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USB 3.0 Motheboard, USB 2.0 Case

I customized a PC on but my motherboard has USB 3.0 for the front panel but my case only has USB 2.0 on the front panel. Is there a way to fix that without getting a new case or motherboard with like an a adapter or something?

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  1. You could buy this: http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16812400041 and try to put them in the front panel of the Antec 300.

    Antec 300 front panel fix: http://forums.bit-tech.net/showthread.php?t=208880 It shows you how to remove the cover of the front panel to reveal the USB 2.0 and maybe you could put the USB 3.0 in there, I really doubt it but it can work.

    Another option: http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16812186177
  2. jrayx said:
    You could buy this: http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16812400041 and try to put them in the front panel of the Antec 300.

    Antec 300 front panel fix: http://forums.bit-tech.net/showthread.php?t=208880 It shows you how to remove the cover of the front panel to reveal the USB 2.0 and maybe you could put the USB 3.0 in there, I really doubt it but it can work.

    Another option: http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16812186177

    i didnt know this until recently but isnt there like a 3.5 usb 3.0 drive that can go in the front and be plugged into the mobo
    http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16817997021
  3. Sarutobi0997 said:
    i didnt know this until recently but isnt there like a 3.5 usb 3.0 drive that can go in the front and be plugged into the mobo


    Sorry I thought you wanted to fit USB 3.0 into the front panel. Here's some options:
    http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16813995010
    http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=9SIA1DS0FR0233
  4. jrayx said:
    Sorry I thought you wanted to fit USB 3.0 into the front panel. Here's some options:
    http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16813995010
    http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=9SIA1DS0FR0233

    thanks, these look good. do they plug directly into the mobo what?
  5. Sarutobi0997 said:
    thanks, these look god. do they plug directly into the mobo what?


    Yes, as long the motherboard supports USB 3.0 and as a 20 Pin Header, usually color blue.
  6. jrayx said:
    Yes, as long the motherboard supports USB 3.0 and as a 20 Pin Header, usually color blue.

    ok. im pretty sure it has one; i think i see it in the pic.
    http://www.msi.com/product/mb/B75A-G43.html
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    Sarutobi0997 said:
    ok. im pretty sure it has one; i think i see it in the pic.
    http://www.msi.com/product/mb/B75A-G43.html


    Yes, your motherboard has a USB 3.0 header, near the RAM modules. It does support USB 3.0
  8. I have been in your spot with USB2 and USB1 ... I called Antec and they sent me 3 USB modules no charge....snbapped old ones out and new ones in for the 3 cases.

    have a card reader ? I use this one a lot

    http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16820176024
  9. look at page 1-26 of motherboard user manual it got a usb 2.0 connector for the optional back bracket so it could connect one usb 2.0 front front panel on it .
  10. Best answer selected by sarutobi0997.
  11. jrayx said:
    Yes, your motherboard has a USB 3.0 header, near the RAM modules. It does support USB 3.0

    thnx
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