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Old 01-17-2013, 12:27 AM   #1
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Default USB 3.0 adapter for PCI or PCI-E?

I bought a fractal R4 case and it seems my motherboard doesn't have the right connector to plug in the front 2 USB 3.0 Parts. Is there any adapter that I can buy maybe for one of the PCI or PCI-E slot that will plug in the USB 3.0 cables? Thanks.
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Old 01-17-2013, 12:53 AM   #2
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Okay, help me out and post what kind of mobo you have, And while you're at it, check out your manual to see if it really has no USB 3.0 headers.

Also, Google is you friend. A PCI-e card for rear USB ports is around $25, while a hub (connect it to the back, move the hub up to the front) is around $20.
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Old 01-17-2013, 06:28 AM   #3
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I bought a fractal R4 case and it seems my motherboard doesn't have the right connector to plug in the front 2 USB 3.0 Parts. Is there any adapter that I can buy maybe for one of the PCI or PCI-E slot that will plug in the USB 3.0 cables? Thanks.
Yes there is...

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...rstone&x=0&y=0

Hope it helps...
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Old 01-17-2013, 05:30 PM   #4
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Okay, help me out and post what kind of mobo you have, And while you're at it, check out your manual to see if it really has no USB 3.0 headers.

Also, Google is you friend. A PCI-e card for rear USB ports is around $25, while a hub (connect it to the back, move the hub up to the front) is around $20.
I have a asus m5a87. I tried to google it but I'm not really sure what it would be called. Thanks.
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Old 01-17-2013, 11:46 PM   #5
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It looks like this has the internal headers you want for $30 before rebate. You could also go with a USB hub (slightly cheaper, and you get more ports). Just hook it up to the back USB 3.0 and route the hub to the side of the case for easier access.
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Old 01-18-2013, 08:24 AM   #6
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It looks like this has the internal headers you want for $30 before rebate. You could also go with a USB hub (slightly cheaper, and you get more ports). Just hook it up to the back USB 3.0 and route the hub to the side of the case for easier access.
Would this also work? http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16815256004
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