1st time builder - question about firewire & usb ports Tags: Motherboards Firewire USB Product Last response: April 21, 2010 8:07 PM in Motherboards Share nomonkeysalexa April 21, 2010 6:45:08 PM Hey, I recently got help from a member on this forum and I have a follow up question... I'm a first time builder. I bought a motherboard that doesn't support firewire ports that are on my case. Question: am I restricted to using usb only (due to lack of firewire ports) or is there a work around? The only reason I ask this is because we own a video camera that only connects via firewire & I'd really like to attach it. Does an adapter exist? Is there something that I can plug a firewire cable into that plugs into the motherboard? I'm really hoping there is, but I have my doubts. Any expertise, solution suggestions would be greatly appreciated. Thanks, John More about : 1st time builder question firewire usb ports shortstuff_mt a c 80 V Motherboard April 21, 2010 8:07:23 PM Here's one: SYBA 2 Ports PCI-E IEEE 1394A Firewire Card Model SY-PEX30001 $18.99 It not only gives you two firewire ports at the back of the machine, but it also has a header that you can plug your front-panel case cable into assuming it will reach. m 0 l Can't find your answer ? Ask ! Publish Related resources 1st time builder PC Question Forum 1st time builder Front port e-sata broken Forum 1st Time Builder: Basic Questions Forum Solvedquestions about a new gaming pc build from a first time builder Forum Question about usb 2.0 / firewire combo hubs Forum SolvedQuestions about USB ports Forum 1st time PC builder with compatability question Forum Onboard HDMI question 1st time builder Help appreciated Forum 1st time builder question Forum 1st Time Builder: Form Factor Question Forum 1st Time Comp Builder, Simple? but desperate questions. Forum Question about USB ports Forum Compatibility questions from 1st time builder Forum Question about cases for a first time builder Forum Questions about new build and USB ports Forum First time builder here. Got a question about the PSU. Forum SolvedQuestion about using a USB keyboard, via adapter, from the PS/2 port! Forum question about USB/parallel ports Forum First time builder question about UPSes. Forum Questions about USB 3.0 Ports on an HP H8-1010T Forum More resources Read discussions in other Motherboards categories BIOS Boot Chipsets ASRock Asus Chaintech DFI Elitegroup FIC Foxconn Gigabyte Intel MSI-Microstar !