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Installing front panel USB to motherboard?


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#1 DarkD

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Posted 30 December 2014 - 11:01 PM

I have an ATX Midtower PC Case and a Z97-A motherboard.  The case's front panel USB is odd because the wire lead-ins for it are basically more like USB extensions rather than something I can plug into the motherboard.  I've looked in the mobo's manual and found where I'm normally supposed to plug that in, and its like a 9 pin socket or something, but the front panel cord is a USB cord....  I've never seen anything like it, am I supposed to get an adapter for that?  How does this work?



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Posted 31 December 2014 - 03:24 PM

What is the brand/model of the case? Sounds like a passthrough cable that you can plug into the back of the computer instead of inside on the motherboard.


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Posted 31 December 2014 - 08:07 PM

http://www.zalman.com/eng/product/Product_Read.php?Idx=493

 

So is there a converter so I can just hook them up to the motherboard?  I'd hate to lose my rear USB ports for something so stupid...



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Posted 02 January 2015 - 09:59 AM

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16812423076 This might work if the front ports you are referring to are the USB 3.0 ones, the webpage for that case doesn't exactly show how all of the front panel ports are connected to the motherboard, though.


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