That’s because this motherboard supports up to 2.2TB of HDD space!

This motherboard is no less than any of the other motherboards on the list because it too has a PCIe 3.0 bus and dual-channel DDR3 RAM support.

Some other cool things about this motherboard include:

  • User-friendly UEFI BIOS menu with mouse cursor control
  • Anti-surge protection that prevents the voltage surges from spreading and protects the motherboard from damage
  • Fan Xpert software which allows you to adjust CPU and fan speeds

8. GIGABYTE B365M DS3H

  • Extremely future-proof because it supports processors up to 9th gen and supports max RAM capacity of up to 64GB!
  • 4 dual-channel DDR4 RAM slots
  • The RGB FUSION supports RGB LED strips in 7 colors for all your RGB needs
  • It comes with many temperature sensors and hybrid fan headers
  • It has two USB 3.1 ports which is the next-gen of USB 3.0

Buyer’s Guide

Buying motherboards is not that hard, right? Wrong!

As there are tons of different users with different requirements, there’s a different motherboard to support your needs.

Considering the options, there a lot of things that you need to look at or else you will regret your purchase. Here are some that we think are the most important:

Compatibility

Now if you are upgrading from your old motherboard and are going to be using the same components from your old PC, then first you should look up the compatibility.

This means that you need to know if your processor, RAM, and other PC parts are compatible with the new motherboard. For example, if your RAM has a frequency of 2500 MHz but your new motherboard cannot support the RAM frequency of higher than 2000 MHz, then the new one probably won’t be able to run it.

The same is the case with the compatibility of the processor with the processor socket of your new motherboard. In the case of the motherboards in the list above, they support the 1155 processor socket.

Future-proofing

If you read this term throughout the article but still did not understand what it means, then let me explain it to you.

Buying a future-proof motherboard means that you should buy a motherboard on which you can upgrade the different components of a computer (like the graphics card or RAM), without worrying about the compatibility.

In this case, buying a motherboard with more RAM slots and higher memory RAM capacity should be your goal. While getting a motherboard with extra PCI Express slots for a second GPU should also be on your list. And don’t forget to check the generation of the RAM slot and PCI slot so that there are no compatibility issues when you upgrade.

FAQs

What is the difference between LGA 1155 and 1151?

The numbers 1155 and 1151 refer to the number of pins in the processor socket. So 1155 is equal to 1155 pins on the socket.

Will an LGA 1155 fit an 1151?

Not at all. The processor chip of LGA 1155 will not work on the 1151 socket. They are not compatible because the chip of LGA 1155 won’t even fit in the 1151 socket.

Is LGA 1155 outdated?

Yes. It’s kind of outdated as there is little production of LGA 1155 these days as it was succeeded by LGA 1150 in 2013, which was too succeeded, by LGA 1151.  

Are high end motherboards worth it?

If you can afford it, then yes they are worth it. Because they use the latest generation of ports and slots to make your computer run faster and provide other awesome features.

How much should I spend on motherboards?

It depends on your demands but I would suggest not to spend more than about $100 on it as you can easily find a $70 to $100 motherboard with everything you’ll need.

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