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I need additional USB headers in my computer. Can someone help?

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July 14, 2010 6:44:28 PM

Hello everyone,
I just built a nice new computer with an Asus Rampage III. One problem, there is only one usb header connector. I would like three more to connect a memory card reader with three usb ports, two sets of my cases usb ports (which have a two ports each), and a usb/esata addon card that came with the mobo(with two usb ports). As it is I only have one set of my cases usb ports hooked up. Ive seen the NZXT one to three header adapter but I need a total of four and I am woried that it may affect the speed of the usb devices. I am thinking of purchasing a pci card that has one header and connecting the nzxt device, but what I would really like is a pci, pci-e, or sata device that will give me all three or more headers in one item. Does anyone have an idea of where to get one, or a better solution than the ones I have?
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July 15, 2010 3:51:45 PM

Great post jefe323! I like this approach over what I did.

I had the same issue and solved it a different way. I purchased two USB cables with pin header ends, connected these to the card reader, and then routed the other 2 ends to the rear USB ports.
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July 22, 2010 5:16:04 AM

Unfortunatly, there has not been an answer to the question I asked yet. I am thankful for the input, but I already knew about that solution and was hoping for a more elegant one. the NZXT device would leave me with one less usb than I need, and I am worried that the performance would be hampered by it.

Thank you.
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July 22, 2010 3:53:46 PM

the NZXT has 5 headers (one will be used to connect to one of the mobo headers)

you said you needed 4, so...
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July 23, 2010 1:16:11 AM

It has 3 internal headers and two external usb ports. I suppose I can get a cable to convert one of the external ports to an internal header, and that is probably what I will end up having to do, but I would rather have four internal headers somehow. But thanks for the ideas.
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July 23, 2010 1:52:18 AM

That cable that you are looking for is available at 'Performance PCs'
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July 23, 2010 2:27:52 AM

" The IU01 also adds six internal USB ports"

taken from the description...

there are the three vertical ones (internal), 2 horizontal ones (internal), and 2 external ones.
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July 30, 2010 2:42:38 AM

jefe323 said:
" The IU01 also adds six internal USB ports"

taken from the description...

there are the three vertical ones (internal), 2 horizontal ones (internal), and 2 external ones.


I dont need six ports, I need NINE. that is why i was looking for FOUR HEADERS!!!!!!!. I am sorry that I yelled but I am already angry at something unrelated.

P.S. I went ahead and got the IU01 and took out one of my usb devices completely since I couldnt find an elegant way to get four headers.

P.P.S. Thanks to everyone for trying to help me find the solution. I appreciate that you took the time to respond. :) 
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July 30, 2010 4:22:55 AM

chain two of the IU01s together, then you'll have 11 :bounce: 
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