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November 21, 2013 10:25:49 AM

So I'm getting the asus z87 pro this friday and while I was watching the review for it everything seems to be good except when they showed the USB's at the back their all 3.0 boost? Can I still plug my mouse & keyboard? I'm no computer expert sadly so I don't really understand & I have an extra HD where I put my files/music/movies/backup if needed. would they still work on the 3.0 boost usb ports? 4 on top and extra 2 on the bottom. Can I put my mouse & keyboard on the 2 ports only and my HD (Not sure if this HD supports 3.0 ports? its a WD Passport) on top for transferring files?

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November 21, 2013 10:34:52 AM

hi, you can obviously connect your mouse and keyboard to the USB 3 ports but you should consider this: win 7 installing does not support USB 3 so if you connect your mouse or keyboard to any USB 3 ports it does not recognize it, but for Win 8 installation or WIN 8.1 you have no problem as it support USB 3. about your HDD i believe you have no problem connecting your USB 2 supported hardware to USB 3 ports but do not expect to get USB 3 performance :) 

asus website information for your motherboard : http://www.asus.com/Motherboards/Z87PRO/#specifications
Intel® Z87 chipset : 4 x USB 3.0/2.0 port(s) (2 at back panel, blue, 2 at mid-board)

you see that USB 3.0/2.0 port(s) i hope i was useful :) 
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November 21, 2013 10:39:03 AM

mohsen_mln said:
hi, you can obviously connect your mouse and keyboard to the USB 3 ports but you should consider this: win 7 installing does not support USB 3 so if you connect your mouse or keyboard to any USB 3 ports it does not recognize it, but for Win 8 installation or WIN 8.1 you have no problem as it support USB 3. about your HDD i believe you have no problem connecting your USB 2 supported hardware to USB 3 ports but do not expect to get USB 3 performance :) 




Oh okay well I'll be installing win7 for this motherboard since I had an extra 1 laying around. Where do you suggest I'd connect my mouse/keyboard since it will not recognize it? The motherboard only has usb 3.0 boost ports and no 2.0
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November 21, 2013 10:52:09 AM

ok the easiest way is to use those old PS/2 mouse and install win 7, after that you need to install your USB 3 drivers and now you can connect your mouse and keyboard to USB 3 without any problem. you can probably find those PS/2 mouse in your dad's office or get one, they almost cost nothing :) 
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November 21, 2013 10:57:06 AM

mohsen_mln said:
hi, you can obviously connect your mouse and keyboard to the USB 3 ports but you should consider this: win 7 installing does not support USB 3 so if you connect your mouse or keyboard to any USB 3 ports it does not recognize it, but for Win 8 installation or WIN 8.1 you have no problem as it support USB 3. about your HDD i believe you have no problem connecting your USB 2 supported hardware to USB 3 ports but do not expect to get USB 3 performance :) 

asus website information for your motherboard : http://www.asus.com/Motherboards/Z87PRO/#specifications
Intel® Z87 chipset : 4 x USB 3.0/2.0 port(s) (2 at back panel, blue, 2 at mid-board)

you see that USB 3.0/2.0 port(s) i hope i was useful :) 




I see if im understanding this correctly, correct me if im wrong, all the usb ports on the back both supports 3.0 & 2.0?

I edited an image with some questions on it

http://i.imgur.com/ylUeusX.png
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November 21, 2013 11:03:31 AM

mohsen_mln said:
ok the easiest way is to use those old PS/2 mouse and install win 7, after that you need to install your USB 3 drivers and now you can connect your mouse and keyboard to USB 3 without any problem. you can probably find those PS/2 mouse in your dad's office or get one, they almost cost nothing :) 



I was just asking since ALL they said on the review on the asus youtube that they were usb 3.0 and never once they said it also supports usb 2.0 so I kinda got confused there.

and I'm pretty much the only who uses a desktop in my house so no one has those old ps/2 mouse & keyboard haha I can also just use my case NZXT usb's and then install the USB 3 I guess.
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November 21, 2013 11:09:46 AM

ok let me explain it in detail ports are supported for USB 3 & USB 2 it means if you have any device like external HDD which are USB 2 it is also supported but the only problem is win 7 installation as it does not support USB 3 but after that you have ports that support both USB 3 and USB 2 for any device so do not worry, i remember when i wanted to install my Win 7 it could not recognize my mouse from USB 3 and i tried those old mouse connector installed my win 7 then installed USB 3 driver and everything worked out.
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November 21, 2013 11:18:52 AM

mohsen_mln said:
ok let me explain it in detail ports are supported for USB 3 & USB 2 it means if you have any device like external HDD which are USB 2 it is also supported but the only problem is win 7 installation as it does not support USB 3 but after that you have ports that support both USB 3 and USB 2 for any device so do not worry, i remember when i wanted to install my Win 7 it could not recognize my mouse from USB 3 and i tried those old mouse connector installed my win 7 then installed USB 3 driver and everything worked out.



Ah I see, thanks for the detailed info!
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November 21, 2013 11:22:08 AM

not a problem but with your motherboard i suggest you go with win 8 unless you need win 7 for any reason hope i was useful
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November 21, 2013 1:58:12 PM

mohsen_mln said:
not a problem but with your motherboard i suggest you go with win 8 unless you need win 7 for any reason hope i was useful



Yeah I know but since I have an extra win 7 I thought I'd just save the extra 100 for later on w/e I might need.

I actually got my hand on an asrock z87 extreme4 I think I might just go with this asrock mobo rather than the asus z87 pro since the only thing I'll really do is gaming on it. The asus z87 pro has so many features that I will never probably ever touch like O/C or accessing the bios alot or anything like that
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November 21, 2013 2:02:57 PM

mel21 said:
mohsen_mln said:
not a problem but with your motherboard i suggest you go with win 8 unless you need win 7 for any reason hope i was useful



Yeah I know but since I have an extra win 7 I thought I'd just save the extra 100 for later on w/e I might need.

I actually got my hand on an asrock z87 extreme4 I think I might just go with this asrock mobo rather than the asus z87 pro since the only thing I'll really do is gaming on it. The asus z87 pro has so many features that I will/will never probably ever touch like O/C or accessing the bios alot or anything like that


oc is very easy nowadays specially with ASUS mobos anyway if you dont want to consider OC pick asrock mobo, seems a nice mobo as well.
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November 21, 2013 2:18:09 PM

mohsen_mln said:
mel21 said:
mohsen_mln said:
not a problem but with your motherboard i suggest you go with win 8 unless you need win 7 for any reason hope i was useful



Yeah I know but since I have an extra win 7 I thought I'd just save the extra 100 for later on w/e I might need.

I actually got my hand on an asrock z87 extreme4 I think I might just go with this asrock mobo rather than the asus z87 pro since the only thing I'll really do is gaming on it. The asus z87 pro has so many features that I will/will never probably ever touch like O/C or accessing the bios alot or anything like that


oc is very easy nowadays specially with ASUS mobos anyway if you dont want to consider OC pick asrock mobo, seems a nice mobo as well.



Yeah from all the reviews about the asus mobo's seems like they made O/C simple but I'm not really the type of guy who needs to push my cpu to the limit since all I do is play games thats all really, I think it's pointless to push your comp to the limit well coming from a guy who only has limited knowledge about comps so I don't find the need of it.
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