Upgrade Case

Discussion in 'General Hardware' started by Bman, Jan 8, 2013.

  1. Bman

    Bman OSNN Veteran Original

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    If I were to replace my front panel with an updated version, with USB 3.0, I have the HAF 932 original model.

    Does that require my motherboard to support 3.0?

    I am assuming the only way I can get USB 3.0 support is through a PCI card? Correct (assuming my motherboard does not support it)
     
  2. LeeJend

    LeeJend Moderator

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    No

    Yes
     
  3. American Zombie

    American Zombie Moderator Staff Member Political User

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    If the new USB 3 front panel has the new USB 3.0 header for internal connection to the motherboard than a board that does not support USB 3 (does not have USB 3 header) would not work as the header has changed.
     
  4. LeeJend

    LeeJend Moderator

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    Easy enough to change the pins in the case header or pull them and insert into an old style header.
     
  5. American Zombie

    American Zombie Moderator Staff Member Political User

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    The USB3 pinout has a different configuration to the USB2 pinout – plus 11 more pins.
     

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