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Asrock 870 Extreme 3 and USB3

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  1. PotatoCat New Member

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    Hi!
    im planning on buying this mother board and a CM Storm Enforcer case which has 2 internal USB3.0 outs and i want to know, if this motherboard has a USB3.0 header to connect the case's usb 3.0?

    thanks!
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    Had a quick look at that board on their site and could only see two USB 3.0 ports on back of board, not a USB 3 header on the board.

    from another post on the site this is quite interesting regarding cases with USB 3.0 headers:
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    thanks!
    so what do you think i do? should i change my case choice? or should i just stick with the case and not use the USB 3?
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    Stick with the case but maybe go over to a different board "??" Those new Asus M5A's are pretty nice.
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    i checked the M5A's and none of them have an internal USB 3.0 port
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  7. PotatoCat New Member

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    that motherboard would put me overbudget :(
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    +1 on the ASUS as i have one!... though you could save some money and get the P8P67 Pro which also has the USB 3.0 header ;)

    http://www.asus.com/Motherboards/Intel_Socket_1155/P8P67_PRO/#specifications

    The difference between the EVO & Pro is minimal but the price is much better and you can still do PCI-E 2.0 8X8 crossfire/SLI on it should you need to ;)

    Also its a fantastic overclocking board with an awesome UEFI bios ;)
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    im getting an AMD CPU so the P8P67 is not for me.

    is there another cheaper alternative?
    it doesnt have to be AM3+ because im not getting bulldozer for another year or so and in a year AM3+ would probably be obsolete.
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    oops... maybe i had 1 too many beers this sunday and missed that point :D
    Im not an AMD guy anymore so im not sure... someone else must recommend a mobo ;)

    EDIT:

    having said that... why does it have to be "front" USB 3.0 connector? what are you plugging into it that has to be on the front?... if youre after cheap, just get the cheapest AM3 board and plug the USB3 devices into the back
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    the CM Storm Enforcer has internal USB 3.0 connectors.
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    yeah but you dont have to have that case... and you dont have to connect them if you did buy it ;)
    I have firewire ports on my case, but ive never used firewire and never will... so i havent connected it.

    does it affect the look of the case and my useage?... NO ;)
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    yeah but you dont have to have that case... and you dont have to connect them ;)
    I have firewire ports on my case, but ive never used firewire and never will... so i havent connected it.

    does it affect the look of the case and my useage?... NO ;)

    I built a system for a customer using the coolermaster HAF 912... its cheaper than the one youre looking at ... got the same functionality and extras but no USB3.0 headers... really nice case to work with and cable tidy i must say.... also I wasnt a fan looking at the internet pictures of it, but having used and worked with it, its pretty awesome ;)
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    after looking at the haf 912 it looks really nice and gamer-y, me likey:)

    the only thing that bugs me is the unpainted interior but it has no window and im not gonna open it often so yea :p
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    Are we talking about the same case?... its painted black inside
    EDIT: sorry i meant the 912 plus case ;)

    http://www.coolermaster.com/product.php?product_id=6674
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    I have this board and atm has been working like a charm. You can't beat it's performance and features for the price.

    If you do end up buying it, you will enjoy :D
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    hmmm that sucks... anything else youre looking at?
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    the regular 912, and thats it... the Lancool K62 also looks pretty good from what i saw
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