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New build, motherboard USB problem?

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December 22, 2012 1:48:55 AM

i just built my first build today, and was using this case:http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

which had a cable for the 2 front USB ports (im assuming, i cant see) and the cable says that its USB 3.0, but i cant find a USB 3.0 slot on my mobo: http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

does this mean i will not be able to use my 2 front USB slots because its incompatible? i have not actually tried because my monitor has yet to arrive, so i cant boot it up just yet.

im surprised i didn't catch this incompatibility, i researched all the parts extensively and asked tons of people on this forum...

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May 18, 2013 1:09:48 PM

It's your motherboard, H61 chipset does not support USB 3.0 so you have to get the header in order to use the two USB slots
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