Motherboard USB 3.0 Header - Case USB 2.0

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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  1. No you can't. Totally different connections.

  2. 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
  3. 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.

  4. Yes. You can always connect USB 2.0 to USB 2,0.
  5. 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.
  6. Ok thanks :)
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