This is just a story, but an amusing one nevertheless:
I was really into the discussion on the stickies when the discussion turned into one about next-gen interfaces. Now I was really keen on using USB 3.0 but it was at the back of my case (bummer) so I decided to buy a new case. When I had the case in my cart and I was about to buy it, I realised that my motherboard only supported 2 USB 3.0 ports, and they were at the back panel of my motherboard and the motherboard didn't support the front panel USB 3.0. No problem I thought, I'll just buy a new motherboard. Unfortunately, there were no AM3+ motherboards with aforementioned USB 3.0 headers. So I decided to get a LGA 1155 motherboard and CPU. The total bill was:
So then my friend comes in, I explain to him that I'm buying a new case, motherboard and CPU for 2 front USB 3.0 ports. He simply tells me to buy 2 USB 3.0 extension cords and tape them to my case. D'oh!
That option? $6 for 2x 1m (3ft) USB 3.0 extension cables inc. shipping.
The best part... I don't even own a USB 3.0 device yet