I am thinking of buying MSI Z77MA-G45 Motherboard along with Intel 3.3 GHz LGA 1155 Core i3 2125 Processor.

As per the specs of the motherboard it does not have a Integrated Graphics card & External Graphics Card Support.

What does it mean?

Will I have to buy a graphic card to get the display? But then it says External Graphics Card Support as no.

Below is the mobo link:

Secondly I was looking at first to buy H77 chipset mobo and zeroed on the below two

Gigabyte GA-H77-DS3H Motherboard
MSI ZH77A-G41 Motherboard

Why there is such a big difference in price of these mobo when both are similar in specs?

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    MSI Z77MA-G45 supports graphics integrated in CPU. Combined with i3-2125 you will have DVI, VGA and HDMI available to connect your display. This board also features PCI-E slot and you can add dedicated graphics card there.

    If you want to buy i3-2125, there is no need to buy a Z77 mainboard. Go with cheaper H77. Consider Asrock H77M, it's a very good MB (not available at flipkart).
    Also, there is no justification for Gigabyte GA-H77-DS3H being that expensive.
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