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Windows 7: Show Us Your Rig [6]

01 Jan 2014   #1051
essenbe

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

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Britton30 View Post
Steve you're a mind reader, I just PM'ed Jeannie about the USB expander and blamed you for it. I have hooked it up to test it but haven't "installed" it anywhere. It works nicely and takes power from a Molex connector. As a test I booted a flash drive with it and read/wrote some too. Just like having them on the board.

I agree with the rant, I have two mid range ASUS boards that both have 4 USB 2.0 headers, the more expensive Sabertooth has only 3.
Right, I think Asus thinks as you go up in price, you need fewer ports to plug things into. I know it won't matter to a lot of people but I need and use the stew out of them, but my $400 board has 0 eSATA ports, if yo can believe that. But, they were kind enough to give you a sata port to be used for an eSATA connection at mid board, but just 1. I typically use a minimum of 2 and usually 3. I had to buy some neat attachments to make some.


EDIT: OK, I will freely admit to being crazy. I do a lot of backups to at least 3 different hard drives. I'm obsessive compulsive enough that I have backups of the backups. So, I use a lot of esata ports in my obsessivness. But, I do need a sale on Hard drives. I'm running low. I think I have only about 6 or 7 TB of extra drives. And crankypenguin thought he was crazy. He hasn't met me yet, really. I'm way over the top; about a lot of things.


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01 Jan 2014   #1052
Britton30
Microsoft MVP

Windows 7 Ultimate X64 SP1
 
 

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Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Britton30 View Post
Steve you're a mind reader, I just PM'ed Jeannie about the USB expander and blamed you for it. I have hooked it up to test it but haven't "installed" it anywhere. It works nicely and takes power from a Molex connector. As a test I booted a flash drive with it and read/wrote some too. Just like having them on the board.

I agree with the rant, I have two mid range ASUS boards that both have 4 USB 2.0 headers, the more expensive Sabertooth has only 3.
Right, I think Asus thinks as you go up in price, you need fewer ports to plug things into. I know it won't matter to a lot of people but I need and use the stew out of them, but my $400 board has 0 eSATA ports, if yo can believe that. But, they were kind enough to give you a sata port to be used for an eSATA connection at mid board, but just 1. I typically use a minimum of 2 and usually 3. I had to buy some neat attachments to make some.
Gigabyte, which I won't ever buy again, has TWO USB 3.0 19 pin headers on a lot if their boards, ASUS only one on any of them.
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01 Jan 2014   #1053
N00berG00ber

Windows 10 Pro
 
 

Board comes tomorrow! Can't wait to start building this rig again!

The only thing that is stumping me rite now is how to connect one of my case fans to the mobo. The wire is too short to reach it. Might need to buy an extension.
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01 Jan 2014   #1054
Britton30
Microsoft MVP

Windows 7 Ultimate X64 SP1
 
 

Or use a Y-cable, run two fans from one fan header. They will run up to 1W of fans.
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01 Jan 2014   #1055
DocBrown

Win7 Enterprise, Win7 x86 (Ult 7600), Win7 x64 Ult 7600, TechNet RTM on AMD x64 (2.8Ghz)
 
 

Here is a USB Y-header splitter that I used to be able to have extra USB connection off of the MB


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01 Jan 2014   #1056
essenbe

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

Doc, the only fallacy about a lot of those expansion headers as well as USB docs is the same. You are still running everything through 1 port. At some point that port can only take so much traffic and will either slow down or stop working because it's overloaded. I know, what choice do we have and I still use all those goodies. I just try to use them in a judicious manner so I don't have problems.
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01 Jan 2014   #1057
N00berG00ber

Windows 10 Pro
 
 

Its for my top front case fan. It has to reach all the way down next to the 24pin connector. The cables are very short. I may need to order 2 extensions. I have enough ports but not long enough cables.
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01 Jan 2014   #1058
essenbe

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

1 fan extension will do it for you. I think the ones I buy are 12" long, which will reach almost anywhere on the board. just hiding the cable is the problem. Hook it to the rear of the case. Don't worry as much about where to hide it and what will it interfere with. Or, better still, use a fan controller.
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01 Jan 2014   #1059
Britton30
Microsoft MVP

Windows 7 Ultimate X64 SP1
 
 

I should have pointed out the Y-cables add length too, I have some 4" and 8" ones.
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01 Jan 2014   #1060
N00berG00ber

Windows 10 Pro
 
 

I found a 12" extension. 2 for 5$ perfect
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