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USB 3.0 20 pin female to male USB adapter?

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June 19, 2014 6:07:13 AM

Hey guys, I just bought a new case (fractal design r4) to replace an old HP ATX case I had. This case has USB 3.0 plugs built into it, so I plugged thhe 20 pin adapter into my motherboard.

However, I had a 3.5" USB3.0 and SD card reader on my old desktop, that also used the 20 pin adapter. Since I only have one 20 pin adapter, I'm not sure how to connect this.

IS there a way to get a 20 pin adapter (female) to connect to my 3.5" media drive bay that I can then plug into a USB 3.0 port on my IO panel? Or do I need a new PCI card?

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June 19, 2014 6:34:24 AM

Ha, I was going to say that is crazxy expensive. I'm trying to burn some gift cards at Newegg, any recommendations there?

Also, I'm out of PCI slots. I have a wifi card in one (which I can probably get rid of, since I'm using a CAT6 anyway, mostly for testing) and a soundblaster xifi xtreme card that I had laying around from forever ago.

Actually, do I even need that card? My mobo is an Asrock z77 Extreme 4. (7.1 CH HD Audio with Content Protection
(Realtek ALC898 Audio Codec))

Maybe I can pull both those PCI cards outta there ;) 

THANKS for the help!
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June 19, 2014 6:51:07 AM

I definitely want USB 3.0. I have a lot of high speed SD cards and I do a lot of photo / video editing, so I am constantly transferring multiples of gigabytes to my machine.
June 19, 2014 6:54:25 AM

Someone Somewhere said:
Are they PCI or PCIe? If they're PCI, then there's no problem because you've still got a pair of PCIe x1 slots.

This is the cheapest I can get from newegg:

I think PCI-E. It's an Asrock z77 extreme 4 mobo.

I only have two of them (the smaller ones).

THen I have two larger PCI-E 3 (for vid cards)

and I think there is one other just regular PCI slot.
a c 400 V Motherboard
June 19, 2014 6:59:04 AM

That board has two each of legacy PCI slots, PCIe x16 (for GPUs; yours should be in the slot closer to the CPU), and PCIe x1 (which is what most USB3.0 cards would use, and quite short).
June 19, 2014 7:09:59 AM

Thanks guys. Appreciate the help.
a c 188 V Motherboard
June 19, 2014 7:15:28 AM

Go with the pci-e x1 card for sure then. The regular PCI while faster than USB2.0 will not even max out a single usb 3.0 device.