Thank you for the help guys
I will try another slot today and check the power cable connections again. I have the power cable coming directly from the power supply. Is this the preferred/ only way to power the expansion board? The power supply is an OCZ ModXstream-Pro 700 watt.
What are the ramifications of not attaching power to the expansion board?
If all else fails with the expansion board, I purchased an Asus M5A99FX Pro R2.0 motherboard with USB 3.0 and it has the 20 pin connector on the motherboard. I just hated to change out the motherboard for this USB card reader issue. The reason for this whole thing is to be able to transfer images faster from a new 36 megapixel nikon camera that shots stills and video. Each images is 40 megs or so and the video files get in the gig range very quickly.
Thank you for being so gracious with your time.