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I'm having a USB 3 external hard drive and want to connect it through my chassis front panel, even tho I know that the ports on the front panel is USB 2. I was thinking on buying myself a PCI USB 3 card, can I somehow use it to make my front panel USB 3 compatible?

My motherboard is PT6 Deluxe v2.

Edit: I actually saw that Asus is releasing a new motherboard with USB 3 front panel support, but I'm not interested in buying myself a new motherboard, and I don't even know if it's a motherboard for the 1366 socket.
Edited by Rankiz - 2/4/11 at 11:28am
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I'm having a USB 3 external hard drive and want to connect it through my chassis front panel, even tho I know that the ports on the front panel is USB 2. I was thinking on buying myself a PCI USB 3 card, can I somehow use it to make my front panel USB 3 compatible?

My motherboard is PT6 Deluxe v2.

Edit: I actually saw that Asus is realsing a new motherboard with USB 3 front panel support, but I'm not interested in buying myself a new motherboard, and I don't even know if it's a motherboard for the 1366 socket.
You will need to replace the front pannel USB ports with USB 3.0 ones.

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Edited by andrewmchugh - 2/4/11 at 11:41am
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You will need to replace the front pannel USB ports with USB 3.0 ones.
Are there parts to do such a thing. I was looking around but couldn't find anything specifically. I wouldn't mind replacing it, but looking for a compatible USB 3.0 board.
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You will need to replace the front pannel USB ports with USB 3.0 ones.
EDIT: Im not 100% on that, So im currently researching it.
Doesn't that mean that I WILL need to buy a new motherboard that support USB 3, something that's not going to happen.

Can't I just buy a PCI 3 USB card, place a usb 3 adapter into it and lay the cable to the front panel? ^^
Edited by Rankiz - 2/4/11 at 11:38am
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Doesn't that mean that I WILL need to buy a new motherboard that support USB 3, something that's not going to happen.

Can't I just buy a PCI 3 USB card, place a usb 3 adapter into it and lay the cable to the front panel? ^^
No, the front panel on the antec can only be used on usb 2.0. If you want to connect the usb hdd to a USB 3 if will have to be connected to the back of the pc on the PCI usb3 card.
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This is a good question. I'm also looking to replace my cosmos black front panel with USB3 and SATA 6. Is cooler master selling it separately? or am I going to do modding with it?
    
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mod it, i think i saw a USB 3 PCI card at maplins, and it had an internal USB3 port, which you couls run an esxtension (albeint a large one) round to a custom hole at the front
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