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29 days ago

if the case im buying says to make sure that my mobo has two usb 3.0 headers is that important?

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  • 29 days ago
  • 1 point

Hello,

USB headers are groups of pins on a motherboard, into which one can plug a special cable to provide USB ports on a computer chassis.

  • 29 days ago
  • 1 point

Yes, this is important.

Many cases have/need only 1x USB 3.0 header for the USB 3.0 ports on the case front/top panel. But some cases require 2x USB 3.0 headers in order to support more USB 3.0 ports on the case front/top panel. Also, majority of motherboards usually have only 1x USB 3.0 header for the case front/top panel.

If your case has 2x USB 3.0 header cables for the front panel, then you will need 2x USB 3.0 headers on the motherboard to plug into. Here's a picture showing 1x USB 3.0 internal cable (from a case front/top panel) and matching 1x USB 3.0 header on the mobo: http://i.imgur.com/BqXJYkp.jpg.

what case are you looking at?

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