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How can I connect front-panel USB to my motherboard?

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2 minutes ago, Origami Cactus said:

Yeah I guess that would be the cheapest and easiest option, to just not use the type-c port. I don't think there is a point of even using adaptors to connect it up, because it wouldn't have the type-C power delivery.

I have two type C ports but I've honestly never used either. If you do need one then you could always just get a hub or an expansion card.

So new case, Thermaltake Tower 100, here is the front panel:

2x 3.0 Type A.

1x Type C.

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Thermaltake The Tower 100 Mini Review en español (Análisis completo)

 

My motherboard, X470i:

1x usb 2.0 header

1x usb 3.0 header

 

Can I adapt 2.0 to 3.0, and 3.0 to 3.1 ?

Like this:

 

 

OR Can I connect both to USB 3.0 header, using something like this:

 

 

 

I have read that usb 3.0 header only supports 2 usb ports total, so I don't know how it would behave with 3x ports. All the reviews for the splitter also say that it doesn't work with more than 2 ports total? So this probably won't work? Is there any other options? Backpanel 3.2 to front panel 3.1? Somehow?

 

 

I thought of buying an X570i, but that also doesn't include the 3.1 header, so I don't know what went wrong there. I know that B550i has it, but it has like 2usb ports total in the back, unusable for any computer, so if everything is a compromise, I would like to save 300$ and just use my current motherboard.

 

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Shouldn't the two front panel type A ports use a single cable? Should be able to just connect that to the motherboard and be set for those two.

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50 minutes ago, Origami Cactus said:

I have read that usb 3.0 header only supports 2 usb ports total, so I don't know how it would behave with 3x ports.

Going by this review, the case should have one USB 3.0 style connector for the two USB-A ports and a USB 3.1 style connector for the USB-C port.

 

As long the motherboard has a USB 3.0 header, you should be able to use the two USB-A ports. So you should only need an adapter if you also want to use the USB-C port for anything.

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12 minutes ago, Cyberspirit said:

Shouldn't the two front panel type A ports use a single cable? Should be able to just connect that to the motherboard and be set for those two.

 

5 minutes ago, Eigenvektor said:

Going by this review, the case should have one USB 3.0 style connector for the two USB-A ports and a USB 3.1 style connector for the USB-C port.

 

As long the motherboard has a USB 3.0 header, you should be able to use the two USB-A ports. So you should only need an adapter if you also want to use the USB-C port for anything.

 

Yeah I guess that would be the cheapest and easiest option, to just not use the type-c port. I don't think there is a point of even using adaptors to connect it up, because it wouldn't have the type-C power delivery.

 

So I'll just do that for now, USB 3.0 -> USB 3.0, and USB 3.1 goes unused.

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2 minutes ago, Origami Cactus said:

Yeah I guess that would be the cheapest and easiest option, to just not use the type-c port. I don't think there is a point of even using adaptors to connect it up, because it wouldn't have the type-C power delivery.

I have two type C ports but I've honestly never used either. If you do need one then you could always just get a hub or an expansion card.

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2 minutes ago, Cyberspirit said:

I have two type C ports but I've honestly never used either. If you do need one then you could always just get a hub or an expansion card.

Bit hard to get a expansion card with an itx motherboard tbh, but my motherboard has 2x USB 3.2 Type-A ports on the back, so I should be able to adapt them when needed, thanks.

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