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October 16, 2011 3:56:01 AM

I'm going to build a desktop for the first time, and I've found all the parts.

However, I have 2 questions:

The video card I'm going to get is PCI Express 2.1
But my motherboard has PCI express 2.0. will my video card work in it?
(my video card is a Radeon Hd 6850)

My other question is about the case. The case says it has a panel for USB 2.0. Will that work for USB 3.0?
here's a link to the case: Antec Three Hundred Black Steel ATX Mid Tower Computer Case

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October 16, 2011 4:22:42 AM

Yep.
Not sure about the usb 2.0
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October 16, 2011 4:48:13 AM

"The video card I'm going to get is PCI Express 2.1
But my motherboard has PCI express 2.0. will my video card work in it? "
Yes. The card is backwards compatible.

"The case says it has a panel for USB 2.0. Will that work for USB 3.0?"
No. You need a case which specifically states USB 3 on the front panel. Look for a different case.
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October 16, 2011 5:32:47 AM

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October 16, 2011 5:33:33 AM

abekl said:
"The video card I'm going to get is PCI Express 2.1
But my motherboard has PCI express 2.0. will my video card work in it? "
Yes. The card is backwards compatible.

"The case says it has a panel for USB 2.0. Will that work for USB 3.0?"
No. You need a case which specifically states USB 3 on the front panel. Look for a different case.


Alright, thanks!
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