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USB 3.0 and Motherboards


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nitwin

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I'm a noob with building PCs and I have a question. I consider myself to be a pretty technical savvy person. I just bought my case a couple days ago, have in mind that I want to have a a full ATX motherboard, USB 3.0 capabilities and an intel based motherboard. This is the case I bought: http://www.newegg.co...-pla-_-NA-_-NA. The question I had relates to the usb plugs on the front of the case. To be able to use the 3.0 USBs on it will I need to pay special attention when I purchase the motherboard or what? I was just confused because looking at the reviews it doesn't seem like a major problem, no one really complains about it.
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The majority of front panel cases only have USB 2.0 ports because the wide standard is for USB 2 connections on the boards. If you do buy a board with USB 3 front panel USB ability but then connect front panel USB 2 ports to them, they'll still work but not at USB 3 speeds.
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