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Windows 7: Where do I get font panel components such as audio jacks or usb ports?

21 Oct 2012   #1
FuturDreamz

Windows 8 Pro (32-bit)
 
 
Where do I get font panel components such as audio jacks or usb ports?

For my custom computer I want it to have all of the proper parts in front (power, reset, LEDS, USB, audio), and I found how to do the switched and LEDs, but not usb ports and audio jacks. where do I get these? I can dissect a USB hub and wire it to a header, but a premade solution would be better.

also i'd like to install a SD (and maybe MicroSD) card reader without using a drive bay (and ideally using the same header as the usb ports). Can i find this?


thanks.


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21 Oct 2012   #2
Andreas W

Windows 7 Home Premium x64
 
 

MountainMods.com-Power/Reset Switches
Switches - FrozenCPU.com *
Fighter Pilot Military Toggle Safety Switches

Those links are for power and reset buttons, no idea if its possible to get front usb and audio if you dont take it from a different computer but I can be wrong, I havent looked for it since I use a usb extender so I have it laying on my desk and my headset goes into my sound card. But I hope the power switches is a start atleast
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21 Oct 2012   #3
FuturDreamz

Windows 8 Pro (32-bit)
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Andreas W View Post
MountainMods.com-Power/Reset Switches
Switches - FrozenCPU.com *
Fighter Pilot Military Toggle Safety Switches

Those links are for power and reset buttons, no idea if its possible to get front usb and audio if you dont take it from a different computer but I can be wrong, I havent looked for it since I use a usb extender so I have it laying on my desk and my headset goes into my sound card. But I hope the power switches is a start atleast
Thanks, but I already have switches.
Vandal Resistant Illuminated Switch 16mm Black - Green Ring (power)
Delrin Vandal Resistant Illuminated Switch 16mm Black - Orange Dot (HDD activity and reset)

I don't really want to dissect another computer to get parts for this computer...
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21 Oct 2012   #4
Wordsworth

Windows 7 Ultimate 64 bit
 
 

If you're looking for these for the case in your system specs, it looks like you already have them, or at least the cutouts for them. If the cutouts are empty of the headers and wires then perhaps something like this from FrontX would be a start. If you have the front connectors in place but need to wire them to the motherboard you'll need a wiring diagram like what FrontX has here, and then the wire itself. They also have a DIY page.

Hope this is a start.
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21 Oct 2012   #5
FuturDreamz

Windows 8 Pro (32-bit)
 
 

It's for this system: http://www.sevenforums.com/overclock...ml#post2143880

The audio ports work fine: http://www.frontx.com/cpx110.html
But I had to get the USB 3.0 ports form here: http://www.performance-pcs.com/catal...ducts_id=31449

and the card reader was a little trickier, but I think I got everything I need: http://www.performance-pcs.com/catal...oducts_id=1275 http://www.performance-pcs.com/catal...roducts_id=282 http://www.performance-pcs.com/catal...ducts_id=29712
I have this exact model of card reader (well, same board different casing), and it will mount into my case perfectly fine.
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21 Oct 2012   #6
Wordsworth

Windows 7 Ultimate 64 bit
 
 

Glad to see you're perhaps getting what you need to make it work. I like Performance PCs and have gotten a lot of stuff from them in the past, they and FrozenCPU as well.

Good luck with your project.
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21 Oct 2012   #7
Andreas W

Windows 7 Home Premium x64
 
 

Awesome that you seem to have found everything you need but it seems like its going to be a lot of cables, would love to see pictures later on when its finnished
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21 Oct 2012   #8
FuturDreamz

Windows 8 Pro (32-bit)
 
 

yeah I found pretty much everything, but there are still all the little bits that I need to find that work in acrylic cases (standoffs, screws), and I still need to finish the cutouts.

Probably going to be a little while before i make this, however. I did a price estimate and it's just over $1,100 without tax or shipping (and the case costs $104 to be shipped from Germany). This isn't too bad compared to other setups, but I still have to work it into my budget.
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21 Oct 2012   #9
Andreas W

Windows 7 Home Premium x64
 
 

Shipping is a pain I know, I live in Sweden and most of these DIY items dont exist here so have to order them from USA/UK so sometimes shipping varies from 5-15 dollars which I hate but if I want that single item its better to pay and be happy I guess
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21 Oct 2012   #10
FuturDreamz

Windows 8 Pro (32-bit)
 
 

Yeah, though I'm not going to buy anything until I completely figure out the case.

On my first system I didn't plan things too well and ended up having to relace my case with a smaller one and get a better CPU. and I bought everything in batches so shipping was a lot more.

I plan to get everything at once this time.
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