SB-E, USB 3.0 and Case question Tags: New Build Cases Sandy Bridge Processors USB3 Systems Last response: May 31, 2012 7:39 AM in Systems Share dcmp May 31, 2012 3:55:47 AM OK, last question before I order (I hope). If the Sandy Bridge-E processors don't support USB 3.0, is there any reason to have a case which has integral 3.0 ports? If I get a usb3.0 card is there anyway to make those ports active? More about : usb case question manofchalk May 31, 2012 3:58:39 AM As far as I'm aware, USB3 support comes down to the motherboard chipset, not the processor. Check the motherboard your getting if it has USB3 internal headers. dcmp May 31, 2012 7:39:37 AM Ahhhh, I understand now. The SB-E doesn't support USB, meaning you can't boot from USB (if I understand another thread). But I checked the mobo, and it does support. Thanks! Can't find your answer ? Ask ! Publish Related resources: ForumNew PC: Sandy/Ivy or SBE /Patsburg D? ForumSBE Max Memory & Performance ForumAsus P9x79 Deluxe, Silverarrow Sb-e Exme vs NH-D14 SE2011 ForumUSB 3.0 ports on case and mobo question ForumUsb 3.0 case /motherboard question ForumNew Build MOB and Case USB 3.0 connection question ForumCase USB 3.0 ForumBuild with the future in mind (PCI-E 3.0 ) ForumLGA2011 SBe and Ivy Power consumption ForumRunning the USB 3.0 cable from the front panel of case ForumASUS P8Z77 V LX USB 3.0 Header 19 pin but case has 20 pin ForumConfusion: mobo w/ USB 3.0 , but case w/ or w/o? ForumConfused about case cables USB 3.0 HELP :( ForumHTPC Mobo+CPU ~$150 ForumHow to get good airflow through my case? Forum[Solved] Suggestions on green 200 mm led case fans Forum[Solved] PCie 3.0 motherboard compatible with PCIe 2.0 card ForumLittle question about PSU ForumQuestion about bios updating Forum[Solved] Weird HDMI audio question: please help! More resources Read discussions in other Systems categories Homebuilt New Build Prebuilt Cases Power Supplies RAM CyberPower !