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First Build and USB 3.0 Question
03-09-2012, 12:38 PM,
#1
First Build and USB 3.0 Question
Hi everyone. Long time reader, first time poster/builder. I built the following from the mainstream tiers mostly, with some mods due to deals/discounts I got from newegg and other sources. I didn't need that much power, mostly just a solid machine to upgrade from my Core 2 Quad Q9550 and OC Radeon HD 5850 setup, and so my family had an extra comp as the kids get older. I also wanted something fairly simple and cost-effective to build for my first build. All told this cost me just over $1000, including monitor and a free basic keyboard/mouse for the kids so I could keep my Ducky and Razer and 27" HP monitor. I didn't think that was too bad.

First, what do you think of my build?

Second, I have a minor problem with front panel USB 3.0. The case I selected showed in the video on newegg that it came with an adapter for the front panel USB 3.0 ports to be able to connect to the 20-pin header connection and route through the back to plug into an existing 3.0 port on the MOBO. Since the MOBO I selected did not have a USB 3.0 header I figured this was a good compromise. When the case arrived, it did not include the adapter, just a 2 port USB 3.0 cable with a 20-pin header connection. I have had a hard time figuring out how to get an adapter to either connect it to a 2.0 header or snake out the back to plug into a 3.0 port on the MOBO or find a 2 port USB 2.0 cable to replace the 3.0 (3.0 isn't that big a deal to me right now, but every single case out there includes 3.0 in some way it seems). I contacted Rosewill and they said they had no idea what I was talking about with the adapter shown in the video on newegg. Not a lot of luck on google, especially since I am not really sure what I am looking for.

Any ideas? TIA.
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Rosewill FUTURE Gaming ATX Mid Tower Computer Case, come with Four Fans, 2x USB 3.0 front panel

ASRock Z68 PRO3 GEN3 LGA 1155 Intel Z68 HDMI SATA 6Gb/s USB 3.0 ATX Intel Motherboard

GIGABYTE GV-N560UD-1G GeForce GTX 560 Ti (Fermi) 1GB 256-bit GDDR5 PCI Express 2.0 x16 HDCP Ready SLI Support Video Card

Rosewill HIVE Series HIVE-550 550W Continuous @40°C, 80 PLUS BRONZE Certified, Modular Design, Single +12V Rail, ATX12V v2.31/EPS12V ...

Intel Core i5-2400 Sandy Bridge 3.1GHz (3.4GHz Turbo Boost) LGA 1155 95W Quad-Core Desktop Processor Intel HD Graphics - $169.99 after discount

G.SKILL Ripjaws X Series 8GB (2 x 4GB) 240-Pin DDR3 SDRAM DDR3 1866 (PC3 14900) Desktop Memory Model F3-14900CL9D-8GBXL - $54.99 after discount

Seagate Barracuda ST1000DM003 1TB 7200 RPM SATA 6.0Gb/s 3.5" Internal Hard Drive -Bare Drive x2 RAID 1

Acer G235HAbd 23'' WideScreen LCD monitor - $99 after disc/MIR

LG Black 12X Super Multi Blue with 3D Playback & M-DISC Support SATA WH12LS39 LightScribe Support - OEM

ASUS XONAR_DG 5.1 Channels PCI Interface Xonar DG Sound Card
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03-10-2012, 05:08 AM,
#2
RE: First Build and USB 3.0 Question
(03-09-2012, 12:38 PM)loggrad98 Wrote: Hi everyone. Long time reader, first time poster/builder. I built the following from the mainstream tiers mostly, with some mods due to deals/discounts I got from newegg and other sources. I didn't need that much power, mostly just a solid machine to upgrade from my Core 2 Quad Q9550 and OC Radeon HD 5850 setup, and so my family had an extra comp as the kids get older. I also wanted something fairly simple and cost-effective to build for my first build. All told this cost me just over $1000, including monitor and a free basic keyboard/mouse for the kids so I could keep my Ducky and Razer and 27" HP monitor. I didn't think that was too bad.

First, what do you think of my build?

