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Windows 7: Choosing A Motherboard

18 Jun 2011   #71
seekermeister

W7x64 Pro, SuSe 12.1/** W7 x64 Pro, XP MCE
 
 

I still don't understand what you mean. As I said, yes there is a rear USB expansion plate, but it has no USB connectors in it, it is simply a plate. The cable for the front USB is integral with the front panel, therefore it would require mounting the panel to the expansion plate, and as I said, the panel does not have any mounting holes on the front of it, only on the fingers that are designed to attach to a front drive bay tray.

EDIT: Okay, I was wrong. To mount it in the rear would require removing the entire plate from the entire cable assembly, probably as you were describing. Still, I don't want it in the rear.


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18 Jun 2011   #72
essenbe

Windows 10 Pro/ Windows 10 Pro Insider
 
 

I didn't use the rear plate. I was however, under the impression that the cable from the front bracket would unplug from the front bracket and plug into the rear bracket. I may be wrong, but that was my understanding.

EDIT: However, even if I am correct, I'm not sure 4 rear USB 3.0 ports is necessary or even desirable.
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18 Jun 2011   #73
seekermeister

W7x64 Pro, SuSe 12.1/** W7 x64 Pro, XP MCE
 
 

I just had another thought. Since the floppy drive gets used so little, and I have one empty hard drive bay, I could mount the floppy there and use it's old location for the USB panel.
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18 Jun 2011   #74
seekermeister

W7x64 Pro, SuSe 12.1/** W7 x64 Pro, XP MCE
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by essenbe View Post
I didn't use the rear plate. I was however, under the impression that the cable from the front bracket would unplug from the front bracket and plug into the rear bracket. I may be wrong, but that was my understanding.

EDIT: However, even if I am correct, I'm not sure 4 rear USB 3.0 ports is necessary or even desirable.
The cable does not unplug, it would require removing two screws that hold the cable assembly to the front plate. As far as how desirable that 4 ports is, I will have to wait to decide, but if I had to choose, they would be the front ones that I would use. I really hate fumbling around in the back of the case, picking my way through cables trying to plug something into a port that I can't see.
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18 Jun 2011   #75
essenbe

Windows 10 Pro/ Windows 10 Pro Insider
 
 

I don't know of any reason that wouldn't work. It would inconvienent to use the floppy though. I just haven't found a use for a floppy in quite a few years. So, I don't have one.
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18 Jun 2011   #76
essenbe

Windows 10 Pro/ Windows 10 Pro Insider
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by seekermeister View Post
Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by essenbe View Post
I didn't use the rear plate. I was however, under the impression that the cable from the front bracket would unplug from the front bracket and plug into the rear bracket. I may be wrong, but that was my understanding.

EDIT: However, even if I am correct, I'm not sure 4 rear USB 3.0 ports is necessary or even desirable.
The cable does not unplug, it would require removing two screws that hold the cable assembly to the front plate. As far as how desirable that 4 ports is, I will have to wait to decide, but if I had to choose, they would be the front ones that I would use. I really hate fumbling around in the back of the case, picking my way through cables trying to plug something into a port that I can't see.
No truer words were ever spoken. My case has the pass through cables for front panel USB3 which puts the ports in the front. But my front panel connectors are on top and my case (full tower) is sitting on my desk. So the front panel adaptor was convienent to me.
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18 Jun 2011   #77
seekermeister

W7x64 Pro, SuSe 12.1/** W7 x64 Pro, XP MCE
 
 

When I want to use a floppy, I want to use a floppy. Besides, I noticed that this motherboard apparently doesn't have the proper SATA drivers on the Windows installation disk and would need to use a SATA driver on a floppy disk. Every now and then, I would use it for something else, so internal or external, I want it. I do have an portable floppy, but I found that with my old motherboard, that I can't boot from it, and it isn't seen during an installation of Windows, Therefore I never even take it out of the drawer.
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18 Jun 2011   #78
seekermeister

W7x64 Pro, SuSe 12.1/** W7 x64 Pro, XP MCE
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by essenbe View Post
Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by seekermeister View Post
Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by essenbe View Post
I didn't use the rear plate. I was however, under the impression that the cable from the front bracket would unplug from the front bracket and plug into the rear bracket. I may be wrong, but that was my understanding.

EDIT: However, even if I am correct, I'm not sure 4 rear USB 3.0 ports is necessary or even desirable.
The cable does not unplug, it would require removing two screws that hold the cable assembly to the front plate. As far as how desirable that 4 ports is, I will have to wait to decide, but if I had to choose, they would be the front ones that I would use. I really hate fumbling around in the back of the case, picking my way through cables trying to plug something into a port that I can't see.
No truer words were ever spoken. My case has the pass through cables for front panel USB3 which puts the ports in the front. But my front panel connectors are on top and my case (full tower) is sitting on my desk. So the front panel adaptor was convienent to me.
A full tower case sitting on the desk...you mean on top of the desk? If so, that doesn't sound very convenient to me. I have mine sitting on top of an aquarium tank (sans a stand) that I modified to black out the glass and has a wooden top for the computer to sit on. I would like it to be a few inches higher than it is, but not as high as your's
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18 Jun 2011   #79
essenbe

Windows 10 Pro/ Windows 10 Pro Insider
 
 

Well, I either like it this way or am just used to it this way. Not sure which. But in my situation I had 2 choices, on top of the desk or under it. And I certainly did not relish the idea of crawling under the desk to plug something in to the rear or to open the case to fix something.
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18 Jun 2011   #80
seekermeister

W7x64 Pro, SuSe 12.1/** W7 x64 Pro, XP MCE
 
 

I understand that being high makes it far easier to work inside the case. That is the reason that I would like mine a few inches higher than it is. However, it isn't too bad for me, because it sits ~ 13.5 " off the floor using my aquarium, which sits at the side of the desk. So I have to sit on the floor to do some minor jobs in the case, and if it is more major, I shut it down and pull all of the cables, and carry it to my work table, so that I have a chair to sit in and a proper light to work by.
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