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September 23, 2010 1:23:58 AM

Hello,
I have an ASUS Extreme III MB installed in a Cooler Master 932 HAF Case. The case has 4 front mounted USB ports but the board has on 1 USB header. This one header is being used by a media card reader. I a PCI card that has additional headers to support the case USB ports. Any suggestions?
September 23, 2010 1:40:42 AM

Thanks that is what I am considering. Do I need to be concerned about a voltage issue by adding additional USB ports?

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September 23, 2010 1:47:19 AM

No...

As long as your power supply has the adequate power and of a quality brand, you'll be fine. These PCI slot cards don't really use much juice, so it shouldn't be an issue.
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September 23, 2010 2:17:09 AM

Thanks, in my search I also found a NZXT IU01 USB Expanded. Any experience with this. It would appear to be exactly what I'm looking for.

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September 23, 2010 3:41:12 AM

I have no personal experience with it but NZXT is a trusted manufacturer, so the adaptor should be of good quality.
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September 23, 2010 4:33:10 AM

I found NZXT adapter available on the Tiger Direct site and ordered it. I will arrive on the 28th. I will post my experience. Thanks for your input.

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September 30, 2010 3:53:46 AM

Just a quick update, problem with the single USB header on the motherboard solved with the purchase and installation of the NZXT 1U01 USB adapter. This little gadget added 3 header connectors -- 1 for of the 4 USB ports on the front panel of the CoolerMaster 932 and added 2 additional internal USB ports accessible from inside the case. Thanks for all the suggestions. BTW, this device has become difficult to find. Hopefully, it has not gone out of production and just out of stock.
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September 30, 2010 9:27:51 AM

There are USB 3.0 to PCIe adapters, as well.
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October 7, 2010 6:25:55 AM

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