USB 2.0 case with USB 3.0 mobo

Does it make sense to buy a USB 3.0 enabled motherboard and a case that still uses USB 2.0? Should I go for a USB 3.0 case then?

Thanks,
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  1. There are yet no motherboards with front USB 3.0 headers on board.. All motherboards provide USB 3.0 connectivity option at their back panel (2 ports being the norm).. So getting a USB 2.0/3.0 front panel chasis does not matters currently.. If you need access to front USB connectors often then going for USB 2.0 front panel cases makes more sense..
  2. Emperus said:
    There are yet no motherboards with front USB 3.0 headers on board.. All motherboards provide USB 3.0 connectivity option at their back panel (2 ports being the norm).. So getting a USB 2.0/3.0 front panel chasis does not matters currently.. If you need access to front USB connectors often then going for USB 2.0 front panel cases makes more sense..


    This is what I expected to hear. Thanks a lot,

    PD: How can I select your answer in order to "solve" the post?
  3. adriabb said:
    This is what I expected to hear. Thanks a lot,

    PD: How can I select your answer in order to "solve" the post?


    I actually don't know how its done.. Happy to be of help BTW..
  4. i just purchased the Haf X case and it has 3.0 usb at the front.. the work-around (since motherboard are lacking usb 3 headers) is coolermaster routes usb 3.0 cable from the front of the case out thru the back and into the 3.0 usb plugs on the motherboard.

    personally, for future-proof i would buy a 3.0 capable motherboard along with sata III ports. granted your case has no usb3 ports, but you can always plug any usb3 device in the future from the back..
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