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November 11, 2012 10:53:36 PM

Will the Gigabyte GA-Z77X-D3H ATX LGA1155 Motherboard work with the Zalman Z9 Plus ATX Mid Tower Case because on PCPartPicker it says this:
Gigabyte GA-Z77X-D3H ATX LGA1155 Motherboard has an onboard USB 3.0 header, but the Zalman Z9 Plus ATX Mid Tower Case does not have front panel USB 3.0 ports.
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November 12, 2012 12:29:59 AM

BRONZ3 said:
Will the Gigabyte GA-Z77X-D3H ATX LGA1155 Motherboard work with the Zalman Z9 Plus ATX Mid Tower Case because on PCPartPicker it says this:
Gigabyte GA-Z77X-D3H ATX LGA1155 Motherboard has an onboard USB 3.0 header, but the Zalman Z9 Plus ATX Mid Tower Case does not have front panel USB 3.0 ports.

MOST MB VENDORS WILL PUT A SMALL adaptor cable in there mb kit to go from usb 3.0 on the mb to a usb 2.0 front case header.
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a c 81 V Motherboard
November 12, 2012 12:38:31 AM

Basically saying your mobo supports USB3, but the case doesnt have any. It will all work fine.
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November 12, 2012 1:51:54 AM

Yes, the motherboard will work.
What partpicker means is that the case front usb ports are only usb 2.0 ports,
Your motherboard will have usb 2.0 headers inside, along with usb 3.0 headers.

You will have some usb 3.0 ports available on the i/o panel at the rear of the motherboard.

If you have some usb 3.0 devices you can plug them into the rear, but not the front.
If you wanted a front plug in, you would need some sort of a front usb 3.0 bay adapter. Not expensive.

And, it is possible that the case has been updated to usb 3.0 anyway. Check with Zalman.
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