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So, im picking up a computer with pcpartpicker. And when i select Motherboard: Asus H170M-E D3 Micro ATX LGA1151 and Case: Cooler Master Elite 311 ATX Mid Tower Case

it says:

  • Asus H170M-E D3 Micro ATX LGA1151 Motherboard has onboard USB 3.0 headers, but the Cooler Master Elite 311 (Silver) ATX Mid Tower Case does not have front panel USB 3.0 ports.

 

Will this be a problem? Cant i use some thing on the case?

 

Thanks in advance!

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So, im picking up a computer with pcpartpicker. And when i select Motherboard: Asus H170M-E D3 Micro ATX LGA1151 and Case: Cooler Master Elite 311 ATX Mid Tower Case

it says:

  • Asus H170M-E D3 Micro ATX LGA1151 Motherboard has onboard USB 3.0 headers, but the Cooler Master Elite 311 (Silver) ATX Mid Tower Case does not have front panel USB 3.0 ports.

 

Will this be a problem? Cant i use some thing on the case?

 

Thanks in advance!

No. It just means that you have an extra slot that won't be used.

 

Though you can most likely find a better case that has USB3.0

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You won't be able to use USB 3.0 ports on that board with the case(out of the box). However, you can purchase 5.25" adapters with USB 3.0 ports on them that plug into the header on the motherboard.

 

Like this one:

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USB3 is backward compatible with USB2 ... and adapters are available to handle the different pin arrangements.

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