I am finding it is cheaper to buy a usb 3 pci-e card then it is to buy a usb 3.0 hub that fits in one of the external drive bays up front.
why is that?
can anybody help me get usb 3 up front in the case for ease of access without just taping a male to female connector to the outside of the case.
I am trying to make something for people who want me to build them a pc
so i want it to be professional.
please post any links to inexpensive usb 3 hubs or anything else that might get me in the right direction
also I would consider just getting a better case that has this integrated.
currently I paid 40 dollars at amazon for my case and don't know if there are any cases that are a little bit more expensive that support usb 3
I am finding it difficult to search for usb 3 because i always get usb 2 results mixed in.
also i really only need one port if that is less expensive then 2 or 4 port solutions.
You dont say what motherboard you have or whether you have a USB3 Front Panel connector on the motherboard. Lacking such a connector you are forced to route a cable thru the rear of the PC to plug into the rear USB3 connector.
the only thing i don't like about those is that it adds a bunch of drives to your system that are rarely used and just makes it more confusing if you actually have multiple drives with multiple partitions.
also I was looking at this for other people who might not be williing to change cases but would like to get a usb 3 upgrade to their current computer.
some of those people have name brand computers like hp or dell and don't want a new case.