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The motherboard has 3.0, but not the case. (Compatibility problem)

I have a compatibility issue. I'm currently building a gaming rig. My motherboard has 3.0 support. It has six ports for USB 3.0, and two for 2.0. PCPartPicker is telling me that my case and motherboard is incompatible.

Message: Gigabyte GA-Z77X-D3H ATX LGA1155 Motherboard has an onboard USB 3.0 header, but the Azza Solano 1000R ATX Full Tower Case does not have front panel USB 3.0 ports.

Case: http://pcpartpicker.com/part/azza-case-csaz1000r

Motherboard: http://pcpartpicker.com/part/gigabyte-motherboard-gaz77xd3h

My question is, can I still use the same motherboard and case, or will I have to change them? Thanks!
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  1. Simple solution. You can get a USB 3.0 front port something like this:

    http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16811999246
  2. It is only warning you that you while your motherboard supports front panel USB 3.0 ports, you cannot take advantage of it because your case does not provide it. That is perfectly fine if you don't care about it. You can still use the USB 3.0 ports on the back of the motherboard.
  3. TheRagingHerp said:
    I have a compatibility issue. I'm currently building a gaming rig. My motherboard has 3.0 support. It has six ports for USB 3.0, and two for 2.0. PCPartPicker is telling me that my case and motherboard is incompatible.

    Message: Gigabyte GA-Z77X-D3H ATX LGA1155 Motherboard has an onboard USB 3.0 header, but the Azza Solano 1000R ATX Full Tower Case does not have front panel USB 3.0 ports.

    Case: http://pcpartpicker.com/part/azza-case-csaz1000r

    Motherboard: http://pcpartpicker.com/part/gigabyte-motherboard-gaz77xd3h

    My question is, can I still use the same motherboard and case, or will I have to change them? Thanks!


    All its saying is that you will not get 3.0 on the case's USB ports, only 2.0, thats all, everything else is fine.
  4. ksham said:
    It is only warning you that you while your motherboard supports front panel USB 3.0 ports, you cannot take advantage of it because your case does not provide it. That is perfectly fine if you don't care about it. You can still use the USB 3.0 ports on the back of the motherboard.


    Can I still use 3.0 in the usb 2.0 slots on the front of the case?
  5. DComander1x said:
    TheRagingHerp said:
    I have a compatibility issue. I'm currently building a gaming rig. My motherboard has 3.0 support. It has six ports for USB 3.0, and two for 2.0. PCPartPicker is telling me that my case and motherboard is incompatible.

    Message: Gigabyte GA-Z77X-D3H ATX LGA1155 Motherboard has an onboard USB 3.0 header, but the Azza Solano 1000R ATX Full Tower Case does not have front panel USB 3.0 ports.

    Case: http://pcpartpicker.com/part/azza-case-csaz1000r

    Motherboard: http://pcpartpicker.com/part/gigabyte-motherboard-gaz77xd3h

    My question is, can I still use the same motherboard and case, or will I have to change them? Thanks!


    All its saying is that you will not get 3.0 on the case's USB ports, only 2.0, thats all, everything else is fine.


    So basically, I'll only be able to use two usb ports?
  6. Best answer
    TheRagingHerp said:
    DComander1x said:
    TheRagingHerp said:
    I have a compatibility issue. I'm currently building a gaming rig. My motherboard has 3.0 support. It has six ports for USB 3.0, and two for 2.0. PCPartPicker is telling me that my case and motherboard is incompatible.

    Message: Gigabyte GA-Z77X-D3H ATX LGA1155 Motherboard has an onboard USB 3.0 header, but the Azza Solano 1000R ATX Full Tower Case does not have front panel USB 3.0 ports.

    Case: http://pcpartpicker.com/part/azza-case-csaz1000r

    Motherboard: http://pcpartpicker.com/part/gigabyte-motherboard-gaz77xd3h

    My question is, can I still use the same motherboard and case, or will I have to change them? Thanks!


    All its saying is that you will not get 3.0 on the case's USB ports, only 2.0, thats all, everything else is fine.


    So basically, I'll only be able to use two usb ports?


    You will still be able to use them, just not at 3.0 speeds, just 2.0 speeds.
  7. DComander1x said:
    TheRagingHerp said:
    DComander1x said:
    TheRagingHerp said:
    I have a compatibility issue. I'm currently building a gaming rig. My motherboard has 3.0 support. It has six ports for USB 3.0, and two for 2.0. PCPartPicker is telling me that my case and motherboard is incompatible.

