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Old 02-01-2012, 07:04 PM   #1
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Default USB 3.0 on Motherboard and Case

The motherboard I want to get is here:
Newegg.com - ASUS Maximus IV Extreme-Z LGA 1155 Intel Z68 SATA 6Gb/s USB 3.0 Extended ATX Intel Motherboard

The case that I want to get is here:
Newegg.com - Thermaltake Level 10 GT (VN10001W2N) Black Steel SECC / Plastic ATX Full Tower Computer Case with Four Fans-1x 200mm Colorshift side fan, 1x 200mm Colorshift top fan, 1x 200mm Colorshift front fan and 1x 140mm rear fan

As you can see the motherboard has 1 USB 1.0/2.0, and 8 USB 3.0 slots.

The case has 2 USB 3.0 ports, and 4 USB 2.0 ports.

My question: Since my motherboard has so many USB 3.0 slots, is there a simple way to make the USB 2.0 ports on the case USB 3.0 ports? I've never done anything like that before so please forgive my ignorance.
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Old 02-02-2012, 11:57 AM   #2
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Default Re: USB 3.0 on Motherboard and Case

USB is backwards compatible, and the connections are identical. Just because the case supports USB 2.0 doesn't mean that 3.0 won't work. I've used cases here at work that are USB 2.0 supported, but work fine with 3.0 motherboards.

Your mileage may vary of course, but I don't see a problem.
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Old 02-02-2012, 02:32 PM   #3
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Thanks for the info. I thought it was, but better safe than sorry when I'm forking over $1600 for a new computer, lol.
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Yes, no doubt. Double checking never hurts in this biz!
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