Upgrading USB 2.0 to 3.0 port?

My case did not come with any front usb 3.0 ports so I want to swap then out. I believe my case allows me to take out the part but I have no idea where I can buy it. It should be a bare USB 3.0 female to whatever number of pins female header cable.

Anyone have a site? peferably located in the US
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  1. I'm assuming your Motherboard has the 19pin header so depending where you are trying to mount it,
    http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16817997021
    newegg search term was usb3.0 front panel if you want to check out other options
    Moto
  2. As far as I know you can not simply just swap out your old USB 2 ports for USB 3.
  3. ^no it wouldn't, as long as his Mobo has usb 3.0 support, its more than possible to swap out the panel,
    On an unrelated note, I would remove the weed reference from your tagline, Moderators take a very dim view of drugs and its against the T+c's you agreed to when you signed up,
    Please edit it or you risk being banned,
    Moto
  4. as already said you can put in a front bay panel

    or depending on the make of your case you can replace the io ports--what case do you have?

    for example on my rv02 i used this to change the io ports--came with all the cables needed even though it

    doesnt show them

    assuming as mentioned your motherboard has the usb 3.0 header

    http://www.scan.co.uk/products/silverstone-i-o-port-usb-30-module-800-mm-for-ft02-rv02-ps02ps04-sg03sg04sg05sg07-gd04gd05
  5. Yup, I find that a better option than buying a frontpanel unit and stripping it down,
    but like you say, until we know op's case its guesswork :)
    Moto
  6. not looking to replace a whole panel, just a single port. you know how there are front panels cables for usb? I just want to replace one of my cables with a 3.0 one which leads to one usb port.

    yes I have a mobo with 3.0 headers. my case (silverstone tj10) just has its own special front panel thing so replacing what is currently a useless firewire port would be perfect.
  7. oh wow! that seems to be exactly the part I'm looking for! is there a place in the US that sells this? ill probably check the price of shipping from the uk myself after I wake up. hard to check on my phone

    thanks a lot!
  8. should be available in the usa

    just search for the part number G11303500
  9. its available for $12 on ebay. thanks so much!
  10. you are welcome :D
  11. Awesome, I am looking at getting a new system, but am thinking I might use an old case and mod it, or possibly build something from scratch. So glad I will be able to benefit from USB3.0 as well as some esata.

    This has defiantly got me thinking a fully custom built case might be the way to go.
  12. ohhgourami said:
    oh wow! that seems to be exactly the part I'm looking for! is there a place in the US that sells this? ill probably check the price of shipping from the uk myself after I wake up. hard to check on my phone

    thanks a lot!


    Hey dude just wondering if you ever got this part and if it worked or not?
    cheers mac
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