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USB 3.0 on board question

I have the Antec 302 case and it has 2 x USB 3.0 front ports on the case. If I get a Mobo that doesn't have an onboard 3.0 (Only 2.0) does that mean I can't use these at all, or that they will simply run at downgraded speed of 2.0 instead?

Wasn't sure if the plug in connection is the same or not.
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    itakey said:
    I have the Antec 302 case and it has 2 x USB 3.0 front ports on the case.

    If I get a Mobo that doesn't have an onboard 3.0 (Only 2.0) does that mean I can't use these at all, or that they will simply run at downgraded speed of 2.0 instead?

    Wasn't sure if the plug in connection is the same or not.

    Sorry, but u couldn't use them. USB2 and USB3 headers are not compatible.

    And there is no adapter also.

    So, yes, those front USB3 ports are not going to be used at all.
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  3. Went ahead with a board that had 3.0 headers
  4. itakey said:
    Went ahead with a board that had 3.0 headers

    Best move : ))
  5. Thanx for the vote : ))
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