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How to connect USB 3.0 front panel to the Asus mainboard

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April 17, 2014 12:06:33 PM

Hello


I'm building new PC for my friend's son and until now everything went fine. I have to mention I never buildt anything AMD always Intel, till I tried to connect front panel usb 3.0 cable (cable is doubled, and big, contains 19 pins) to the mainboard. There's no connection. Do I need special interface or something to connect this big usb cable to the mainboard? Is that COM1module? Basically, those two ports on front of the case are simply useless if I cannot connect them somehow,

I bought for this build new Corsair Carbide case:
http://www.cclonline.com/product/88545/CC-9011017-WW/Ca...

http://www.cclonline.com/product/108242/M5A97-LE-R2-0/M...

Please guys help, I dont wanna disappoint this kid and give him really good PC.

Thank you and have a good Easter
April 17, 2014 12:09:50 PM

it should be in motherboard manual.where to connect.
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April 17, 2014 12:13:20 PM

from what i can see looking at the motherboard, it appears to have the usb 3,0 connector on the bottom left as a white connector with the notch in it that allows for the usb 3,0 connector from the case to slot in
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April 17, 2014 12:10:46 PM

That motherboard doesn't have any usb3.0 headers if I remember correctly. I used it in my last build for my cousin, put a fx 6300 into it. There should be a connector to make the usb 3.0 into a usb 2.0, you'll sacrifice 3.0 speeds with it, but at least get a functioning usb connection.
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April 17, 2014 12:15:07 PM

Dblkk said:
That motherboard doesn't have any usb3.0 headers if I remember correctly. I used it in my last build for my cousin, put a fx 6300 into it. There should be a connector to make the usb 3.0 into a usb 2.0, you'll sacrifice 3.0 speeds with it, but at least get a functioning usb connection.


Thanks, but I cannot see any connector to make usb 3.0 into 2.0
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April 17, 2014 12:10:50 PM

You need a pci card that has usb 3.0 usually the motherboard itself will say whether or not it supports usb 3.0 on the front panel. if your motherboard does not have that connector, (usually near the 24 pin power connector) then you sadly have bought a motherboard that doesnt have front panel usb 3,0 compatibility out of the box
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April 17, 2014 12:16:49 PM

Brantyn Gerik said:
from what i can see looking at the motherboard, it appears to have the usb 3,0 connector on the bottom left as a white connector with the notch in it that allows for the usb 3,0 connector from the case to slot in


Case usb cable 3.0 is completely different type than slot you can see on the mainboard
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April 17, 2014 12:17:59 PM

It will be somewhere in there. I have not heard of a case that did not have the connector for usb 2,0 included. I'm actually 100% sure on this issue. i suggest looking at the case manual
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April 17, 2014 12:24:54 PM

Brantyn Gerik said:
It will be somewhere in there. I have not heard of a case that did not have the connector for usb 2,0 included. I'm actually 100% sure on this issue. i suggest looking at the case manual


That's what I see there's 12 usb ports, and 2 3.0 ports,and I cant see any solutions how to connect front 3.0 to the mainboard
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April 17, 2014 1:09:25 PM

White (sometimes black) motherboard headers are for usb 2.0. Blue header (which are larger) are usb 3.0 headers. Looking on the picture of that motherboard via newegg. nets me to believe there are no usb 3.0 headers. Then reading through the specs on that motherboard, also reveals there are no usb 3.0 headers. Then going through the manual that I have for that same motherboard, reveals there are no usb 3.0 headers. Yes, there are 2 usb 3.0 ports, but those are on the back and are ports not headers.

So, to put it shortly, there aren't any usb 3.0 headers, but there should be either in the case accessories, or motherboard accessories some kind of conversion. Going back through the internals of the case/motherboard that I build for my cousin (him on the phone as I talk through it with him), my case offered a usb 3.0 header, but on that same cable kind of like a y connection was also a usb 2.0 header. If yours doesn't come like that or offer any sort of connector, then I would search online to find a connector. Which I don't see why they wouldn't make. If that yields nothings, then im sorry but from usb ports will be unusable.
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April 17, 2014 1:11:56 PM

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=9SIA297...

USB 3.0 19 Pin / 20 pin Male to Front Panel towards to USB 2.0 to Motherboard Header Box 9 Pin / 10 pin Female Adapter Converter Joiner Housing Cable
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April 17, 2014 1:25:19 PM

Dblkk said:
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=9SIA297...

USB 3.0 19 Pin / 20 pin Male to Front Panel towards to USB 2.0 to Motherboard Header Box 9 Pin / 10 pin Female Adapter Converter Joiner Housing Cable


Thank you, this is exactly what I was trying to find, and problem is solved. #i'm going to buy it right now and reconnect it, and should be working correctly.

Thanks one more time to all of you for solving this problem and have great Easter!
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