Closed No room to plug in USB Card Reader Module Tags: Motherboards USB Card Reader Front Panel USB Product Last response: November 10, 2010 5:00 AM in Motherboards Share sentry1 November 9, 2010 11:29:04 PM I have a system built on the Rampage III Extreme motherboard. My case has a front panel connector with 2 USB ports, which is connected to the USB header on the motherboard. I also received a multi-card reader unit with the new computer that is designed to use the same USB header that my front panel connectors use. Right now, the priority is the two front USB ports, since I'm always swapping data onto USB drives for school. Buuuuut I might have some use for the card reader once the holiday picture taking rush starts. I don't want to have to open the case and swap cables anytime I need to read a SD card. Is there any way I can have the card reader working, without giving up my two front panel connectors? More about : room plug usb card reader module notsonoobPCguy November 10, 2010 1:53:08 AM This might sound kinda crazy but if you can have both plugged in at the same time you could just run the card reader outside of the case :3 and have the cables go through like a fan hole or something. But leave the USBs inside of course. Best solution Twoboxer a b V Motherboard November 10, 2010 2:35:44 AM You can't, without adding internal "pins": http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168... If you look carefully you'll find an internal USB port (standard port) AND a set of pins like your mobo header. Related resources Adapter to connect 20-pin USB 3.0 card reader panel to Motherboard? - Forum Can i plug a card reader in ie1394_2 - Forum Card Reader Not Detecting Cards - Forum Where to plug in my card reader - Forum Sabrent USB 2.0 Internal Card Reader Help!!! - Forum Can't find your answer ? Ask ! Get the answer sentry1 November 10, 2010 2:41:01 AM Best answer selected by sentry1. sentry1 November 10, 2010 2:42:18 AM @notsonoobpcg: The issue wasn't physical space, but a spot on the motherboard to plug the card reader in. Twoboxer got what I was saying. Now I have to see if there's a PCIx version of that card, since my SLI set up blocks my only available PCI slot. Twoboxer a b V Motherboard November 10, 2010 2:44:26 AM ROFL - sorry - one obstacle after another. Be careful, some of those cards don't seem to have an internal header. GL. notsonoobPCguy November 10, 2010 2:44:32 AM Oh sorry :-p anyways I hope you find a PCI version. If your mobo has it try the X1 slot its usually above graphics cards so i doubt it will mess with airflow much. Mousemonkey a b V Motherboard November 10, 2010 5:00:09 AM This topic has been closed by Mousemonkey Can't find your answer ? Ask ! Publish Related resources : ForumCard Reader for New Desk ForumUSB card reader ForumCrowded case? Want more room ? ForumUSB internal card reader not making cards available Forum$1500 gaming rig with room to grow...please help with my 1st rig ForumUsb sd card reader driver for xp ForumUSB Card reader not working ForumDell XPS 9000 / 435T Card Reader Upgrade ForumUSB Flash Card reader does not work in Win7 ForumWhen we finally can’t attained athletic subject, Forum[Solved] Best Intel 1156 Mobo, SATA 6 & USB 3.0 ForumFirewire - have a blown my port? Accidentally plugged in USB ..... ForumCan I run my NVIDIA card on a mobo with ATI onboard? ForumSAMSUNG DDR3 SPD Module Manufacturer ID Code ForumUsing Nvidia video card with AMD chipset (or vice versa) More resources Read discussions in other Motherboards categories BIOS Boot Chipsets ASRock Asus Chaintech DFI Elitegroup FIC Foxconn Gigabyte Intel MSI-Microstar !