Solved Usb 3.0 case/motherboard question Tags: Homebuilt Cases USB3 Motherboards Systems Product Last response: February 9, 2012 11:35 PM in Systems Share novarider January 31, 2012 1:25:07 AM I'm about to order my system parts but have a question. I am getting this motherboard http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168... and this case http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168... my question is how will the front Usb 3.0 ports on the case connect to the board? I'm paying more for a case that has Usb 3.0 ports up front so I want to make sure I can use them! More about : usb case motherboard question Best solution a4mula a b B Homebuilt system a b V Motherboard January 31, 2012 2:13:26 AM Share It won't. You need a board with internal USB 3.0 headers. The least expensive ATX board that offers this is the Gigabyte GA-Z68MX-UD2 $149.99 There's not good search feature for this, you just have to check under the details tab and under Internal I/O Connectors it'll list USB 3.0 x2. If it just lists USB 2.0 then it's not going to work. novarider January 31, 2012 10:37:14 AM OK well what would be a good quality mobo that supports Ivy bridge (so I can upgrade in the future) and has internal Usb 3.0 headers? Related resources New build, case/motherboard suggestions (1155) - Forum Case/Motherboard minor incompatibility issue - Forum Need help with picking out parts for a pc. First build! - Forum I7 vs xeon - Forum Final Comments on my $750 HTPC build? - Forum Can't find your answer ? Ask ! Get the answer novarider January 31, 2012 10:55:06 AM What about this board is it a good mobo? http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168... novarider February 9, 2012 11:35:04 PM Best answer selected by novarider. Can't find your answer ? Ask ! Publish Related resources Usb 3.0 port question . Forum This is my first build. Please Help Forum Trying to figure out a good system Forum USB 3.0 Chipset Question Forum Motherboard usb 3.0 question Forum Usb 3.0 question ? Forum CPU/MOTHERBOARD POWER? Forum Holiday Buyers' Guide 2006, Part 2: Components Forum USB 3.0 question Forum Post your computers specs Forum HTPC Mobo+CPU ~$150 Forum [Solved] Motherboard won't turn on! Forum Motherboard won't turn on! Forum [Solved] Asus Maximus, Haf ATX and 212 EVO Fitment Question Forum Motherboard for new AMD build. Forum More resources Read discussions in other Systems categories Homebuilt New Build Prebuilt Cases Power Supplies RAM CyberPower !