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Old April 9, 2016, 09:18 AM
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I'm attempting to install a to a Corsair Hydro H80i GT to a ASUS Maximus VIII Impact motherboard. The H80i requires me to connect a mini USB 2.0 cable (picture below) to the USB 2.0 connection on the motherboard for the Corsair link support which control fan and pump (I think) speed. Issue is I can't seem to find an spot to connect it on this motherboard (doesn't seem to mention one in the manual. Only free pins I can find is squared in this picture below, which I also can't seem to find out what they are used for, no info in the manual or online. I know this cable is optional, but I feel like it would be nice to have. What would be your advice? Thanks
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Old April 9, 2016, 09:46 AM
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https://www.asus.com/ca-en/Motherboa...S-VIII-IMPACT/

It doesn't look that the board has any 2.0 usb headers on it. I'm not sure if they make 3.0 to 2.0 header adapters so your only choice might be to route a USB cable from the corsair unit to a rear motherboard USB port.

I did this with my setup for a while and can confirm that just a straight cable (with the appropriate connector for your corsair on one end) run off of a rear USB port works fine.
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https://www.asus.com/ca-en/Motherboa...S-VIII-IMPACT/

It doesn't look that the board has any 2.0 usb headers on it. I'm not sure if they make 3.0 to 2.0 header adapters so your only choice might be to route a USB cable from the corsair unit to a rear motherboard USB port.

I did this with my setup for a while and can confirm that just a straight cable (with the appropriate connector for your corsair on one end) run off of a rear USB port works fine.
Cool, I'll take a look around for adapters. If not, I'll most likely just leave the cable out of the build for now. Any idea what those pins in the picture are for?
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Old April 9, 2016, 10:18 AM
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Those 4 pins has no function stated in the manual. You might want to call Asus for that.
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