Whats with usb on my motherboard and case?

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Alright, I am a little to confused with this, I guess you could say I am about to build my first build this time round. Last time i got a PC and just upgraded everything apart from the Motherboard & case.

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I am what is the deal with The motherboard having USB 2.0 on front and maybe the case having USB 3.0, do i need a case that matches what USB ports my motherboard has? or does it not matter? (Lets just say as well both case and motherboard are ATX)
 

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Rocko1976

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Motherboards either have USB 3.0 or 2.0. Cases are the same, 3.0 or 2.0. If you case has 3.0 and your MB does not, you have two choices. 1) Most cases that have 3.0 will have a 2.0 plug attached to the 3.0 plug for this reason. Simply use the 2.0 plug on your MB's USB header. 2) You can get a 3.0 PCIe card that has the 20 pin 3.0 header. They are around $15-20. Then you plug your case 3.0 cable into this card.

Good Luck!
 

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