Question I/O front panel vs MoBo Headers?

Oct 31, 2019
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Hey,

I am in the process of getting all my parts together to build a PC.

I'm getting hung up on the connection of the front I/O panel and available headers on the MotherBoard

preferred case: Cooler Master MasterCase H500M RGB Tempered Glass Case (Due to plenty of USB 3s)

Prefered MoBo: ASUS TUF Gaming X570 Plus WiFi Motherboard (Due to price and comes with wifi)


Plenty of USB 2.0 support but a little confused with the lack of USB 3 support with most MoBos and I can't get my head around gens and 3.1 vs 3.2 etc.

I really just want all my front I/O ports on my case to work

Full list of chosen parts so far:

CPU: AMD Ryzen 9 3900X with Wraith Prism
Graphics: ASUS ROG Strix Radeon RX 5700 XT OC 8GB
M.2: Samsung 970 EVO Plus NVMe SSD 500GB
HDD: Seagate Barracuda 4TB ST4000DM004 3.5in Hard Drive x2
RAM: Corsair Vengeance RGB Pro CMW32GX4M2C3200C16 32GB (2x16GB) DDR4 (Not sure if compatible with AMD for the full 3200mHz but according to some forums it works?)
PSU: Cooler Master MWE Gold 750W Power Supply (probably overkill in terms of Watts, ignorant to how good it is otherwise)
Motherboard: ASUS TUF Gaming X570 Plus WiFi Motherboard
Case: Cooler Master MasterCase H500M RGB Tempered Glass Case (Alternatively I could go down to a H500P CoolerMaster to maintian 200mm fans but 2x 3.0 usb and 2x USB 2.0)
Fans: Cooler Master MasterFan 200mm ARGB Fan (for top of case to match) using CableMod 4-Pin Fan to 2x 4-Pin Fan Y Cable Black 10cm to attach fans to Mobo (3 fan headers in MoBo) - Unsure about RGB fan functions yet, may get splitters to control RGB function of all 4 RGB fans directly from motherboard (only 1 RGB addressable header on MoBo)

Feedback appreciated as I have never built a PC from scratch but keen for the challenge and money savings

Also any feedback on compatibility of my chosen parts is appreciated if you go through my parts list
 

Barty1884

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Plenty of USB 2.0 support but a little confused with the lack of USB 3 support with most MoBos and I can't get my head around gens and 3.1 vs 3.2 etc.
Aren't we all! lol.

In a nutshell:

The original USB3.0 (5Gb/s) was renamed USB 3.1 Gen 1 - and now becomes known as 3.2 Gen1
This can be implemented in Type-A (typical USB) or Type-C variants, although C is uncommon here.

3.1 Gen 2 (10Gb/s) is being renamed 3.2 Gen2
Can be implemented in Type-A (typical USB) or Type-C variants

For type-A ports, 3.2 Gen 1 & Gen2 require the same motherboard header

The latest iteration is 3.2 Gen 2x2 (yes, seriously) and 20Gb/s - available only as Type-C.



The front IO of the H500M has:
1x USB 3.1 Type-C, 4x USB 3.0
So you'll need a Type-C header on the board, and 2x USB3 headers.

The motherboard has (in terms of headers on the board)
1x 3.0 header
2x 2.0 headers

The board lacks type-C, and does not have the appropriate (native) onboard headers to allow full use of the H500Ms ports.

Basic adapters exist to connect 3.0 ports to 2.0 headers - but you're limited to 2.0 speeds.
PCIe add-in cards can add Type-C headers and additional 3.0 headers.


For what you're looking for, I would suggest the Gigabyte X570 Aorus Elite Wifi.
Slightly more money, but has all the same features (including Wifi) AND the headers you need
https://www.pccasegear.com/products/47303

 
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Oct 31, 2019
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Thanks for your reply Barty1884, I actually decided to go the x570 auros pro wifi and everything seems to be working well!
 

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