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Alright, so the case i'm getting has USB 3.0, but my motherboard only has USB 2.0. Can I plug the USB 3.0 cable into the USB 2.0 header on the motherboard? I know I'll only get USB 2.0 speed.
    
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They have different headers. Does the front panel USB
3.0 come with a USB 2.0 adapter?
EDIT: here are some pics.


Edited by guiJY - 10/22/11 at 8:29pm
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The USB 3.0 header is different from the USB 2 header.
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If you have a USB 3.0 to USB 2.0 adapter you can use it on your MOBO as USB 2.0
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They have different headers. Does the front panel USB
3.0 come with a USB 2.0 adapter?
No, it didn't
    
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post #6 of 10
it's a shame that your motherboard doesn't have 3.0 ports.
Apart from the USB3.0, does the case have any USB2.0 headers?
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post #7 of 10
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Originally Posted by FireAroundTheBrim View Post
The USB 3.0 header is different from the USB 2 header.
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Could you link the case?
In my sig.
    
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it's a shame that your motherboard doesn't have 3.0 ports.
Apart from the USB3.0, does the case have any USB2.0 headers?
No, it doesn't. I found the case through a Maximum PC Magazine I got today, which showed how to build a gaming computer into a HTPC. That's were i got the case.
    
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post #9 of 10
Looks like your going to be limited to the back panel USBs if you want to buy the case.
The only solution to this would be a USB2.0 to USB3.0 adapter, or a PCI USB card that gives internal 3.0 headers (if they exist).
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post #10 of 10
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Originally Posted by guiJY View Post
Looks like your going to be limited to the back panel USBs if you want to buy the case.
The only solution to this would be a USB2.0 to USB3.0 adapter, or a PCI USB card that gives internal 3.0 headers (if they exist).
I found a new case, that has only USB 2.0 ports on the front
    
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