Hi All, I'm building my own system (still- going on a week now!). I know I can do this. I'm running into what I suspect are very basic problems with very bleeding edge components. To start, I've got the EVGA X58 3xSLI Classified MoBo... Seemed like it should fit nearly any bill. However, it doesn't support USB 3.0. The case is Lian Li's full tower PC-A77F... The front panel has 4 USB 3.0 ports. If I follow the cables inside the case, the other end is not a typical USB header... it looks like a regular USB external cord. Not sure what to do with that? Is there an adapter that will turn that into something I can connect to the header on the MoBo?
On the same topic, the MoBo only has 2 (internal) USB headers. Is there a way to "split" those to make all 4 USB ports on the case front functional? I've seen variations on this question, but I haven't seen any answers, so I'm not exactly sure what people do... I know there are a lot of cases with more than 2 front USB ports, so I know this has to be a simple solution and I'm just not advanced enough to know how to handle it... Or, can I convert them to SATA? I have tons of SATA inputs.
but it shows a USB 3 connection with a cord end much akin to an external device....my guess is you have two of these, and that this is supposed to connect to a MoBos USB 3 headers ?
The other shows a USB 3 to USB 2 Y splitter cable which connects to a standard 10 pin MoBo header. These are typically located down by the Power on / reset / HD light pins on the MoBo (bottom edge of MoBo....usually from center to right side.
If you still have the opportunity, to eliminate the compatablility issues,you might wanna switch to a USB 3 capable board such as the Rampage III Extreme: