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Which motherboard is best ? Ft. Fan port issues

Hey,
Just need help deciding on which motherboard to go with between these 2

MOBO 1:
https://www.msi.com/Motherboard/B250M-BAZOOKA.html

MOBO 2:
https://www.gigabyte.com/Motherboard/GA-H110M-S2HP-rev-10#ov

Using it on a budget pc because recently my old cpu and motherboard blew.

Current specs
MOBO: Dead
CPU: Dead
PSU: EVGA 500w 80+
RAM: 12gb DDR3 (will sell it and buy 8gb DDR4 Stick when i get a new board and cpu)
GPU: GTX 1060 3gb

Also. It seems the MSI board only has 3 system fan ports, while my case has 4 fans which i plan on upgrading to 6 fans. If anyone can confirm how many fan slots there are on both board, they will receive eternal love from me.

Thanks
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  1. Gigabyte board

    has 2 fan headers in total.

    MSI board

    has 2 fan headers in total as well

    You might want to get a 5 way PWM fan splitter and have it hooked up to the CPU_FAN header so all the fans ramp up and die down with CPU temps.

    What case do you have, and what processor do you want to drop onto the board mind you?
    Reply to Lutfij
  2. robinson.tris said:
    Hey,
    Just need help deciding on which motherboard to go with between these 2

    MOBO 1:
    https://www.msi.com/Motherboard/B250M-BAZOOKA.html

    MOBO 2:
    https://www.gigabyte.com/Motherboard/GA-H110M-S2HP-rev-10#ov

    Using it on a budget pc because recently my old cpu and motherboard blew.

    Current specs
    MOBO: Dead
    CPU: Dead
    PSU: EVGA 500w 80+
    RAM: 12gb DDR3 (will sell it and buy 8gb DDR4 Stick when i get a new board and cpu)
    GPU: GTX 1060 3gb

    Also. It seems the MSI board only has 3 system fan ports, while my case has 4 fans which i plan on upgrading to 6 fans. If anyone can confirm how many fan slots there are on both board, they will receive eternal love from me.

    Thanks


    I use this HUB when installing multiple fans.
    https://www.amazon.com/SilverStone-System-Cables-Black-CPF04/dp/B00VNW556I/ref=sr_1_3?ie=UTF8&qid=1512672931&sr=8-3&keywords=fan+hub

    Reply to SR-71 Blackbird
  3. Lutfij said:
    Gigabyte board

    has 2 fan headers in total.

    MSI board

    has 2 fan headers in total as well

    You might want to get a 5 way PWM fan splitter and have it hooked up to the CPU_FAN header so all the fans ramp up and die down with CPU temps.

    What case do you have, and what processor do you want to drop onto the board mind you?


    This is My case:
    https://www.evetech.co.za/corsair-carbide-series-spec-04-black-yellow/best-deal/2906.aspx

    And 'm going for the budget option cpu, the Pentium G4560
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  4. SR-71 Blackbird said:
    robinson.tris said:
    Hey,
    Just need help deciding on which motherboard to go with between these 2

    MOBO 1:
    https://www.msi.com/Motherboard/B250M-BAZOOKA.html

    MOBO 2:
    https://www.gigabyte.com/Motherboard/GA-H110M-S2HP-rev-10#ov

    Using it on a budget pc because recently my old cpu and motherboard blew.

    Current specs
    MOBO: Dead
    CPU: Dead
    PSU: EVGA 500w 80+
    RAM: 12gb DDR3 (will sell it and buy 8gb DDR4 Stick when i get a new board and cpu)
    GPU: GTX 1060 3gb

    Also. It seems the MSI board only has 3 system fan ports, while my case has 4 fans which i plan on upgrading to 6 fans. If anyone can confirm how many fan slots there are on both board, they will receive eternal love from me.

    Thanks


    I use this HUB when installing multiple fans.
    https://www.amazon.com/SilverStone-System-Cables-Black-CPF04/dp/B00VNW556I/ref=sr_1_3?ie=UTF8&qid=1512672931&sr=8-3&keywords=fan+hub



    And this connects to my CPU fan slot, which only allows me to connect my CPU fan and 3 system fans ?
    EDIT: Excuse my ignorance. I see this has 8 extra ports
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  5. No , hub power runs off of a SATA power connection and if you use 4 pin fans you can use a single 4 pin system fan header to control the speed. If you use 3 pin fans they will run at full speed.
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  6. SR-71 Blackbird said:
    No , hub power runs off of a SATA power connection and if you use 4 pin fans you can use a single 4 pin system fan header to control the speed. If you use 3 pin fans they will run at full speed.


    So i see you have a motherboard specialist title by your name. I would really appreciate your input on my motherboard situation ? Thanks for the help with the fans.
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  7. Best answer
    Your willingness to spend money on more fans & a fan hub makes no sense at all when you've already said your budget is tight.

    Besides 4 case fans is already overkill for your components & your case only takes 5 fans anyway max.

    The msi b250 is the better of those boards , the h110 wont likely accept a g4560 without a bios update & us a risky purchase.

    2 splitters will let you run your current 4 case fans (2 plugged to each board header)

    https://www.wootware.co.za/phanteks-ph-cb-y4p-4-pin-fan-y-splitter.html
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  8. madmatt30 said:
    Your willingness to spend money on more fans & a fan hub makes no sense at all when you've already said your budget is tight.

    Besides 4 case fans is already overkill for your components & your case only takes 5 fans anyway max.

    The msi b250 is the better of those boards , the h110 wont likely accept a g4560 without a bios update & us a risky purchase.

    2 splitters will let you run your current 4 case fans (2 plugged to each board header)

    https://www.wootware.co.za/phanteks-ph-cb-y4p-4-pin-fan-y-splitter.html


    Thanks for the input mate. I already had the system and cpu can before the old components crashed.
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  9. madmatt30 said:
    Your willingness to spend money on more fans & a fan hub makes no sense at all when you've already said your budget is tight.

    Besides 4 case fans is already overkill for your components & your case only takes 5 fans anyway max.

    The msi b250 is the better of those boards , the h110 wont likely accept a g4560 without a bios update & us a risky purchase.

    2 splitters will let you run your current 4 case fans (2 plugged to each board header)

    https://www.wootware.co.za/phanteks-ph-cb-y4p-4-pin-fan-y-splitter.html


    Would this board be better than the other 2 On this thread ?
    https://www.wootware.co.za/asus-rog-strix-b250g-gaming-lga1151-intel-kaby-lake-b250-atx-desktop-motherboard.html
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