Question Has anyone upgraded the front panel on a Silverstone Temjin TJ03 case?

Klean9

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I am still using my old Silverstone Temjin TJ03 case which I purchased in 2007. The front panel has the following ports: USB 2.0 x 4, IEEE1394 x 1, Audio x 1 and MIC x 1. Has anyone ever had this case and upgraded the USB ports to USB 3.0? I do not need the IEEE port. I have already added a card reader that has one USB 3.0 port, but why not add more if I can? My mobo is an EVGA Z170 Classified K with a 6700K CPU so it has a USB 2.0 and 3.0 header. I have seen a company called Aerocooler has upgrade kits but they are for other Silverstone cases. Ideas anyone?
 

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You'll need to reinvent the wheel. Can't just adapter the wiring to a single usb3 because a 2.0 port has 5 wires connection, a 3.0 has 9.

So you'd need a physical replacement port and it's attached wiring.

Depending on whether those ports are standalone or part of a pcb will determine exactly what can and cannot be done.

There's probably plenty of ppl whom have modded their usb ports over, but every case is different, so without finding a modder having done the exact mod, in the exact case, anyone else doesn't really apply.
 

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My first and main question was "Has anyone ever had this case and upgraded the USB ports to USB 3.0? ". So yes, as you said, " finding a modder having done the exact mod, in the exact case " was exactly what I was looking for. That might be unlikely, but on a big forum like this, I do not think it is unreasonable to ask. You and the first person to respond are obviously not those people. :)
 

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I've done plenty of mods, on some unlikely cases, so I'm just saying it's a stab in the dark, especially with such a relatively old case, that makes it worse. Most ppl wanting usb3 connectivity simply bought a new case when they upgraded the pc to obtain it.

As you say, can't hurt to ask, but even surfing this site, Linus, reddit, Google and Bing, I came up empty for anyone modding that temjin. Aluminium isn't exactly the easiest or most forgiving medium to work with, so I'm guessing that case mods were kept to a severe minimum to begin with.
 
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While searching for a case mod doesn't turn up anything, searching for USB 3.0 headers to Type A female adapters will get you something. For example, you can get something like https://www.ebay.com/itm/1Pc-Motherboard-20Pin-Header-To-2-Ports-USB-3-0-Type-A-Female-Port-HUB-AdapteFEH-/333683849972 or http://www.cablesonline.com/usb3020iccmo.html (not sure if the spacing is close enough) and one of these https://www.amazon.com/Extension-JoyReken-Internal-Extender-Motherboard/dp/B08KY5RK67/, then just use adhesive or something to mount the ports on the case.

I'm presuming the front panel stuff is on a single PCB so you may lose the other ports if you go this route.
 
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Klean9

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While searching for a case mod doesn't turn up anything, searching for USB 3.0 headers to Type A female adapters will get you something. For example, you can get something like https://www.ebay.com/itm/1Pc-Motherboard-20Pin-Header-To-2-Ports-USB-3-0-Type-A-Female-Port-HUB-AdapteFEH-/333683849972 or http://www.cablesonline.com/usb3020iccmo.html (not sure if the spacing is close enough) and one of these https://www.amazon.com/Extension-JoyReken-Internal-Extender-Motherboard/dp/B08KY5RK67/, then just use adhesive or something to mount the ports on the case.

I'm presuming the front panel stuff is on a single PCB so you may lose the other ports if you go this route.
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