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Any way to get usb3 in my Gamma?

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May 31, 2012 2:11:11 AM

i have a usb 3 mobo in my nxzt gamma and want to know if i couldbu or mod to change the usb 2 into a usb 3?

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May 31, 2012 5:26:57 AM

If I understand you, you have usb 3 on the front panel of your case, but no usb 3 header on the motherboard to connect it to. Is that right?

If so, then you need to buy a USB3 add-in card that has the right connector for the cable coming from the front panel.

Koutech Dual Channel USB 3.0 PCI Express Card w/ USB3 ICC & 15-pin SATA Power Connector Model IO-PEU235
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...
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May 31, 2012 5:33:40 AM

abekl said:
If I understand you, you have usb 3 on the front panel of your case, but no usb 3 header on the motherboard to connect it to. Is that right?

Seems quite clear to me that OP has USB2 front panel with USB3 on his motherboard and wants to know if there is a way to upgrade his front ports somehow.

Since USB3 connectors have an extra row of connections deeper in the socket, the upgrade would require changing the whole front port assembly to one with USB3 on it. Unless the case manufacturer makes one available, it would be a DIY job.
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April 15, 2013 11:40:12 PM

It seems you were in my situation year ago. That gamma case is lacking external 3.5 bay.(You can not add internal floppy drive in it). Now one solution is: there are 3.5" USB3 bay for front panel is available in market now a days (Bitfenix certainly have some). If they have 5.25" adaptor also you can have it fixed in your empty dvd drive bay.
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