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post #1 of 11 (permalink) Old 05-22-2020, 12:51 PM - Thread Starter
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Lack of USB ports on Newer Xx70 Series Chipsets

I have a Crosshair Hero VI and I use 90% if not may be all the usb ports on my board. I have checked boards several times over the years since X370 came out and it seems like things either stay the same or get worse as far as ports available on the motherboard(way less than I have now). Is there any recommendations for a board that give at least 10 usb ports ( a few ports can be any speed as they are slow devices/printer). I may have to look into adding a PCIE card but I have no experience with PCIE usb cards and I worry about devices dropping out during transfer.

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I would just get an expansion card. The price to upgrade to a motherboard with 10 usbs is ridiculous.

https://www.amazon.com/MSI-Prestige-.../dp/B07T5QFXFY


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Looks like that the route I will have to go. Will upgrade to X470/X570 and find the most ports I can afford and put the non-essential stuff on the expansion card(s). Won't even consider upgrading til things somewhat level out from this virus. X470/X570 boards are carrying a intel premium right now lol.

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My X570 Ace has 8 ports on the back with headers for 2 more sets of USB 3.2 Gen 1 and 2 more sets of USB 2 and one final internal header for a USB 3.2 Gen 2.

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A high quality USB 3 hub (not those rubbish 2.0 ones rebranded as 3) solves your problems.

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Quote: Originally Posted by Liranan View Post
A high quality USB 3 hub (not those rubbish 2.0 ones rebranded as 3) solves your problems.
Didn't think about that. I'm old school and need to upgrade my train of thinking. Biggest thing I worry about is devices dropping out while transferring.

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Didn't think about that. I'm old school and need to upgrade my train of thinking. Biggest thing I worry about is devices dropping out while transferring.
Then a PCIE USB card is what you need (though no USB is guaranteed to work 100%).

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Some boards have multiple front usb headers. You can get an adapter cable and run those ports out the back.

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I finally settled on a Febsmart 4 port usb 3.0 PCI Express card and decided to do a mild PC refresh while Im at it. Also have a Fractal Design Define R6 USB-C Gunmetal Brushed Aluminum Silent Modular Tempered Glass Window Mid Tower Computer Case coming tomorrow.
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Quote: Originally Posted by CDub07 View Post
I finally settled on a Febsmart 4 port usb 3.0 PCI Express card and decided to do a mild PC refresh while Im at it. Also have a Fractal Design Define R6 USB-C Gunmetal Brushed Aluminum Silent Modular Tempered Glass Window Mid Tower Computer Case coming tomorrow.
You already got one, but if in future you need another, remember Startech. They produce good quality gear for that extra assurance. (not like the myraid of no-name brands)

https://www.startech.com/Cards-Adapt...card~PEXUSB3S7


$85, but peace of mind

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