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August 28, 2013 6:35:59 PM

http://pcpartpicker.com/p/1xqDU

It says "Asus M5A78L-M/USB3 Micro ATX AM3+ Motherboard has an onboard USB 3.0 header, but the Zalman Z11 ATX Mid Tower Case does not have front panel USB 3.0 ports." what does this mean? i need to get a new case or something? if so can anyone reccommend any cheap good ones?

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a b V Motherboard
August 28, 2013 6:51:50 PM

just means you wont be able to connect usb 3 devices to the front usb ports. the rear ports on the motherboard will still work fine.
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a c 92 V Motherboard
August 28, 2013 6:53:32 PM

You need to get a new case if you want front USB3 ports. The case you have now doesn't have any front USB 3 ports on it. You'll still have any USB3 ports in the back I/O panel. I "recently" bought a new case and made sure it had front ports. No point in buying a case now that's already outdated right?
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August 29, 2013 8:43:37 AM

Do you know any good cases that has any? (prefebrably cheap) This is my first time building a PC :/ 
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August 29, 2013 8:49:35 AM

Should i get the NZXT source 210?
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a b V Motherboard
August 29, 2013 8:50:08 AM

The Z11 Plus ofcourse.

Here is the same system with an upgraded case, mobo, graphics card and one that includes an optical drive:
PCPartPicker part list / Price breakdown by merchant / Benchmarks

CPU: AMD FX-6300 3.5GHz 6-Core Processor ($109.99 @ Amazon)
Motherboard: Gigabyte GA-970A-D3P ATX AM3+/AM3 Motherboard ($76.99 @ Newegg)
Memory: Corsair Vengeance LP 8GB (2 x 4GB) DDR3-1866 Memory ($49.99 @ Newegg)
Storage: Seagate Barracuda 1TB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive ($59.98 @ Outlet PC)
Video Card: MSI GeForce GTX 760 2GB Video Card ($239.09 @ SuperBiiz)
Case: Zalman Z11 Plus ATX Mid Tower Case ($34.99 @ Microcenter)
Power Supply: Corsair Builder 500W 80 PLUS Certified ATX12V Power Supply ($39.99 @ Newegg)
Optical Drive: LG GH24NS95 DVD/CD Writer ($15.99 @ Microcenter)
Monitor: Asus VE228H 21.5" Monitor ($129.99 @ NCIX US)
Total: $757.00
(Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available.)
(Generated by PCPartPicker 2013-08-29 11:49 EDT-0400)
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August 29, 2013 3:02:24 PM

that case is like 30 pounds more than the original... I'm really on a budget here, i can't afford that :/ 
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a b V Motherboard
August 29, 2013 3:06:58 PM

antec three hundred two. solid case with usb3
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August 29, 2013 3:45:27 PM

Oh. I was using amazon to get all the parts. Should i use pcpartpicker? Is it better and cheaper?
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a b V Motherboard
August 29, 2013 3:52:30 PM

tshombe123 said:
Oh. I was using amazon to get all the parts. Should i use pcpartpicker? Is it better and cheaper?


pc part picker is simply a website that compares prices of all UK component sales sites, and shows you the cheapest price for each part.
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