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usb 3.0 on case to usb 2.0 on motherboard

Hello i am thinking about getting either a corsair obsidian 250d case or a cooler master elite 130 case and they both have usb 3.0 on the front. The motherboard that i want to get (
ASUS P8H61-I R2.0) only has 3.0 ports on the back I/O. Can i connect the usb 3.0 cables from the case to the usb 2.0 on the motherboard?
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  1. Best answer
    Hi XAC
    you will need a usb3,0 to usb2.0 adapter like this ,
  2. You can get a pcie card with usb 3.0 and connect that to the front if you want to spend about $30
  3. as hans_pcguy said you can also get a pcie card with a usb3.0 header on it like this

    or if the cables are not a usb3.0 header but usb3.0 plugs you can get something like this
  4. mickypheonix said:
    Hi XAC
    you will need a usb3,0 to usb2.0 adapter like this ,


    If I get this will I still USB 3.0 speeds or 2.0 speeds
  5. usb 2.0 speeds to your front usb 3.0 which will be fine for usb sticks etc
    but if you have a usb3,0 ports on the back i/o shield then use those for external HDD's etc
  6. mickypheonix said:
    usb 2.0 speeds to your front usb 3.0 which will be fine for usb sticks etc
    but if you have a usb3,0 ports on the back i/o shield then use those for external HDD's etc


    thanks for your help i will be purchasing one of those.
  7. you are most welcome , hope it all goes well for you , all the best
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