The motherboard is the basic building block on which all PCs are built. It is the central core in which all components are connected to: CPU, graphics card, sound card, hard drive, memory, and other non-essential components. There are a host of selections ranging from dozens of manufacturer and even more products. As a consumer, it can be difficult to tell which the right one for you is. Most people shop or refine their searches by either Socket Type or Chipset. However, it may be more prudent to start your search with knowing which processor you want either an Intel or AMD. The latest sockets for Intel Processors are 1150 and 2011. The latest sockets for AMD Processors are AM3+ and FM2. If you wish to narrow dow your search more, please use Directron's advance filters provided on the right. Also, sonsider starting your pc with a Motherboard Combo.