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Looking for a specific type of USB Card.

So guys, my motherboard, an ASUS Z97-A, doesn't have enough USB ports for all my peripherals, as well as my case (NZXT H510) having a USB 3.1 GEN 2 port that I would love to use.


I'd like to know if theres a USB PCIe card that has at least 4 regular USB 3.0 ports, and an internal header for a USB 3.1 Gen 2 header so I can connect that type C port at the front of my case.



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Looking around, I'm only seeing cards that either have the USB A ports right there or a header, but not both. However, one thing to note is that USB 3.1 Gen 2 cards require 4 PCIe lanes to work (likely at least PCIe 2.0 speeds). Otherwise there's no real point.


So looking at your motherboard, there's only one other slot that can provide 4 lanes, which is the other graphics slot. This will cut into the lanes the graphics card will get by half. The other x16 slot is really a PCIe 2.0 x2 slot. It probably won't matter since graphics cards aren't hampered much by going down to 8 lanes.

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