Need a recommendation for a case with 4 USB 3.0 ports on front

Discussion in 'Desktop Computers' started by Totally_Lost, May 3, 2018.

  1. Totally_Lost

    Totally_Lost Member

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    Anyone know of a case, right off, that offers 4 built in USB 3.0 ports on the front of the case?

    Yes, I realize I could add a 4 port hub to a bay. But, I would prefer not doing that, if possible.
     
  2. Deerling7

    Deerling7 Active Member

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    Any style preferences?
     
  3. Totally_Lost

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    No. Not particularly.
     
  4. Laquer Head

    Laquer Head Well-Known Member

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    Does your motherboard have dual 19 pin headers for USB 3.0? If I'm not mistaken you need 1 header per 2 usb3.0 ports.

    I think there are splitters but lord knows what that does to the speed, if they even work properly.

    Might be easier to look into a usb3.0 hub that could sit on your towers top for example.
     
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  5. johnb35

    johnb35 Administrator Staff Member

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    Give us some places where you can buy parts in your country and we can help better. Cases available in USA, Canada, UK may not be available where you live.
     
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  6. Totally_Lost

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    I can buy any motherboard for it. This will be a new build.

    My apologies. I should have stated this before.

    Sorry. I'm in Cambodia. I can buy from anywhere in the US and have it shipped to my brother's home. A computer savvy nephew will build the machine and set it up for use, as I am not there to do it myself.

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    The most important feature for this computer, will be to have 4 USB 3.0 ports on the top / front of the case. The box will be located under a desk. The person using it will need to be able to use up to all 4 ports at once, for various hardware to be connected. He will not be physically able to plug / unplug these items from underneath the desk. He is aging.

    So, I guess, I am basically doing a build, starting with the case and working my way inside.
     
  7. Laquer Head

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    I think rather than looking for a motherboard with 2 19 pin headers, and a case with 4 usb 3 built in, you should pick the case you like the looks of or fits the budget.. and use a usb3 hub plugged into the back of motherboard and then velcro the hub to the top of the case so its in the front.
     
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  8. johnb35

    johnb35 Administrator Staff Member

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    I agree with Laquer Head. Just buy a case you like and get a usb 3.0 front panel with more ports on it but you would either have to rig it to a usb 3.0 port on the back of the motherboard or get a pci express usb 3.0 card such as this.

    https://www.newegg.com/Product/Prod...cm_re=usb_3.0_card-_-9SIA6V85U45564-_-Product

    You get the card and the front panel together. Just make sure the case comes with an external 3.5 spot, basically where a floppy drive would go.
     
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