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November 19, 2012 10:24:02 PM

I am building a new computer with the NZXT Phantom Case and the MSI 970A-G46 Motherboard.

With the case, it came with a large blue plug with a USB symbol on it, and I believe it has something to do with USB 3.0. I can't seem to find where the plug goes on my motherboard. Is it not compatible?

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a c 107 V Motherboard
November 19, 2012 10:39:03 PM

That is for the front usb ports, sadly you have a mobo that does not come with a usb 3.0 header. You can either, not use the front usb ports, get a usb 3.0 header to 3.0 port adapter and plug it in the rear usb 3.0 ports, or get a 3.0 header to 2.0 header adapter (but will be 2.0 speeds).
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a c 195 V Motherboard
November 19, 2012 10:40:56 PM

The plug is for your case's front USB 3.0 connector. However it does not look like that board has any internal USB 3.0 headers to connect to. The only 2 USB 3.0 ports are the rear panel ports.

Edit: Beat me too it :) 
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November 19, 2012 10:41:40 PM

Thanks guys!
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a c 121 V Motherboard
November 19, 2012 10:41:49 PM

If it has 20-pins(2 rows of 10) with one missing it is for USB 3.0.
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a c 195 V Motherboard
July 1, 2014 6:07:54 AM

Wow. We need a badge or something for actually coming back and picking a best answer after 2 years! :lol: 

Even crazier all 3 of us who replied are mods now. Well nukemaster might have actually been a when this post was new but I wasn't and neither was K1114.
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July 1, 2014 10:44:18 AM

:) 
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