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Is it safe to use a USB Header from another Mobo?

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I have a USB 2.0 Bracket/Header from my MSI K9A2 Platinum box and using it now with my current sig rig.

Is it safe to use that on my ASUS Z68 V-PRO or using such would void ASUS' warranty?

Thanks in advance

Shame I won't be able to use V-PRO's USB 3.0 back panel bracket since it's too short if I use the 1st and only PCI-E x16 (electical) lane

Unless someone can prove that my 5870 2gb won't get bottlenecked by an x8 electical PCI-E lane xD
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Thats fine


All usb headers are a standard plug and layout , this is what u mean aint it?

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I don't see why it would. I use a USB + Firewire Bracket (from EVGA I believe) with my Biostar 890FXE and no problems, plus there are generic ones I believe?
    
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Your best leaving that answer to Asus my friend. Nobody knows (and most likely won't take the time to read) Asus warranty information. Just send them off a quick message and they should get back to you. As for you 5870 and 8x lane, benchmarks have proven that it's like a 5-8% difference in 16x to 8x. Like before, I think you should just do a quick google search and fine some benchies of your own.
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Your best leaving that answer to Asus my friend. Nobody knows (and most likely won't take the time to read) Asus warranty information. Just send them off a quick message and they should get back to you. As for you 5870 and 8x lane, benchmarks have proven that it's like a 5-8% difference in 16x to 8x. Like before, I think you should just do a quick google search and fine some benchies of your own.

Is this site legit?

http://www.techpowerup.com/reviews/A...caling/25.html

1-2% difference on 1080p and up?
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Originally Posted by JonnyFenix View Post
Your best leaving that answer to Asus my friend. Nobody knows (and most likely won't take the time to read) Asus warranty information. Just send them off a quick message and they should get back to you. As for you 5870 and 8x lane, benchmarks have proven that it's like a 5-8% difference in 16x to 8x. Like before, I think you should just do a quick google search and fine some benchies of your own.
It's no different than using the motherboard headers included on virtually every case on the planet, unless you suppose that Asus' warranty forbids those.
    
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