Hello, I just purchased a Dell XPS 8300 desktop. It did not come with USB 3.0 so I would like to install a USB 3.0 expansion card. All of the cards seem to require an internal power connection. I am not that computer literate to know where and how to plug the expansion board in, after I install it in the PCI slot. Is this a relatively straight forward, easy thingto do, or am I biting off more than I can chew? Thanks for the help in advance!
If you've got the necessary connector, then it would be easy to do. Just take off the case cover, take out the screw/card holding mechanism, remove the slot cover (it may have to be snapped out [it's metal]), put the card in the slot making sure it is right in, screw it in/replace the holding mechanism, plug in the power connector, replace the case cover and you're done!