Case doesn't have USB 3.0 header but motherboard does.

What does this mean? I can't use the front USB ports or something? A bit confused on this.

Here's my build so far, except my case is the HAF 912, either way it doesn't have USB 3.0 while my motherboard does.

http://pcpartpicker.com/user/PhoKingTasty/saved/1wRq

What do you suggest? Minor issue or should I get a MOBO with USB 2.0 or perhaps a case with USB 3.0 such as the HAF 922.

On a side note, what do you think of my first ever PC build :D. Lots of researching, lots of posts and advice from tomshardware, and lots of input all compiled together into this. Still finalizing and work in progress but its almost complete.
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  1. The motherboard will have usb 2.0 headers for you to use with the case. It will be no problem.
  2. You can still plug it into the header as it is backwards compatible. You build is decent. I would have went with a k version to oc.
  3. If you want that case specifically, you can fill one of the empty bays in front with a usb3 hub.

    http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16817801099&IsVirtualParent=1
  4. If I was building a new PC, I would go with a USB 3.0 motherboard and case.
  5. christop said:
    You can still plug it into the header as it is backwards compatible. You build is decent. I would have went with a k version to oc.


    What do you mean? I can use the usb 3.0 headers with the motherboard and plug it in my case headers?
  6. The motherboard supports USB3 front panel connections, which your case doesn't have. That simple really.
    Dont sweat it, you can still hook up the USB2 ports on the case just fine.
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