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Windows 7: Show Us Your Rig [5]

06 Apr 2013   #61
ICIT2LOL

Desk1 7 Home Prem / Desk2 10 Pro / Main lap Asus ROG 10 Pro 2 laptop Toshiba 7 Pro Asus P2520 7 & 10
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by kbrady1979 View Post
You all have a slew of USB ports......counting my Keyboard and Mouse, I never use more than 3 or 4 lol.
Yes KB my SD slot and the 2.0's get a real work out every day from sticks to cards to gadgets etc .


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06 Apr 2013   #62
Lady Fitzgerald

Win 7 Ultimate 64 bit
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by ICit2lol View Post
Lady Fitz if you look the reader has two 3.0's to the right of the 4 x 2.0 and audio jacks and come through form the back - no horrible scrambling around. Plus I have two front SATA docks so this case is seventh heaven
Just because the reader has two SATA 3.0 ports doesn't mean it reads cards at SATA 3.0 speeds. Those 3.0 ports could be just connected to a 3.0 header and the reader elsewhere.

My case already has the audio ports and two USB 2.0 ports on the front of the case. It came with a 2.5" SATA dock (connected to a SATA III port) and I added a 3.5" SATA dock (also connected to SATA III) that also had an e-SATA port (also connected to SATA III). With card ports and USB 3.0 ports I just added by installing the reader, I won't be horribly scrambling around plus all of them are functional.
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06 Apr 2013   #63
ICIT2LOL

Desk1 7 Home Prem / Desk2 10 Pro / Main lap Asus ROG 10 Pro 2 laptop Toshiba 7 Pro Asus P2520 7 & 10
 
 

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Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by ICit2lol View Post
Lady Fitz if you look the reader has two 3.0's to the right of the 4 x 2.0 and audio jacks and come through form the back - no horrible scrambling around. Plus I have two front SATA docks so this case is seventh heaven
Just because the reader has two SATA 3.0 ports doesn't mean it reads cards at SATA 3.0 speeds. Those 3.0 ports could be just connected to a 3.0 header and the reader elsewhere.

My case already has the audio ports and two USB 2.0 ports on the front of the case. It came with a 2.5" SATA dock (connected to a SATA III port) and I added a 3.5" SATA dock (also connected to SATA III) that also had an e-SATA port (also connected to SATA III). With card ports and USB 3.0 ports I just added by installing the reader, I won't be horribly scrambling around plus all of them are functional.
Oh well my two 3.0 USB ports are through wired to the back I/O 3.0 and the top two are board connected but I don't want to get into what is what I just prefer my 3.0's up front where I can plug in my external back ups and 3.0 sticks. Plus I think I have another header free for 3.0 if I need it but I stand to be corrected.
I wasn't intentionally or even aware that it looked like I was suggesting that every thing else ran at that speed I know I am a bit dumb but...

Maybe I had better unsub from this thread some days you can't take a trick
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06 Apr 2013   #64
Britton30
Microsoft MVP

Windows 7 Ultimate X64 SP1
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by DocBrown View Post
I wonder why the Icy Box unit is not available in the USA ? I found it on eBay, but it ships from England for $51.50 plus $ 6.00 shipping to USA.

Nice looking unit
I like mine a lot.
You're fine John, you were trying to make a suggestion is all.
Cards aren't read at any SATA speed as far as I know.
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06 Apr 2013   #65
Lady Fitzgerald

Win 7 Ultimate 64 bit
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by kbrady1979 View Post
You all have a slew of USB ports......counting my Keyboard and Mouse, I never use more than 3 or 4 lol.
Room for future expansion. My last desktop had only four USB ports on the back and it took some serious creativity to avoid having to have cables hanging off the front of the case since I had a printer, keyboard, mouse, two scanners, and a WiFi adapter to plug in (which blocked adjacent ports because it was so fat) and no place to put a USB hub.

My new rig has ten USB 2.0 ports on the back. The MOBO has eight but I added two because an adapter that came with the MOBO had those two ports along with the e-SATA port I wanted to add and I had an unused 2.0 header on the MOBO (I hate nonfunctional ports). I'm using five USB 2.0 ports for the two scanners, the keyboard (which has a hub that the mouse receiver is plugged into although I may need to move the receiver to one of the USB ports on the back of the case), the UPS, and the WiFi adapter. I'm not likely to ever use the other five (although I may need to move the receiver to one of the USB ports on the back of the case someday). Since some future equipment will likely be able to benefit from USB 3.0 speeds, having more than just the two original USB 3.0 ports is advantageous. I now have four USB 3.0 ports on the back. Those will be enough for any equipment I may add in the future, such as a USB 3.0 sound card or faster scanners (keyboards and mice are highly unlikely to ever need USB 3.0 speeds).

Same for the USB ports on the front panel. All I need right now are the two USB 2.0 ports that came on the case. The three USB 3.0 ports I gained when I installed the card reader (it was a choice between gaining one, which would be inadequate, or three, which is one more than I'm likely to ever need, when I was shopping for card readers) aren't needed right now but, someday in the not too distant future, I will have faster USB thumb drives that will benefit from the faster USB 3.0 speeds.
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06 Apr 2013   #66
Britton30
Microsoft MVP

Windows 7 Ultimate X64 SP1
 
 

I use 6, keyboard, mouse, UPS, printer, and two pass-through cables to the front that I use on the back (motherboard). I love the convenience of plugging USB flash sticks in the front or top of my case.
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06 Apr 2013   #67
kbrady1979

Windows 7 Professional 64bit SP1
 
 

I do too........that's why I got a case with USB 2.0 and 3.0 ports up front
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06 Apr 2013   #68
essenbe

Windows 7 Enterprise X64/Windows 10 Enterprise X64/Windows 10 Pro X64/Linux Mint
 
 

Not to change the subject, but if anyone is intrested in how to delid their $300 3770K, this is a good example of what not to do. That is the CPU that goes flying. Your daily dose of humor. To all you young ones out there, don't try this at home.

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06 Apr 2013   #69
Britton30
Microsoft MVP

Windows 7 Ultimate X64 SP1
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by essenbe View Post
Not to change the subject, but if anyone is intrested in how to delid their $300 3770K, this is a good example of what not to do. That is the CPU that goes flying. Your daily dose of humor. To all you young ones out there, don't try this at home.
Hyuck-yuck, wud that werk on a i7-3960X Extreme Edition to?
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06 Apr 2013   #70
ICIT2LOL

Desk1 7 Home Prem / Desk2 10 Pro / Main lap Asus ROG 10 Pro 2 laptop Toshiba 7 Pro Asus P2520 7 & 10
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Britton30 View Post
Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by essenbe View Post
Not to change the subject, but if anyone is intrested in how to delid their $300 3770K, this is a good example of what not to do. That is the CPU that goes flying. Your daily dose of humor. To all you young ones out there, don't try this at home.
Hyuck-yuck, wud that werk on a i7-3960X Extreme Edition to?
Only for morons Gary I mean what is the ruddy point?
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