Newegg has the BIOSTAR TA970 AM3+ AMD 970 SATA 6Gb/s USB 3.0 ATX AMD Motherboard with UEFI BIOS for $65 - 15% off with coupon code SPRING15 [Exp 3/13] = $55 with free shipping. Features 64GB max memory support, 2 x USB 3.0 ports, and 6 x USB 2.0 ports.
Retail: $80

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    zzyzx Ben's cred: 155
    Posted 8:04 am PDT 03/12/14

    No internal USB 3 header on the motherboard like this one:

    http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16813128602

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    gfx Ben's cred: 36
    Posted 12:32 pm PDT 03/12/14

    but GIGABYTE you referred has a lots of bad reviews: DOAs, other issues.

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    zzyzx Ben's cred: 155
    Posted 5:09 pm PDT 03/12/14

    Yeah, but you get better DOA transfer speeds with USB 3 and you have a place to plug in your pretty blue USB port in your case...

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    dave_c Ben's cred: 3658
    Posted 5:51 pm PDT 03/12/14

    ^ True but some of us have so many surplus ATX cases w/o the USB3 ports in front that it's hard to justify buying new cases just to add that feature, especially if you're going to use a hub that you're going to plug into the back so that's not sticking out in the way.

    I'm glad Intel didn't manage to sway the whole industry to BTX. If you can get away from the idea that you must have 120mm fans (and sometimes Intel HD audio pinout) in a case then you have around 18 years worth of past cases to choose from.

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    zzyzx Ben's cred: 155
    Posted 9:34 pm PDT 03/12/14

    And 720k floppy works as a 1.44mb floppy if you just punch an additional square hole in the casing...

    Don't cheap out on us Dave, spend a few more bucks and buy a motherboard design for the 2000 teens decade...

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    dave_c Ben's cred: 3658
    Posted 9:40 pm PDT 03/12/14

    ^ You can take my old computer cases when you pry them from my cold dead hands.

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    JediKnight Ben's cred: 642
    Posted 10:40 am PDT 03/13/14

    720k floppy? Brings back memories of a Commodore 64 and 5 1/4 " floppies.

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    dave_c Ben's cred: 3658
    Posted 5:45 pm PDT 03/13/14

    ^ Commodore 64 floppy drives were 170K, or a massive 340K if you notched the disk to use the other side. It still beat the load times of cassette tapes.

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