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Hey I have a noob question,

I just bought the 800d and this mobo. I'm trying to connect the usb 3.0 cables to the mobo however, unlike normal usb and the usb 3.0 on my mobo, this is basically just a male-to-male usb connector (second picture). Any recommendations on what I should do to get front panel USB 3.0?
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I don't have the 800D, but I do have the 650D and I believe they're set up the same.

You have to run the cables out the back of the case (the round hole at the top of the back of the case) and plug them into the back USB 3.0 ports. It doesn't give you any more ports, but does make them easier to access (being on the front).

Corsair has said that they will be coming out with an adapter to allow you to plug the front panels connector cables directly to the motherboard USB 3.0 header, but I don't think it's out yet. There are other options, such as:

https://store.bitfenix.com/internal%...03.0%20adapter

or

http://www.frozencpu.com/products/12...tml?tl=g12c281


Fortunately for me, my motherboard came with a PCI slot USB 3.0 adapter. It plugged into the MB header and supplied two extra USB 3.0 ports on the back. I took off the plate and connected it to the 20 pin and the front panel cables, then tucked it behind my MB tray.

Just my 2c worth...hope it helps,

Rich
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Thank you. I will be looking forward to that corsair adapter.
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WD 1TB Caviar Black Windows 7 64bit Acer 23.6" LCD Monitor Corsair 650w V2 Enthusiast Series 
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Corsair 800D 
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