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Mobo USB port vs Case USB port

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a b B Homebuilt system
February 29, 2012 6:32:39 PM

hi. is there any difference in pluggin in devies from the motherboards usb port on the back or the case usb port in the front? Just say i plug in my mouse or keyboard on the case usb port, will there be a problem?

thanks! :hello: 
February 29, 2012 6:42:22 PM

There shouldn't be any difference, aside from what version of usb you're using. Obviously, 3.0 ports are faster than 2.0 ports, but only if you have a device that uses usb 3.0.

So basically, no. You can use any port on the case and your device will work just fine.
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a c 238 V Motherboard
February 29, 2012 7:08:12 PM

computernewb said:
hi. is there any difference in pluggin in devies from the motherboards usb port on the back or the case usb port in the front? Just say i plug in my mouse or keyboard on the case usb port, will there be a problem?

thanks! :hello: 


No problem, either way.

If you will leave a device permanently attached, like a keyboard, I think it is better to attach it to the rear motherboard port. It is less likely to get unplugged or loose there.
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