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February 11, 2013 5:59:01 PM


I am building a PC and I am having a few problems with choosing case. My mobo has one USB 3.0 header and the case I am choosing has two front USB 3.0. Do I need two headers on the motherboard or not.



Thanks in advance.

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a b V Motherboard
February 11, 2013 6:11:13 PM

No, the one front panel plug will feed both ports from a single MOBO header.
a c 777 V Motherboard
February 11, 2013 6:49:44 PM

most cases do two tricks with muilt port usb. 1. they splice two or more wires onto the same usb pins. 2. they use a small daughter card in the case or controler that goes from one usb port to two or three and a card reader.
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February 11, 2013 6:50:41 PM

would it work with the case I have chosen.
a b V Motherboard
February 11, 2013 8:02:54 PM

I think you are good to go, from the description "Both USB3.0 ports are connected via a 19-pin motherboard connecter and offer an alternative USB2.0 connecter to ensure backwards compatibility with older motherboards." I am assuming that means a single header plug.