Best 5 mining motherboards 2018: for mining Bitcoin, Ethereum and more



  • If you're keen to join in on the cryptocurrency gold rush, then you'll want the best mining motherboard for earning Bitcoin, Ethereum and more, so we've put together this list of the very best mining motherboards money can buy. 

    Mining motherboards, like the motherboards in traditional PCs, are the main driving force behind a crytpocurrency mining PC, allowing all the vital components to work together.

    Of course, you'll also need to have a powerful graphics card for mining as well, so check out our list of the best mining GPUsBitcoin, Ethereumcryptocurrencies fast and effective.

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    The best mining motherboards 2018

    The world's fist 19 GPU mining motherboard

    Form factor: ATX | GPU Support: 19 | Processors supported: 7th and 6th Generation Intel Core i7/i5/i3/Pentium/Celeron (Socket 1151) | Slots: 1 x PCI Express 3.0 x16, 18 x PCI Express 2.0 x1, 2 x DDR4 DIMM

    Support for huge number of GPUs
    Stable power delivery features
    No need to mess around in the BIOS
    Difficult to get hold of

    The Asus B250 Mining Expert is easily the best motherboard for cryptocurrency mining, supporting a whopping 19 graphics cards, by far the most out of any other motherboard on this list. Not only that, but thanks to a special mining mode, you don't need to fiddle around in the BIOS to make it work, an annoyance that plagues other motherboards, especially ones not purpose built for mining. It comes with the usual high build quality we've come to expect from Asus, and the only problem is how hard it is to get hold of - it's often out of stock because of how good it is.

    Support for 13 graphics cards

    Form factor: ATX | GPU Support: 13 | Processors supported: 7th and 6th Generation Intel Core i7/i5/i3/Pentium/Celeron (Socket 1151) | Slots: 1 x PCI Express 3.0 x16, 12 x PCI Express 2.0 x1, 2 x DDR4 DIMM

    Supports up to 13 graphics cards
    On board power and reset switches
    May not need all slots

    The ASRock H110 Pro BTC+ is the best mining motherboard on the market today, thanks to its brilliant build quality and the fact that it can support up to 13 graphics cards. This makes it an incredibly future-proof motherboard for your mining rig, allowing you to expand when needed. Some may argue that it's overkill, especially if you're running Windows 10, which currently only supports up to eight graphics cards. So, if you're looking to save money as you begin mining, this may not be the right mining motherboard for you, but if you want a feature-packed and flexible mining motherboard, this is easily the best one on the market.

    The best mining motherboard for six GPU setups

    Form factor: ATX | GPU Support: 6 | Processors supported: 7th/6th Generation Intel Core i7/i5/i3/Intel Pentium/ Intel Celeron (LGA1151 socket) | Slots: 1 x PCI Express 3.0 x16, 5 x PCI Express 2.0 x1, 2 x DDR4 DIMM

    Supports M.2 storage
    Solid build quality
    Doesn't support as many GPUs as ASRock H110 Pro BTC+

    The Gigabyte GA-H110-D3A is one of the best mining GPUs on the market, and if you don't need the ability to run 13 GPUs at once, then this may be a better purchase. It can still handle six GPUs, and it has excellent built quality which means this motherboard can withstand the intensive use mining for cryptocurrencies entails. It also includes electrostatic, power failure and high temperature protection, which is essential for a machine running 24/7. Unlike some other mining motherboards, the Gigabyte GA-H110-D3A can also be used for non-mining applications, giving it a flexibility if you find mining isn't for you.

    A fantastic price for a fantastic mining motherboard

    Form factor: ATX | GPU Support: 12 | Processors supported: 7th/6th Generation Intel Core i7/i5/i3/Intel Pentium/ Intel Celeron (LGA1151 socket) | Slots: 1 x PCI Express 3.0 x16, 11 x PCI Express 2.0 x1, 2 x DDR4 DIMM

    Great value
    Support for 12 GPUs
    Limited availability

    The Biostar TB250-BTC Pro is a great value mining motherboard that brings some excellent and advanced mining features, such as support for up to 12 GPUs, for a very competitive price. Even if you're not going to be using the full 12 PCI slots for graphics cards, this could be a wise investment if you plan on scaling up your mining operation in the future. The only real downside of this motherboard is that it's quite difficult to get hold of, so keep an eye on our price tracker on this page, as it will tell you when it's in stock, and what the best price is!

    A gaming and mining motherboard

    Form factor: ATX | GPU Support: 7 | Processors supported: 7th/6th Generation Intel Core i7/i5/i3/Intel Pentium/ Intel Celeron (LGA1151 socket) | Slots: 3 x PCI Express 3.0 x16, 4 x PCI Express 2.0 x1, 4 x DDR4 DIMM

    Support for 7 GPUs
    Can double as a motherboard for gaming PC
    Gaming features and aesthetic may be a turn off

    The MSI Z170A Gaming Pro Carbon is a great choice of mining motherboard if you also want to use it in a gaming machine as well, thanks to a number of gaming-centric features that you'd usually associate with mobos found in gaming rigs. This means you get four DDR4 memory slots (rather than the more common two slots found in other mining motherboards), plenty of ports and connectivity and even aesthetics to appeal to hardcore gamers. Of course, it's no slouch in the mining department either, with support for up to seven GPUs. FOr the best versatile mining motherboard, this is a great choice.

    A brilliant motherboard for mining

    Form factor: ATX | GPU Support: 7 | Processors supported: 7th/6th Generation Intel Core i7/i5/i3/Intel Pentium/ Intel Celeron (LGA1151 socket) | Slots: 3 x PCI Express 3.0 x16, 4 x PCI Express 2.0 x1, 4 x DDR4 DIMM

    Can also be used for gaming
    Supports seven GPUs
    Gaming features may not be needed

    Asus, and its ROG (Republic of Gamers) brand is well known for making excellent gaming components and peripherals, and a number of its products, such as the Asus ROG Strix Z270E, are also great for mining Bitcoin and other currencies. This motherboard, like the MSI Z170A Gaming Pro Carbon, supports seven GPUs, which is a decent number for a mining PC. It also has plenty of additional features, though many of those a gaming-centric. That's great if you want this motherboard to also power a gaming PC, but if you're not interested in gaming, you will find the additional features pointless at best, and distracting at worst.

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