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If clues were shoes I'd have sore feet....

I like the specs of the DF-30/35/85 cases. Depending on how much dough I have left pricing out the rest of my build, one of these puppies will be my new oversized paperweight.

This question may belong in the mobo section but... I want to utilize the front USB 3.0 panel. What am I supposed to be looking for on a mobo to know that it has what I need?

I'm planning on the ASUS P8P67 PRO REV 3.0


Can this do that?
Thanks guys
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You should simply look for any motherboard with USB3.0 compatibility.

There's usually frontpanel connectors at the bottom of the mobo next to where the front audio, instead of being USB2.0 they will be USB3.0, installation into the case will be exactly the same but with the added speed benefits of USB3.0.

Hope that helps.
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Atm there is two kinds of front usb3.0 panels standard on cases atm. The (usually single port) ones that just use a 3.0 port on the back of the mobo which you connect on. So you gain one on the front of the case and lose one one the back of the mobo. Then there's the ones that actually use a connector that connects to a usb3.0 header on the mobo. With these you utilise the header and gain 2 usb3.0 ports.

If you want to get one of the last kind look for a mobo with a header on it for 2 added usb3.0 ports. But most of the time nowadays you get a front 3,5 inch 2xusb3.0 bracket with the mobo. So you don't actually need a case that has them built in. Only the most expensive mobos have more than 1 header on them.

Hope this helps.
 
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