Internal USB3 connection help?

Hi there,

I am looking into building a system and i am going with the CM Storm Enforcer for my case, it has the 2 front USB3 ports but im having issues understanding my motherboard specifications... i can see that it supports one USB3 at the front (i think please correct me if im wrong) but it says...
1 x USB 3.0 connector(s) support(s) additional 2 USB 3.0 port(s) (19-pin, moss green)
Does this mean i will be able to connect both of the cases front USB3 ports to the motherboard or not? This is my first build and i seem to have got my head around everything but this, because i cant seem to find any cables to connect internal motherboard USB3 slots the the outups on the front of the case?

Thanks for any help,
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  1. The 19-pin supports 2xUSB 3.0 i.e. both your case's USB 3.0 will work, and if you need more you can use a USB 3 hub. This doesn't affect the MOBO's USB 3.0 ports off the back I/O. Keep in mind there aren't a lot accessories available 'now.'

    Here's the problem with your Case, after readiing the specs it seems the case comes with USB 3.0 'MALE' connections and not the 19/20-pin USB 3 HEADER connection.

    "Currently, Intel P67 Sandy Bridge, H67, and Z68 chipsets support USB 3.0 natively. The latest AMD chipsets may support USB 3.0 as well. Users need only connect the USB 3.0 front panel cable to the port indicated by their motherboard manufacturer’s user manual."

    Therefore, you MAY need an adapter to use the INTERNAL MOBO HEADER -> Converter. The Case's info {to the port indicated by their motherboard} is a little ambiguous.

    I reviewed the manual on page 15 it shows the 19-pin which means you're good and don't need the Adapter.
  2. Thanks very much for the reply mate, cleared it up for me great :)
  3. jaquith said:
    The 19-pin supports 2xUSB 3.0...

    Here's the problem....

    "Currently, Intel P67 Sandy Bridge, ...."

    Therefore, you MAY need ....

    I reviewed the manual on page 15 it shows the 19-pin which means you're good and don't need the Adapter.

    jaquith, :hello: :hello:

    All of the cables i can find to fit a usb 3.0 motherboard header have 20 pin connectors, and my asus mobo did not come with a 19 pin (green moss, whatever that is!). Is the 19 pin header compatible with a 20 pin connector, and if not, where in the world does one find a 19 pin moss green cable/connector to fit the motherboard header?

    Any help will be appreciated. I have googled every way I can think of to see if the 20 pin cable is compatible but have not found an answer.

    Thanks... :pt1cable: :pt1cable:
  4. I'm having same problem I think, just bought haf 922 v3 which now has 2x USB 3.0 internal female 9 pin connectors. Asus and other motherboard have the 19 pin header for USB 3.0 on board. Can't find a 9pin male to 19 pin female for the two internal USB connectors on the front of the case. The enclosure companies are still using the USB 2 connectors like on motherboard for USB 2.0 but motherboard manufacturers have a 19 header for USB 3.0. Two companies need to get together.
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