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Extreme 3 Gen3 USB 3 problem?

Discussion in 'Motherboards & Memory' started by Jaywray, Apr 28, 2012.

  1. Jaywray New Member

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    Was just looking on amazon there today about the mobo I was planning on getting, reading reviews and came by this.


    "also worth noting is this board does not have any front USB 3.0 headers, so if you have a case with a USB 3.0 port you wont be able to use it, not a big deal as it does have 2 rear USB 3.0 ports. Overall brilliant board and well worth the money."

    http://www.amazon.co_uk/dp/B005FGQLQQ/?tag=tec053-21

    Now here's my problem, the case I've already ordered (well I got it as a gift kinda) is the NZXT 410 Phantom

    http://www.amazon.co_uk/dp/B006I2H04I/?tag=tec053-21


    You guessed it, it has USB 3 ports built into the case, any one else heard of this or know any cheap fixes? Or should I just consider a new board?

    Thanks :)
     
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    There are USB 3.0 to USB 2.0 adapters out there; the case may come with one.
     
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    Well yeah, but I want to use the usb 3.0 ports that're on the case?
     
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    If there's no USB 3.0 header on the mobo, they will function as USB 2.0 if you use the adapter and plug it into a USB 2.0 header on the mobo.

    I'd consider a new board if you want USB 3.0 to the front panel.
     
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    http://www.amazon.co_uk/dp/B006B7R8B0/?tag=tec053-21

    Would that board be suitable ? :)
    If not could you suggest one ?
     

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