Im planning an HTPC build using the ASUS AT3IONT-I motherboard. I would like to use the Silverstone MILO ML03B case. The issue I'm seeing so far is that the case comes with 2 USB 3.0 front headers, and the mother board doesn't have an onboard USB 3.0 header connection. I know Silverstone (and I'm sure other manufacturers) have a PCI-E x1 card with a USB 3.0 header on it, but those wont work with that motherboard either for two reasons:
1) The motherboard only has one PCI-E expansion slot, with which, I was planning to use a TV tuner card...
2) The PCI-E cards that silverstone offers use a molex power connector, which I wont have one available, as the motherboard can only support 3 sata components with it's included power 'string' that plugs directly into the motherboard itself.
So, my question then is this:
Is there an internal USB 3.0 header adapter that swaps 3.0 to 2.0? I know this sounds like a bad idea, as I would be sacrificing performance, but without it, I would have no front USB.
Or, even a female USB 3.0 header adapter that converts into male USB A connectors? If I had something like this, then I could at least run them through to the back of the case, and still utilize the front panel USBs.
Any tips, ideas, suggestions??