Gigabyte Z490 Aorus Pro AX
For our motherboard we’ve gone with Gigabyte’s Z490 Aorus Pro AX ATX board. It’s a well-rounded and almost affordable mid-range motherboard, perfect to house our Intel Core i9-10900K. It comes with memory support for up to 128GB of DDR4 @ 5000MHz, features 2x M.2 PCIe 3.0 connectors, and also bundles in Wi-Fi 6, and an Intel 2.5Gb/s lan port too.
As well as featuring a handy amount of connectivity, it actually looks good. Gigabyte has come a long way from its early Aorus days, and the subtle branding, lightweight fonts, black brushed aluminum, and dare-we-say-it tasteful RGB choices make this a real contender for those looking to build a Comet Lake system.