We spend a lot of our time picking out the right CPUs, GPUs and SSDs, but if you pair them all with the wrong motherboard, your new build can quickly go to pot.
The motherboard is the backbone of the system so it's absolutely crucial to get it right first time, and it's one of those components where multiple factors come into play. The hardware, of course, needs to be fit for the intended purpose, but you also want up-to-date drivers, an optimised BIOS and a bullet-proof warranty.
So let's hear it from you, the readers. Based on your own experiences, which motherboard manufacturer do you trust the most? As always, let us know using the comments below.