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AM4 motherboards with front-side USB-C?

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Posted · Original PosterOP

Hello!

 

I really want to get front-side USB-C. I have a case picked out with a port, but my choice of the B450 Tomahawk motherboard doesn't have a USB-C header.

 

Are there any AM4 motherboards that have it? I can only find the X470 Strix, which is double the price. Otherwise, can I find a PCI-E card with a header that would provide functionality?

 

Thanks all!

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it does have it...
 

even the pro4 has it


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Just now, LinusOnLine said:

Get a Crosshair 7 it has everything :)

and is like 3 times the price...

 

and a bit overpriced imo


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1 minute ago, LukeSavenije said:

and is like 3 times the price...

 

and a bit overpriced imo

I love it. Probably the component in my system that I am the most pleased with.

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to quote newegg

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AMD B450 Chipset
1 x USB 3.1 Gen2 (SuperSpeed USB 10Gbps) Type-C port

 


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MSI has the tomahawk specifications on their site, it says that it only has the Type C Gen2 on the rear, no front header. Check some other motherboards supposedly of higher quality. (Higher quality = Maybe some x470 boards or the b450 carbon from MSI)

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Posted · Original PosterOP
9 minutes ago, LukeSavenije said:

to quote newegg

 

NewEgg is what fooled me into choosing it in the beginning.

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Just now, DeltaGemini said:

NewEgg is what fooled me into choosing it in the beginning.

ah, so newegg is wrong again...

 

that sounds about expected... brb

 

i'll check the manifacturer websites or something


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Secondary PC: Cedar mill

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CPU: i3-2130   GPU: Intel HD graphics   RAM: 4+2 GB 1333 mhz DDR3    MOBO: HP H series   HDD: 320 GB WD Black 7200 RPM   PSU: HP 250 watt   Soundcard: built in   Case: Sunbeam Quarterback   Screen: IIyama Prolite T2240MTS, Samsung SyncMaster710N

 

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Laptop: Acer TravelMate 8573t

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CPU: I3-2330M   GPU: Intel HD graphics   RAM: 8+2 GB 1333 mhz DDR3   MOBO: Acer   SSD: 250 gb mx500 sata   Soundcard: built in   Case: Acer TravelMate 8573t   Screen: TN 768p

 

Consoles:

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It is a great motherboard but to find what you're looking for, always look on the manufacturer website. Newegg wasn't wrong either, it does have a USB Type-C, they just don't specify whether it was on the rear or front.

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5 hours ago, DeltaGemini said:

I would prefer 3.1 Gen 2 :)

What are you trying to use gen 2 for?

Something that runs faster than 5Gbits/s?

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Posted · Original PosterOP
15 hours ago, zFox said:

What are you trying to use gen 2 for?

Something that runs faster than 5Gbits/s?

Future proofing. It's not a requirement, but a nice to have. If I'm going to be spending money on a new PC, I want the latest I can afford.

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5 hours ago, DeltaGemini said:

Future proofing. It's not a requirement, but a nice to have. If I'm going to be spending money on a new PC, I want the latest I can afford.

Oh makes sense,
Future proofing is a great idea if you have the funds to do so 👍

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You need to look for an "AM4 motherboard with a USB 3.1 G2 header". Type C is not definitively USB 3.0 or USB 3.1. However, most front panel Type C ports are G2 (10Gbps), so you will want to find a motherboard that has that header. But do check the case you are getting, as that may have the Type C header as a normal USB 3.0 header.

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