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Hey Chris, the USB cables look great. thumbsupsmiley.png Do you have any plans to make videos when you assemble your waterblocks, fill and leak test your system? I think it would be great for folks that may be considering a complex loop. smile.gif
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Played with setting up my USB 3.0 retrofit kit for the TH10 tonight.

This switch kit can be changed into several different layouts. The one I had chose initially had just the power switch and reset button. It looks like this:





The switches remove easily with just a nut.





...and then the whole front plate comes off with just two more nuts.





I swapped out the original plate with this one, which is meant for the USB 3.0 kit:





This is what the USB 3.0 kit itself looks like. It just screws right into the frame.





Here is what it looks like with the front cover off....





....and with the front cover on.





The USB 3.0 connections plug right into the two motherboard headers that are right below the 24 pin.





Naturally, these will have to be sleeved. I'll give you a hint...the Flex Pet sleeve will be used in this process.

More to come!
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Ever actually going to use usb 3.0?

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Originally Posted by nvidiaftw12 View Post

Ever actually going to use usb 3.0?

I'll have a big USB 3.0 harddrive I plug in occasionally to create backups that I move offsite. My card reader, which I use daily, is USB 3.0...but I'll put that on a dedicated connection. I would also anticipate that thumbdrives will become increasingly based on 3.0 standard. Why not use the speed that is available?
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I'll have a big USB 3.0 harddrive I plug in occasionally to create backups that I move offsite. My card reader, which I use daily, is USB 3.0...but I'll put that on a dedicated connection. I would also anticipate that thumbdrives will become increasingly based on 3.0 standard. Why not use the speed that is available?


Ah good. Just though you might be like me and have all this usb 3.0 in my pc, and absolutely nothing that uses it. xD

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Huh.

 

That 24-pin still hasn't sleeved itself?

 

Have you tried to encourage it?

    
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Lookin damn fine Chris.
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There are motherboard connectors available for the USB 3.0 in case you decide you want an easier sleeving route. Easier to sleeve, but you would still have to remove all wiring and reconnect to the new connectors. At any rate be curious to see what you come up with. These double wire USB 3.0 don't look fun, and I've been mulling them over. I have 4 mobo connectors I ordered from modDIY but haven't decided if I'm going that route or not.

Also, for any of the 2.54 pitch connectors on the motherboard, USB 2.0, 2 pin/5 pin/etc here's what I ordered a while back:
Pins from Mouser:
855-M20-1180046
Harwin Headers & Wire Housings
F/M CRIMP TERM TIN

5 pin housings from Mouser:
855-M20-1060500
M20-1060500
Harwin Headers & Wire Housings
5 PIN SIL HOUSING

2 pin housings from Newark
Stock No: 82H8395
Manufacturer Part No: M20-1060200
Description: WIRE TO BOARD CONNECTOR, RCPT, 2POS, 1ROW; Connector Type:Wire to Board; Contact Termination:Crimp; Gender:Receptacle; No. of Contacts:2; No. of Rows:1; Pitch Spacing:2.54mm

10 pin housings from Newark
Description: WIRE-BOARD CONNECTOR RECEPTACLE 10POS, 2.54MM
Part Number: 38C9188
Mfr: Molex


All of this is the standard 2.54 pitch connectors and the pins that fit them, in case you find you need/want to replace any housings and/or need to recrimp any pins.
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Originally Posted by TheBadBull View Post

Huh. That 24-pin still hasn't sleeved itself? Have you tried to encourage it?

I wake up every morning...and its still sitting there. I haven't tried to encourage it yet though. Maybe tonight I'll leave some smooth love songs playing on the stereo....see if that helps. Maybe the Lionel Richie album with all the country stars singing duets. Yeah. That would make me sleeve myself. Will report back tomorrow. thumb.gif


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Lookin damn fine Chris.

Thank you sir.


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Originally Posted by mandrix View Post

There are motherboard connectors available for the USB 3.0 in case you decide you want an easier sleeving route. Easier to sleeve, but you would still have to remove all wiring and reconnect to the new connectors. At any rate be curious to see what you come up with. These double wire USB 3.0 don't look fun, and I've been mulling them over. I have 4 mobo connectors I ordered from modDIY but haven't decided if I'm going that route or not.

I've destroyed quite a few USB 3.0 cables trying to figure out a good way to do them. I won't say I've found a "good way" to sleeve the double wire USB 3.0 connections. But I've found a way. I'll have more pictures on what I'm doing later today.
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