I've got a few questions about this. First of all, will I need a case that is specifically compatible with usb 3.0 motherboards? If so, then could you give me some suggestions on good cases. This is my first time building a computer, so I'm not completely clear on how the motherboard hooks up to the USB ports on the case. so do I need wires for that also? Kinda of a newbie here, so bear with me.
Here is my specific mobo i plan on buying if that helps: http://www.asus.com/product.aspx?P_ID=umllTHNRm4IGqnbL&...
1) Your motherboard does not have USB 3.0 headers, so any current case will work (might I suggest the Cooler Master HAF 922 ).
2) Your USB 3.0 ports arepart of your I/O panel, so you need nothing special to hook them up. As for the USB coming from the case, they have wires and are marked. You'll just need to read the manual to know where they plug in (along with everything else ). Here are two threads that can help with your build process:
For that mobo and front case 3.0, the rear I/O 3.0 ports will be needed to supply the case panel. Some 3.0 cases supply cables for this. As far as I know, only some of the new Sandy Bridge (P67) mobos have an internal USB 3.0 connection, which looks like a smaller IDE connector.