Second, I have a minor problem with front panel USB 3.0. The case I selected showed in the video on newegg that it came with an adapter for the front panel USB 3.0 ports to be able to connect to the 20-pin header connection and route through the back to plug into an existing 3.0 port on the MOBO. Since the MOBO I selected did not have a USB 3.0 header I figured this was a good compromise. When the case arrived, it did not include the adapter, just a 2 port USB 3.0 cable with a 20-pin header connection. I have had a hard time figuring out how to get an adapter to either connect it to a 2.0 header or snake out the back to plug into a 3.0 port on the MOBO or find a 2 port USB 2.0 cable to replace the 3.0 (3.0 isn't that big a deal to me right now, but every single case out there includes 3.0 in some way it seems). I contacted Rosewill and they said they had no idea what I was talking about with the adapter shown in the video on newegg. Not a lot of luck on google, especially since I am not really sure what I am looking for.

Any ideas? TIA.
-----------------------
Rosewill FUTURE Gaming ATX Mid Tower Computer Case, come with Four Fans, 2x USB 3.0 front panel

ASRock Z68 PRO3 GEN3 LGA 1155 Intel Z68 HDMI SATA 6Gb/s USB 3.0 ATX Intel Motherboard

GIGABYTE GV-N560UD-1G GeForce GTX 560 Ti (Fermi) 1GB 256-bit GDDR5 PCI Express 2.0 x16 HDCP Ready SLI Support Video Card

Rosewill HIVE Series HIVE-550 550W Continuous @40°C, 80 PLUS BRONZE Certified, Modular Design, Single +12V Rail, ATX12V v2.31/EPS12V ...

Intel Core i5-2400 Sandy Bridge 3.1GHz (3.4GHz Turbo Boost) LGA 1155 95W Quad-Core Desktop Processor Intel HD Graphics - $169.99 after discount

G.SKILL Ripjaws X Series 8GB (2 x 4GB) 240-Pin DDR3 SDRAM DDR3 1866 (PC3 14900) Desktop Memory Model F3-14900CL9D-8GBXL - $54.99 after discount

Seagate Barracuda ST1000DM003 1TB 7200 RPM SATA 6.0Gb/s 3.5" Internal Hard Drive -Bare Drive x2 RAID 1

Acer G235HAbd 23'' WideScreen LCD monitor - $99 after disc/MIR

LG Black 12X Super Multi Blue with 3D Playback & M-DISC Support SATA WH12LS39 LightScribe Support - OEM

ASUS XONAR_DG 5.1 Channels PCI Interface Xonar DG Sound Card
Yeah, me too, no idea about the adapter.Does it even exist?You just have to take it out from somewhere.The build seems pretty solid, too.Happy gaming!Don't want to remind you once again, but don't you want to wait till April?I mean, Ivy Bridge and maybe Kepler, too, will have some decent deals!

More pew-pew, less QQ.
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03-12-2012, 04:24 PM,
#3
RE: First Build and USB 3.0 Question
Thanks for the reply tenderanger. The USB 3.0 thing has me stymied. I think I may have found an adapter to turn the 20 pin male into a standard USB female port to which i can probably attach a USB cable to snake out the back. Still trying to find a better option.
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03-13-2012, 04:52 AM,
#4
RE: First Build and USB 3.0 Question
(03-12-2012, 04:24 PM)loggrad98 Wrote: Thanks for the reply tenderanger. The USB 3.0 thing has me stymied. I think I may have found an adapter to turn the 20 pin male into a standard USB female port to which i can probably attach a USB cable to snake out the back. Still trying to find a better option.
That or do you know of the ones that go in one USB 3.0/2.0 (Preferably 3.0) and split up in 4/+ ports?Oh, and don't say thanks : show it. Use the thanks button Smile
More pew-pew, less QQ.
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03-14-2012, 03:26 PM,
#5
RE: First Build and USB 3.0 Question
Nah that adapter never came with the case and is not on the market yet unfortunately. If its the newer newegg video watch the end of part 3 when Paul answers questions he talks about the adapter I think its something new not on market yet. Guess thats the benefit of building computers when you work at newegg Cool
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