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Question Where to connect USB 3 ports in PC Case?

enquirer22

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So a couple of years ago I updated my PC with a Biostar A960D+ Micro ATX Motherboard AMD Socket AM3 DDR3. About 6 months ago I updated the case which came with a couple of USB3 slots ports - a Gamemax Silent Mid-Tower PC Gaming case, ATX - pretty nice piece of kit. Anyway it has 2 x USB3.0 slots ports but can't see how to wire these up - do I need a PCi component? - obviously I don't need a hub as I already have the slots ports. Thanks for any help.
 

kanewolf

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So a couple of years ago I updated my PC with a Biostar A960D+ Micro ATX Motherboard AMD Socket AM3 DDR3. About 6 months ago I updated the case which came with a couple of USB3 slots ports - a Gamemax Silent Mid-Tower PC Gaming case, ATX - pretty nice piece of kit. Anyway it has 2 x USB3.0 slots ports but can't see how to wire these up - do I need a PCi component? - obviously I don't need a hub as I already have the slots ports. Thanks for any help.
Where do you connect USB3 with that motherboard? Nowhere. That motherboard doesn't have USB3 according to the specs -- https://www.biostar.com.tw/app/en/mb/introduction.php?S_ID=911#specification
I would not spend money on a PCIe X1 card. Save your money and buy a new system.
 
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OK so I can't use this basically and need to get a new motherboard - I can't buy an adapter? Or, I guess I buy a hub run them out of the back. To be honest I hardly use USBs anyway.
 

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OK so I can't use this basically and need to get a new motherboard - I can't buy an adapter? Or, I guess I buy a hub run them out of the back. To be honest I hardly use USBs anyway.
You could buy a card. But that motherboard is a really low end AM3 and really should be replaced. If you REALLY must keep the CPU and RAM, you could get a much better AM3 used motherboard that would have USB3 ports. But I would not recommend spending money on AM3 hardware. It wasn't that good when it was new and has gotten worse with time.
 

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Thanks for your help. What would you recommend for a motherboard - would like not to have upgrade the CPU too - it's just office stuff that I use it for? Running a 4300 Quad-core with 8GB RAM
 

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