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Dumb question maybe-my case has more USB connections than my motherboard has allotted for those connections-daisy chain?

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May sound like a dumb question...I may already know the answer, but I wanted to double check.
I have a CoolerMaster Haf case. My motherboard is a Z77x-d3h Gigabyte. My case has more connections for USB connections than are on my motherboard. I don't use the front USB ports often, but I do want to get everything back together. Any way to fix this? Or am I just stuck without having some of the external USB/Sound ports/ etc working.
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You have one USB 3.0 connector on that board, which will power two USB 3.0 ports.

You have two USB 2.0 connectors, which should power up to four ports.

Which CM HAF do you have, that has more than that? Most of them appear to have two USB 3.0 ports on front.. with USB 2.0 on some of them.
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or if youre asking if they all need to be connected, no they dont. none have to be connected.
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