Question Front Panel USB Mismatch between MoBo and Case

Jan 31, 2020
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Hello. I have a Asus TUF x570 motherboard and NZXT H510 case. The mobo has USB 3.2 G1 and USB 2.0 headers while the front panel on the case has 1x USB 3.1 Gen 2 Type-C port and 1x USB 3.1 Gen 1 Type-A port.

Can I run a cable from the USB 3.2 G1 header that splits where one end goes to the case 3.1 Gen 1 Type-A port, and the other end has an adapter that fits the 3.1 Gen 2 Type-C port (but runs at 3.1 Gen 1 speeds)?

What other ways could I rig this to give my case front-panel USBs functionality?

Thanks much for any suggestions!
 
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Honestly unless you absolutely need the fp USB type C, just don't. You could get one of these, but you'll either need a USB 3 splitter or a USB 2 to USB 3 adapter. Total cost would be $30-$45, which just isn't worth it if you aren't going to be constantly using the USB type C port in the front panel. The board also has one in the rear if you do use USB C.
Well I don't "need" the front panel C, I just thought it'd be nice to have both of the case's front USB ports functional.

I think i read somewhere that you can get some sort of PCIe card that can route a USB 3.2 Gen 2 Type-C connection to a front Type-C port. That sounds pretty groovy--if I have enough PCIe lanes.
 

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