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So my case has one USB 3.0 but motherboard doesn't

What do I do? The motherboard has USB 3.0 in the back I/O. Do I pass the cable through the case to the back? Or just not use it at all. Which is safer. I haven't built my computer yet.
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  1. You're telling me the mobo has onboard usb3 but no connection for it for the front panel. Link us to your motherboard
  2. Danimal1q2w3 said:
    You're telling me the mobo has onboard usb3 but no connection for it for the front panel. Link us to your motherboard


    The Mobo has no onboard, but in the back where the io shield is located.
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    Hi MatTech
    there is an alternative , you can get a usb3 to usb2 adaptor cable such as this one

    you will have usb2 speeds but for a front panel if only using usb sticks you will be fine
    if you wish to connect a usb 3.0 HDD connect it to your USB3.0 on your Motherboards I/O
  4. You can either do what mickypheonix suggested or pay a bit more for one of these, that way the front ports will also work at 3.0 speeds.
  5. mickypheonix said:
    Hi MatTech
    there is an alternative , you can get a usb3 to usb2 adaptor cable such as this one

    you will have usb2 speeds but for a front panel if only using usb sticks you will be fine
    if you wish to connect a usb 3.0 HDD connect it to your USB3.0 on your Motherboards I/O


    And so I just route the cable through one of the grommets in the back and bend the wire around to plug into the io?
  6. @MatTech: No, you connect it to one of the internal USB 2.0 headers of your motherboard.
  7. if the motherboard does not have usb 3.0 you can buy a card for your PCIE slot with a USB 3 header and rear i/o such as this
  8. Eduello said:
    @MatTech: No, you connect it to one of the internal USB 2.0 headers of your motherboard.


    No I'm talking about the 3.0 at the mobos io.
  9. where are you wishing to take the rear usb through to ? the front panel ?
  10. mickypheonix said:
    where are you wishing to take the rear usb through to ? the front panel ?


    Nvm I had a blonde moment and thought the usb 3.0 connector looked just like a female usb 3.0 and could plug it into the back io. Nvm.
  11. if we can be of any further help let us know m8
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