1) USB ports are NOT powered directly by the PSU
2) Did you read your motherboard manual which tells you where to plug the front panel USB connector into the mobo?
3) The front panel cables are typically sticking out inside the case when it's new. You'll find a bunch of tiny connectors for the power, reset, hdd / power lights, and some bigger connectors for front panel audio, USB2.0 and/or USB3.0
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on Wed Jan 23, 2013 9:40 am, edited 1 time in total.
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