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So, it's a bad pic...light is too harsh, but here's a pic of the inside. I still need to clean up the cabling a little bit more, but....

And I'll be trying to straighten the pin on the USB header tonight.


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Well, um, yeah...it was beyond repair before I even tried this evening.

Apparently I should have just gone to bed last night when I first found the problem instead of trying to straighten it with a tool that was not designed for the job and then trying to plug it back in. Because when I went in tonight, it was beyond repair ... ie. broken off.

So I guess I'm going to try my luck with a Newegg RMA.
    
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post #23 of 27
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Originally Posted by texas_nightowl;14934325 
So, it's a bad pic...light is too harsh, but here's a pic of the inside. I still need to clean up the cabling a little bit more, but....

And I'll be trying to straighten the pin on the USB header tonight.


New07.jpg


Hey bro, try cleaning up the cables inside your case because it will greatly improve your air flow.

My case was a mess at one piont. Although its not perfect, I was able to clean things up a bit.

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post #24 of 27
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Alright, here we go. Got my new board from newegg. (Sent the previous back for refund and ordered new so I could get it faster.) Put it back together tonight. Had to call the automated MS number since it was "new" hardware. Whatever...it was painless.

So here it is:
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Also, I'm always nervous about applying the thermal paste I think I typically apply too much because I'm scared of applying too little. And it didn't help that this was my first direct heat pipe contact type cooler. But at an ambient of roughly 23c, my idle temps (via CoreTemp) are fluctuating between 30-31c. Which seems ok since my earlier temps were closer to 25c ambient and idling around 32c. I did apply it in 3 lines again, but tried to keep them small and centered.
    
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post #26 of 27
I have built a CAD system for a customer with identical components:

Corsair Carbide 400R
Asus P8Z68-V
I7 2600K
Prolimatech Supermega with Scythe 300-1900 RPM PWM Fan
16GB RAM (4x 4Gb Kingston 1600MHz CL9)
MSI GTX570 OC Edition Twin Frozr3
Seasonic 750W
Corsair 120GB USB3 SSD 550MB/S
WD 1TB USB3 Caviar Black 7200 RPM 64MB Cache

I have very mixed feelings about the Asus P8Z68-V
I have tried the auto-OC function once for fun and the motherboard came up with a rocksolid 43x103 = 4430.2 MHz @ 1.272V and the RAM running at 824 MHz. Not too shabby wink.gif

On the other hand I have experienced strange problems: LAN Card suddenly giving an exclamation mark and problems getting the Asmedia USB3 Controller to work. After some installing and uninstalling the oldest and the latest driver with Asus USB3 Boost and FW upgrade the controller seems to be working now. However the left front USB3 port is not working at all. I have noticed that the connection between the Corsair USB3 Connector and the motherboard header is very flimsy. I tried to solve this with a thin layer of tape around the corsair USB3 connector. This at least prevents it from slipping out of its socket.... It was that loose.

After reading your post I have checked for loose pins: Indeed the top left pin next to the missing index pin has been complete flattened. Oops. The probable cause is the loose fit between the Asus and Corsair headers.

I'm going to switch of this PC now and try to fix it. I'm going to be very carefull however this will be hard since the pins are quite thin.

I'll keep you posted.
Edited by muja - 10/17/11 at 3:18pm
post #27 of 27
Ok. I broke off the pin as well. I found it completely impossible to get it fixed even with the right tools. Fortunately the USB3 to USB2 converter is included with the Corsair case. I have both ports working in USB2 mode now.

So kids, be careful If you connect a USB3 connector from one manufacturer into a header made by another



My recommendation if you really need USB3 support on the front of your case with your busted motherboard:


Get yourself a Silverstone EC01, a PCI-E card with an internal USB3 header featuring a NEC uPD720200 USB3 Controller which probably is superior to the ASMEDIA controller anyway. Power is supplied directly by the power supply to a molex connector. This will give you 2 high powered front USB ports. Price is about 19 Euro including taxes (about 26 USD) alternatively the EC03 model includes a complete 3.5" USB3 front panel doo-dah as well. Cheaper models will probably exist made by some unknown chinese companies but I would not want those in my PC.

Or, more risky and time-consuming but cheaper:
Get an old usb2 cable intended for connection to your motherboard and solder it to the correct wires coming out of the left USB3 header on the Corsair case. This will give you one USB2 header and one USB3 header on the front of your PC.

You could also just accept the situation. There is a firewire header sitting next to your USB3 headers on the front of your case doing absolutely nothing since there is no firewire support on your motherboard anyway wink.gif

By the way: I have also put the Black PCI-E slot in X1 mode instead of AUTO MODE in the BIOS. This will disable the internal USB3 Header. The external USB3 Ports will keep working normaly. This prevents the internal USB3 controller from wasting resources.
Edited by muja - 10/17/11 at 3:41pm
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