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USB 3.0 in case

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#1
Hi all!
I saw a case which had inside two usb 3.0. Can i use them when i connect to the motherboard?
Or do i need a usb 3.0 compatible motherboard to take full advantage?
 

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If you want USB 3.0 speeds you need a board that supports it,you can connect the case headers to USB 2.0 ports as well
 
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yes you need a usb3 mobo, and usb3 external headers since they are not the same as the old usb2 headers, this means old cases with front usb will be usb2
 
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USB 3.0 connectors from the front panel need an adapter to connect to 2.0 slots on the mobo. This makes the ports only ruin at 2.0 speeds.
 
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