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  1. I too got the define R6, I actually meant to get the type C version. However, I made a mistake when I changed my mind on getting the Taichi x470 and instead got a x370 when it was up for bid on ebay. The x370 had everything I needed, I just missed the USB 3.1 gen 2 header. I saw the rear I/O port and ticked the box (has header). I know this post is old but by the power of google, I did find a possible solution with some caveats. Female USB 3.0 to Female USB 3.1 converter So I looked into this, if you are hoping the have fast data speeds, theoretically this combines two USB 3.0 ports (5 Gbit/s) into one 3.1 gen 2 (theory max 10Gbit/s). If you search for the model number on ebay, you can find it for sale. It's a bit pricey. The caveats are; 1. Will it really be fully data rate compatible. 2. For my use case I was hoping to use the Fractal Design R6's front 3.1 port to charge my phone. To do that "Rapidly" it has to be USB-PD compatible for sure this adapter is not turning the USB 5v standard at (maybe) 1.5 amps into USB-PD. I doubt even a dedicated motherboard like the Asrock Taichi x470 Ultimate has a header that supports USB-PD.. yet. So my thoughts on USB-C on this case were flawed.. Should have saved the money and got the non USB-C version. Ah Well... perhaps my next build's mobo will have the header and USB-PD. Perhaps, just for data the converter will do the trick if anyone does pick one up. Please do post and let us know if you get some thunderbolt like speeds out of that converter. I'd be curious. -Ben