Can I replace my old motherboard with this new one?

My old motherboard is an HP oem motherboard called (Nettle3)

http://bizsupport1.austin.hp.com/bizsupport/TechSupport/Document.jsp?objectID=c01357175


I found this good intel motherboard (http://www.msi.com/product/mb/H77MA-G43.html#?div=Detail)

I'm wondering whether the new motherboard would support the the 2 USB 2.0 headers on the front panel with the media hub shown in this case

http://h10025.www1.hp.com/ewfrf/wc/document?docname=c01553736&lc=en&dlc=en&cc=us&product=3809083


IF you need any more info please ask.

Thanks
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  1. TaintedG said:
    My old motherboard is an HP oem motherboard called (Nettle3)

    http://bizsupport1.austin.hp.com/bizsupport/TechSupport/Document.jsp?objectID=c01357175


    I found this good intel motherboard (http://www.msi.com/product/mb/H77MA-G43.html#?div=Detail)

    I'm wondering whether the new motherboard would support the the 2 USB 2.0 headers on the front panel with the media hub shown in this case

    http://h10025.www1.hp.com/ewfrf/wc/document?docname=c01553736&lc=en&dlc=en&cc=us&product=3809083


    IF you need any more info please ask.

    Thanks


    Yes; USB 3.0 is backwards-compatible with USB 2.0.
    So the m-board is compatible with the front panel.
  2. First of all both of the boards are Micro-ATX so they have the same mounting spots. However I don't know if the PSU (Power Supply Unit) that you have will provide the connections that are needed for the board. You see there should be a 6 pin power connection for the processor on current board but I do see that on the board are you show.

    As far as the front panel USB connection I would expect that it would work without much effort.
  3. IntelEnthusiast said:
    First of all both of the boards are Micro-ATX so they have the same mounting spots. However I don't know if the PSU (Power Supply Unit) that you have will provide the connections that are needed for the board. You see there should be a 6 pin power connection for the processor on current board but I do see that on the board are you show.

    As far as the front panel USB connection I would expect that it would work without much effort.



    On the MSI board( the new one that I wanna get). I see a 4pin CPU power connection.

    Where do u see a 6pin? I recently upgraded the PSU. I have a Corsair CX500W. (http://www.corsair.com/builder-series-cx500-v2-80plus-certified-power-supply.html)
  4. I measured the back panel jack area of my current mobo. It is 6" by 2" . Does the new motherboard have the same dimensions?
  5. I also want to know whether or not the power pin connector from my existing case would work with the newer motherboard
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