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USB 3.0 Front Panel Header Card

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  • Started 1 year ago by n30g3n
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n30g3n
n30g3n
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Header PCI E Card

When i built my PC i got a motherboard that did not have a header port for the front panel USB 3.0 slot, which currently sits unused. would I be correct to assume this would remedy my issue? could anybody suggest other alternatives as well for similar products? i just need the internal header to plug into.

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Santo
Santo
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The PCI Card with USB ports shown in the site is only for rear side of the PC which connects using its chassis bracket and this card cannot be used for front panel.

If you could provide the motherboard specs then it is easier to check for its specs and suggest you if any alternate is available or not.

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n30g3n
n30g3n
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Well the reason i list that card is because it plugs directly into PCI slots, provides spare USB 3.0 ports, but on the inner portion of the card, there is a USB 3.0 header. I was wondering if that header would sever my purpose to run the front panel header to that slot and connect it correctly. The board is an Intel DP67BG

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Santo
Santo
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From the specifications it is not very clear if the internal USB headers(USB 3.0) can be used to directly connect to other USB Ports. However I recommend you to contact the manufacturer directly to get clarification on this. You may contact them either on email, chat or on phone from here.

Edit: The Intel Motherboard only has internal front port headers for USB 2.0, so the only option is to check with the manufacturer of the PCI card to find out if its header can be used to connect to the chassis front port.

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LadyFitzgerald
Posts: 2232

@ Santo. Go back to the OP's link and read the specs. The specs are a bit vague but the illustrations clearly show two external USB 3.0 ports and an internal USB 3.0 header.

@ OP. I don't have the experience to know for sure if the card would be compatible with your system but I did notice it requires power from a SATA power connector. If you don't have an extra SATA power connection on your cables, you would have to use a splitter to get it.

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ProstheticHead
ProstheticHead
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@n30g3n. You can also get an adaptor which will allow you to connect your front USB 3 ports to one of your motherboard's USB 2 headers, giving you USB 2 support.

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raphoenix
raphoenix
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If Asus, you forgot to order these for your Build.

http://www.newegg.com/Product/.....6813995010
http://www.newegg.com/Product/.....6817994080

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LadyFitzgerald
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@ raphoenix. Why would the OP need those? He already has a USB 3.0 front panel port. What he needs is is a USB 3.0 header to plug the port into. The gizmo you linked also would need the same header, which the OP's MOBO lacks.

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raphoenix
raphoenix
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@LF,

I posted IF ASUS. The OP's MB is an Intel so my posting is NOT applicable. :(

The better Asus Gen 2 MBs shipped with the USB Front Box included.

The Asus Gen 3 MBs do not include the USB Front Box now.

There is a special 19 Pin MB header on Asus better MBs for the front Box.

Have to be an Asus Builder to understand. :) :)

Rick P.

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Enthusiast
Enthusiast
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@n30g3n,

The card you linked should work fine for supporting your front USB 3.0 ports, as well as providing USB 3.0 ports out the back. As long as you have room for it on the motherboard, and IF you have SATA power to run it.

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