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Ok, I don't get it ... USB3 ... Isn't that the same connection point as USB2?
I have not really been paying attention to what is going on in the marketplace for some time, but I looked at the USB 3 connector points and they look the same as USB2?
I thought USB3 support was motherboard based? ie. I get a motherboard that supports USB3, I can just connect the USB3 on the motherboard to the 'USB2' points on my ATCS840 and it should work, or am I wrong on this point?

Or do we now need to get new cases to cater for USB3?
Dodgy,
USB3 is backwards compatible with USB2. At this point, even if you connect a USB2 port to a USB3 header on the motherboard you won't notice much of a difference. On the contrary, if you connect an USB3 external hard drive to a USB3.0 port that is connected to a USB3 header on the motherboard you will not believe your eyes looking the transfer speed. There should be a bunch of videos on youtube comparing USB3 performance with USB2. Check them out.

End of the day, NO you don't need to change your case at all.

On a side note, I can't wait for Intel's LightPeak technology to become available. Tentative release date for mass production is summer of 2011(From a friend at Intel who is working on this). Lighpeak replaces the existing transfer mechanism via electrical cables with transfer mechanisms via Optical Interconnects. All the OC-1, Oc-2 Oc-3 interconnect specs will make PC computing experience just plain awesome. Home-based SONET is no longer a dream looks like. Here are some links to read through on it:
LINK 1
LINK 2


Edited by maverickpk - 5/31/10 at 10:47am
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Thanks for finding the link Tator.
I seriously hope the interior is black and the price tag to be around 250$ mark.

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10 expansion slots... USB 3.0... that re-made front and top... oh my. I need a crate of tissues, guys, and 5 more for when internals are revealed. +1 and I'll, uh... brb.
I'm with you on this Chunky.
Also the EVGA SR2 motherboard is kinda cool. Wonder if you can pop-in 2 i7 CPUs instead of XEONs in there!!!!
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Ok, I don't get it ... USB3 ... Isn't that the same connection point as USB2?
I have not really been paying attention to what is going on in the marketplace for some time, but I looked at the USB 3 connector points and they look the same as USB2?
I thought USB3 support was motherboard based? ie. I get a motherboard that supports USB3, I can just connect the USB3 on the motherboard to the 'USB2' points on my ATCS840 and it should work, or am I wrong on this point?

Or do we now need to get new cases to cater for USB3?
USB 3.0 uses thicker insulation in the cables (internal and external) due to the higher speeds, and the ports are very slightly physically different. You should be able to just use them as 2.0 ports since they're backward compatible from 3.0, anyway.
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Well still thanks for finding it, I searched and only found it at one other source.
Legit Reviews was the first to have it.

Others might post it soon enough.
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I don't like that there's only 5 5.25" bays on that prototype. That's even one less than the ATCS 840.
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I don't like that there's only 5 5.25" bays on that prototype. That's even one less than the ATCS 840.
I'm willing to bet the final product will have the front port set in its own 5.25" bay enclosure, like the Stacker 810, keeping the count at 6.
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post #1797 of 4392
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Dodgy,
USB3 is backwards compatible with USB2. At this point, even if you connect a USB2 port to a USB3 header on the motherboard you won't notice much of a difference. On the contrary, if you connect an USB3 external hard drive to a USB3.0 port that is connected to a USB3 header on the motherboard you will not believe your eyes looking the transfer speed. There should be a bunch of videos on youtube comparing USB3 performance with USB2. Check them out.

End of the day, NO you don't need to change your case at all.

What if I connected a USB3 external HDD to a USB2 port connected to a USB3 header?
Does USB3 being compatible only mean that it can use USB2 ports (and that you can use USB2 devices through USB3 ports), or does it actually mean that USB2 ports can act as USB3 ports when connected to a USB3 header on the motherboard?
If it is the latter, wouldn't it mean that I need a new case to cater for the lack of USB3 ports?
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Damn, Mr, Deed

You done purchased the case I wanted to buy.

Anyhow enjoy it as it does look sweet man.
Lol i saw that you wanted and I had to jump on it sorry man.
You could buy the case for like 170$ and powder coat it for like 65-100 bucks.

Ill post pictures when i get it.
    
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Does USB3 being compatible only mean that it can use USB2 ports (and that you can use USB2 devices through USB3 ports), or does it actually mean that USB2 ports can act as USB3 ports when connected to a USB3 header on the motherboard?
Bolded part is correct.
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Reworked some stuff in my case - also included a shot of the back
Added some duel color LEDs white/blue



White:


Blue:



also been working on fixing the yellow 850TX sticker - have the logo photoshop'd just need to find a better printer to run it off on some photo paper.
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