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    Question New case ... need help

    Hello:
    I've bought a new case with 2 frontal USB3.
    But my motherboard is a little bit old X58 UD5 with internal USB2 ports.
    ¿Can I connect the front panel USB3 to this internal USB2 ports?.

    Regards.

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    Default Re: New case ... need help

    If the case's front panel usb 3.0 connector is a one piece, 20 pin connector, no.
    I checked the usb 2.0 and 3.0 pin diagrams in a z77x-ud5h mobo user manual and the pin assignments are completely different and I doubt that they would be compatible. See if the case manufacturer's website offers a usb 2.0 solution.

    You can probably use an aftermarket usb 2.0 internal memory card reader with one or more external usb ports.
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    Default Re: New case ... need help

    What case did you buy?

    I have a HAF-X 942 and it came with USB3.0 on the front, but also came with a wiring harness to convert them to USB2.0 ports.

    did your case come with any additional cables? Some cases do, some dont. but you may be able to buy it as an option?

    let us know what case you are using and we can go from there.

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    It's a CORSAIR Carbide 200R

    It has a 20 pin connector for 2 USB3 ports.

    Corsair has a 20 to 10 pin adapter on sale, but I do not know about the compatibility of this 10 pin adapter with my GA-X58A-UD5.

    Regards. Thank you everybody.

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    Default Re: New case ... need help

    Pop off the front of the case to see how the 20pin cable plugs in to the front header.

    On my case, the front USB is really just a small Female to Male USB type A connector moulded on the case. so my harness at the side of the front panel just a normal USB Type A Male. so changing it is a breeze.

    Check yours and hope it's that way. and looking at Corsair's site they don't offer any option accessories for your 200R Case Parts - Parts

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    Thank you. I'l give it a try.

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    That's it! Regards. Thank you.

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    You're most welcome.

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    Default Re: New case ... need help

    as they are described "Internal USB3.0 Male to Internal USB 2.0 Female Adapter Cable" the UD5 only has internal USB2.0 ports. so with this adapter your 3.0 ports in the front would actually be 2.0 Ports until you get a newer motherboard.

    esp for $5, I'd get one... I could not imagine not having front USB ports.

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