    Message: Gigabyte GA-Z77X-D3H ATX LGA1155 Motherboard has an onboard USB 3.0 header, but the Azza Solano 1000R ATX Full Tower Case does not have front panel USB 3.0 ports.

    Case: http://pcpartpicker.com/part/azza-case-csaz1000r

    Motherboard: http://pcpartpicker.com/part/gigabyte-motherboard-gaz77xd3h

    My question is, can I still use the same motherboard and case, or will I have to change them? Thanks!


    All its saying is that you will not get 3.0 on the case's USB ports, only 2.0, thats all, everything else is fine.


    So basically, I'll only be able to use two usb ports?


    You will still be able to use them, just not at 3.0 speeds, just 2.0 speeds.


    Ah, okay! Thank you for clarifying! That really helped!
  8. TheRagingHerp said:
    DComander1x said:
    TheRagingHerp said:
    DComander1x said:
    TheRagingHerp said:
    I have a compatibility issue. I'm currently building a gaming rig. My motherboard has 3.0 support. It has six ports for USB 3.0, and two for 2.0. PCPartPicker is telling me that my case and motherboard is incompatible.

    Message: Gigabyte GA-Z77X-D3H ATX LGA1155 Motherboard has an onboard USB 3.0 header, but the Azza Solano 1000R ATX Full Tower Case does not have front panel USB 3.0 ports.

    Case: http://pcpartpicker.com/part/azza-case-csaz1000r

    Motherboard: http://pcpartpicker.com/part/gigabyte-motherboard-gaz77xd3h

    My question is, can I still use the same motherboard and case, or will I have to change them? Thanks!


    All its saying is that you will not get 3.0 on the case's USB ports, only 2.0, thats all, everything else is fine.


    So basically, I'll only be able to use two usb ports?


    You will still be able to use them, just not at 3.0 speeds, just 2.0 speeds.


    Ah, okay! Thank you for clarifying! That really helped!


    You are very welcome.
  9. TheRagingHerp said:
    I have a compatibility issue. I'm currently building a gaming rig. My motherboard has 3.0 support. It has six ports for USB 3.0, and two for 2.0. PCPartPicker is telling me that my case and motherboard is incompatible.

    Message: Gigabyte GA-Z77X-D3H ATX LGA1155 Motherboard has an onboard USB 3.0 header, but the Azza Solano 1000R ATX Full Tower Case does not have front panel USB 3.0 ports.

    Case: http://pcpartpicker.com/part/azza-case-csaz1000r

    Motherboard: http://pcpartpicker.com/part/gigabyte-motherboard-gaz77xd3h

    My question is, can I still use the same motherboard and case, or will I have to change them? Thanks!


    From what I see your case Solano 1000R has 1XUSB3.0 and 2XUSB2.0, audio, etc. for the front panel. If you want multi USB3.0 ports get one like spooky2th said or the one has 4 ports like this. http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16811999237&IsVirtualParent=1
  10. The usb 2.0 ports on your case will work fine from the usb 2.0 ports on the MB. Get a USB 3.0 front panel like I mentioned above and you will have the best of both worlds, USB 2.0 and 3.0. The ports are different of the MB for the two USB types. Or a four port USB 3.0 like cin19 said above.
  11. spooky2th said:
    The usb 2.0 ports on your case will work fine from the usb 2.0 ports on the MB. Get a USB 3.0 front panel like I mentioned above and you will have the best of both worlds, USB 2.0 and 3.0. The ports are different of the MB for the two USB types.


    Sounds like a plan. Thanks!
  12. I just took a gander at your MB and saw that it only has one USB 3.0 port internally on the board. So you will only be able to install a usb 3.0 front panel with two USB ports. that's probably all you need anyways. I did the same thing when I rebuilt my old system and reused my CM Storm Sniper Case that I got in 2009.
  13. spooky2th said:
    I just took a gander at your MB and saw that it only has one USB 3.0 port internally on the board. So you will only be able to install a usb 3.0 front panel with two USB ports. that's probably all you need anyways. I did the same thing when I rebuilt my old system and reused my CM Storm Sniper Case that I got in 2009.


    Okay! I was only doing two anyway, so it's fine.
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