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June 23, 2014 12:07:11 PM

I was very disappointed when I found out that my motherboard for my new build didn't come with any 20 pin connectors for the 2 USB 3.0 ports on the front of my case. It has 2 ports on the back, but its the back, so I hardly use them. I found a few adapters on newegg and micro center that add a few extra ports on the back, and have a 20 pin connector, but I'm looking for one with two 20 pin connectors, because my case has 2 USB 3.0 ports in front. Any that I have found that have "2 internal ports" are either 2 actual 3.0 ports facing the inside of the case, which I don't need, or they only show having 1 20 pin connector...am I missing one of them or something?

http://www.microcenter.com/product/404865/4-Port_SuperS...

This one for example...I only see 1 20 pin connector to connect to the front of my case...shouldn't there be 2, or am I missing something? I am somewhat new to PC hardware, so there is a good chance that its there and I missed it, or I'm not fully understanding it. However, I also don't want to buy an adapter, that is only going to improve 1 of the 2 front USB ports on my pc

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a b V Motherboard
June 23, 2014 1:36:44 PM

With USB 3.0 headers, a single header provides two USB 3.0 ports. That's why the majority of motherboards only have a single USB 3.0 header even though cases normally have two front USB 3.0 ports; one header is all you need.
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June 23, 2014 10:27:10 PM

Damn_Rookie said:
With USB 3.0 headers, a single header provides two USB 3.0 ports. That's why the majority of motherboards only have a single USB 3.0 header even though cases normally have two front USB 3.0 ports; one header is all you need.


Ok, Thanks.

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a b V Motherboard
June 23, 2014 10:51:18 PM

No worries, happy to help :) 
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