[SOLVED] ASUS ROG STRIX B550-A - - - compatibility with Corsair iCue 4000X case ?

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I was planning my build on pc parts picker and got a potential incompatibility issue with the front USB ports and the motherboard. Is there any way of fixing it or should I go for a different MoBo ?

  • Note: A USB 2.0 to USB 3.2 Gen 1 header adapter is required.
  • Note: A USB 3.2 Gen 1 to USB 3.2 Gen 2 header adapter is required.
 

dwd999

Honorable
I was planning my build on pc parts picker and got a potential incompatibility issue with the front USB ports and the motherboard. Is there any way of fixing it or should I go for a different MoBo ?

  • Note: A USB 2.0 to USB 3.2 Gen 1 header adapter is required.
  • Note: A USB 3.2 Gen 1 to USB 3.2 Gen 2 header adapter is required.
Refer to page 9 of the case manual

https://www.corsair.com/corsairmedia/sys_master/productcontent/WW_iCUE_4000X_RGB_QSG_WEB_AA.pdf

You will see on the left a usb 3.1 type C connector which is the fastest usb; this is not supported on the motherboard for the socket on the front of the case. Refer to page 1-2 of the motherboard manual

https://dlcdnets.asus.com/pub/ASUS/mb/SocketAM4/ROG_STRIX_B550-A_GAMING/E17120_ROG_STRIX_B550-A_GAMING_UM_v2_WEB.pdf

However there is a usb 3.1 type C connector on the back of the motherboard; see item 7 on page 2-14. So the question is how much does having a working type C connector on the front of the case mean to you.
 

Lutfij

Titan
Moderator
Welcome to the forums, newcomer!

Are those notifications coming up on PCPartPicker? That board is lacking front panel type-C header. You can change the board to one that has front panel USB Type-C connectivity or a case that lacks front panel Type-C connectivity.
 

dwd999

Honorable
I was planning my build on pc parts picker and got a potential incompatibility issue with the front USB ports and the motherboard. Is there any way of fixing it or should I go for a different MoBo ?

  • Note: A USB 2.0 to USB 3.2 Gen 1 header adapter is required.
  • Note: A USB 3.2 Gen 1 to USB 3.2 Gen 2 header adapter is required.
Refer to page 9 of the case manual

https://www.corsair.com/corsairmedia/sys_master/productcontent/WW_iCUE_4000X_RGB_QSG_WEB_AA.pdf

You will see on the left a usb 3.1 type C connector which is the fastest usb; this is not supported on the motherboard for the socket on the front of the case. Refer to page 1-2 of the motherboard manual

https://dlcdnets.asus.com/pub/ASUS/mb/SocketAM4/ROG_STRIX_B550-A_GAMING/E17120_ROG_STRIX_B550-A_GAMING_UM_v2_WEB.pdf

However there is a usb 3.1 type C connector on the back of the motherboard; see item 7 on page 2-14. So the question is how much does having a working type C connector on the front of the case mean to you.
 

dwd999

Honorable
Refer to page 9 of the case manual

https://www.corsair.com/corsairmedia/sys_master/productcontent/WW_iCUE_4000X_RGB_QSG_WEB_AA.pdf

You will see on the left a usb 3.1 type C connector which is the fastest usb; this is not supported on the motherboard for the socket on the front of the case. Refer to page 1-2 of the motherboard manual

https://dlcdnets.asus.com/pub/ASUS/mb/SocketAM4/ROG_STRIX_B550-A_GAMING/E17120_ROG_STRIX_B550-A_GAMING_UM_v2_WEB.pdf

However there is a usb 3.1 type C connector on the back of the motherboard; see item 7 on page 2-14. So the question is how much does having a working type C connector on the front of the case mean to you.
If you still want to use that motherboard and have a empty pcie slot you could also use this add in card to power the usb c port on the front of the case

https://www.silverstonetek.com/product.php?pid=974
 

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