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USB 3 Adapter/PCIe Questions

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December 29, 2011 6:06:23 PM

The new case that I am buying has USB 3 support. Great. But unfortunately, it is powered through a cord that goes to the back of the case which you are supposed to plug into an external port on the motherboard. I can do this, but I really don't want to. Is there an adapter I can get which is a USB 3 to a USB 3 motherboard header?

Also, in an unrelated issue, my motherboard has three PCIe x16 slots, but one runs at x8 and one at x4, while the main one runs at x16. I am planning to Crossfire my GPUs. Will one of them run slower if it's in the x8 slot?

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December 29, 2011 6:10:43 PM

UK or US Member?
and which case out of interest?
yes, if you crossfire, both cards will run at x8, its not a huge drop in performance though, only in benchmark numbers
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December 30, 2011 12:00:13 AM

I'm from the US.
The case is a Thermaltake Armor A60.

Okay, thank you. So, that won't really affect anything.
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December 30, 2011 12:11:15 AM

Grab something like this,

http://www.google.co.uk/products/catalog?q=internal+usb... plug your cases usb3.0 plugs into it and put the header onto the mobo,
Sorted, sorry for brief answer, my typings not the best on my phone :.-)
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December 30, 2011 1:53:53 AM

Yup, that there is fine, it is 19pin for future reference, they weren't readily available on my build so I bought a drivebay unit and stripped it down,
Grab one and plug your case cables into it, and your done :-)
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December 30, 2011 1:57:46 AM

Okay, thanks a lot for your help.
If you don't have anything else to say, I'll choose a best answer and lock the topic, okay?
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December 30, 2011 2:00:15 AM

No problem man, glad to help
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December 30, 2011 2:03:00 AM

Best answer selected by TechHunter16.
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