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Internally adapting thunderbolt to USB Type-C

Does your board even have TB header? Cuz having that but not Type C front panel.support is like trying to find a posh modern car without airbags.

 

As for TB header to Type C header, idk. What I do know is that there are PCIe cards that give USB 3.1 Gen 2 front panel header

https://www.amazon.ca/SilverStone-Technology-Internal-Connector-Type-C/dp/B07R2MH4KV

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Posted · Original PosterOP

Hey y'all,
     I recently picked up a new case that has a usb type-c port on it, although my motherboard doesn't have a 3.1 gen 2 header on it. I know I could get an adapter for the spare 3.1 gen 1 header on my motherboard, but it's just not as fun not having the full potential power of the type-c port. So the question is, is there any sort of cable or pci card that can adapt a thunderbolt header to a usb 3.1 gen 2 header? Thanks in advance :)

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Does your board even have TB header? Cuz having that but not Type C front panel.support is like trying to find a posh modern car without airbags.

 

As for TB header to Type C header, idk. What I do know is that there are PCIe cards that give USB 3.1 Gen 2 front panel header

https://www.amazon.ca/SilverStone-Technology-Internal-Connector-Type-C/dp/B07R2MH4KV


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Thunderbolt headers aren't actually carrying the data for a Thunderbolt port, they're essentially just hardware keys. You could probably use a Thunderbolt PCIe card, then mod your case to run a Thunderbolt extension cable through it to the front panel, but that's much more trouble than it's worth in my opinion.


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Posted · Original PosterOP

@Jurrunio The mobo does indeed have a thunderbolt header, but it doesn't have a 3.2 gen 2 header. (mobo in question is the ASUS Prime z370-a). Weird thing is that it has a3.1 gen 2 Type-A and type-C on the external I/O, so I have no clue how they overlooked adding something like that. I'm gonna assume that that PCIe card is my only option, just wish there was another way just cuz im picky and like having that extra space along the bottom of the case to bask at the system, you know? Anyways I'll have to look into those cards, thank you for the link :) 

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8 minutes ago, Mattata said:

I'm gonna assume that that PCIe card is my only option, just wish there was another way just cuz im picky and like having that extra space along the bottom of the case to bask at the system, you know?

Btw I have never seen TB header used on its own, it is always used with a PCIe card even when you're using rear panel TB3 like it's intended to


CPU: i7-2600K 4751MHz 1.44V (software) --> 1.47V at the back of the socket Motherboard: Asrock Z77 Extreme4 (BCLK: 103.3MHz) CPU Cooler: Noctua NH-D15 RAM: Adata XPG 2x8GB DDR3 (XMP: 2133MHz 10-11-11-30 CR2, custom: 2203MHz 10-11-10-26 CR1 tRFC:230 tREFI:14000) GPU: Asus GTX 1070 Dual (Super Jetstream vbios, +70(2025-2088MHz)/+400(8.8Gbps)) SSD: Samsung 840 Pro 256GB (main boot drive), Transcend SSD370 128GB PSU: Seasonic X-660 80+ Gold Case: Antec P110 Silent, 5 intakes 1 exhaust Monitor: AOC G2460PF 1080p 144Hz (150Hz max w/ DP, 121Hz max w/ HDMI) TN panel Keyboard: Logitech G610 Orion (Cherry MX Blue) with SteelSeries Apex M260 keycaps Mouse: BenQ Zowie FK1

 

Model: HP Omen 17 17-an110ca CPU: i7-8750H (0.125V core & cache, 50mV SA undervolt) GPU: GTX 1060 6GB Mobile (+80/+450, 1650MHz~1750MHz 0.78V~0.85V) RAM: 8+8GB DDR4-2400 18-17-17-39 2T Storage: 1TB HP EX920 PCIe x4 M.2 SSD + 1TB Seagate 7200RPM 2.5" HDD (ST1000LM049-2GH172), 128GB Toshiba PCIe x2 M.2 SSD (KBG30ZMV128G) gone cooking externally Monitor: 1080p 126Hz IPS G-sync

 

Desktop benching:

Cinebench R15 Single thread:168 Multi-thread: 833 

SuperPi (v1.5 from Techpowerup, PI value output) 16K: 0.100s 1M: 8.255s 32M: 7m 45.93s

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