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post #1 of 3 (permalink) Old 08-30-2016, 01:42 PM - Thread Starter
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Hi Overclockers!

New dude here, and I am starting a project to gut, mod, and rebuild my old, classic Alienware tower. I am starting from the case up, and replacing everything. My first (likely of many) question is regarding the front USB ports on this old case. I assume these are USB 1.0. Will I be able to utilize these with any of the header connecters on my ASUS Z170-E LGA 1151 motherboard? They originally used circuitboard-based USB connections with two cables that ran out of the rear of the box, and into two of the USB ports on the back of the old motherboard. I was going to order some adapter cables to connect them internally (like female USB connection to the header connecter), but wanted to make sure I would be able to use the actual physical ports in this new setup before placing my order.

Thanks in advance for the help!

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post #2 of 3 (permalink) Old 08-30-2016, 04:38 PM
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USB is backwards compatible. It's part of that 'universal' serial bus system.

IDK if there's a difference between 1x and 2.0 jacks.
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How is this project going?
What were the original hardware specs?

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