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I want to conver 2 usb 3.0 pass-through to a 20 pin USB 3.0 mobo

OK, I bought a Corsair Obsidian 650D which comes with 2 USB 3.0 front connector; however, these USB 3.0 connectors in the case only provide a USB pass-through cable. I have seen several USB 3.0 to 20 pin adapters, but I want to get people's opinions. I really want to buy the best solution for this problem. I can't believe that after paying $140 for this case, I get such type of connections instead of the proper 20 pin USB 3.0 connector to the motherboard. In advance, thanks for everyone's help here.
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  1. I bought a Corsair 600T, same deal with the pass-throughs. I got the USB 3 20pin Mobo to (2) USB3 splitter. ran it behind motherboard and hooked the 2 USB plugs to USB3 front panel connector and a USB(2) 320GB HDD (WD passbook I think) to the other and mounted it behind MB as a Windows image backup drive.
    Works great and out of sight-out of mind.
  2. jimmyd1964 said:
    I bought a Corsair 600T, same deal with the pass-throughs. I got the USB 3 20pin Mobo to (2) USB3 splitter. ran it behind motherboard and hooked the 2 USB plugs to USB3 front panel connector and a USB(2) 320GB HDD (WD passbook I think) to the other and mounted it behind MB as a Windows image backup drive.
    Works great and out of sight-out of mind.

    Thanks for your comments, but I'm trying to find a different solution. Let me see if I understand your solution better to see if I can implement one similarly.
  3. Well I 'do' understand exactly what you mean and what you want, the short answer is 'A' Adapter or 'B' Pass-through -- or 'C' separate head unit (USB 3.0/20-pin) in the 5-1/4".

    Corsair 'should' offer a replacement or reconfigure it's USB 3.0 options.

    I 'wish' Corsair had something like this (550D) but they don't - http://www.corsair.com/us/parts/case-parts/obsidian-series-550d-i-o-panel-replacement-with-all-cables.html
  4. jaquith said:
    Well I 'do' understand exactly what you mean and what you want, the short answer is 'A' Adapter or 'B' Pass-through -- or 'C' separate head unit (USB 3.0/20-pin) in the 5-1/4".

    Corsair 'should' offer a replacement or reconfigure it's USB 3.0 options.

    I 'wish' Corsair had something like this (550D) but they don't - http://www.corsair.com/us/parts/case-parts/obsidian-series-550d-i-o-panel-replacement-with-all-cables.html


    I agree that Corsair should have sold me a case with a front panel ready for 20 pin usb 3.0 instead of the stupid pass-through usb 3.0 I got. Thanks for placing that link and for your input.
  5. I understand your frustration with the pass-through situation. I have the Corsair 600T and it is the same.
    I knew when I ordered it about the pass-through so I ordered the (Uspeed 2-port USB 3.0 hub with USB 3.0 19-Pin Adapter Cable 2 Ft (0.6M) )
    It works great , I plugged one to the front panel USB3 which is a 2 into 1 plug and the other i used inside the case for a backup drive (USB) which I placed behind the Mobo tray. Then the other end goes to the Mobo 19 pin USB plug.
    So I ended up with an extra USB-3 by doing this. Worked for me , because like you I didn't want a pass-thru. In my 600T case you only see the USB 19 pin cable going behind the mobo so it works out pretty clean.
  6. My cable (above) is no longer on Amazon but a shorter one about 3 1/2 " long is on newegg. Still might work. Plug in mobo and go behind with it. Link below.
    http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16812162012
    AT least you get the idea to work with.
  7. I don't like the 3 1/2 inch one. But the 2ft one works good.
  8. Best answer
    HDE (TM) 2 Port USB 3.0 A Female to 20 Pin Y Cable It is 10.5 inches long (better)
    Search for this one on Amazon or follow link below to the page:
    http://www.amazon.com/HDE-Port-USB-Female-Cable/dp/B00695M56M/ref=sr_1_1?ie=UTF8&qid=1339790079&sr=8-1&keywords=HDE+%28TM%29+2+Port+USB+3.0+A+Female+to+20+Pin+Y+Cable
  9. ^ The HDE cable probably will look the best and tuck the 'rest' in the back an out of sight.
  10. Best answer selected by orestesdd.
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