29 days ago
if the case im buying says to make sure that my mobo has two usb 3.0 headers is that important?
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.
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?
Not really important most boards have at least one 3.0 and one 2.0 you can always buy a adapter or just have 2 working 3.0 on the case.
The adapters are like 5 bucks.