Where to plug usb 3.0 chasis leads into mobo?

this might be a stupid easy question but my new case has USB 3.0 and the leads from the front go into the mobo but im not sure where,
here is a picture of the leads i need to connect to the mobo: http://puu.sh/25J4f
i think i need to upgrade my mobo as i think i need one that says USB 3.0 on it for the IDE side to go into?
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  1. That's a 19 pin USB 3.0, read through the manual to see if you have it. You could get an adapter to make it a usb2.0, this way you could keep your board.
  2. You need a USB 3.0 header. It should be located on the right side of the motherboard (looking down, in the middle. Some of the older boards located it on the bottom.

    If your motherboard doesn't have one, fear not.

    http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16815124122

    All you need is a unused PCIe single lane port.
  3. Look in your manual for your motherboard there should be a 20 pin USB 3 connector on the motherboard to plug that into. Since you did not give your motherboard make/model I can't really help you any more that that. Give us more infor and maybe we can help you futher.
  4. What is your current motherboard?
  5. you should see somthing like this on the motherboard
  6. groundrat said:
    You need a USB 3.0 header. It should be located on the right side of the motherboard (looking down, in the middle. Some of the older boards located it on the bottom.

    If your motherboard doesn't have one, fear not.

    http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16815124122

    All you need is a unused PCIe single lane port.


    my mobo is foxconn a76gmv, i dont think i have any connections for the USB 3.0's, if i bought this item from your link, does that mean i will have 3.0 connection speed although the specs for my mobo doesnt say 3.0 at all?
  7. bryonhowley said:
    Look in your manual for your motherboard there should be a 20 pin USB 3 connector on the motherboard to plug that into. Since you did not give your motherboard make/model I can't really help you any more that that. Give us more infor and maybe we can help you futher.


    i have foxconn a76gmv, i dont think i have any connections :/
  8. logainofhades said:
    What is your current motherboard?


    i have foxconn a76gmv
  9. shaun88 said:
    my mobo is foxconn a76gmv, i dont think i have any connections for the USB 3.0's, if i bought this item from your link, does that mean i will have 3.0 connection speed although the specs for my mobo doesnt say 3.0 at all?


    The card has a controller for the USB ports on that card and they would be 3.0. It functions separate from the motherboard controllers much like that of a sound card of modem.
  10. shaun88 said:
    my mobo is foxconn a76gmv, i dont think i have any connections for the USB 3.0's, if i bought this item from your link, does that mean i will have 3.0 connection speed although the specs for my mobo doesnt say 3.0 at all?



    I figured you had an older motherboard. Yes, if you buy that controller you will be plugging it into your PCIe 1.0 buss and converting that to a USB3.0 It will give you the header for your front panel connection as well as two USB 3.0 connectors on the back.
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