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DQ45CB with 3.0 USB

Hi Everyone,

I'm new to this forums and a beginner so bare with me please. I h ad a friend how built a desktop using the DS45CB motherboard in a Sniper 2 (Apevia) case that has 2 blue USB ports in the front of the case. Before I lost contact with my buddy he said that he was going to buy a controller to install so the USB would work. When checking on the internet I can't find anything regarding this type or upgrade to t his type of motherboard. Can this be done? Any help is appreciated!

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Thanks for joining the Desktop Board community.

There are PCI Express cards available with USB 3.0 ports.

See this one: http://www.amazon.com/Anker%C2%AE-Express-Connector-Desktops-Chipset/dp/B005ARQV6U/ref=sr_1_1?ie=UTF... Amazon.com: Anker® Uspeed USB 3.0 PCI-E Express Card with 4 USB 3.0 Ports and 5V 4-Pin Power Connector for Desktops [VL8…

In regards to compatibility, this will depend on the card maker.

The content on these sites are not controlled by Intel. This information is offered for your convenience and should not be viewed as an endorsement by Intel for the merchants or services offered here

Allan.

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The card Allan is pointing to is OK if you just want just rear panel USB 3.0 ports. If you want to support the front panel connectors on your chassis, you need a card that has support for the 20-pin internal connector. The one that I used with my DP55KG board is this one: http://www.amazon.com/Anker%C2%AE-Uspeed-Express-20-pin-Connector/dp/B007SJGGAE/ref=sr_1_3?ie=UTF8&q... http://www.amazon.com/Anker%C2%AE-Uspeed-Express-20-pin-Connector/dp/B007SJGGAE/ref=sr_1_3?ie=UTF8&q.... Plug in the 20-pin connector from the front panel, a 4-pin power feed from your power supply, insert the card into a PCI-E slot, boot up and then install the latest drivers for the card.

 

...Scott

 

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Awesome Scott .. so this I assume since I'm using the front 3.0 USBs on the panel the card ones won't work? This is exactly what I was looking for! I want to use the two 3.0 ports on the front of my panel.

Thanks for your warm welcome and help Allan.,

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I think I read my own answer ... thanks again guys!

  • Extend with 2 USB 3.0 downstream ports and 1 USB3.0 20-pin Connector (can expand another two USB 3.0 ports) for standard desktop PC.
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Correct; you get four USB 3.0 ports with both of these cards. The one Allan identified exposes all four ports via the back panel. The one I identified exposes two ports on the back panel and supports the 20-pin connector for the two ports on the front panel.

In my situation, my (older) Antec 300 chassis didn't have the two USB 3.0 ports on the front panel and I had to purchase something additional to get this capability. Initially, I looked at getting a simple, two-port, 3.5" bracket like this: http://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B00J4EZE4U/ref=s9_simh_gw_p147_d0_i5?pf_rd_m=ATVPDKIKX0DER&pf_rd_s=... http://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B00J4EZE4U/ref=s9_simh_gw_p147_d0_i5?pf_rd_m=ATVPDKIKX0DER&pf_rd_s=.... But then I saw something a whole lot better. It takes a 5.25" bay instead, but includes flash card reader, four USB 2.0 ports and an eSATA port as well as the two USB 3.0 ports that I needed. I am very happy with this solution: http://www.amazon.com/Rosewill-Multi-In-1-Internal-Connector-RDCR-11004/dp/B007YDJJFS/ref=sr_1_32?ie... http://www.amazon.com/Rosewill-Multi-In-1-Internal-Connector-RDCR-11004/dp/B007YDJJFS/ref=sr_1_32?ie....

...Scott

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I bet that looks sweet on the front of your tower. I might get one for my older computer I replaced. I like it!

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