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Hooking up USB 3.0 to an annoying mobo.

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April 3, 2012 6:40:12 PM

First off please excuse my ignorance, this is my first build and I am having a bit of trouble with this.

My case is an Antec 900 and my mobo is an Intel dp67bg.

The case has USB 3.0 on the front panel, however my mobo is only wired for 2.0. Is there an adapter I could use?

Would these work and are these reputable sites? http://www.heatsinkfactory.com/silverstone-ec01-p.html OR http://usb.brando.com/2-port-usb-3-0-pci-express-card-w...

Or is there such a thing as an usb 3.0 to esata adapter cable? (the Geek Squad mentioned this)

Or are there other adapters that may work better?

Thanks in advance for your help,
Mike

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April 3, 2012 7:34:38 PM

you must have the 900 case with "upgraded 3.0" for front ports. If that's the case, get a PCI card with header that matches the case connector and you'll be fine. Some people stretch a long cable through the back and plug into the rear ports which looks tacky, and then you use up the rear ports....With the add-on card, you can get 4 USB 3.0 ports.
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April 3, 2012 7:57:28 PM

sharkbyte5150 said:
you must have the 900 case with "upgraded 3.0" for front ports. If that's the case, get a PCI card with header that matches the case connector and you'll be fine. Some people stretch a long cable through the back and plug into the rear ports which looks tacky, and then you use up the rear ports....With the add-on card, you can get 4 USB 3.0 ports.


Awesome! Thank you so much!
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April 3, 2012 9:26:32 PM

Any other advice?
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April 4, 2012 5:42:26 PM

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April 4, 2012 6:20:52 PM

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