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USB 3.0 Case with 2.0 Mobo with possible solution

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February 5, 2014 1:09:05 PM

So here is my issue. Hopefully i am not a huge noob. Havent built a pc since the early 2000s

I bought this motherboard

and this case

The case has an internal 20 pin usb 3.0 but there is no usb 3.0 header on my mobo

I have an idea for solving this problem. If i but this pci e card i can plug my front panel cable into it as well as gain 2 external rear slots. It appears to use a simple 4 pin power. This is my psu. What cord do i use or can some one find a short cable that i can use in my psu to eliminate bulky long cables.

so 3 questions really:
1. Will this work or is there a better solution?
2. Am i making this too difficult?
3. What cord should i use?

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a c 193 V Motherboard
February 5, 2014 1:21:56 PM

No reason for the card to not do the trick(it may not be as fast as some solutions, but for most users will get the job done).

If you do not mind having just USB 2.0 for the from ports you can also use an adapter to allow the 19 pin to connect to your boards 2.0 connectors.

Something like this, lots of companies make these.
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...
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February 5, 2014 2:29:48 PM

nukemaster said:
No reason for the card to not do the trick(it may not be as fast as some solutions, but for most users will get the job done).

If you do not mind having just USB 2.0 for the from ports you can also use an adapter to allow the 19 pin to connect to your boards 2.0 connectors.

Something like this, lots of companies make these.
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...


So the back USB 3.0 would hyporthetically be faster than the front panel?

Also suggestions on a cable? Is there a specific kind (name) i should be looking for?

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a c 193 V Motherboard
February 5, 2014 5:01:08 PM

If you use the USB 2.0 to 3.0 adapter then the front ports become USB 2.0 ports. so they are not as fast as the 2 usb 3.0 ports on the back of the board, but are as fast as all the other usb 2.0 ports the board has.

Most times it is just a 19 to 9 pin cable or usb 3.0 to 2.0 adapter(or 2.0 to 3.0 adapter). Supermicro has one as well under the number "CBL-0454L"

If you go with the pci-e card, the reason it may not be as fast is that a single lane of pci-e is not fast enough to run 4 usb 3.0 devices at full speed(they will still be faster than usb 2.0).
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a c 193 V Motherboard
February 5, 2014 5:30:42 PM

It is a 20-pin space but one pin is removed(prevents reverse installation). thus they call it 19. They are the same :) 

Same with USB 2.0 having a 10 pin header(2 port) even, but only 8 pins are actually used(1 pin is not used and one is actually missing to prevent reverse installation).
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a c 119 V Motherboard
February 5, 2014 5:34:13 PM

Thanks for the clarification nukemaster!
Cheers!

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