Question Motherboard + Case front USB connector compatibility ?

fauxpride

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Hi,

I'm thinking of getting this motherboard and case combination:

  • motherboard: ROG Crosshair VIII Dark hero
  • case: bequiet! Dark Base 900 (the regular, not the pro one).
I have a question about the front connectors for USB 3.2 compatibility. The Case has two USB 3.2 Gen 1 connectors, and the motherboard has one USB 3.2 Gen 1 header, and one USB 3.2 Gen 2 header.

The question really is -can I use one of the motherboard's USB 3.2 Gen 1 with the USB 3.2 Gen 2 header on the motherboard?

LE: did some more research, things get complicated.

Apparently the Gen 2 connector is a USB-C one (this is from a review, their tech docs don't say anything about that) and for the Gen 1 connector, the Asus tech specs page says this:

1 x USB 3.2 Gen 1 (up to 5Gbps) connector support additional 2 USB ports

Does the above mean that I'll be able to use the Gen 1 connector for the 2 frontpanel ports? And will there be any performance impact if I wire it like that?

Thanks!
 
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