Which motherboard is the best for a budget PC

Hi, just a quick question. Which of these motherboards do you think would be best for a budget pc.

1. http://www.scan.co.uk/products/gigabyte-ga-b75-d3v-intel-b75-s-1155-ddr3-sata-iii-6gb-s-pcie-30-(x16)-d-sub-(vga)-dvi-d-micro-atx

2. http://www.scan.co.uk/products/msi-b75a-g43-intel-b75-s-1155-ddr3-sata-iii-6gb-s-sata-raid-pcie-30-(x16)-d-sub-(vga)-dvi-d-hdmi-atx (If anybody can see the fan connectors other than the cpu fan then please can you tell me as I can't see them)

3.http://www.scan.co.uk/products/msi-h77ma-g43-intel-h77-s-1155-ddr3-sata-iii-6gb-s-sata-raid-pcie-30-(x16)-d-sub-dvi-d-micro-atx

Thanks in advance for any feedback or info.
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  1. you dont need fan connecters on the motherboard.

    a lot of fans plug into a 4 pin molex cable straight from the power supply

    some have speed selections on them e.g. a little switch


    or you could go for a fan controller on pc and then control it manually that way and you wouldnt need any fan headers on motherboard


    personally id go this route if i didnt have 4 fans on low in my pc. that way i could raise the speed up when gaming and have headphones on
  2. MSI H77MA-G43 is the clear winner IMHO, if only because it has 2 SATA3 ports. The other two have only 1 SATA3 port ea.

    The memory lanes are also capable of higher speeds. Everything else is pretty much a wash.
  3. Is the MSI H77MA motherboard capable of 7.1 or 5.1 with the on board audio?
  4. mrhello123 said:
    Is the MSI H77MA motherboard capable of 7.1 or 5.1 with the on board audio?


    From the spec sheet you posted.. -> 1 x 7.1 Audio I/O
  5. Thanks. Also do you know any good cases for around £30 that have a bottom mounted psu and usb 3.0's as I can't find any.
  6. mrhello123 said:
    that have a bottom mounted psu and usb 3.0's as I can't find any.


    Nor can I. Any particular reason that the PSU needs to be on the bottom (heat rises)?
  7. now i think about it the only reason i wanted a bottom mounted psu was because somebody on tomsgardware told me it was better. they fall so i dont see a reason for a bottom mounted psu. do you know any good cases then for around £30.
  8. that one doesn't support my atx motherboard
  9. mrhello123 said:
    that one doesn't support my atx motherboard

    Pretty sure you were choosing from 3 different micro-ATX motherboards. When did ATX enter the equation?
  10. didn't even realise that it was a micro atx board any other good cases
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