They connect all the components of the computer together.

The motherboard is the mother of the computer, it connects all the components, the CPU, hard drives, video card etc. together. Motherboards can vary depending on the type of computer they are 'mothering' or connecting. The motherboards are found inside the computers and look very much like things like the CPU and ROM chips. It is the piece of equipment, that you could say brings the whole computer together.
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