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  1. #1
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    New Crosshair V Formula-Z owner already needs help


    I literally just recieved my new Crosshair V Formula-Z motherboard and it looks awesome.

    I do have 1 question though, on the board next to the 24 pin power connectors it has a "socket" labled USB3_56. How do I use this usb socket given it just has "pins"

    Thank You

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    Those sockets are used with Headers that you have to buy seperately. Like the old PCI slot ones of days gone by.

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    ROG Guru: White Belt Array lewybear PC Specs
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    Yep exactly like a separate card or built in the case, mine has two usb3 on the top with that connector.
    Plenty of USB on board though so it's not a "have" to use feature.
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    Yes, as said above these will be for external USB3. There are 4 already on the back so if you need more you would have to buy the extra external component.
    I don't expect many users of this board would have connected to this to be honest.
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    ROG Guru: Yellow Belt Array oldbrave's Avatar
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    Actually most of the better quality newer cases come with the proper plug to use that socket for the front USB connections.
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    Quote Originally Posted by oldbrave View Post
    Actually most of the better quality newer cases come with the proper plug to use that socket for the front USB connections.
    I just bought and put my CVFZ in my CM Storm Trooper case last weekend- it has the usb ports on the front/top of the case with a header which I connected /shrug why not plugging in the front is more convenient then reaching around and plugging in the back.
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    The Haf X also has the proper USB 3 connection for the Front panel USB 3.0
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