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Motherboard USB 3.0 Header - Case USB 2.0

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March 4, 2014 10:35:53 AM

Plan to get this motherboard: Gigabyte GA-970A-DS3P

and this case: CIT Vantage Type-R

However, when I put all my components together in "Part Picker" this came up:

"Gigabyte GA-970A-DS3P ATX AM3+ Motherboard has an onboard USB 3.0 header, but the CiT Vantage ATX Mid Tower Case does not have front panel USB 3.0 ports."

I checked it on the Motherboard specs and the case specs and it's correct. Can I still use that case, can I just plug the case USB 2.0 into a USB 2.0 header on the mobo?

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a c 123 V Motherboard
March 4, 2014 10:44:17 AM

No you can't. Totally different connections.

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a b V Motherboard
March 4, 2014 10:44:57 AM

Ya, all it means is that you won't be able to use the USB 3.0 from your case (you can still use all the usb 3 ports on the back), and you will just have usb 2 in the front
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March 4, 2014 10:48:17 AM

Ok, so it's definitely fine if I use the MOBO's USB 2.0 HEADER (instead of the USB 3.0 header) to plug into the CASE'S USB 2.0.

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a c 123 V Motherboard
March 4, 2014 10:53:22 AM

Yes. You can always connect USB 2.0 to USB 2,0.
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a c 123 V Motherboard
March 4, 2014 11:03:00 AM

Let me clarify. You can connect USB 2.0 cable from the front of the case to the header on the MB, not to the port on the back I/O panel.
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March 4, 2014 11:28:12 AM

Ok thanks :) 
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