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  1. Posts : 26,459
    Windows 11 Pro
       #1051

    Britton30 said:
    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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  2. Posts : 24,479
    Windows 7 Ultimate X64 SP1
       #1052

    essenbe said:
    Britton30 said:
    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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  3. Posts : 1,486
    Windows 10 Pro
       #1053

    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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  4. Posts : 24,479
    Windows 7 Ultimate X64 SP1
       #1054

    Or use a Y-cable, run two fans from one fan header. They will run up to 1W of fans.
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  5. Posts : 9,606
    Win7 Enterprise, Win7 x86 (Ult 7600), Win7 x64 Ult 7600, TechNet RTM on AMD x64 (2.8Ghz)
       #1055

    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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  6. Posts : 26,459
    Windows 11 Pro
       #1056

    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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  7. Posts : 1,486
    Windows 10 Pro
       #1057

    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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  8. Posts : 26,459
    Windows 11 Pro
       #1058

    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.
    Last edited by essenbe; 01 Jan 2014 at 20:00.
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  9. Posts : 24,479
    Windows 7 Ultimate X64 SP1
       #1059

    I should have pointed out the Y-cables add length too, I have some 4" and 8" ones.
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  10. Posts : 1,486
    Windows 10 Pro
       #1060

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