Internal USB 3.0 Hub

Nobu

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Does anybody know of an internal USB hub that does not use a pcie slot?

My mini-itx motherboard has only one 19pin USB 3.0 header, and the single pcie slot is occupied with a gpu; I would like to get a usb 3.0 card reader, but then I couldn't use the ports on the front of the case (unless I used one of those usb 3.0 cable-through-the-back-of-the-case things...which isn't very good looking, imho). :/

Your help would be much appreciated.
 

Nobu

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No, can't find one now (weird, because I kept seeing them yesterday), they had a type-A USB connector that'd go out through the back of the case and connect to one of the rear USB ports.

Can you just split a USB header like that? I was under the impression that each one was limited to two ports, and if you wanted more you needed a hub/controller of some sort.
 

HeavensCloud

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Right, maybe. Do you often have both ports on the front of the case occupied? Maybe if you only use 2 devices at a time from than header it would work? I see a lot of back and forth on what I'm looking at.

What Mobo and case do you have?
 

Nobu

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Case: NZXT H230
MB: Gigabyte GA-F2A88XN-WIFI

I like being able to connect my phone to the front. Usually have my mouse connected there too, so I can easily move it between my PC and ps3, though that's not as important. Then there's the rare occasion when I need to connect a flash drive, but I can always disconnect something else for that.

...mostly, just don't like the idea of having nonfunctional ports on my case.
 

FnordMan

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silly question time, but define: "Card reader", what kinds of cards do you want to use? Unless it's a UHS-II SDXC card than you won't need a 3.0 card reader.
 

Nobu

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SD cards will probably be the most used. I only have have a Class 10 SDHC card right now, but I don't see any harm in future-proofing (especially if the difference in price would be $10 or less).

I had (and I'm still) strongly considered going with something like that SY-HUB50044...it's definitly an option.

For anyone more adventurous than I, this is also an option:
http://www.coolerguys.com/840556096177.html
http://amzn.com/B003MQO96U
To power:
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16817707249
Which connects to the motherboard via:
http://amzn.com/B005NGGKPU
And provides another header via:
http://amzn.com/B00975UUEK

o_o
 

HeavensCloud

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Just get this and set it to the side of the case, plug it into the rear panel. I have one and it's great.
 
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Nobu

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Actually, could stick a magnet or double-sided tape on the bottom and attach it to the case. Only issue would be the black cable standing out against the white case, I'd think.
 

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No, that is not what he means

I know exactly, it has the 2x USB 3.0 plugs to plug in the back of your motherboard and then the 19 pin header on the other end, A lot of us with X58 rigs need these to utilize the front panel USB 3.0 on newer cases...you literally loop it back into the case
 
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