Can I fit a AM4 motherboard to CM Stormtrooper CPU case?

Shadow456

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I'm planning for a new rig and I just came to know about the AMD's ryzen 1800x cpu, I've found an ASUS Prime B350 Plus motherboard. Now my question is whether this motherboard fits in, if yes, can I use the usb 3.1 ports of the motherboard as well as the usb 3.0 ports of the case. If not, please suggest me a cpu case.

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raisonjohn

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Yes, the Asus Prime B350-Plus is an ATX-sized (305mm x 237mm) motherboard that can fit in the CM Stormtrooper case.

The motherboard has 2x USB 3.1 ports at the rear panel -- which you can use to your liking. What your case have are 2x USB 3.0 and 2x USB 2.0 ports at the front panel -- to which you need from your motherboard: 1x USB3.0 header (not port) that will connect those 2x USB3.0 front panel ports; and 1x USB2.0 header (not port) that will connect those 2x USB2.0 front panel ports.

The Asus Prime B350-Plus has 1x USB3.0 header and 2x USB2.0 headers on-board, so you're good to go.
 

raisonjohn

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You might be confusing USB ports and USB headers. 1x USB header usually supports up to 2x USB ports.

The Asus B350-Plus has a total of 8x USB ports at the rear panel. These 8x USB ports are: 2x USB 2.0, 4x USB 3.0, and 2x USB 3.1 (all Type-A rectangular ports). You can use these 8x USB ports as you please by just plugging in any USB component (such as a keyboard, mouse, printer, etc.).

Now, the USB headers in the Asus B350-Plus is found at mid-board (internal on the board inside your case; not outside). The motherboard has 1x internal USB3.0 header and 2x internal USB2.0 headers. Such headers are male pins sticking out the motherboard. Your case's front panel USB ports would have a female cable that would connect to these internal USB headers -- 2 USB ports ===> 1 USB header.

So, on the Stormtrooper case, you will connect the 2x USB3.0 ports (single cable) from the case's front panel to the 1x USB3.0 internal header on your motherboard. Similarly, you will also connect the 2x USB2.0 ports (single cable) from the case's front panel to one of the two USB2.0 internal header on your motherboard.

In short, the motherboard's USB3.1 ports at the rear panel has nothing to do with your case's front panel USB ports.

You can use all 8x USB ports at the rear panel right away, and you can use all 4x USB ports at the front panel of your case as long as you connect the included cables on the USB headers of your motherboard. All in all, that's 12x USB ports.
 

Shadow456

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Thanks for the reply. My question about was that the case supports USB 3.0 only whereas the motherboard has two USB 3.0 and two USB 3.1 ports. Can I use the USB 3.1 ports as well? Is the 3.1 ports comparable with the case?
I'm new to all this so please help me.
 

Shadow456

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@saenie... I wanted to give you a +1 and I gave you a -1 by mistake... I've joined just today... I'm getting the hang of the interface... Extremely sorry...
 

Shadow456

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Now I get it. Thanks for the detailed explanation @raisonjohn. (I'm new to pc building. Getting to know things... Thanks for helping me)
 

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Yes it will fit fine, not much point going for the 1800X though, get the 1700, save $200 and overclock it to 1800X speeds.

And yes it has a USB 3.0 header at the bottom for you to plug your front panel USB's into if thats what you meant.
 

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