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Is USB 3.0 Required in a new case?

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April 16, 2011 10:54:23 PM

I'm looking into a new system, right now my case choice is the CoolerMaster HAF 922, good cooling options at a good price. Only drawback, I plan on putting an ASUS p67 motherboard in, which has USB 3.0. The case only has 2.0 slots. Is it worth it for me to try and find a case with 3.0 slots, or should i just consider using an expansion in the future?

And any suggestions on the case are also appreciated. Thanks

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April 16, 2011 11:40:59 PM

Personally, if I was going to buy a new case, I'd definitely look for one with the latest technology. You don't want to regret your decision later, especially if that technology is available now. I would look for a case with the front USB 3.0 or if you're set on this case then I would recommend you get a usb 3.0 bay like this:

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

April 16, 2011 11:55:11 PM

If you find a case you like with USB 3.0 great, but if not I would not sweat it. You can always attach USB 3.0 devices only to the rear connectors.
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April 17, 2011 6:21:23 AM

wolfeman42 said:
I'm looking into a new system, right now my case choice is the CoolerMaster HAF 922, good cooling options at a good price. Only drawback, I plan on putting an ASUS p67 motherboard in, which has USB 3.0. The case only has 2.0 slots. Is it worth it for me to try and find a case with 3.0 slots, or should i just consider using an expansion in the future?

And any suggestions on the case are also appreciated. Thanks


The Asus p8p67 deluxe mobo comes equipped with a front usb3 panel,


If you find a case that includes a front usb3 panel, or decide to buy one separately, make sure the motherboard you choose have the appropriate connections on it.
April 17, 2011 6:41:04 AM

According to Asus website, here are the p67 1155 motherboards that:

Do include a front usb3 panel support :
- p8p67
- p8p67 pro
- p8p67 evo
- p8p67deluxe (includes the front usb3 panel)
- Sabertooth p67
- Maximus IV Extreme

Those include 4x usb3 ports (2 mid-board for front panel support and 2 at backpanel).


Do NOT include a front usb3 panel support:
- p8p67 LE
- p8p67 M
- p8p67 M pro
- p8p67 WS Revolution

Those only include two usb3 ports at back panel.
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April 17, 2011 11:10:40 AM

The 1st question is the do you need a USB3 today or in the future?

The 2nd question is if you need a USB3 do you need/want a USB3 connector in front of your case or you will be happy with the rear-panel usb connector?

If you want a USB3 in front panel of your case then...
If you are to purchase a new case the answer is yes. You are already spending money for the case and USB3 should be part of it.

If you are to re-use an existing case and you need USB3 then ASUS P8P67 Deluxe mobo provides you a solution of enabling you to have a USB3 on the Front Panel of your existing case.

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