USB 3.0 Connection

By jarulezz
Aug 31, 2013
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  1. Hi there!

    I've just bought a new chassis and I dont know how to connect the front panel USB 3.0..
    Because the chassis; Corsair Carbide 300R has 2 front panel USB 3.0 but my motherboard the ASUS P7P55D-E Pro does not have internal USB 3.0 ports. The mobo only has 2 USB 3.0 ports on the back I/O.

    Now, I'm wondering what I can do to connect the front panel usb 3.0's to the system...
    1) I know I can just buy a USB 3.0 expansion card and plug it into my PCI-Express slot on my mobo and then connect the usb 3.0 to them, but they seem quite expensive just for a USB card :/
    2) Is It possible to buy an extension/adapter cable to run from the front panel to plug into the USB 3.0 ports in the back?

    Or are there any other solutions?
  2. jarulezz

    jarulezz TS Enthusiast Topic Starter Posts: 48

  3. mailpup

    mailpup TS Special Forces Posts: 7,186   +469

    If you are satisfied with running that cable from the back, then good. My personal preference would be an expansion card. I guess "expensive" is relative as they don't seem that expensive to me but then maybe not to others.

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