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USB 2.0 Header on Case, USB 3.0 Header Motherboard

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June 5, 2014 3:35:44 PM

So, I'm about to acquire some parts to upgrade my current rig (an off the shelf Dell) and I came upon a conflict: the case I had chosen, the Rosewill Challenger, doesn't seem to like the motherboard I chose: the ASRock 970 EXTREME4 ATX AM3+ Motherboard. The ASRock has a USB 3.0 header but the case only has support for a USB 2.0 header. Will it still work or do I need to get the more expensive version of the case with USB 3.0? (Please note I'm on a very tight budget, any other suggestions are quite welcome but please nothing too far exceeding $60.) Thank you all in advance.

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a b V Motherboard
June 5, 2014 4:11:55 PM

The good news is that that motherboard also has 3 USB 2.0 headers on the motherboard, in addition to the 1 USB 3.0 header. Just use one of the USB 2.0 headers; you'll still have 2 USB 3.0 ports on the back of the motherboard.

Source: http://www.asrock.com/mb/AMD/970%20Extreme4/?cat=Specif...
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June 5, 2014 4:45:28 PM

Thanks for the help, that solves the problem.
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a b V Motherboard
June 5, 2014 5:12:05 PM

No problem, glad to help :) 
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