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    what are these for then ?

    they have USB3 molded into them .... they run upto a crevis so cant tell what they are connected too ?


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    Re: what are these for then ?

    Front USB ports?

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    Re: what are these for then ?

    Classy.

    You plug them into the USB3 out on the back of your case, they'll provide USB3 to the front of case connectors.

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    Re: what are these for then ?

    Early USB 3.0 compatible motherboards had no USB 3.0 front panel headers, which meant that the USB 3.0 ports on the front of the case had to be connected to the i/o ports on the back of the motherboard/case instead.

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    Re: what are these for then ?

    ahh ....

    cheers

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    Re: what are these for then ?

    Yeah, if your motherboard has a USB3 header (most P67s and Z68s above about £100 do), you could eliminate some clutter by plugging the front ports straight into the motherboard.

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    Re: what are these for then ?

    Or, assuming your motherboard has the right kind of USB3 header, buy one of these

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